May the source be with you, but remember the KISS principle ;-) Skepticism and critical thinking is not panacea, but can help to understand the world better
Fight for Social Justice
In the neoliberal society the fight for social justice tend to be hijacked with nefarious goals.
Desperation of poor is used as a ram in the dirty fight between factions of neoliberal elite
When Neoliberal Dems manage to replace discussion about alternative to neoliberalism and taming financial oligarchy with the
oppression of blacks, Wall Street bankers uncork an expensive champagne. This is much better deal then demands for jobs, restoration
of the New Deal Social protection and the role of unions, progressive taxation and taming investment banks, hedge finds,
private equity sharks and other parasites. Substituting those issue with racism and LGBT issues make financial oligarchy much
Creting by financial oligarchy an obscurantist movement is nothing new. "The historian believes that "for 15 years, from 1919 to 1933, the Anglo-Saxon elite actively interfered in German politics,
with the intention of creating an obscurantist movement, which could later be used as a pawn in a great geopolitical intrigue… It was
not England and America that created Hitlerism, but they created the conditions in which this phenomenon could survive prosper."
Humans and some primates have a built in sense of justice, which is important factor determining their behaviour. It also
tend to put some constrains on brutal exploitation of men by men, although historically those limits tend to change with some
setbacks like happened when the USA switched from the New Deal capitalism to neoliberalism.
Also spontaneous protests against social injustice tend to be quickly hijacked and used for nefarious purposes by powerful
external for the country forces. Which inject money into the protests, coordinated actions for the destabilization of government via
NGO, and provide favorable press coverage via controlled MSM.
The thing about color revolutions is that they follow a script. Find a legitimate grievance
and piggyback onto it. Ask the police and the military to join the protests. If they don't,
escalate into riots to provoke a forceful response to create martyrs. Optics are key;
everything useful to the cause has to be captured on camera, and anything inconvenient
memory-holed. Media are the most important ally. The endgame is not reform, or fairness, or
justice, but regime change – physical removal of the "tyrannical dictator violating
human rights" from office.
But there is no the USA embassy in the USA so theoretically the USA should be immune to this dirty tricks. Not so fast.
Recent events, starting from Russiagate, prove that the key ideas and strategies of color revolution regime change operations are
fully applicable to the USA. All you need is two warring factions of elite, which one having preferred access to the capabilities of
intelligence agencies and the State Department.
For example, the riots which started as spontaneous protest against killing of George Floyd quickly acquired some recognizable elements of color
The American Conservative
The killing of unarmed black men by police — one is too many — is a serious problem, and only
one among many facing America’s poorest and most downtrodden demographic. But its extent is overstated, inflated by symbolic politics and
exacerbated by the manifold other problems of our declining society. According to the Washington Post’s own statistics, there has
actually been a 75% drop in such incidents over the past half decade, from 38 in 2015 to 9 in 2019. Meanwhile, in a climate of
disorder no doubt exacerbated by the riots, 84 people were shot and 23 killed in Chicago’s
majority-black neighborhoods over Memorial Day weekend alone.
So far connections between Antifa and Democratic Party financiers that financed RussiaGate and UkraineGate stayed in the shadow.
Still we know
The younger Donald urged Barr to "just do it!!!" in a tweet on Wednesday, referring to rumors that the attorney general
is poised to expose links between the "violent radical elements" that Barr denounced in an earlier statement and the politicians
and elites believed to be backing them.
Barr blamed the violence that has overshadowed "peaceful and legitimate protests" over the police killing of George Floyd
last week on "groups of outside radicals and agitators" exploiting the unrest to "pursue their own separate, violent,
and extremist agenda" in a
statement released on Sunday.
Peaceful protests degenerating into riots and arson, followed by violence, clashes with police and political demands for regime
change: today’s America, or what happened in Ukraine, North Africa and Serbia – or both?
How Americans view the events of the past week greatly depends on their political persuasion, media preferences and to large extent
even ethnic identity. This is hardly the first death of an African-American man at the hands of police, nor the first time a peaceful
protest turned violent and resulted in a city on fire. It is, however, the first Black Lives Matter protest that spread all over
– and quickly gained an openly political, partisan dimension.
That ought to be baffling. The four officers involved in George Floyd’s death were fired almost immediately, rather than suspended
with pay pending investigation. One of them was charged with murder just days later. Conservatives and liberals alike agreed that
Floyd was murdered and that the men responsible should face justice. Yet the riots started, and spread, anyway.
The brief moment of unity in outrage could have resulted in healing the racial fault lines in the US. Instead, the already polarized
political climate became divided more sharply than ever, with Republicans criticizing President Donald Trump for not cracking down
on the riots fast and hard enough, while Democrats denounced him for responding at all, claiming that there were no riots really
and Trump was just “declaring war on the American people.”
“This was a made for television moment,” CNN's Don Lemon said after tear gas was fired at protesters as
President Trump addressed the nation from the Rose Garden. “Open your eyes, America. Open your eyes. We are teetering on a dictatorship.
This is chaos.” https://t.co/fhrg49HZFJ
Could the clues to why this is happening lie beyond America’s borders? In December 2010, a Tunisian street vendor set himself
on fire and died after tax police confiscated his unlicensed stall. Within days, there were demonstrations. Within a month, the country’s
president of 23 years was overthrown and exiled. Similar rebellions broke out in Libya, Egypt, Syria… It was dubbed the “Arab
... ... ...
Interestingly, the Hong Kong protests were embraced by the progressive firebrands such as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
and her 'Squad,' calling for something similar at home, against Trump.
“Marginalized” communities have “no choice but to riot,” Ocasio-Cortez
said on a radio program in July 2019, adding that she meant “communities of poverty” in the US, as well as around the
world. That was long before Covid-19 killed more than 100,000 Americans and lockdowns imposed to stop it cost 40 million Americans
their jobs. Long before George Floyd.
It’s hardly surprising that Trump is now getting blamed for Floyd, even though Minneapolis and Minnesota are both run by Democrats.
He was also blamed for the coronavirus, by the very Democrat governors that insisted on harsh lockdowns, and congressional Democrats
who held aid hostage. The people doing the blaming insisted for years that ‘Russiagate’ was real, too. Now they blame Trump for responding
to the riots – sorry, “peaceful protests” – by sending in the military. Hence the shock when rioters in Atlanta went after
the CNN headquarters.
Meanwhile, as cities across America burn, it’s a fundraising windfall for Democrats – says the New York Times, of all outlets.
NEW: As Protesters Flood Streets, A Surge of Money Flows to Democrats, Bail Funds and Progressive CharitiesSunday
was the *single biggest day* on ActBlue in all of 2020 — topping Super Tuesday, debate nights, Biden's revival in S.C.
“A color revolution can’t happen in America, because there’s no US embassy there,” went the grim joke in Serbia after
disappointment with the astroturf revolt of October 5, 2000 set in. Well, guess that settles it, then. Any similarities between the
current situation in the US and dozens of other countries over the past 20 years must be purely coincidental and not at all relevant
or significant in any way.
In other words the fight for social justice tend to be hijecked with nefarious goals. Some authors also suggest that riots of May-June 2020 are stage-managed by the oligarchy in order to make whites and blacks hate
each other more. Preventing blacks and whites from finding common cause. Like the common cause of cops killing innocents, actually even
more whites than blacks.
Everybody stays divided and conquered big-time.
Listen. It doesn’t matter if you are racist or anti-racist. It doesn’t matter if you’re white or black. All that matters is that
you keep fighting with each other. That’s all our owners want. Just keep fighting with each other. Words, ideologies, statistics,
whatever, do not matter. As long as you’re squabbling.
Well, it looks like the Resistance’s long-anticipated
“Second Civil War” has finally begun … more or less exactly on cue. Rioting has broken out across the nation. People are
looting and burning stores and attacking each other in the streets. Robocops are beating, tear-gassing, and shooting people
with non-lethal projectiles. State National Guards have been deployed, curfews imposed, “emergencies” declared. Secret Servicemen
are fighting back angry hordes attempting to storm the White House. Trump is tweeting from an “underground
bunker.” Opportunist social media pundits on both sides of the political spectrum are whipping people up into white-eyed
frenzies. Americans are at each other’s throats, divided by identity politics, consumed by rage, hatred, and fear.
Things couldn’t be going better for the Resistance if
they had scripted it themselves.
Actually, they did kind of script it themselves. Not
the murder of poor George Floyd, of course. Racist police have been murdering Black people for as long as there have been
racist police. No, the Resistance didn’t manufacture racism. They just spent the majority of the last four years creating
and promoting an official narrative which casts most Americans as “white supremacists” who literally elected Hitler president,
and who want to turn the country into a racist dictatorship.
According to this official narrative, which has been
relentlessly disseminated by the corporate media, the neoliberal intelligentsia, the culture industry, and countless hysterical,
Trump-hating loonies, the Russians put Donald Trump in office with those DNC emails they never hacked and some division-sowing
Facebook ads that supposedly hypnotized Black Americans into refusing to come out and vote for Clinton. Putin purportedly
ordered this personally, as part of his plot to “destroy democracy.” The plan was always for President Hitler to embolden
his white-supremacist followers into launching the “RaHoWa,” or the “Boogaloo,” after which Trump would declare martial
law, dissolve the legislature, and pronounce himself Führer. Then they would start rounding up and murdering the Jews, and
the Blacks, and Mexicans, and other minorities, according to this twisted liberal fantasy.
I’ve been covering the roll-out and dissemination of
this official narrative since 2016, and have
documented much of it in my essays, so I won’t reiterate all that here. Let’s just say, I’m not exaggerating, much.
After four years of more or less constant conditioning, millions of Americans believe this fairy tale, despite the fact
that there is absolutely zero evidence whatsoever to support it. Which is not exactly a mystery or anything. It would be
rather surprising if they didn’t believe it. We’re talking about the most formidable official propaganda machine in the
history of official propaganda machines.
And now the propaganda is paying off. The protesting
and rioting that typically follows the murder of an unarmed Black person by the cops has mushroomed into “an
international uprising” cheered on by the corporate media, corporations, and the liberal establishment, who don’t normally
tend to support such uprisings, but they’ve all had a sudden change of heart, or spiritual or political awakening, and are
down for some serious property damage, and looting, and preventative self-defense, if that’s what it takes to bring about
justice, and to restore America to the peaceful, prosperous, non-white-supremacist paradise it was until the Russians put
Donald Trump in office.
In any event, the Resistance media have now dropped
their breathless coverage of the non-existent Corona-Holocaust to breathlessly cover the “revolution.” The American police,
who just last week were national heroes for risking their lives to beat up, arrest, and generally intimidate mask-less “lockdown
violators” are now the fascist foot soldiers of the Trumpian Reich. The Nike corporation
produced a commercial urging people to smash the windows of their Nike stores and steal their sneakers. Liberal journalists
took to Twitter, calling on rioters to “burn
that shit down!” … until the rioters reached their gated community and started burning down their local Starbucks. Hollywood
celebrities are masking up and going full-black bloc, and
doing legal support. Chelsea Clinton is teaching children about
David and the Racist Goliath. John Cusack’s bicycle was
attacked by the pigs. I haven’t checked on Rob Reiner yet, but I assume he is assembling Molotov cocktails in the basement
of a Resistance safe house somewhere in Hollywood Hills.
Look, I’m not saying the neoliberal Resistance orchestrated
or staged these riots, or “denying the agency” of the folks in the streets. Whatever else is happening out there, a lot
of very angry Black people are taking their frustration out on the cops, and on anyone and anything else that represents
racism and injustice to them.
This happens in America from time to time. America is
still a racist society. Most African-Americans are descended from slaves. Legal racial discrimination was not abolished
until the 1960s, which isn’t that long ago in historical terms. I was born in the segregated American South, with the segregated
schools, and all the rest of it. I don’t remember it — I was born in 1961 — but I do remember the years right after it.
The South didn’t magically change overnight in July of 1964. Nor did the North’s variety of racism, which, yes, is subtler,
but no less racist.
So I have no illusions about racism in America. But
I’m not really talking about racism in America. I’m talking about how racism in America has been cynically instrumentalized,
not by the Russians, but by the so-called Resistance, in order to delegitimize Trump and, more importantly, everyone who
voted for him, as a bunch of white supremacists and racists.
Fomenting racial division has been the Resistance’s
strategy from the beginning. A quote attributed to Joseph Goebbels, “accuse the other side of that which you are guilty,”
is particularly apropos in this case. From the moment Trump won the Republican nomination, the corporate media and the rest
of the Resistance have been telling us the man is literally Hitler, and that his plan is to foment racial hatred among his
“white supremacist base,” and eventually stage some “Reichstag” event, declare martial law and pronounce himself dictator.
They’ve been telling us this story over and over, on television, in the liberal press, on social media, in books, movies,
and everywhere else they could possibly tell it.
So, before you go out and join the “uprising,” take
a look at the headlines today, turn on CNN or MSNBC, and think about that for just a minute. I don’t mean to spoil the party,
but they’ve preparing you for this for the last four years.
Not you Black folks. I’m not talking to you. I wouldn’t
presume to tell you what to do. I’m talking to white folks like myself, who are cheering on the rioting and looting, and
are coming out to “help” you with it, but who will be back home in their gated communities when the ashes have cooled, and
the corporate media are gone, and the cops return to “police” your neighborhoods.
OK, and this is where I have to restate (for the benefit
of my partisan readers) that I’m not a fan of Donald Trump, and that I think he’s a narcissistic ass clown, and a glorified
con man, and … blah blah blah, because so many people have been so polarized by insane propaganda and mass hysteria that
they can’t even read or think anymore, and so just scan whatever articles they encounter to see whose “side” the author
is on and then mindlessly celebrate or excoriate it.
If you’re doing that, let me help you out … whichever
side you’re on, I’m not on it.
I realize that’s extremely difficult for a lot of folks
to comprehend these days, which is part of the point I’ve been trying to make. I’ll try again, as plainly as I can.
America is still a racist country, but America is no
more racist today than it was when Barack Obama was president. A lot of American police are brutal, but no more brutal than
when Obama was president. America didn’t radically change the day Donald Trump was sworn into office. All that has changed
is the official narrative. And it will change back as soon as Trump is gone and the ruling classes have no further use for
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Forget all the news-noise in recent days about thuggery, police brutality, frankly ridiculous
white middle-class virtue signalling, and chucking statues in harbours. While the violence and
looting was probably driven by opportunism and boredom, the underlying grievances are about
fundamental human emotions. The real issues are much bigger. Perceptions of rising inequality are
rising – in terms of opportunities, rights and of income. Inequality has been magnified over the
last 12 years – as a consequence of the last market crash - and societies are likely to become even
more unequal as this recession plays out.
This growing sense of injustice and unfairness will hit across economies. As the virus bites
harder in less developed economies, the pressure and unrest is likely to escalate. As the global
economy deteriorates, unemployment rises and inequalities widen, the pressure on governments will
mount. Economies in crisis and rising unrest are going to prove a fertile ground for political
agitation and populism.
The authorities should be increasingly nervous. Persuading electorates that
stable markets are indicative of stable economies won’t hold up for long if the picture becomes
bleaker. I suspect the veil is falling – the increasingly obvious inconsistencies that underly
markets and the economy could break down.. deepening the swiftly developing sense of injustice and
inequality we’ve seen in the recent demonstrations.
The unrest is rising at a very vulnerable time in the virus cycle, and will further
deepen political dislocation. The narrative has changed from unity and “governments
know best”, to a new blame game phase. It doesn’t help build confidence when a discredited
epidemiologist is given face time by the government-hating BBC to declare 20,000 UK deaths could
have been avoided if we’d locked down a week earlier.
Around the globe, governments are struggling to address the critical fiscal challenges thrown up
by the virus. As the coming recession mounts, the pressure will increase. Here’s how its likely to
We know global supply chains are stretched and difficult to repair. Every shuttered factory
and furloughed job has potential downstream consequences – much like the proverbial butterfly’s
wing flap in Surrey causes a typhoon in Hong Kong. It’s a very connected global economy – and
will take time to adapt and settle.
Corporates are planning defensively, cutting costs and jobs. If 5% of jobs are cut, that’s a
massive global economic demand shock. Factories are being shut because of slumping demand – not
For all the government largesse, state bailouts and furlough schemes – they can’t last
forever. I understand there was a massive rush y’day to get UK workers registered on the
furlough scheme before the 1st phase of the scheme closed yesterday.
The virus remains a threat – while there has not been a second Tsunami of cases, waves are
occurring in places like Texas, Arizona, Florida and across Europe. Lest we forget – if you
catch the virus and get it bad, you could be looking at long-term recovery after weeks of
Meanwhile, we have stock markets at or close to record levels, and record PE ratios ahead of
massive drops that will be released through the Q2 earning seasons. We are seeing a massive debt
binge by sovereigns, corporates and individuals who seem to think ultra-low rates means debt
doesn’t matter – it still has to be repaid.. (Unless… where is that teach-yourself MMT Book of
Its already happening. We’re seeing recently reopened factories being closed again – sometimes
due to a lack of parts from broken supply chains, but in the case of Caterpillar yesterday on a
lack of demand for its products. Around the world, companies are looking to shed costs and surplus
employees as they scale back businesses to weather the recession.
All the above point to an increasing number of fracture lines and points of tension emerging in
the global economy. But it’s not money or markets that actually matter. Economies comprise
individuals interreacting between themselves. As the economy cracks – unskilled workers suffer
most, and unrest will rise.
Job cuts are hitting hardest across the least skilled classes. Its shop, factory-floor and
serving staff that are joining the job lines. Knowledge based workers are having a much easier –
even satisfying - crisis in lockdown.
Through the last 10-years of debt-fuelled corporate stock buybacks we’ve seen massive income
shifts towards the rich. Shocking corporate bonuses, and the failure of trickle-down, offends many
– not just on the left. Unskilled workers are priced out of good neighbourhoods. Social
deprivation, drugs, crime – all hit hardest on the less privileged parts of society. Educational
opportunities are limited.
And how do politicians react? Badly. Our current leadership crop are dominated by dither and
bluster. Stories are allowed to take root and spread like pernicious weeds.
For instance, when a prominent politician claims BAME health-workers have been sacrificed to
Coronavirus, and were bullied into treating patients with insufficient PPE, she is playing to an
audience where the story has resonance.
It’s true – nearly every single doctor in the UK who has died from coronavirus has been of Black
or Asian ancestry. But have you ever tried to bully a doctor? You won’t get far. Its also true BAME
staff are massively overrepresented on the NHS, and they will have run a greater risk of exposure.
They’ve clearly suffered more – but I’m pretty damn sure no one ever planned for it to be that
way. (I am frankly furious a politician would demean the NHS BAME doctors, nurses, cleaners and
other staff who’ve died as result of the coronavirus by calling their deaths racism – they were
skilled and highly regarded heroes doing jobs they chose to do. Government will find out why the
virus has hit BAME citizens so hard – and will address it.)
The riots demonstrate that tensions are high and rising. As the recession bites, there
is a risk of further division and populism creating political instability and populism. While the
riots are largely a US issue thus far, I’m actually even more worried about the political risks
elsewhere; in South America, North Africa, Asia and even Europe.
The statue, dedicated in 1984, is the latest monument to be destroyed in what President
Trump dubbed the "left-wing cultural revolution" by "angry mobs."
According to the
Baltimore Sun , the Columbus statue has been the site of a wreath-laying ceremony right
before the annual Columbus Day parade, which, in 2019 was replaced with the Italian Heritage
Republican state delegates and Italian-American activists held a press conference at the
statue last month to ask Gov. Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young to
preserve and protect the memorials , following activists' comments about pulling down the
monuments themselves and the introduction of a City Council bill this week to rename one of
them in honor of victims of police violence.
The downed statue is one of three monuments to Columbus in Baltimore. -
BLM thugs have already started going after patriots. They ambushed our governor at the
small town of Ackley Iowa. They were stalking her as she visited companies providing
essential services during the pandemic. Her driver refused to stop, likely saving her life.
One BLM thug was hit but not seriously injured. They are not waiting to run out of statues.
We ordinary Americans must be heavily armed at all times now. Midwest states are full of
illegals, who serve the left as an army. Open civil war is upon us whether we would have it
warsev , 3 minutes ago
What these malicious rioters don't realize is that they are handing the November election
to DJT and Republicans for senate and house. Average Americans look on the footage that
accompanies this article with revulsion; for the ideas and the people behind them. Trump will
walk away with 2020. Just keep it up, loony lefties.
vic and blood , 4 minutes ago
We have been in a race and culture war with multiple factions for some time. The presumed
winner is not overtly participating.
Most white people are oblivious, though that is changing. Too bad we are demographically
SolidGold , 1 minute ago
Divide and conquer. Who creates that genius?
NumberNone , 12 minutes ago
Was in downtown Baltimore less than 2 years ago, it felt like you were one person away
from someone that wanted to rob you. The downtown had all the usual suspects of faux high end
shopping but the vibe was one of John Wayne Gacy in his clown suit...it had all the look and
feel that was supposed to make you happy but it was rotten to the core.
Whoa Dammit , 13 minutes ago
We can't keep coddling these stupid brats. It's time to start making their parents pay for
the mess and destruction that their ill raised offspring cause.
GoldRulesPaperDrools , 17 minutes ago
Protesters == pavement apes
House of Cards , 17 minutes ago
Terrorists you mean
Watt Supremacissss , 16 minutes ago
GoldRulesPaperDrools , 15 minutes ago
Redundant but accurate ... +100_000
Silver Savior , 17 minutes ago
Columbus was a dickhead anyway.
NumberNone , 9 minutes ago
So we tear apart the country for a guy that held a gun to a pregnant woman's stomach...if
you're gonna pass judgement and replace other people's icons you might want to make better
Blackdawg7 , 43 minutes ago
I've never been a fan of Christopher Columbus but witnessing these know-nothing
sanctimonious twits destroy public property while virtue signalling makes my blood boil.
Workdove , 44 minutes ago
Not worth the 10 years in jail...
vic and blood , 50 minutes ago
History's losers are terrorizing, and soon to be tyrannizing us because Caucasians are too
civilized and docile.
Every race and tribe is programmed by God to attempt to dominate.
As an adherent of the non-aggression principle, I don't care for the binary choice, but
Either dominate or be dominated. Only cucks believe in co-existence. I assure you our
rivals do not believe in peaceful co-existence.
unionbroker , 1 hour ago
Christopher Columbus sails out into the unknown where no man has gone before. What the
**** has BLM done. Put the statues back up and throw BLM in the water
They probably can pus a smartphone instead of demolished monuments. Their view of police as a
brutal occupying force is naive, because police is just a muscle, and it is not "white supremacy"
that is behind them. They are fighting sypmtom, not the root case.
We all remember those shots. American troops are entering Baghdad. A tank stops somewhere in
the city, cautiously, in the vicinity of a Saddam Hussein monument. After a few minutes of
apparent inactivity, a crowd is beginning to form around the monument. The crowd is not all
that big. It rallies around the figure of Iraq's president. Soon an American soldier climbs the
monument and puts an American flag on it. An Iraqi intervenes, so the flag is replaced with the
Iraqi one. And then, then some individuals begin to climb the statue, a crane arrives from
somewhere, a steel rope is attached to the monument and the crane drives slowly back, taunting
the line and gradually slanting the president's image to its feet. Eventually the figure drops
to the ground and the cheering people dance around it, deliver it kicks and carry some of the
pieces that fell off in the process away.
The alien forces have conquered the capital city of the enemy and performed an age-old
ritual that victors used to perform in the presence of the vanquished: Americans demolished the
material symbol of the enemy's sovereignty and by doing it they also humiliated the routed
In the nineties of the 20th century we could all see angry Russians in Moscow, but also
angry Poles in Warsaw and equally angry residents of other European capitals tearing down
monuments from the communist era, especially those of Comrade Felix Dzerzhinsky, the notorious
head of the Cheka (from:
комиссия, i.e. Vserossiyskaya chrezvychaynaya
komissiya = The All-Russian Extraordinary Commission).
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Since the dawn of history monuments would be put up and torn down. Either act reflected a
huge political, social, religious or demographic change. Monuments are erected by common
consent of the majority of a given (national, social, religious, political) community, in which
case they are wanted as a tribute to or a memory of the community's most cherished heroes or
values, or they are enforced by occupying forces, in which case they are hated by those against
whose will they have been put up.
Monuments are only desecrated, defaced, toppled or destroyed by the enemies of those who
built them. Americans in Iraq and a part of Iraqi nation was against Saddam Hussein; a rather
large part of the Russian nation nurtured bitter memories concerning the henchmen of their
ancestors like Felix Dzerzhinsky, so they vented their anger on his images the moment an
opportunity presented itself. The divide between those who put up the monuments and those who
hated the sight of them was in each case insurmountable. What was dear to the former, was
abhorrent to the latter.
Recently a huge wave of monument desecration and monument removal has swept the United
States and to a much lesser extent Europe. It is mostly the heroes of the American South
– generals of the Army of the Confederate States – that are targeted, but not only.
Also abolitionists, 1) fighters for
American independence of other nationalities, 2) Christian
missionaries 3) and even Jesus
Christ himself. 4) John Wayne may
not be spared the same fate either 5) so much so that
a monument to a Portland elk – his ancestor was presumably a slave owner and the elk
– a confirmed racist – fell victim to the rage of American iconoclasts.
All this is taking place amid riots caused by the death of a frequent prison inmate who was
caught by the police while suspected of paying with counterfeit money. The activists of the
Black Lives Matter movement, supported by Antifa 7) and heavily
sponsored by the powers that be and spurned on by the democrats performed the usual acts of
protest: burning cars and looting shops. This time two qualitatively new elements have been
added: one is the toppling or desecration of monuments and the other is forcing the police
officers to knee to the rioters. All this is happening because it is wanted by at least a
significant part of the establishment, democrats in the first place, who having failed to
impeach Donald Trump, having stopped America's and the world's economies due to the so called
pandemic now are playing another trump card in yet another effort to thwart the president
incumbent from being elected for the second term.
The democrats have decided to use American blacks to create chaos and make a distressing
impression on US citizens who should come to the conclusion that Donald Trump is not capable of
running the country. History provides ample examples when a part of the elites willing to
topple the current ruler would resort to the help of the masses in order to force the ruler's
abdication or resignation. Such was the case in France in the run-up to the French Revolution,
such was the case in Russia in the run-up to the Russian revolution. In France it was the
so-called third class that was used for the purpose, in Russia it was the proletariat, now in
the United States it is the easily excitable blacks. History teaches us that a genie let out of
the bottle cannot be put back at a moment's notice. Either the democrats have not been
attentive during their history classes or their hatred of Donald Trump is so intense that they
What is happening now in the Land of the Free makes the whole world wonder. It fits the
definition of a cultural revolution – modelled on its Chinese or Bolshevik predecessors
– or a colour revolution known from the streets of Belgrade, Tunis, Cairo, Tbilisi, Kiev
and many other places. If the latter is the correct interpretation then the question arises
whether this time the process was initiated – as usual – by the CIA or whether it
is the boomerang hitting back the thrower. Be that as it may – power struggle apart
– the events reveal a few important things.
 Americans are not a uniform, coherent nation and never will be: it is always blacks
against whites, though the discrimination laws are a thing of the past, how much more slavery.
Assimilation or integration – so much propagated in Europe in view of the influx of the
people from the Third World – does not work in the least. The two races share the same
terrain, language and religion and still remain far part.
 Monument desecration and removal is a fight against memory. Memoriae damnatio or the
Orwellian black hole is a well-known historical phenomenon. Invaders of Egypt necessarily
obliterated the images of pharaohs; Arab conquerors smashed images of ancient heroes or
Christian saints; Christians would destroy pagan idols; Byzantine iconoclasts raised their
hands against paintings depicting Jesus Christ and saints; protestants would do the same a
couple of centuries later in northern and western Europe; French revolutionaries would even
stoop down to extracting corpses of the long-dead French kings – Capetians, Valois,
Bourbons – and desecrating them; Bolsheviks in Russia would do the same with the remnants
of the tsarist past; even worse: factions of Bolsheviks would delete from very recent memory
 The BLM movement is racist to the core. It is aimed against whites and whites alone. It
is strong because it is supported by the democratic party and its adherents and a number of
foundations. That it is anti-white is evident. White actors have been discouraged from
impersonating or even voicing characters of colour, which, however, is not the case when it
comes to black actors who are increasingly frequently cast in typically white roles. It is only
and exclusively whites who are accused of being racist.
 Humiliation of the white population and especially of the police. The pictures of white
people kneeling to blacks and of the policemen – armed to their teeth – to the
rioters have been spread worldwide. It is an act of humiliation pure touted of course as an act
of interracial reconciliation and mutual respect.
 As usual, whenever a black gets killed in a squabble or a scuffle African-Americans,
Antifa and the mainstream media are quick to pass judgement without waiting for the court
sentence, which runs counter to the well-established procedure that no one is deemed guilty
until proven. The pressure exerted by the rioters and the media without doubt negatively
affects the decision of the judges who later deal with the case.
 What is happening is certainly wanted by a large part of the establishment or else it
wouldn't have been happening. Black rioters know that they can enjoy a lot of leeway and they
act accordingly, looting and burning and showing disrespect for the law and the police. Many a
mayor or police chief – usually a democrat and a black – under the pretext of
deescalating the conflicts withdraws the law enforcement units from parts of the city that they
are in charge of. Consider the so-called autonomous zones in Seattle and New York held for a
time by rioters. The powers that be could suppress the riots within 24 hours if they only
wanted to. As it is, they are using irascible black communities (agitated by Antifa activists)
to create turmoil and thus to achieve political goals. Just picture to yourself a rally of
genuine Nazis raising their hands in the Roman salute: how long would they hold a public
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People occupying parts of the city called autonomous zones remind the Kiev Maidan
protesters. They spend days and nights doing nothing, but somehow they do not go hungry. In
both cases the police are either inactive or indolent. The Maidan riots in Kiev brought about
the change of the government. The powers that be must be counting on the same in the Dis-United
States of America.
How do we know that the riots are instigated, sponsored and used by the powers that be?
Precisely because of the inactivity and indolence of the police, because of the inactivity and
indolence of local; authorities, because of the media's condoning tone towards the events.
Lastly, history teaches us that revolutions, are made by means of popular protests and these
protests are paid by very rich individuals. Professional revolutionaries whose task it was to
destabilize Russia at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries were in the
pocket of Alexander Parvus (born: Israel Gelfand) and Jacob Schiff. Individuals that later
became the driving forces of the coup d'etat – Leon Trotsky (born: Lev Bronstein),
creator of the Red Army – did not have to bother about their living.
The deletion of historical memory and the renunciation of the heroes of the past paves the
way for replacing the United States of America with something new. Maybe the Union of Soviet
States of America? At present it is the images, effigies, and monuments that are beheaded,
trampled upon, kicked and drowned. Tomorrow it may very likely be people. Such are the dynamics
of any revolutionary movement.
Imagine for a moment that you're on a sports team that has never won a championship game,
that only rarely wins a game at all, that comes in near or dead last in the rankings season
after season after season. And imagine you want to win for once – not just a few games,
but a winning season, making it through playoffs and into the finals, and maybe even take home
the championship, something your team has never done before. But looking at your team, most of
the players aren't that great, those that are don't work together well, they fight amongst
themselves more than the other teams, each of them tries to steal the glory from the other
players only to fail spectacularly when they do. Your current coach, who's been coaching the
team for decades, tells the players it's not their fault that they keep losing, the refs are
just biased against them, the game is rigged, and everyone deserves an equal number of points
regardless of how well they play. When refs make a call against them, they start a fight
instead of accepting the call and playing better to overcome the setback. Instead of focusing
on improving as players or as a team, they're taught to complain about the rules of the game
itself. Don't hate the player, hate the game. But along comes a new coach offering a new style
of management. The new coach wants to kick the worst players off the team while making the
remaining players train harder to improve their skills and organize around supporting the best
players on the team. They're expected to show good sportsmanship even if the refs sometimes
make a bad call, and channel any anger or frustration over those calls into playing harder. If
you were on the team and wanted to actually win once in a while, which coach would you want
As black Americans riot, loot their neighborhood stores, and burn down black owned
businesses over the death of a methhead who likely died because of an overdose of multiple
drugs and not because of the knee on his neck
 https://www.unz.com/article/or-did-george-floyd-die-...rdose/ (fentanyl overdoses are
known to cause breathing problems and Floyd had no serious injuries to his neck or elsewhere
from the officers who arrested him) who cared so little about black lives he once threatened to
shoot a pregnant black woman during a robbery/home invasion and his own black kids didn't even
recognize him on tv, we must ask what is so different about the black community that they could
be trolled by the media into destroying their own cities to protest the death of a man who
contributed nothing to the black community. That they would do this at a time when the media
has warned against any and all mass gatherings aside from these protests due to fears of
coronavirus, which blacks are dying from at a higher rate than whites, even as the media tells
white conservatives to avoid mass gatherings such as the recent Trump rally in Tulsa, should
make the left wing media's total disregard for black lives obvious even as they heap lip
service on the Black Lives Matter movement and organization, but blacks across the country have
chosen to ignore the warnings about a disease that has killed tens of thousands of black
Americans so far this year in order to protest the death of about ten unarmed blacks per year
Blacks have never been the most successful race in America (and are even less successful in
most of the rest of the world), but American blacks, who have a significantly higher average IQ
than their African cousins, aren't usually as collectively stupid as they have been so far in
2020 as they destroy their own communities and risk death by a disease much deadlier than the
police to protest the death of a man who would likely have died from the drugs in his system
regardless of whether or not the police arrested him (though they did overwhelmingly vote to
re-elect Barack Obama in 2012 after his disastrous war in Libya screwed up a once prosperous
African nation so badly that you can now openly buy black slaves there, effectively
re-establishing the African slave trade thanks to America's first black President).
If black Americans want to improve their situation, they need honest and constructive
criticism of their current problems as a group and the underlying causes of those problems.
As hundreds of millions of dollars are being donated by corporate interests to the
Soros-affiliated Black Lives Matter organization behind the protests that turned to riots
that have destroyed their small business competition and are preventing the reopening of the
economy in the wake of the coronavirus shutdown, it's hard to see how any of that money will be
spent in ways that actually improve the quality of life or economic prospects of the average
black American, let alone make up for the destruction of so many local and black owned
businesses caused by the riots.
It's unclear how the money BLM has raised is actually being spent aside from the few
million paid to the organization's staff and consultants and the 6% of their funds that have
gone to the local chapters that they claim are supposed to be running the show, and many
activists have raised questions about just where the money is going.
 https://dailycaller.com/2020/06/18/black-lives-matte...tants/ The pseudo-socialist
elites like Soros who are funding the movement for their own purposes likely do not have the
best interests of the black population at heart, and the millions raised in previous years do
not seem to have been used to help the black community prosper and improve.
Nor have the variety of socialist programs that blacks have voted for through the Democratic
Party improved their community much. The average black household is more than twice as likely
to receive some form of welfare than the average white household and three times as likely to
receive direct cash assistance.
But despite the fact that whites, who pay more in taxes to find these programs, have large
portions of our wealth redistributed every year to blacks through socialist programs like, EBT,
Section 8, Medicaid, and TANF, no amount of free food and shelter seems to be enough to help
black Americans rise economically.
Rather, the opposite seems to be true, as blacks learn to settle for free stuff and a
welfare lifestyle rather than pushing themselves to succeed. Nor do the affirmative action
programs that exist in admissions to most colleges help blacks, as they appear to actually
lower academic performance and graduation rates among black students as they increase the
number of black students in the colleges that practice affirmative action.
And despite the claims that the high crime rates in black communities – some of which
exceed the crime rates of even the most violent third world countries – are caused by
poverty and a lack of opportunity, no amount of free stuff to alleviate poverty or affirmative
action to provide opportunity has brought the crime rate in the black community down to
anywhere near the low level in the white community.
Crime has dropped since the early 1990s due to the removal of lead from gasoline
 https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2018/02/an-up...-2018/ , but the massive gap in
crime rates between blacks and whites has remained even as levels of lead exposure among blacks
have dropped massively and can no longer be used to explain away their high crime rates.
Despite being only 13% of the population, blacks commit more than half the murders in the
US, and a solid majority of their victims are black (though they kill hundreds more whites and
members of other races each year than the other way around). If BLM actually cared about
black lives, the thousands of extra blacks murdered by other blacks beyond the number who would
be murdered if they had the same murder rate as whites would be a higher priority than the
dozen or so unarmed black men killed by police each year (many of whom were engaged in violent
crime or, like George Floyd, didn't die strictly due to police violence). But they're not, and
the progressive left will never so much as admit that blacks have a higher violent crime rate
for reasons other than poverty, let alone find a solution to it.
Nor can historical racism explain the difference in outcomes between blacks and whites. East
Asians were considered colored under Jim Crow laws in many southern states (their segregation
from whites was upheld in the 1927 Supreme Court case Lum v. Rice), while lighter skinned
immigrants from Mexico and south and central America were generally considered white and given
the privileges that came with that status.
The Japanese specifically were put into internment camps during WWII, facing even stricter
legal discrimination than blacks during that time. And yet, if you're the descendant of
Japanese Americans who lived here through internment and segregation, odds are you make more
money than the average white American, while Hispanic/Latino Americans whose ancestors were
often considered white during that time have a lower average income.
Black immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean also have a higher average income (though
this may be due in part to selection bias), as do immigrants from India, while the Jews, who
regularly claim to be the most oppressed group in history, have a much higher average income
than white Americans and are roughly 20 times as likely to be billionaires as the average
American after running our central bank for most of the past century.
Black Americans are doing significantly better than blacks in any other part of the world,
including the descendants of the black Africans who sold most black Americans' ancestors into
slavery. If historical discrimination and multigenerational trauma were as big a part of the
reason for the American black community's problems as leftists like to claim, Jews should be
among the poorest people in the world, while blacks in places that spent very little time under
colonial rule, such as Ethiopia and Haiti, should be among the most prosperous black
communities in the world. Instead, the opposite appears to be true.
This isn't to say that no systemic racism exists – after all, we have a media that
tells blacks it's important to have mass gatherings during a pandemic while telling white
conservatives to avoid mass gatherings, so if the Wuhan Flu is anywhere near as dangerous as
the media says, our left wing media is actively attempting to kill thousands of blacks by
encouraging them to increase their risk of contracting the virus while telling white
conservatives to avoid any possibility of contracting the virus (unless they actually believe
the virus is a hoax or the threat is overblown, in which case they're just suppressing
conservative voices as usual). We also have a drug war which was escalated in part by Nixon,
whose staff has since admitted that part of the reason for his push to increase drug arrest was
to suppress blacks who had mostly switched to voting Democrat by that point. But while there is
some evidence of racial bias in arrests for drug crimes, where blacks make up a larger
percentage of drug arrests than drug users, there does not seem to be any anti-black bias in
enforcement of violent crimes, where blacks are much more likely to commit rape, assault, and
robbery according to victimization studies and crime reports, and the racial breakdown of
people accused of violent crime is much closer to the racial breakdown of people arrested for
violent crime than it is for drug crimes. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey
from the Bureau of Justice, blacks are more than twice as likely to be offenders of violent
crime as to be victims, bigger than the difference between men and women, while whites and
Asians are more likely to be victims than perpetrators of violent crime.
 https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/rhovo1215.pdf table 12
Whites commit about 2.3 times as many total violent crimes as blacks (while making up about
5 times as much of the population) according to the NCVS, and according to the FBI's Uniform
Crime Report, 2.5 times as many whites as blacks are arrested for violent crimes
 https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2018/crime-in-t...ble-43 , so whites seem more
likely to be arrested than blacks after adjusting for their crime rate (though this may be
affected by differences in racial classification between the two and may vary by specific
crime; the NCVS hasn't provided a racial breakdown for specific crimes since 2006).
There's also evidence that police are equally if not more likely to use excessive and deadly
force against white suspects than black suspects according to a study by a black Harvard
 https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/11/no-...-prof/ So the claims of systemic
bias by police against black Americans seem largely exaggerated, and if blacks are targeted
more by police, it probably has more to do with the fact that police are called on to deal with
black suspects far more often than to protect black victims.
But simply pointing out how wrong the left's assessment of both the black community's
problems and their proposed solutions to those problems is isn't – and shouldn't be
– enough. The rioting the left continually provokes black Americans into will likely
worsen every election year until a real solution to the black community's problems of poverty
and crime can be found. If the Trump right wants to win over a sizable number of black votes,
or if the far right wants to avoid being trolled into a costly race war by globalist elites who
want to destabilize our country and instead turn all races against the rootless elites who have
been playing us all for fools, we will have to offer the black community a real solution to
their plight, a lasting and long term solution that gives them the opportunity to rise above
their current problems.
The first step is to acknowledge that the differences in outcomes between white and black
Americans have less to do with systemic factors that affect blacks and whites differently and
more to do with cultural and genetic differences that cause whites and blacks to behave
differently. There are significant genetic differences between different races. About 5% of the
genes that differ between humans are exclusive to particular geographically bounded hereditary
 https://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/20/us/gene-study-ide...y.html – what most of us
would refer to as races, but what university academics must be careful to differentiate from
race with technical mumbo jumbo in order to not have their research defunded by the
socialist/progressive/social justice left.
Even if social conceptions and divisions of race from 50+ years ago were not based in
genetics, we can divide people into clear genetic hereditary groups that correspond closely
enough to the racial groups most people are familiar with – Europeans/Caucasians,
Sub-Saharan Africans, East Asians, South Asians/North Africans, and Native Americans have
similarities within their groups and differences from other groups that make them distinct
groups that can be identified by their genes.
In addition to the portion of our genome that's exclusive to particular racial hereditary
groups, there are millions of genes that are more common in certain racial and ethnic groups
than others. For example, the MAOA gene affects the development of neurotransmitters in your
brain, and one particular variant/allele of that gene (known as the two repeat allele) makes
you more prone to impulsive and violent behavior.
 https://pastebin.com/w5c8ftd4 That allele is recessive and exists on the X chromosome,
meaning a woman must have two copies of the allele while men only need one copy for the gene to
express itself and result in impulsive and violent behavior, making men more likely to display
such behavior than women.
About 5% of black men have that particular allele, as compared to 0.1% of white men. That
gene is not a perfect predictor of violent behavior, but it is a contributing factor to the
significantly higher violent crime rate seen among black men in particular.
Another gene, the ADRA gene, affects empathy and emotional memory. The ADRA2b allele is
associated with a greater ability to remember emotions and what causes them, affecting your
ability to predict other people's emotions and understand how your actions affect others.
 https://www.unz.com/pfrost/a-genetic-marker-for-empathy/ That gene appears to be about
5 times as common in Caucasians as in full blooded Africans, but closer to twice as common in
American whites as American blacks, and even more common in certain Asians than in Europeans.
The ADRA2b allele may partially explain why Asian and European communities seem to be more
cooperative and peaceful on average than African and African American communities.
Just as there are genes that impact our personality traits, there are also genes that impact
intelligence. Over 1000 genes have been identified that impact intelligence. Considering that
intelligence is estimated to be somewhere between 50-80% genetic, and that there have been
significant differences in average IQ between blacks, whites, yellows, reds, browns, and
whatever other racial or ethnic groups don't want to consider themselves part of one of those
categories that have remained fairly stable for decades even as environmental, social, and
economic factors changed significantly, it's likely that most of the difference in average
intelligence between different racial and ethnic hereditary groups is due to genetic
differences. Intelligence has a significant impact on both educational attainment and career
success that likely explains a lot more of the difference in attainment between the average
member of different races than discrimination.
In order to understand the difference in outcomes between different races, we have to
understand the genetic differences that cause them. No one gene completely determines a
person's personality or intelligence – heck, 1000 genes don't completely determine either
of those things, but they do have a strong enough impact on them that they can't be ignored,
particularly when talking about group averages and large scale societal trends such as violent
crime rates and average incomes. People who want to see blacks succeed beyond where they're at
today often reject the genetic argument for our different levels of success because admitting
that the differences between us are genetic makes them seem inherent and unchangeable, making
it unacceptable within their worldview. But the opposite is true – we live in an
evolutionary world where humanity has changed immeasurably just in the past few thousand years
and is continuing to change. Populations are shaped by their environment and evolve to adapt to
their environment very quickly.
How quickly can people adapt? It depends, but one indicator is the fox domestication
experiment that took place in Russia. Russian researchers took a species of fox that had never
been domesticated and selectively bred them to see how many generations it would take to
domesticate them. The first generation behaved largely hostile to the researchers, often
reacting with fear and anger and attempting to attack their handlers even when being fed. But
some of the foxes were more hostile than others, and some were more passive and showed
occasional signs of friendliness. The ones who showed more friendliness and less hostility were
selected to breed more while the ones who showed the most hostility to their handlers were not
allowed to breed. It took 6 generations for the first fox who behaved like a mostly
domesticated animal – showing affection to humans, only attacking their handlers when
provoked, making noise and movements to attempt to communicate with their handlers – was
born. Within 10 generations about 18% behaved like domesticated animals. At 20 generations,
over a third did, and by 30 generations about three fourths did.
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyudmila_Trut Today, after over 40 generations, nearly
all of the foxes born behave like fully domesticated animals.
If 40 generations is at least enough time to cause as major a change as going from a wild,
hostile animal to a friendly domesticated animal, something which involves a significant
population wide shift in a large number of genes affecting personality, it's likely that 40
generations would be more than enough time to close the gap between blacks and whites –
assuming the right kind of selective pressure. 40 generations in humans is about 1000 years,
which may seem like a long time, but significant shifts in behavior would be seen within just a
few generations. American blacks have already been adapting to white society for centuries, and
it's likely the harsh selective pressure of the slavery and Jim Crow eras, as well as the
mixing of some European DNA into most American blacks during that time, helped accelerate the
process and explains why American blacks are doing so much better than blacks in Africa and
places like Haiti where they did not intermix and did not face the same levels of selective
pressure from whites. And if the differences between blacks and whites are not as big as the
differences between domesticated and wild animals, then we can expect it to take less time to
catch black Americans up to white Americans – provided they face harsher selective
pressure to remove the worst members of their population from their gene pool and encourage the
best to breed more.
No serious evolutionary biologist believes selective pressure would not work to cause
significant changes in a population. Of course the tens of thousands of years of evolutionary
separation between different racial hereditary groups living in different environments,
particularly after the development of organized civilizations which came with their own forms
of selective pressure, caused us to develop different traits, and of course we are continuing
to evolve and adapt to our ever changing environment. Noted evolutionary biologist Richard
Dawkins has even stated that eugenics obviously would work, and that any objections to it (of
which he has many) must be made on ethical grounds because the scientific evidence solidly
supports the idea that you can change the traits of a human population over time through
selective pressure, just as you can for any other species.
 https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/17/ric...eugen/ So the question for the
black population, once they've accepted the scientific evidence that they are more prone to
violent crime and less capable of attaining economic success due to genetic differences, is not
whether or not they can change this fact – of course they can. The question is whether or
not they should, and if so, how they should and what the selective pressure needed to cause the
changes they want to make to their people should look like. Is it more unethical for blacks to
selectively remove the most aggressive, impulsive, unteachable, and crime prone members of
their community to improve the community as a whole, or to continue to be mired in poverty and
crime, unable to rise above their current station in life, to remain the butt of every racist
joke for generations to come?
Even if blacks choose not to use eugenic selection to improve as a people, there are many
ways biological realism can help them. Even if you reject the idea that race is genetic and not
just skin color, skin color matters more than people like to admit. Darker skin makes it harder
to produce enough vitamin D from sunlight, so black people need to live in areas with more
sunlight (closer to the equator) to get an adequate amount of vitamin D, and may be healthier
working outdoors rather than adopting the indoor office work lifestyle of lighter skinned
whites and east Asians who need less sunlight to be healthy.
This may help to explain why northern cities that never had Jim Crow laws and outlawed
slavery far earlier often have even higher violent crime rates among the black population than
southern cities where historical oppression supposedly affected blacks there more. Perhaps
blacks in northern cities like Detroit, Chicago, and New York would be better off moving south
to sunnier climates where they can be healthier, and perhaps whites in the deep south –
particularly Florida, the sunniest state in the country and the one state where there seems to
be an abundance of crazy white people – should move further north to climates where they
don't get too much sun.
Environment can affect people in a lot of ways, both the natural environment and the social,
political, and economic environment, but often those effects are the exact opposite of what the
left likes to claim. Take gun control, for example. White leftists claim greater availability
of guns increases violent crime. The exact opposite seems to be true. Blacks and Hispanics have
about half as high a gun ownership rate as whites, and yet commit far higher rates of violent
 https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/07/15/the...holds/ Blacks are also much
more likely to be arrested for gun control and weapons law violations according to FBI arrest
rate stats, making up about 43% of those arrested but only about 6% of gun owners, one of the
few areas of crime (along with drug laws, another victimless crime) where blacks actually are
disproportionately far more likely to get arrested relative to whites after adjusting for
differences in behavior between blacks and whites, and in this case it's because of the
policies of Democrat politicians that blacks overwhelmingly vote for.
Part of the reason why violent crime is higher in black and brown communities than in white
communities is likely that in white communities where gun ownership rates are high, violent
crime is much more likely to result in the criminal's death. This creates an environment where
criminals (and therefore people who are more crime-prone) are regularly removed from the gene
pool, resulting in much lower crime rates in the long run, while in black and brown
neighborhoods criminals are much more likely to survive and benefit from their criminality,
resulting in the genes that make them crime prone being more likely to be passed on. Modern gun
control may only have been around for a few generations, long enough to make small changes in
the frequency of genes that contribute to criminality but not long enough to explain the full
difference. Historically, whites have practiced selective removal of criminals for large
portions of their history – the Romans used crucifixion for hundreds of years to remove
criminals and anti-social types from the European gene pool, and hangings and public executions
of criminals were common for much of later European history, long enough to have a significant
impact on their gene pool, while the African populations American blacks are descended from
typically did not have organized or codified legal systems that sought to remove bad actors
from their populations until after contact with Eurasian peoples. If blacks want to catch up in
removing criminals from their communities but don't want to use direct eugenics to remove
people with specific genes from their gene pool, perhaps rolling back gun control and
encouraging the more responsible members of their community to own and learn to use guns so
they can defend their communities from the criminals who prey on them would be a good step in
that direction, though whites (particularly white urban leftists) who live near their
communities will be understandably wary of the most violent people in America wanting higher
rates of gun ownership, even if they will go to great lengths to hide that fact and conceal
their racism by arguing for gun control on other grounds.
If black Americans want to improve their situation, they will need to change their strategy,
both culturally and politically. Welfare programs enable the least capable among them to
survive at the expense of the most capable, preventing them from evolving to be more capable,
and eliminates the need for stable families. Gun control enables the survival of criminals at
the expense of the innocent. Many of the policies blacks are tricked into voting for by white
leftists are terrible for their community; even the most virulent racists who want to lynch
black criminals would be better for their community than white leftists who want to make
criminality thrive in the black community, and the meritocratic portion of the conservative
movement and Republican Party that prides itself on valuing individual ability over group
identifiers would likely do far more good for the black community than the progressive movement
and Democratic Party that have tricked blacks into destroying their own families and
communities for decades. Simply leaving the Democrat plantation for the Trump Republicans will
be enough to get the black community started on the path towards a better future. But it may
not be enough in the long run. Blacks do have some genetic strength, such as higher rates of
genes like the 577R allele of the ACTN3 gene that makes your muscle fibers more powerful and
makes those who have it capable of running faster, and they seem to have plenty of musical
talent if their history of inspiring jazz, rock, rap, and other new genres of music is any
indication. Preserving those strengths as they try to remove their weaknesses may not be easy,
and in the case of their strength and speed it may not even be necessary as we head towards a
more automated and tech-centric future where intellect will likely matter even more and
physical ability even less than they do now in our modern era where intellectual work generally
pays far more than physical work. Blacks will need to do some soul searching as a community to
determine what direction their people need to head in to survive and thrive in the future and
how best to get there.
A sports and game metaphor written by someone who is totally unaware of the history of gaming
and sports in the US.
"When refs make a call against them, they start a fight instead of accepting the call and
playing better to overcome the setback. "
You have got to kidding. Any attempt to pin bad sportsmanship on blacks is just scatter
gunned with whites having apoplectic fits not only over the rules, but why=o makes the rules,
why are there rules . . .
The founders had a life essentially paid for by the British people. Thy free press, free
speech, trial by jury, common law, capital markets, a stable currency, basically unfettered
access to the world's oceans, representative government here an abroad -- though the one
complaint that made some sense was having representation in Great Britain proper.
Th British people secured paid for protection of the colonies, provided cheaper goods than
foreign providers, even permitted the colonies slaves . . .
n yet the founders were constantly whining about not being free. They got wealthy off of
Great Britain's protection, but they complained about taxes and having to food to the
military that served their interests . . . in fact they complained about everything. They
even complained that Parliament wanted the treaties with the native Americans respected,
Danial Boone and company weren't having it.
trying to make a case of poor sportsmanship in light of who we are as a people and a
nations -- -
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Perfect example of the kind on nonsense is the above statement.
"If 40 generations is at least enough time to cause as major a change as going from a
wild, hostile animal to a friendly domesticated animal, something which involves a
significant population wide shift in a large number of genes affecting personality, it's
likely that 40 generations would be more than enough time to close the gap between blacks and
whites – assuming the right kind of selective pressure."
That's 40 generations denied access to the same tools and even the rules muchless the
playing field. You make that astounding above observation in the same article you grant out
Laughing . . . Jim crow is the founders making up rules that benefit them -- getting as
much s they could minus the need to compete with several millions. Laugh. But by all means
let's not talk about bending the rules.
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Black were not tricked into anything. Generally they were by and large rejected by the
party with whom they share the most in common regarding ideology and as result, sided with
the party who would at least consider their issues. There was no trick. If there was it was
the belief that the party of Lincoln would best represent them as equal citizens and if not
equals at least would not support policies and processes that undermined their hard work and
uhhh no Mr. glen Beck, the blacks who made it though the gate of white acceptance probably
didn't spend their time addressing issues of color by way of complaint -- those issue were
front and center and they set about dealing with them as they were -- as well as the business
at hand. In fact a look at the record is that whites were obsessed with issues of color.
no mixing laws
no walking in the side walk laws
no shopping without permission laws
no being out a lone laws
no venturing into the wrong neighborhood laws
no talking back laws
only certain type of employment laws
no using the pool laws
no promotions over white people laws
no going to school going to school with whites laws
no going to school period
. . .
and of course no sending in the police when called by blacks laws (though largely
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List for me the number of alleles associated with any cognitive aspect of of our biology
and explain how they operate. Further note the distinct differences between said structures
as they are among the varying people on the planet.
Laughing; it's a strange twist to read about changing the game via some manner of
biological manipulation, though the author has absolutely no idea what aspect of biology to
change to acquire x behavior. But why should that stop him from his unmoored
"American blacks are descended from typically did not have organized or codified legal
systems that sought to remove bad actors from their populations until after contact with
Eurasian peoples. "
Utter and compete nonsense. The african civilizations are myriad and those that retained a
verbal orals history operated in some of the complex social high context systems that ever
existed. I have a a few more responses, but you are out in left field in ball park that is
playing a game that is made from whole cloth cotton seed. what you mean o say is that the mot
of the african civiliations we are aware on did not have a written system, that we are are
aware if. That is some thing miles a light years different than they did have one. . No the
oral traditions are chocker block loaded with codes and rules of social order -- ij fact high
context societies, such as existed in the continent have a system o social order that
deferred to the benefit of the group. Which in many respects made them ideal slaves and why
whites were not inclined to invite them to read about the society in the west with its
individual demands, because it would have made slavery even more a problem from the tensions
surrounding the society in which they were enslaved -- speaking of playing by the rules
we believe all men are born as to equal standing -- the country setting up the rules and
then . . .
"but don't tell the slaves that . . . " Laughing
There's not enough wool here to fill a small zip lock bag muchless be pulled over one's
Now let's compare your metaphor to what happens when whites aren't bending the rules and
crying foul and having a temper tantrum every time a black moves in net door or taking the
ball and running away.
Dominant players in track and field.
Dominant players in Basketball
Dominant players in baseball
Dominant players in Football
Wait a minute that's all genetics in your mind. Laugh. The point is that when allowed to
play and play by the same rules – blacks do fairly well and much much more.
But I am going to skip rope back to early US history and see blacks how blacks operated
when the gate keepers of by sheer force of will , chance and the grace of God blacks did get
into the system.
And let's start with Mr. Beck's gambit that backfired to his intentions.
It is interesting that if some blacks embrace socialism, they would reject private property,
because all property is theoretically owned by the state under that system.
And the necessary implication is that under that system the individual is owned by the
state. In reality, people own themselves. A person's body is their property. Their eyes,
their hair. The fruits of their labor, their tools, their property are their property.
So if some blacks accept socialism, they must necessarily accept slavery. They are then
slaves to the state. Ironic. In this age of nonsense and deception, freedom is slavery.
THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal.
They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was
smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or
quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213 th Amendments
to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper
Some things about living still weren't quite right, though. April for instance, still drove
people crazy by not being springtime. And it was in that clammy month that the H-G men took
George and Hazel Bergeron's fourteen- year-old son, Harrison, away.
It was tragic, all right, but George and Hazel couldn't think about it very hard. Hazel had
a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn't think about anything except in short
bursts. And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap
radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a government
transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to
keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains.
George and Hazel were watching television. There were tears on Hazel's cheeks, but she'd
forgotten for the moment what they were about.
The BLM-Antifa Marxist revolution under the cover of ending "systemic racism" is controlled
by the ruling elite through foundations, progressive think tanks, wealthy liberals - and
corporate CEOs you'd think know better.
Success depends on the help of opportunistic Democrat politicians who believe raising a
clenched fist and parroting BLM will get them elected or re-elected, thus perpetuating a system
of crony capitalism and endless war behind a kinder and gentler Democrat facade that is now
If one understands that socialism is not a share-the-wealth program, but is in reality a
method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of superrich men
promoting socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead it becomes the logical, even the
perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. Communism, or more accurately, socialism, is not
a movement of the downtrodden masses, but of the economic elite.
The ruling elite, the financial class that has profited so mightily from riots and violence,
will not allow Marxists and black hoodie nihilists to spawn a violent revolution.
Chocura750 , 4 minutes ago
I doubt very much that there is any significant ideological thinking in 99% of the BLM
protestors. Imagine for a minute that George Floyd wasn't murdered, do you think that the BLM
organizers could get 100 people to protest capitalism and rally for socialism.
ProsperD9 , 9 minutes ago
Looks like BLM is about to get canceled. They committed the biggest cardinal sin that can
ever be committed on this earth. They can shoot all white babies, they can take over a
nursing home and strangle all the old white people, they can paint the white house
black...but one thing they CANNOT do... .drum roll please ...criticize IsraHell. Looks like
they've done the deed and about to be canceled. Read about it
BLACK LIVES MATTER 'CANCELED' AFTER CRITICIZING ISRAHELL.
HenryJonesJr , 20 minutes ago
More doom **** .... This kind of hyper-ventilating nonsense might sell well in highly
urbanized, totally dependent regions of America, meaning cities. But the majority of
Americans - white, black and brown - despise the idiotic Left and all their violence and
"... "I'ma stab you, and while you're struggling and bleeding out, I'ma show you my paper cut and say, 'My cut matters too,'" she declared in the TikTok clip. ..."
"... Holding back tears, Janover said she'd "worked really hard" to receive a position at the company, and complained that her contract had been terminated even though Deloitte claims to "stand against systemic racism." ..."
A Harvard graduate has reportedly lost her job after posting a now-viral TikTok video in
which she vowed to assault anyone who didn't support the Black Lives Matter (BLM)
Claira Janover became an overnight sensation after several news outlets caught wind
of a video in which she threatened to attack anyone "entitled" enough to believe
that "all lives matter."
"I'ma stab you, and while you're struggling and bleeding out, I'ma show you my paper
cut and say, 'My cut matters too,'" she declared in the TikTok clip.
...Holding back tears, Janover said she'd "worked really hard" to receive a
position at the company, and complained that her contract had been terminated even though
Deloitte claims to "stand against systemic racism."
..."File under Schadenfreude or Karma," noted conservative firebrand
...Janover's firing is unusual as it marks a rare case of 'reverse' cancel culture.
Social-justice activists have typically been the ones using social media to attack anyone who
is suspected of holding politically incorrect views.
If there's any doubt as to BLM being A DNC pac, this email was sent to me by ActionNetwork.org today.
For weeks, we have watched the result of our rallying cries, organizing, and activism
materialize across the entire country. And as so many join this movement, it's important
that everyone has the resources they need to keep fighting.
Earlier this month, Black Lives Matter Global Network sent out a membership survey --
and the feedback has truly shown the widespread dedication to our movement. The fight for
Black liberation and an end to white supremacy is just getting started. Together, we will
continue to push for progressive, radical solutions that affirm that Black lives
So many new freedom fighters have joined this movement. Right now, people everywhere are
asking how to be better advocates for Black liberation and how to have conversations with
friends and family regarding ending white supremacy in America. Many simply just want to
know how to help.
And an overwhelming majority want to learn more about #DefundPolice. The Black Lives
Matter creative team is working on a series of resources, including videos, that break down
how we divest from the police and invest in Black lives.
Check out this graphic that walks through the steps of divesting and investing, and then
share on social media platforms so we can show the world what defunding the police actually
#Here's how we #DefundThePolice
This graphic breaks down HOW we divest from policing and the steps that come after
Remember, divestment leads to investment. Once we defund the police, we can make
structural change in our communities across the country through initiatives like hiring
more teachers and counselors, implementing restorative and mental health services, and
Will you take a minute to share this graphic to show people how defunding our police can
make our communities safer?
The fight continues to defund the police, and the fight will continue long after
@botazefa work sent out a membership survey -- and the feedback has truly shown the
widespread dedication to our movement. The fight for Black liberation and an end to white
supremacy is just getting started. Together, we will continue to push for progressive,
radical solutions that affirm that Black lives matter.
So many new freedom fighters have joined this movement. Right now, people everywhere are
asking how to be better advocates for Black liberation and how to have conversations with
friends and family regarding ending white supremacy in America. Many simply just want to know
how to help.
If there was any doubt that BLM sees their movement as race war, this should erase said
Every life unjustly killed deserves justice. In the cause to make things right, I will not
join a movement that has nearly everything wrong. More innocent lives have now been killed
(including cops) since these predominantly violent protests began over George Floyd's horrific
death. What about the black lives
killed in this nationwide chaos? Do they matter?
"Well, you don't have to agree with everything. Just pick out the good things in the
#BlackLivesMatter movement," I'm told. Really? Let's apply that same logic to another example.
I've been repeatedly approached to partner with New Black Panthers in anti-abortion billboard
campaigns. We agree on the violent injustice of abortion, and that's it. Our worldviews are
diametrically opposed. But, but, but they believe unborn lives matter ! That
doesn't matter. Their mission is not my mission. I cover all of this in-depth in my new
podcast, Life Has Purpose .
Yes, #BlackLivesMatter. But Truth matters. As a Christian, the Church should be leading on
these issues instead of sheepishly following a deceptive movement hostile to the Gospel.
The original BLM founders, the #BlackLivesMatter Foundation (BLMF), created it to
radically shift culture. The far-left Ford Foundation, the world's largest population control
organization, vowed in 2016 to raise
$100 million for the Movement for
Black Lives (MFBL) -- a nationwide coalition of BLM groups (including BLMF). MFBL released
a shocking manifesto of policy
positions that are deeply political and deeply disturbing.
Drawing mostly from those positions, here are the top 10 reasons why I will never
support the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
The premise isn't true. I hate racism. And I hate when it's used as a political weapon.
According to the FBI's latest
homicide statistics, I'm 11 times more likely to be killed by someone of my own
brown complexion than a white person. Also, a comprehensive 2019 study concluded: "White officers are not
more likely to shoot minority civilians than non-White officers." Every loss of life is tragic,
but Washington Post's database
on police-involved deaths puts things into further context. In 2020, among those killed were
(all males): 2 Native Americans, 9 Asians, 46 Hispanics, 76 blacks, 149 unlabeled individuals
and 149 whites (whose deaths don't get reported by national mainstream media). Only nine
black individuals were actually unarmed .
There is no goal of forgiveness or reconciliation. None. It's never mentioned on their
sites. You can't talk about the sins of the past and expect to move forward if there is no
intention of forgiveness. I'm tired of the deeply prejudiced oppressed/oppressor critical race
theory paradigm. It's not Gospel-centered. This should, immediately, be a deal-breaker for
It's all about Black Power. It's plastered all over the MFBL website. BLMF founders explain their "herstory": "It became
clear that we needed to continue organizing and building Black power across the country." I
don't promote a colorblind society; I love all of our diverse hues of skin. But I'm so much
more than my pigmentation. Martin Luther King promoted " God's power and human power. " I'm with
They completely ignore fatherhood. From BLMF : "We disrupt the
Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended
families and 'villages' that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the
degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable. " Well, every "village" that
has fatherless families is a village that suffers higher crime rates, higher drug usage, higher
abortion rates, higher drop-out rates, higher poverty rates, and so much more. #DadsMatter.
They demand reparations. Ok. Sooooo, I guess the white half of me will have to pay the black
half of me? If progressives want to push reparations, start with the Party of Slavery and Jim
Crow -- the Democrat Party! Let them ante up. But the #BlackLivesMatter movement bizarrely
"Reparations for full and free access for all Black people (including undocumented and
currently and formerly incarcerated people) to lifetime education retroactive forgiveness of
student loans, and support for lifetime learning programs." Uhhh, good luck with that.
They want to abolish prisons and police forces. And cue utter chaos. MFBL asserts : "We believe that prisons, police and all
other institutions that inflict violence on Black people must be abolished..."Defund and remove the police have been rallying cries. That would be anarchy in
any community. I advocate some needed police reforms and better community/police
relations, but this is just foolishness.
They are anti-capitalism. Oh the irony of this declaration made by a movement that is the result of
capitalism: "We are anti-capitalist. We believe and understand that Black people will never
achieve liberation under the current global racialized capitalist system." The videos that
make us aware of police brutality are captured on phones that are a result of capitalism. The
best way to elevate people out of material poverty? Capitalism. This system is why the United
States is the most
Colin Kaepernick supports it. A " biracial" adoptee , Kaepernick is now
obsessed with his "blackness." He idolizes the late murderous Fidel Castro and Che Guevara and
worships Malcolm X (just see his social media feeds). Malcolm X was anti-integration,
pro-violence and a member of the virulently racist Nation of Islam (who forced him out).
Kaepernick makes millions from Nike -- a company whose entireExecutive Leadership Team is white (isn't
this white supremacy???) -- that makes its shoes in the most murderous regime in the
world. Kaepernick, of course, is completely silent on that. But you know,
Apparently, not all black lives matter. Pro-abortion BLMF declared : "We deserve and thus
we demand reproductive justice [aka abortion] that gives us autonomy over our bodies and our
identities while ensuring that our children and families are supported, safe, and able to
thrive." Aborted children don't thrive. BLM groups announced
"solidarity" with "reproductive justice" groups back in February 2015. You cannot
simultaneously fight violence while celebrating it.
"... This is a red herring, designed to divert one's eye from the real financial inequality (in all nations) and place it solely on race. No racial inequality in wealth between any X and Y households among the 99% comes anywhere near the wealth inequality between the 1% and the 99%. ..."
It's not surprising that the Black Lives Matter protests took place at the same time as the
lockdowns. The looting, rioting and desecration of statues provided the perfect one-two punch
for those who see some tactical advantage in intensifying public anxiety by exacerbating racial
tensions and splitting the country into two warring camps. Divide and conquer remains the modus
operandi of imperialists everywhere. That same rule applies here. Here's more background from
an article at the Off-Guardian:
"It is no coincidence that another Soros funded activism group Black Lives Matter has
diverted the spotlight away from the lockdown's broader impact on the fundamental human
rights of billions of people, using the reliable methods of divide and rule, to highlight the
plight of specific strata's of society, and not all.
It's worth pointing out that BLM's activity spikes every four years . Always prior to the
elections in the US, as African Americans make up an important social segment of Democrat
votes. The same Democrats who play both sides like any smart gambler would. The Clintons, for
example, are investors into BLM"s partner, the anti-fascist ANTIFA. While Hilary Clinton's
mentor (and best friend) was former KKK leader Robert Byrd.
BLM is a massively hyped, TV-made, politicized event, that panders to the populist and
escapist appetite of the people. Blinding them from their true call to arms in defense of the
universal rights of everyone . Cashing in on the youths pent-up aggression . And weaponising
the tiger locked in a rattled cage for 3-months, and unleashed by puppet masters as the
As a general rule of thumb, it is safe to assume that if a social movement has the backing
of big industry, big philanthropy or big politics, then its ideals run contrary to citizen
empowerment." (" The Co-opting
of Activism by the State ", Off-Guardian)
Black Lives Matter protests provide another significant diversion from the massive
destruction of the US economy. This basic plan has been used effectively many times in the
past, most notably in the year following the invasion of Iraq. Some readers will remember how
Iraqis militants fought US occupation forces following the invasion in 2003. The escalating
violence and rising death-toll created a public relations nightmare for the Bush team that
finally settled on a plan for crushing the resistance by arming and training Shia death squads.
But the Bushies wanted to confuse the public about what they were really up to, so they
concocted a narrative about a "sectarian war" that was intended to divert attention from the
attacks on American soldiers.
In order to make the narrative more believable, US intel agents devised a plan to blow up
the Shia's most sacred religious site, the Golden Dome Mosque of Samarra, and blame it on Sunni
extremists. The incident was then used to convince the American people that what was taking
place in Iraq was not a war over foreign occupation, but a bitter sectarian conflict between
Sunnis and Shia in which the US was just an impartial referee. The killing of George Floyd has
been used in much the same way as the implosion of the mosque. It creates a credible narrative
for a massive and coordinated protests that have less to do with racial injustice than they do
with diverting attention from the destruction of the economy and sowing division among the
American people. This is a classic example of how elites use myth and media to conceal their
trouble-making and escape any accountability for their actions.
Whitney is not wrong in that neoliberal elites use identity politics as a diversion even as
they increase their share of the pie at the expense of everyone else. To distract people, they
incite one group against another through their media outlets.
That said, the extreme racial inequality in wealth between black and white households are
to ignore . The Federal Reserve of San Francisco released a report a few years ago on
racial wealth inequality in the Los Angeles area which found shocking differences. Even some
Asian groups like Vietnamese or Koreans did badly. Only Asian Indians and Chinese had higher
wealth than whites but those groups are very elite with a large share of recent immigrants.
So, those who are correct in saying idpol are used to incite the masses must nevertheless
grapple with these feudal conditions at the heart of the modern American economy. They will
fuel unrest unless nothing is done and throwing up your hands isn't an option, it's an
admission of intellectual defeat.
What we can glean from this incident, is that there is a vast secret state operating
within the government, media and the DNC, that does not accept our system of government, does
not accept the results of elections and will lie, cheat and steal to achieve their nefarious
objectives. That's the lesson of Russiagate that has to be applied to both the lockdowns and
the Black Lives Matter protests. They are just the next phase of the ongoing war on the
What is that state? Who is that state? Who has that kind of power? Who had the power to pull
off the 9/11 inside job and put America into endless wars in the Mideast?
...How many are neocons? How many are liberal internationalists? How many of them toe the
pro-Israel, pro-war, pro-open borders, pro-multi-cult, anti-white, anti-"deplorables",
invade-the-word, invite-the-world line that is a hallmark of international Zionism?
The percentage fluctuates as fortunes and enterprises wax and wane, but about 1/3 of
Billionaires are Jews. Based on where they donate their money and the causes and politicians
they support, overall perhaps 90-95% are neocons/liberal internationalists (functionally
speaking, really the same thing). Those are after all the policies that help them accumulate
vast power and riches.
Yes, feudal conditions created by 30 years of mass migration to the United States, in
numbers unparalleled in World history, by Third World populations. American blacks have
suffered the most from this elite project to destroy the white middle-and-working classes.
Blacks have been given every opportunity to pull themselves up. The money and programs that
have been thrown their way have been unbelievable. Some have taken it; most have not. Not
having kids before you get married is another good piece of advice.
The best thing that could happen to the Blacks would be to strip away their dependency. No
more welfare, no more food stamps, no more getting into universities when you didn't earn it.
Let them grow up, own it. Making them into dependents has crippled them, and they wear their
victimhood well. (And there are lots of Whites in that bucket too.) All the do-gooders in the
world can't help those who don't help themselves.
That said, things are now going to change, and not for the better.
No amount of protest or government policy can change the racial income inequality. As Thomas
Sowell, and Walter Williams among many others have said for years, Blacks have to start by
creating stable families, desire for education and a strong work ethic. I can only imagine what
the future is gonna look like for anyone lacking those things. And I'd imagine that the
Democratic tolerance for these "protests" is going to decrease once they assume federal
This is a red herring, designed to divert one's eye from the real financial inequality
(in all nations) and place it solely on race. No racial inequality in wealth between any X and
Y households among the 99% comes anywhere near the wealth inequality between the 1% and the
If you aren't already living in the castle or the manor house, you are the serfs. Welcome to
the new world, same as the really old world. That 700 year experiment in increasing prosperity
and freedoms for the masses is a genie they've been trying to put back in the bottle for some
Blacks are poorer because of lower IQ and poor impulse control. In the US they only
average an IQ of 85 which is a one standard deviation below whites. In Africa, it's closer to
70. They commit more crimes which means they end up in jail more often and on more serious
charges. Either get a clue or shut up.
Everybody knows the challenges Blacks face. You mentioned some. Why do you have to so
angrily throw it in their faces?
Blacks have never presented any collective risk to whites. Not when when whites bought them.
Not when in shackles. Never. They are the punching bag for every uncivilized low/average IQ
piece of white trash who needs someone to blame.
Making a fetish of IQ is just another way of throwing up your hands and saying nothing can
be done. I remember when I worked in a prison I noticed the blacks I saw on average smarter
than the average white. Then I look up their IQs (everyone is tested) and the scores didn't
correspond well with actual intelligence. It occurred to me that if you are illiterate, and
antisocial, it would be almost impossible to accurately gauge intelligence. If your numbers
were right , there would be millions of blacks walking around with 65 IQs, not able to find
their way home much less break into your house.
Seth Smith, a UC Berkeley student, was shot and
killed the other day in what appears to be a random act of violence. Police are trying to
solve the murder. Smith was a white man. UC's chancellor Carol Christ e-mailed to faculty,
staff, and students a note of condolence that included this paragraph:
We realize this is a difficult time for those of you who knew Seth. It is important to
know that individuals may express their grief differently and we need to respect the
different ways people react and support each other in the days and weeks ahead. Many of you
may have had a close relationship with Seth and are feeling a sense of loss and disbelief.
Others, like many of us, are experiencing stress, grief and anxiety related to the
coronavirus pandemic and the recent murders of George Floyd, Riah Milton, and other Black
This is sickening. There is nothing that cannot and will not be racialized and
politicized by our ruling class.
They have specific workouts named after dead black people. For example:
Monika Diamond, a 34-year-old Black transgender woman, business owner and LGBT+ activist,
was tragically killed in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 18, 2020. Diamond's death is
believed to be the fourth violent death of a transgender or gender non-conforming person in
From the Human Rights Campaign: "These victims were killed by acquaintances, partners or
strangers, some of whom have been arrested and charged, while others have yet to be
identified. Some of these cases involve clear anti-transgender bias. In others, the victim's
transgender status may have put them at risk in other ways, such as forcing them into
unemployment, poverty, homelessness and/or survival sex work. Sadly, 2020 has already seen at
least 15 transgender or gender non-conforming people fatally shot or killed by other violent
means. We say at least because too often these stories go unreported -- or misreported."
Before the workout, follow @humanrightscampaign and read their article: A National
Epidemic: Fatal Anti-Transgender Violence in the United States in 2019
Last week the Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ+ people are protected from employment
discrimination, however there are still few explicit federal legal protections for
transgender or gender-expansive people. After the workout, check out Freedom For All
Americans and follow @freedom4allusa.
The Monika Diamond Memorial Workout is on YouTube or Instagram.
Here is the workout memorializing a dead black trans woman. It includes "double pushup
burpees," because there's really no better way to honor a dead black trans woman than by doing
double pushup burpees. You cannot make this up:
The man arrested for shooting Monika Diamond is Prentice Bess , a black man who knew
Diamond (born Jeremy Whitted). I have searched online and seen no reason to believe that the
murder was a bias crime, much less a racially motivated one, as both alleged killer and victim
are black. But let's not let pass a moment to exploit the dead for social justice purposes.
These stupid workouts are "I love my dead gay son" (from the black
comedy Heathers ) level virtue signaling.
One of contemporary progressivism's commonly used phrases -- the personal is
political -- captures the totalitarian spirit, which seeks to infuse all aspects of life
with political consciousness. Indeed, the Left pushes its ideology ever deeper into the
personal realm, leaving fewer and fewer areas of daily life uncontested. This, warned
[Hannah] Arendt, is a sign that a society is ripening for totalitarianism, because that is
what totalitarianism essentially is: the politicization of everything.
Infusing every aspect of life with ideology was a standard aspect of Soviet
totalitarianism. Early in the Stalin era, N. V. Krylenko, a Soviet commissar (political
officer), steamrolled over chess players who wanted to keep politics out of the game.
"We must finish once and for all with the neutrality of chess," he said. "We must condemn
once and for all the formula 'chess for the sake of chess,' like the formula 'art for art's
sake.' We must organize shockbrigades of chess-players, and begin immediate realization of a
Five-Year Plan for chess."
This is not innocent, this stuff. Everything in life must be subject to this ideology.
The news has been filled with reports about Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporters vandalizing
and tearing down statues of slave traders, slave owners, and anyone who they perceive as having
been historically involved with slavery. In Bristol, England, a statue of the slave trader
Edward Colston was pulled
down and thrown into the harbor. In Belgium, statues of King Leopold
were defaced .
The actions have caused some local authorities to consider whether all statues perceived as
offending current sensibilities should be removed. The London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced
a commission to examine the future of landmarks, such as statues and street names, in the UK
What is not apparent is how attacking old statues of people who have been long dead is
supposed to help anyone, especially millions of black and non-black people, who are still
enslaved today. It would appear that the woke activists of BLM and their many kneeling
supporters do not care about the plight of modern slaves, of which there are an estimated
whopping 40 million today. Evidently, it is far easier, and presumably more pleasurable, to
destroy Western historical monuments than to embark on the difficult work of actually
abolishing modern slavery.
In the UK itself, there is a shocking range of modern slavery, something that the local
wokesters are happy to ignore as they bravely attack statues of stone and metal. According to
the UK government's 2019
Annual Report on Modern Slavery , there are at least 13,000 potential victims of slavery in
the UK, although as that number dates back to 2014, it is questionable. According to the 2018
Global Slavery Index, there are an estimated 136,000 people living in modern slavery just in
Slavery in the UK takes the form of forced labor, and domestic and sexual exploitation.
Albanians and Vietnamese are among the groups that constitute the majority of slaves. British
news outlets have run several stories about the estimated
thousands of Vietnamese, half under the age of 18, who are kidnapped and trafficked to the UK
where they are forced to work as slaves on cannabis farms. There, they form
a small part of the "vast criminal machine that supplies Britain's £2.6bn cannabis black
market". Those who are not forced to work in the cannabis industry are enslaved
in "nail bars, brothels and restaurants, or kept in domestic servitude behind the doors of
private residences". In January, BBC news ran a story about a Vietnamese boy named Ba,
who was kidnapped by a Chinese gang and trafficked to the UK, where his Chinese boss starved
him and beat him whenever one of the cannabis plants failed.
BLM may not care much about Vietnamese lives in the UK -- after all, they are all about
black lives, so how about black slaves in Africa? There are currently an estimated 9.2 million
men, women and children living in modern slavery in Africa,
according to the Global Slavery Index, which includes forced labor, forced sexual
exploitation and forced marriage.
"According to the U.N.'s International Labor Organization (ILO), there are more than three
times as many people in forced servitude today as were captured and sold during the 350-year
span of the transatlantic slave trade", Time Magazine reported in March 2019. According to the
ILO, modern slavery has seen 25 million people in debt bondage and 15 million in forced
Modern slavery earns criminal networks an estimated $150 billion a year, just slightly less
than drug smuggling and weapons trafficking. "Modern slavery is far and away more profitable
now than at any point in human history," Siddharth Kara, an economist at the Carr Center for
Human Rights Policy, told Time . According to the 2018 Global Slavery
Index, "G-20 countries import some $354 billion worth of products at risk of being produced by
modern slavery every year".
In 2017, shocking
footage emerged from actual slave auctions in Libya: CNN documented an incident in which
Arabic-speaking men sold off twelve Nigerians. In 2019, Time Magazine interviewed an African migrant , Iabarot,
who had been sold into slavery on his way to Europe:
"When Iabarot reached Libya's southern border, he met a seemingly friendly taxi driver who
offered to drive him to the capital city, Tripoli, for free. Instead, he was sold to a 'white
Libyan,' or Arab, for $200. He was forced to work off his 'debt' on a construction site, a
pattern that repeated each time he was sold and resold."
Sex trafficking forms a considerable part of modern slavery. The Nigerian mafia, for
according to a 2019 report by the Washington Post , is trafficking women by the tens of
"Some experts say that as many as 20,000 Nigerian women, some of them minors, arrived in
Sicily between 2016 and 2018, trafficked in cooperation with Nigerians in Italy and back
According to a July 2017
report by the UN's International Organization for Migration (IOM):
"Over the past three years, IOM Italy has seen an almost 600 per cent increase in the
number of potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by sea. This upward trend has
continued during the first six months of 2017, with most victims arriving from Nigeria". In
its report, IOM estimated that 80 per cent of girls, often minors, arriving from Nigeria --
whose numbers soared dramatically from 1,454 in 2014 to 11,009 in 2016 -- were "potential
victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation".
In parts of the African continent, especially in the Sahel, slavery is still
ingrained in traditional culture , even though, officially, slavery has been outlawed. In
countries such as Mali and Mauritania, so-called descent-based slavery or "caste-based" slavery
-- in which slavery is passed down from generation to generation, so that slaves are born into
their predicament -- is still practiced by some.
In 2013, it was
estimated that around 250,000 people were living in slave-like conditions in Mali, where
not illegal . One Malian slave, Raichatou,
told the Guardian in 2013 that she became a slave at the age of seven when her mother, also
a slave, died. "My father could only watch on helplessly as my mother's master came to claim me
and my brothers," she said. She worked as a servant for the family without pay for nearly 20
years, and was forced into a marriage with another slave whom she didn't know, so that she
could supply her master with more slaves.
it is estimated that up to 20% of the population is enslaved, even though slavery was
officially outlawed in 1981. The slaves are mostly from the Haratine minority, who are black
Africans, as opposed to the nearly half of the population who are Arabs or Berbers.
According to a report by the Guardian from 2018:
"Slavery has a long history in this north African desert nation. For centuries,
Arabic-speaking Moors raided African villages, resulting in a rigid caste system that still
exists to this day, with darker-skinned inhabitants beholden to their lighter-skinned
"masters". Slave status is passed down from mother to child, and anti-slavery activists are
regularly tortured and detained . Yet the government routinely denies
that slavery exists in Mauritania , instead praising itself for eradicating the
The report also described a few of the horrific fates of the Haratine slaves:
"Aichetou Mint M'barack was a slave by descent in the Rosso area. Like her sister, she was
taken away from her mother and then given to a member of the master's family to be a servant.
She got married in the home of her masters and had eight children, two of whom were taken
away from her to be slaves in other families. In 2010, Aichetou's older sister was able to
free her... after she herself fled her masters when they poured hot embers over her baby,
BLM and the many corporate executives, university professors, media, sports and cultural
personalities who are bending their knees to the movement seem totally unconcerned by the fates
of the likes of Aichetou. More likely than not, they have never heard of her or her many fellow
sufferers. They are apparently black lives that do not matter -- to anyone except the
courageous people working in the local anti-slavery organizations.
Instead, BLM and its sycophants endlessly debate changing the names of streets and
universities, and removing statues, all of which do not amount to anything more than infantile
virtue signaling. They waste time debating whether people who were never themselves slaves,
should receive reparations from people who never owned a slave.
To engage in all this posturing, while ignoring the staggering 40 million current victims of
actual slavery, not only represents the immeasurable depths of woke hypocrisy, but constitutes
an extreme insult to those who are suffering their slavery in silence, while slowly dying from
the physical, sexual and emotional abuse that they are being forced to endure. If anything is
"offensive," it is that.
Run by veteran "non-profits careerists" movement is highly suspect
"... The black revolution is much more than a struggle for the rights of Negroes. It is forcing America to face all its interrelated flaws -- racism, poverty, militarism, and materialism. It is exposing evils that are rooted deeply in the whole structure of our society. It reveals systemic rather than superficial flaws and suggests that radical reconstruction of society itself is the real issue to be faced. ..."
"... much of what passes for popular and progressive, grass-roots activism has been co-opted, taken over and/or created by corporate America, the corporate-funded " nonprofit industrial complex ," and Wall Street's good friend, the Democratic Party , long known to leftists as "the graveyard of social movements." This " corporatization of activism " (University of British Columbia professor Peter Dauvergne's term) is ubiquitous across much of what passes for the left in the U.S. today. ..."
"... What about the racialist group Black Lives Matter, recipient of a mammoth $100 million grant from the Ford Foundation last year? Sparked by the racist security guard and police killings of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and Eric Garner, BLM has achieved uncritical support across the progressive spectrum, where it is almost reflexively cited as an example of noble and radical grass-roots activism in the streets. That is a mistake. ..."
"... I first started wondering where BLM stood on the AstroTurf versus grass roots scale when I read an essay published three years ago in The Feminist Wire by Alicia Garza, one of BLM's three black, lesbian and veteran public-interest careerist founders. ..."
"... Why the prickly, hyperidentity-politicized and proprietary attachment to the "lives matter" phrase? Garza seemed more interested in brand value and narrow identity than social justice. Did she want a licensing fee? Wouldn't any serious, leftist, people's activist eagerly give the catchy "lives matter" phrase away to all oppressed people and hope for their wide and inclusive use in a viciously capitalist society that has subjected everything and everyone to the soulless logic of commodity rule, profit and exchange value? Who were these "charismatic Black men many are rallying around" in the fall of 2014? ..."
"... I couldn't help but wonder about the left-progressive credentials of anyone who gets upset that others would want to have a "conversation" (as Garza put it) about how their lives matter too. Is there really something wrong with a marginalized Native American laborer or a white and not-so "skin-privileged" former factory worker struggling with sickness and poverty wanting to hear that his or her life matters? For any remotely serious progressive, was there anything mysterious about the fact that many white folks facing foreclosure, job loss, poverty wages and the like might not be doing cartwheels over the phrase "black lives matter" when they experience the harsh daily reality that their lives don't matter under the profits system? ..."
"... My concerns about BLM's potential service to the capitalist elite were reactivated when I heard a talk by Garza's fellow BLM founder, Patrisse Cullors (another veteran nonprofit careerist). Cullors spoke before hundreds of cheering white liberals and progressives in downtown Iowa City in February. "We are witnessing the erosion of U.S. democracy," she said, adding that Donald Trump "is building a police state." Relating that she had gone into a "two-week depression" after Hillary Clinton was defeated by Trump, Cullors said she wondered if BLM had "done enough to educate people about the differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton." She described Trump as a fascist. ..."
The black revolution is much more than a struggle for the rights of Negroes. It is
forcing America to face all its interrelated flaws -- racism, poverty, militarism, and
materialism. It is exposing evils that are rooted deeply in the whole structure of our society.
It reveals systemic rather than superficial flaws and suggests that radical reconstruction of
society itself is the real issue to be faced. -- Martin Luther King Jr., 1968
You don't have to be one of those conspiratorial curmudgeons who reduces every sign of popular
protest to "George Soros money" to acknowledge that much of what passes for popular and
progressive, grass-roots activism has been co-opted, taken over and/or created by corporate
America, the corporate-funded "
nonprofit industrial complex ," and Wall Street's good friend, the Democratic Party , long known to
leftists as "the graveyard of social movements." This "
corporatization of activism " (University of British Columbia professor Peter Dauvergne's
term) is ubiquitous across much of what passes for the left in the U.S. today.
What about the racialist group Black Lives Matter, recipient of a mammoth $100 million
grant from the Ford Foundation last year? Sparked by the racist security guard and police
killings of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and Eric Garner, BLM has achieved uncritical support
across the progressive spectrum, where it is almost reflexively cited as an example of noble and
radical grass-roots activism in the streets. That is a mistake.
I first started wondering where BLM stood on the AstroTurf versus grass roots scale when I
read an essay published three years ago in The Feminist Wire by Alicia
Garza, one of BLM's three black, lesbian and veteran public-interest careerist founders. In
her "Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement," Garza wrote:
"Black lives. Not just all lives. Black lives. Please do not change the conversation by
talking about how your life matters, too. It does, but we need less watered down unity and a
more active solidarities with us, Black people, unwaveringly, in defense of our humanity. Our
collective futures depend on it."
Denouncing "hetero-patriarchy," Garza described the adaptation of her clever online
catchphrase ("black lives matter") by others -- "brown lives matter, migrant lives matter,
women's lives matter, and on and on" (Garza's dismissive words) -- as "the Theft of Black Queer
"Perhaps," she added, "if we were the charismatic Black men many are rallying around these
days, it would have been a different story."
From a leftist perspective, this struck me as alarming. Why the prickly,
hyperidentity-politicized and proprietary attachment to the "lives matter" phrase? Garza seemed
more interested in brand value and narrow identity than social justice. Did she want a licensing
fee? Wouldn't any serious, leftist, people's activist eagerly give the catchy "lives matter"
phrase away to all oppressed people and hope for their wide and inclusive use in a viciously
capitalist society that has subjected everything and everyone to the soulless logic of commodity
rule, profit and exchange value? Who were these "charismatic Black men many are rallying around"
in the fall of 2014?
And how representative were Garza's slaps at "hetero-patriarchy" and "charismatic Black men"
of the black community in whose name she spoke? Would it be too hetero-patriarchal of me, I
wondered, to suggest that maybe a black male or two with experience of oppression in the nation's
racist criminal justice system ought to share some space front and center in a movement focused
especially on a police and prison state that targets black boys and men above all?
I defended the phrase "black lives matter" against the absurd charge that it is racist, but
I couldn't help but wonder about the left-progressive credentials of anyone who gets upset
that others would want to have a "conversation" (as Garza put it) about how their lives matter
too. Is there really something wrong with a marginalized Native American laborer or a white and
not-so "skin-privileged" former factory worker struggling with sickness and poverty wanting to
hear that his or her life matters? For any remotely serious progressive, was there anything
mysterious about the fact that many white folks facing foreclosure, job loss, poverty wages and
the like might not be doing cartwheels over the phrase "black lives matter" when they experience
the harsh daily reality that their lives don't matter under the profits system?
My concerns about BLM's potential service to the capitalist elite were reactivated when I
heard a talk by Garza's fellow BLM founder, Patrisse Cullors (another veteran nonprofit
careerist). Cullors spoke before hundreds of cheering white liberals and progressives in downtown
Iowa City in February. "We are witnessing the erosion of U.S. democracy," she said, adding that
Donald Trump "is building a police state." Relating that she had gone into a "two-week
depression" after Hillary Clinton was defeated by Trump, Cullors said she wondered if BLM had
"done enough to educate people about the differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton."
She described Trump as a fascist.
Muhammad Ali's only biological son says his father would have despised the "racist" Black Lives Matter movement and endorsed all
races, never singling "anyone out." ''My father would have said, 'They ain't nothing but devils.' My father said, 'all lives matter,'"
Muhammad Ali Jr. told the New York Post.
The 47-year-old son of the legendary boxer, who is often noted as a cultural trailblazer for black Americans, did not stop at
connecting his father to the "all lives matter" position. He also said Ali would have supported President Donald Trump --
the late athlete endorsed both Democrat Jimmy Carter and Republican Ronald Reagan when they were running for the presidency.
Ali Jr. himself blasted the Black Lives Matter movement as "racist."
"It's not just black lives matter, white lives matter, Chinese lives matter, all lives matter, everybody's life matters. God
loves everyone -- he never singled anyone out. Killing is wrong no matter who it is," he said.
Ali Jr. also pushed back against anti-police sentiments and defended officers against accusations of systematic racism.
"Police don't wake up and think, 'I'm going to kill a n****r today or kill a white man,'" he said. "They're just trying
to make it back home to their family in one piece."
He did acknowledge, however, that Derek Chauvin, the former officer now infamous for video showing him with his knee on the late
George Floyd's neck while he said he couldn't breathe, was "wrong" and corrupt cops should be "locked up."
Ali Jr., who lives in Florida, also singled out Antifa, the group recently recognized by Trump as a terrorist organization.
"They're no different from Muslim terrorists. They should all get what they deserve. They're f**king up businesses, beating
up innocent people in the neighborhood, smashing up police stations and shops. They're terrorists – they're terrorizing the community.
I agree with the peaceful protests, but Antifa, they need to kill everyone in that thing," he said.
Some conservatives have embraced Ali Jr.'s rebuttal of BLM and celebrated his blunt words on social media.
You want to talk about a well-thought-out and spot-on rebuttal to Black Lives Matter?.... Check this out from Muhammad Ali
Jr. -- so many people are WAKING UP 👊🏿 https://t.co/w9XgSnMGtT
Demonstrations across the nation over the death of George Floyd have continued devolving into chaos in recent days with protesters
pulling down numerous historical monuments, vandalizing property, and turning to violence in places like the activist-run Capitol
Hill Autonomous Zone, also called CHAZ, in Seattle.
"... In the memo, Barr identified members of the right-wing "Boogaloo" movement and the anti-fascist movement known as Antifa as the top targets of the task force. ..."
"... The task force's mission will be to develop information about "extremist individuals, networks, and movements," share data with local authorities and provide training to local prosecutors on how to wage cases against anti-government extremists. ..."
"... people associated with Antifa. ..."
"... "There are some groups that don't have a particular ideology, other than anarchy. There are some groups that want to bring about a civil war -- the Boogaloo group has been on the margin of this as well," he said earlier this month , adding that the Justice Department would find "constructive solutions." ..."
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1289 Comments Attorney General William Barr on Friday directed the Justice
Department to form a task force dedicated to combating "anti-government extremists," according
to a memo obtained by
The Washington Post , raising the stakes in the government's response to nationwide
Barr argued in the memo that anti-government agitators had infiltrated peaceful
demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racism and "engaged in indefensible acts
of violence designed to undermine public order."
"Among other lawless conduct, these extremists have violently attacked police officers and
other government officials, destroyed public and private property, and threatened innocent
people," Barr wrote. "Although these extremists profess a variety of ideologies, they are
united in their opposition to the core constitutional values of a democratic society governed
by law. ... Some pretend to profess a message of freedom and progress, but they are in fact
forces of anarchy, destruction and coercion."
In the memo, Barr identified members of the right-wing "Boogaloo" movement and the
anti-fascist movement known as Antifa as the top targets of the task force.
Craig Carpenito, the U.S. attorney for New Jersey, and Erin Nealy Cox, the U.S. attorney for
the Northern District of Texas, will head the task force, which will also include
representatives from the FBI and other prosecutors' offices.
The task force's mission will be to develop information about "extremist individuals,
networks, and movements," share data with local authorities and provide training to local
prosecutors on how to wage cases against anti-government extremists.
"The ultimate goal of the task force will be not only to enable prosecutions of extremists
who engage in violence, but to understand these groups well enough that we can stop such
violence before it occurs and ultimately eliminate it as a threat to public safety and the rule
of law," Barr wrote.
The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill
regarding the memo.
Barr said in
an interview with NPR on Thursday that the Department of Justice has launched
"approximately 300 investigations" nationwide, including into some people associated with
Barr has sought to take a tough posture on anti-government groups since some early protests
over George Floyd's death in Minneapolis turned violent.
"There are some groups that don't have a particular ideology, other than anarchy. There are
some groups that want to bring about a civil war -- the Boogaloo group has been on the margin
of this as well," he
said earlier this month , adding that the Justice Department would find "constructive
The truth is that it is Maidan -- a legitimate protest which was turned to nefarious goals by Neoliberal Dems and financed by
usual suspects (Soros, Ford Foundation and other CIA influenced outlets)
"... The idea of the protests as an "American Maidan" was reflected in the Komsomolskaya Pravda ..."
"... Several elements of the pro-Kremlin English-language ecosystem are based in the US. Fort-Russ News, another frequent contributor to the EUvsDisinfo database , is also ready to describe the protests in the US as staged by the Democratic Party: ..."
Today's fires which have spread across America in the wake of George Floyd's murder at
the knee of Minnesota police officer Derick Chauvin has presented America with the chance to
do some serious soul searching. It has also presented certain Deep State opportunists, color
revolutionaries and anarchism-financing billionaires a chance to unleash what some are
calling an "America's Maidan" in the hopes of accomplishing what four years of Russiagate
failed to do.
Send runners everywhere, call to the World. Be assured – in this very minute a
slow coup d'etat is played out by the bureaucrats in the White House. If the Americans will
take my advice into consideration, I hope we can see the United States becoming a real
Ukraine. Good luck, friends! The entire progressive humankind is with you! Beat the whites
until they turn black.
Several elements of the pro-Kremlin English-language ecosystem are based in the US.
Fort-Russ News, another frequent contributor to the EUvsDisinfo database , is
ready to describe the protests in the US as staged by the Democratic Party:
This color revolution is a DNC coup against constitutional government.
A particularly special outlet is the US-based, Russian nationalist site Russia Insider.
EUvsDisinfo reported on the site's
decision to adopt an openly anti-Semitic editorial policy in 2018, and it is a frequent
contributor to the disinformation database. The site has no visible connections to Russian
state structures, but is demonstratively loyal to key Kremlin priorities. Russia Insider has
gone fully racist on the protests, giving room for white supremacists:
Why is Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who is Jewish, actively encouraging the mobs
burning down his police department's precinct? Why is the President of the United States
reduced to impotently begging
Yoel Roth to let him tweet? Why has Trump decided to letMinneapolis burnas he cowers under his desk inside theWhite House, all while the NYPD under "woke" Bill De Blasioviciously
brutalizespeople protesting for the same cause? Traditional understandings of how
power is brokered and administrated do not apply.
[ -- ]
All white people are targets, no white person can expect either of the existing parties
to the rescue. When November comes around, we must vote no-confidence. This is America, and
its system is out to destroy you.
This is not Kremlin policy. It is impossible to claim that the Kremlin has an explicitly
racist agenda, but the pro-Kremlin disinformation network reaches out to a great variety of
audiences, with which it seeks to find distinct avenues of appeal. Sites affiliated with state
structures share content and contributors with sites without any visible connections to the
Kremlin. A Red, White and Blue All-American Maidan.
Supporting and Attacking Antifa
Creating rapport with white supremacists works just as well as reaching out to leftist,
anti-capitalist groups and individuals; like here :
It is entirely believable that the current violence is largely instigated. The media
obediently relayed Attorney General Barr's claim that rioting was led by the anti-fascist
groups known as 'Anti-Fa', until proof was uncovered of a deliberate White House/White
Nationalist plan to provoke violence by unsuspecting protesters who long ago forgot if they
even knew it, that Donald Trump's most powerful backers in 2016 ranged from David Duke, the
Grand Wizard (sic) of the Ku Klux Klan, to the white nationalist millionaire hedge fund owner
Robert Mercer, who hand-picked several of Trump's initial cabinet.
So while one part of the pro-Kremlin network defends the Antifa movement, the
above-mentioned Russia Insider
vehemently attacks it :
Antifa, the extreme anarchist-communist movement, has rioting down to an art. The first
broken window is the blood in the water for looters to move in. When the looting is done,
those carrying flammable chemicals start fires to finish the job. Footage recorded in
Minneapolis and other cities show militants dressed in black bloc -- the antifa uniform --
wielding weapons like hammers or sticks to smash windows. You see their graffiti daubed on
smashed up buildings: FTP means 'Fuck the Police'; ACAB stands for 'All Cops Are Bastards';
1312 is the numerical code for ACAB.
Was Floyd chokehold it staged at least partially, but then went wrong because Floyd has high level of fentanyl in his blood ?
George Floyd had COVID-19, meth & fentanyl in his - NBC2 News (The autopsy, which was performed the day after his death, showed
11 ng/mL of fentanyl and 19 ng/mL of methamphetamines, in addition to 86 ng/mL of morphine and other substances.)
"... It would be hard to choreograph a film scene more likely to provoke a backlash against police than the killing of George Floyd. White Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling on the handcuffed black man's neck for an excruciating eight minutes, all but smirking directly into the camera as if he knew it was his big moment of stardom. Ever since, public opinion of the police has been pummeled by a non-stop stream of on-camera brutality, and cries to defund police forces across the country are reaching fever pitch. ..."
"... With so much public outrage against police abuses, one might think that police departments would be hurrying to clean house and get rid of their " bad apples. " Accountability – punishing the truly bad cops in court with prison sentences rather than desk duty or dismissal from the force – would seem to be the only alternative to defunding. Incremental reforms, like the rollout of body cameras and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's move to outlaw chokeholds that were already banned by the NYPD in 1993, are clearly not having the desired effect. But police departments have resoundingly failed to hold their officers accountable, and so – with a handful of exceptions – have courts. Instead, the violence has only gotten more alarming. ..."
"... It's worth asking why these officers engage in such disturbing acts of violence, knowing they'll be on social media and probably the nightly news, providing a glowing advertisement for police abolition. Surely they aren't all the racist sociopaths Black Lives Matter has, with its " All Cops Are Bastards " slogan, dubbed them? ..."
"... cops in the past have gone to great (and possibly illegal) lengths to stop civilians from filming them in the act of abusing their authority. The man who filmed the 2014 police chokehold killing of Eric Garner even sued New York City two years later over alleged retaliation by the cops, claiming he was arrested on trumped-up charges for documenting the brutal act. ..."
"... Yet 2020's over-the-top bad cops seem unconcerned with amateur cinematographers. One might expect officers to be on their best behavior post-George Floyd, not auditioning for a spot on the now-cancelled COPS reality show. ..."
Over-the-top gratuitous violence against unarmed protesters, shockingly racist conversations, all of
it somehow recorded for posterity (and maximum virality) – are American police TRYING to get their
While police brutality has been an ugly reality for as long as the US has had police, the cartoonish
levels of on-camera police violence circulating on social media in the last month are truly
mind-boggling. Suddenly, there is no better advertisement for the police-abolition movement than the
Defenders of the police tend to blame the "
few bad apples
" who shoot
fleeing suspects, choke innocent men, or pepper-spray peaceful demonstrators for cops' bad reputation.
But that absolves from responsibility the supposed "
" who have repeatedly closed
ranks around those same problem officers, even as their unconscionable assaults are caught on film and
broadcast to the world.
It would be hard to choreograph a film scene more likely to provoke a backlash against police than
the killing of George Floyd. White Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling on the handcuffed
black man's neck for an excruciating eight minutes, all but smirking directly into the camera as if he
knew it was his big moment of stardom. Ever since, public opinion of the police has been pummeled by a
non-stop stream of on-camera brutality, and cries to defund police forces across the country are
reaching fever pitch.
With so much public outrage against police abuses, one might think that police departments would be
hurrying to clean house and get rid of their "
" Accountability – punishing the
truly bad cops in court with prison sentences rather than desk duty or dismissal from the force –
would seem to be the only alternative to defunding. Incremental reforms, like the rollout of body
cameras and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's move to outlaw chokeholds that were already banned by the
NYPD in 1993, are clearly not having the desired effect. But police departments have resoundingly
failed to hold their officers accountable, and so – with a handful of
– have courts. Instead, the violence has only gotten more alarming.
It's worth asking why these officers engage in such disturbing acts of violence, knowing they'll be
on social media and probably the nightly news, providing a glowing advertisement for police abolition.
Surely they aren't all the racist sociopaths Black Lives Matter has, with its "
All Cops Are
" slogan, dubbed them?
It's hard in 2020 to find a public place where there isn't at least one camera on the scene -
though that didn't stop Louisville cops from shutting off their body cameras before local barbecue
owner David McAtee was shot, allegedly with a National Guard bullet, earlier this month, an incident
that remains under investigation. But cops in the past have gone to great (and possibly illegal)
to stop civilians from filming them in the act of abusing their authority. The man who
filmed the 2014 police chokehold killing of Eric Garner even sued New York City two years later over
alleged retaliation by the cops, claiming he was arrested on trumped-up charges for documenting the
Yet 2020's over-the-top bad cops seem unconcerned with amateur cinematographers. One might expect
officers to be on their best behavior post-George Floyd, not auditioning for a spot on the
now-cancelled COPS reality show.
Even nonviolent policing incidents seem designed to incite popular outrage. The bizarre arrest of a
CNN reporter covering the early unrest in Minneapolis – in which sheepish-sounding officers
apologetically informed correspondent Omar Jimenez that he was under arrest while live on the air –
elicited predictable cries of free speech suppression and a groveling apology from Minnesota Governor
And were the three North Carolina cops – referred to as "
" of the
Wilmington Police Department and fired earlier this week after their disturbingly racist chats were
recorded via "
" of a dashboard camera – really unaware those cameras
could be inadvertently triggered? Why indulge in multiple in-car hatefests when you know you're under
None of this adds up. Even as more communities seem to warm to the notion of "
," it remains unclear what will replace them. Are we looking at a future of empowered
, each snooping on the next in the hope of being rewarded by local government
for catching a crime in progress? Or are the rich merely going to hire Blackwater-style mercs to guard
their compounds while the poor rob and kill each other in the streets? Americans deserve some answers
– preferably before our police departments are dissolved.
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I'm not a conservative, no way; I am not a supporter of the current regime. I think that a
revolution – even the fake one, organized by Soros out of the GayLib crowd, lightly
sprinkled with Africans for colour – will do some good for America and the world. The
American troops are already leaving
Germany after only 75 years of occupation. There are more than 100 major bases overseas
that can be evacuated if the revolution persists. Fine and dandy.
But, Mr Hopkins, do not tell Trump that he has chosen the right survival strategy. As if
everyone will respect his authority if he doesn't get provoked. Let's be frank, comrade. Tell
Trump: if his main consideration is first of all not to be called a 'bloody tyrant' by a
liberal site, there is a place for him in hospitable Rostov, next to Yanukovych. Let him
decide. He can buy a villa over there for a good price.
Alternatively, let him try to regain some ground, and if he is called Hitler by some freaks,
let him answer with 'no more Mr Nice Guy', like the protagonist in Mel Brooks' film The
Producers . Let him defeat the colour Revolution of Masks, before it devours him.
Our colleague Andre VItchek
suggested we should not describe the process going on in the US, as a 'colour revolution'.
Firstly, the protesters shouldn't be discouraged, let alone ridiculed. Secondly, all these
revolutions are different, he says. These are weak arguments. First, I endeavour to understand
and explain events, and I leave encouragement to others. Second, colour revolutions are
revolutions made for the benefit of oligarchy. They remove the ruler who is too strong-willed
or social-minded for the billionaires' liking. And they utilise legitimate grievances of the
people. They ride on the people like a rider rides a horse. It means that a colour revolution
can shift and turn into the real thing, like a horse can throw down the rider and gallop away,
but this is not the usual turn of events.
The Mask Revolution in the US has too strong a support from corporations to be anything else
but a colour revolution. "Black Lives Matter Receives $100 Million from Foundations, in
addition to more than $33 million in grants to the Black Lives Matter movement from George
Soros through his Open Society Foundations", says Policemag
(the article was removed but can be accessed via archives.com.)
It can't be decoupled from the Covid pandemic, or rather, from the lockdowns. These unusual
means of disease control are deadly for small businesses and for free-lancers. Big corporations
survive and even grow fat; small ones die. Control over the population increases. Free-lancers
are forced to join the regular labour force and work for a large corporation; or die. The
actors of the revolution will be destroyed by the success of their enterprise. We shall know
the revolution became a real one, when the revolutionaries fight the corporations. Likewise,
the enemies of the colour revolution should not fight Blacks and minorities; they should fight
the corporations that use the Blacks as their cannon fodder.
Because of this connection between lockdowns and the Mask Revolution, Trump should end the
lockdowns. If there is one thing we have learned from first half of the year it is that
lockdowns do not help. We have to live with the virus, even if it that means dying. If you have
no lockdown, you'll have no second wave. The Swedes did it; everybody can do it. Those who want
to lock us down would lock us down forever.
And now, another reason why I disagree with Vltchek. It is not that BLM or DNC are better or
worse than Trump's warriors. DNC and BLM are close to a hegemonic power. They are loved by the
media, by the Masters of Discourse. If the Democratic candidate wins the 2020 elections, the
West will be united behind him. He will humiliate China, Russia, Venezuela, Iran; the
Deplorable will be deplored; European nationalists will be eliminated; the New World Order will
proceed at double speed. No, thank you, Andre. It is better to have America and the West
divided under Trump rather than united under the DNC.
No matter what Trump and the Republicans do to all of these coping plan-trusters (including
Shamir), they will never be held to account, never be questioned for their serial betrayals
of the base, because "Democrats worse."
Foreign observers are welcome to their relatively uninformed opinions but those of us
who've grown up and been forced to live under generations of kosher sandwich U.S. politics
– two parties for Jews, none for us – have had enough.
Trump loses in November, bigly. The legitimacy of every American institution has been
exhausted and the faith of the people in the entire American project is at a modern,if not
all time low.
Even in the Civil War, patriots of both sides believed in their respective governments. A
strong majority of Americans left and right have nothing left to believe in at all –
Trump should have listened to his own speeches from his own election campaign 2016, and
follow them to the letter.
If he had done that, he could fill five stadiums and would be on the way to a big election
victory. However, the reality was different. He went back on his promises and betrayed his
team – so his base (what's left of it) rightly no longer trusts him. Fool me once.
Anyway, 2020 US elections will probably be an exercise in chaos, since the whole BLM, SJW,
CHAZ flag burning, violence and statue toppling has moved out onto the streets.
Do not bother with racism or anti-racism. It is a faux-agenda, like gay or homophobe, like
fem or trans, like toilet gendering. Real people aren't interested in this sort of nonsense.
Blacks are not interested in anti-racism, either. It is mainly White Wokes that are, and they
will follow whatever the newspaper tells them to follow. Seattle has very few blacks but many
Wokes, that's why it is the centre of the 'anti-racist' campaign. Even if Trump went around
kissing the sneakers of black youngsters, he wouldn't change anything. Blacks are not hostile
to him, not at all, but people who speak for them, the Dem Wokes, definitely are.
TBH, I have grown to hate the GOP even more than I hate the DNC.
The only thing on our menu is the kosher sandwich.
trump has done virtually nothing for white people. In fact I could make a good argument that
things were better under Obama.
Things are so bad now I can barely go to sleep at night and I can barely get up in the
The rioting and burning and looting and killing was bad enough, but the destruction of our
statues is like daggers stabbing me in the back. And to think that the entire fucking GOP sits
and WATCHES and does NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The United States government is no longer legitimate. They can't even protect the citizens
and this is the very LEAST that we ask of those bastards. Idiots give trump a pass because it's
"Democrat cities being destroyed." Well ..I live in a Democrat city and my life matters
Fuck trump. trump is part of the deep state. trump is a swamp creature. The idea that he
would actually do something against Antifa is absurd. Antifa and BLM are shock troops for the
trump WORKS for the jews, does the bidding of the jews.
Antifa attacks white men, nothing happens.
White men defend themselves against Antifa, white men go to jail.
We now live in an apartheid state where whites have no rights yet must follow the law, while
non-whites can do whatever the fuck they want.
I can't however decipher the following: "If the Democratic candidate wins the 2020
elections, the West will be united behind him. He will humiliate China, Russia, Venezuela,
Iran; the Deplorable will be deplored; European nationalists will be eliminated; the New World
Order will proceed at double speed. "
Why would the DNC puppet humiliate China when the DNC puppeteers made of China what it is
today. Aside from industrializing China (while the West, especially the US, was
deindustrialized) and the decade-long of technology transfer (read: theft) from the West to
China, the City of London (who paradoxically also waged successive phases of opium wars on
China*) has backed the Chinese Yuan since 1913 (coincidentally, the same year they created the
The same goes for Iran, it would be inaccurate to think of it as a monolithic entity. Iran
is divided between the Rouhani clan (who support the Muslim Brotherhood (a British intelligence
creation modeled on the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry) and who hoped Hillary came to power)) and
the Revolutionary Guards.
* The British Empire's drug money launderer in Hong Kong, Jardines, still bears the opium
poppy flower as its logo. https://www.jardines.com
Very sensible stuff, Shamir. Thanks. High time we all jumped off the phony racism express. A
Pew poll shows 46% of the BLM/Antifa mob are White, fewer than 20% Black. Who are those
anti-White, anti-Tradition Whites? Could they be exactly what they look like -- affluent
anti-Trump suburbanites fanning arson and riots with copious financing from Soros and the
various other oligarchic foundations built by stateless corporate interests? I sure do agree
with you that this is a fresh attempt to putsch Trump out of office and get his deplorables
back under lock, key and mask.
And, yes, the problem with Trump is that he's all bark and no bite. He was elected because
his bark resonated with the concerns of millions of sane, normal Americans who have had a
snootful of globalism, deindustrialization, open borders and forever wars. Then he packed his
government with their enemies and got a knife in the back from each one of them. Trump framed
the issues but forgot to lead.
A quick look at the economic desolation left by the lockdown hoax and the physical chaos
left by the racism hoax is now persuading even Black leaders to wash their hands of this
nonsense. Thousands of Black soldiers and cops would gladly join them. They are the natural
allies of the Deplorables against the wealthy interests tearing the country apart. But who is
going to lead them? Our welfare-warfare regime leaves no alternative to Trump's bark. But when
is he going to bite?
Trump is a minion of the Deep State something the author and many other Trump apologists
fail to understand.
Even this is giving Orange Buffoon too much credit. I never sensed guile, just a man with no
real plan. That the atrocious kushner continues to infest the WH is proof-positive Trump can't
separate family from the aloneness required for leadership.
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A leading activist's remarks that all "statues, murals, and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother" represent
"gross white supremacy" shows that radical, racialised politics has no limit to its targets.
The problematic statues row has now taken a turn from political iconoclasm to literal iconoclasm with depictions of "white Jesus"
next on the hit list for some of Black Lives Matter's more hardcore proponents.
Activist Shaun King has called for all the statues,
murals, stained glass windows and paintings depicting the Messiah as having European features to come down because they are a
"gross form of White Supremacy."
To illustrate his point, King makes the perceptive observation that when Jesus, Mary and Joseph
went into hiding while Herod engaged in a spot of infanticide in 1 AD Judea, the family hid in Egypt, not Denmark, so they would
This is exactly the sort of mission creep many people worried about when the whole statues issue started to pick up steam last
month. It began with slave owners, and one can see the argument there for taking them down, but it is worth noting that the statues
themselves were not erected for their services to the Transatlantic slave trade.
Then in America, they moved onto their national heroes, like Washington and Jefferson, again because they owned slaves. Again,
one can understand the argument that they shouldn't be venerated because of this fact, but they aren't praised for being slave owners
but for founding the United States of America.
Before we knew it, we were at Ulysses Grant, who lead the Union Armies in the Civil War to end slavery, but because he married
into a slave owning family, he too must be torn down. Defeating the Confederacy wasn't enough to save him. Then Theodore Roosevelt
was next on the list because of white supremacy, (although he wasn't the Roosevelt who actually interred Americans in camps based
on their race in World War II, that was FDR).
But even with the pace with which this movement has declared former icons persona non-grata, to jump from Teddy Roosevelt to Jesus
is extraordinary. Were Mr. King's demands to be met, and "all statues of the White European they claim to be Jesus" to come down,
that would amount to the destruction of some of the finest works of art in existence.
Michelangelo's Pieta, gone, Da Vinci's Last Supper, erased, Raphael's Transfiguration, wiped, Donatello's Crucifix, torn down,
and that would be just if we targeted artists who share their names with turtles who know karate. And the Sistine Chapel? Razed to
the ground, along with the smashing of the stained-glass windows of virtually every church and cathedral in Europe.
This erasure of history would make the destruction of the Reformation and the dissolution of the monasteries in 16th-century England
look like child's play.
The simple fact of the matter is that Jesus has, throughout history, been portrayed as looking like any number of races, and those
usually reflect the race of the artist. Black artists have portrayed him as having African features, Asian artists have done something
in their image, and so European artists obviously portrayed him as looking European. Which is kind of the point of Jesus: all his
followers are supposed to be able to see themselves in him. As a result of living in the Western world, that means, to Western eyes,
he has more often been portrayed as looking like a white European.
Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a
form of white supremacy. Always have been. In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where
they went?EGYPT!Not Denmark.Tear them down.
Yes. All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends
should also come down. They are a gross form white supremacy. Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda. They should
all come down.
There is also the fact that for a large chunk of history, Europe is where Christianity blossomed. In the Middle East, where yes,
Jesus was born, a very different religion, with a very different view on depicting religious figures arose, which perhaps goes some
way to explaining the paucity of paintings of Christ in this part of the world. The fact that Jesus plays second fiddle to Mohammed
in Islam and is regarded as a false prophet in Judaism, might explain why there are fewer depictions of him in the immediate vicinity
of the Sea of Galilee.
One also has to have quite a conspiratorial mind to conclude that 'white supremacy' was top of the agenda for the likes of Da
Vinci and Raphael. Couldn't they just be artists painting and sculpting their interpretation of what Christ looked like? Could the
depictions of him as looking more European not just be down to those being the kind of people they hung around with?
I mean, if we're getting into the weeds about this, it's probably quite unlikely that the historical Jesus had a rippling six
pack and sinewy biceps as he is so often shown as having. Can art not just be appreciated as art without having the artist's motivation
impugned four, five or six centuries after the fact? Given that the Transatlantic slave trade didn't begin until the 17th century,
it seems baffling to tear down art made in the centuries before.
It also raises the question of how exactly is it acceptable to depict Jesus from now on then? Given that he was a Palestinian
Jew, it seems equally unlikely that he looked like the African man he was portrayed as in Madonna's
Like a Prayer
as he would look like the dirty blonde haired European in Da Vinci's
The Last Supper
. (Gosh, it's painful equating these
two very different pieces of culture in the same sentence).
This may seem like a fringe issue that is never going to happen, and it could easily be dismissed as the ramblings of someone
on the extreme left.
"No one would seriously argue that the Pieta or the Last Supper should be torn down or painted over,"
some might say.
"Shaun King is just being ridiculous and provocative, and writing an article about his mad claims is just legitimising
they may add.
This may be true, but ask yourself – in 2010, how much money would you have put on statues of Washington and Jefferson being torn
down in America? What odds would you have got on the bookies of Churchill's statue having to be boarded up in London? I don't think
you'd have even put a quid on it.
There has to come a point where a civilisation just says "enough, stop," otherwise these movements pick up steam. Several American
states have shown themselves incapable of defending their founding fathers. With Christianity dwindling year by year in the West,
how long will we be able to make a defence for these priceless works of art if they too are decided to be contrary to the prevailing
ideology of the day?
Ugly civilisations torch their history, others learn from them. Let us not become the former, just because the other side is shouting
louder than we are.
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An upstate woman and two Brooklyn lawyers were indicted Friday on federal explosives and
arson charges for allegedly tossing Molotov cocktails at NYPD vehicles during George Floyd
protests in New York City.
Samantha Shader, 27, of Catskill, is accused of hurling the makeshift explosive at an
NYPD vehicle occupied by four police officers on early Saturday morning, May 30.
Prosecutors allege Shader bit one of the officer's legs when she was being taken into
Around the same time, Brooklyn lawyers Urooj Rahman, 31, and Colinford Mattis, 32, were
accused of tossing their own Molotov cocktail at an unoccupied police vehicle in Brooklyn
during a separate attack.
Throw the book at them. This was premeditated, murderous, and seditious.
agent provocateur is an undercover agent, sometimes a police officer, who's deployed to join a
protest to provoke protesters into illegal acts or violence so the protest can be discredited
and those protesting are liable for prosecution. It's a classic strategy, and Anders Lee
explores its place in history, both in the recent George Floyd uprisings, and in many instances
of domestic terrorism in the US.
The Venezuelan Embassy protectors have had their felony charges dropped over their protests
defending the international diplomatic order, US law enforcement has targeted journalists
covering the George Floyd uprising, the Biden campaign continues to become more of a carnival
as it lets the Democratic National Committee's candidate continue to talk in public, and
Natalie McGill reports on where the bailout money aimed at hospitals went. Unsurprisingly,
it turns out that already wealthy, predatory metropolitan institutions scooped more funding
than struggling rural hospitals, and McGill wants to know how we can get that money back.
Anders Lee sits down with Lee Camp to talk about Trump's move to criminalize Antifa, the case
of an assassinated former Swedish president that's not only been reopened but potentially also
solved, and more. YOUTUBE Channel Redacted Tonight
Today, in the context of the Black Lives Matter protests, TomDispatch regular Andrew Bacevich considers the all-American version of "extreme
materialism" that Martin Luther King called out more than half a century ago. And when it
comes to the overwhelming urge to get one's hands on the goods, among the looters of this
moment two groups are almost never mentioned: the Pentagon and the police.
Yet, in 1997, the Department of Defense set up the 1033 program as part of the National
Defense Authorization Act to provide thousands of domestic police forces with "surplus"
equipment of almost every imaginable militarized kind. Since then, thanks to your tax
dollars, it has given away $7.4
billion of such equipment, some of it directly off the battlefields of this country's
forlorn "forever wars."
For items like grenade launchers, mine-resistant armored vehicles, military rifles,
bayonets, body armor, night-vision goggles, and helicopters
, all that police departments have to fork over is the price of delivery. The Pentagon has,
in fact, been so eager to become the Macy's of
militarized hardware that, in 2017, it was even willing to "give $1.2 million worth of
rifles, pipe bombs, and night vision goggles to a fake police department," no questions
asked. That "department" proved to be part of a sting
operation run by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). "It was like getting stuff
off of eBay," a GAO official would
say . Only, of course, for free.
The militarization (or, thought of another way, the commercialization) of the police has
been remarkably on pace these last 23 years, while the Pentagon's
ever-soaring budgets for its ever-sinking wars could be thought of as the great American
commercial success story of this century. With more and more taxpayer dollars in its
wallet, it's been on a remarkable looting spree. Ask yourself: has there been a weapons
system it couldn't have, a military base it couldn't establish, a war expense Congress
wouldn't fund even while cutting back on crucial aspects of the domestic budget like
disease-prevention spending ? No wonder the Pentagon could supply all those police
departments with a cornucopia of goods with which to turn themselves into over-armed
occupying forces in this country.
It's never thought of that way, but the Pentagon and the police have essentially been
looting the coffers of the American taxpayer for a long time now and, in the Trump era, the
process has only intensified .
Nonetheless, as Bacevich points out, even with protests over racism filling the streets of
America, protests over defunding the Pentagon have yet to surface in any significant way.
Perhaps it's finally time. ~ Tom
Martin Luther King's Giant Triplets
By Andrew Bacevich
In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, Americans are finally – or is it
once again? – confronting the racism that afflicts this country and extends into just
about every corner of our national life. Something fundamental just might be happening.
Yet to state the obvious, we've been
here before. Mass protests in response to racial inequality and discrimination, including
police brutality, have been anything but unknown in the United States. Much the same can be
said of riots targeting black Americans, fomented and exploited by white racists, often
actively or passively abetted by local law enforcement officials. If Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin,
formerly known as H. Rap Brown, was correct in calling violence "as American as
cherry pie," then race-related urban unrest is the apple-filled equivalent.
The optimists among us believe
that "this time is different." I hope events will prove them right. Yet recalling
expectations that Barack Obama's election in 2008 signaled the dawn of a " post-racial America
," I see no reason to expect it to be so. A yawning gap, I fear, separates hope from
Let me suggest, however, that the nation's current preoccupation with race, as honorable
and necessary as it may be, falls well short of adequately responding to the situation
confronting Americans as they enter the third decade of the twenty-first century. Racism is a
massive problem, but hardly our only one. Indeed, as Martin Luther King sought to remind us
many years ago, there are at least two others of comparable magnitude.
MLK Defines the Problem
In April 1967, at New York City's Riverside Church, Dr. King delivered a sermon that
offered a profound diagnosis of the illnesses afflicting the nation. His analysis remains as
timely today as it was then, perhaps more so.
Americans remember King primarily as a great civil rights leader and indeed he was that.
In his Riverside Church address, however, he turned to matters that went far beyond race. In
an immediate sense, his focus was the ongoing Vietnam War, which he denounced as "madness"
that "must cease." Yet King also used the occasion to summon the nation to "undergo a radical
revolution of values" that would transform the United States "from a thing-oriented society
to a person-oriented society." Only through such a revolution, he declared, would we be able
to overcome "the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism."
The challenge confronting Americans was to dismantle what King referred to as the
"edifice" that produced and sustained each of those giant triplets. Today's protesters,
crusading journalists, and engaged intellectuals make no bones about their determination to
eliminate the first of those giant triplets. Yet they generally treat the other two as, at
best, mere afterthoughts, while the edifice itself, resting on a perverse understanding of
freedom, goes almost entirely ignored.
I'm not suggesting that members of the grand coalition of Americans today fervently
campaigning against racism favor extreme materialism. Many of them merely accept its reality
and move on. Nor am I suggesting that they consciously endorse militarism, although in
confusing "support" for the troops with genuine patriotism some of them do so implicitly.
What I am suggesting is that those calling for fundamental change will go badly astray if
they ignore Dr. King's insistence that each of the giant triplets is intimately tied to the
Defund the Pentagon?
The protests triggered by the recent murders of George Floyd and other black Americans
have produced widespread demands to "defund the police." Those demands don't come out of
nowhere. While "reform" programs undertaken in innumerable American cities over the course of
many years have demonstrably
enhanced police firepower , they have done little, if anything, to repair relations
between police departments and communities of color.
As an aging middle-class white male, I don't fear cops. I respect the fact that theirs is
a tough job, which I would not want. Yet I realize that my attitude is one more expression of
white privilege, which black men, regardless of their age and economic status, can ill afford
to indulge. So I fully accept the need for radical changes in policing – that's what
"defund" appears to imply – if American cities are ever to have law enforcement
agencies that are effective, humane, and themselves law-abiding.
What I can't fathom is why a similar logic doesn't apply to the armed forces that we
employ to police huge chunks of the world beyond our borders. If Americans have reason to
question the nation's increasingly
militarized approach to law enforcement, then shouldn't they have equal reason to
question this country's thoroughly militarized approach to statecraft?
Consider this: on an annual basis, police officers in the United States kill approximately
1,000 Americans , with blacks
two-and-a-half times more likely than whites to be victimized. Those are appalling
figures, indicative of basic policy gone fundamentally awry. So the outpouring of protest
over the police and demands for change are understandable and justified.
Still, the question must be asked: Why have the nation's post-9/11 wars not prompted
similar expressions of outrage? The unjustified killing of black Americans rightly finds
thousands upon thousands of protesters flooding the streets of major cities. Yet the
loss of thousands of
American soldiers and the physical and psychological wounds sustained by tens of thousands
more in foolhardy wars elicits, at best, shrugs. Throw in the hundreds of
thousands of non-American lives taken in those military campaigns and the
trillions of taxpayer dollars they have consumed and you have a catastrophe that easily
exceeds in scale the myriad race-related protests and riots that have roiled American cities
in the recent past.
With their eyes fixed on elections that are now just months away, politicians of all
stripes spare no effort to show that they "get it" on the issue of race and policing. Race
may well play a large role in determining who wins the White House this November and which
party controls Congress. It should. Yet while the election's final outcome may be uncertain,
this much is not: neither the American
propensity for war, nor the
bloated size of the Pentagon budget, nor the dubious habit of maintaining a sprawling
network of military bases across much of the planet will receive serious scrutiny during
the political season now underway. Militarism will escape unscathed.
At Riverside Church, King described the U.S. government as "the greatest purveyor of
violence in the world today." So it unquestionably remains, perpetrating immeasurably more
violence than any other great power and with remarkably little to show in return. Why, then,
except on the easily ignored fringes of American politics, are there no demands to "defund"
King considered the Vietnam War an abomination. At that time, more than a few Americans
agreed with him and vigorously demonstrated against the conflict's continuation. That today's
demonstrators have seemingly chosen to file away our post-9/11 military misadventures under
the heading of regrettable but forgettable is itself an abomination. While their sensitivity
to racism is admirable, their indifference to war is nothing short of disheartening.
In 1967, Dr. King warned that "a nation that continues year after year to spend more money
on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." During
the intervening decades, his charge has lost none of its sting or aptness.
America's National Signature
Given their size and duration, the protests occurring in the wake of the murder of George
Floyd have been remarkably peaceful. That said, some of them did, early on, include rioters
who resorted to looting. Smashing windows and ransacking stores, they walked off not with
milk and bread for the hungry, but with shopping bags filled with
high-end swag – designer shoes and sneakers, purses, clothing, and jewelry lifted
stores like Prada and Alexander McQueen. Also stolen were smart phones,
handguns , even automobiles . In-store
surveillance systems recorded
scenes reminiscent of Black Friday doorbuster sales, though without anyone bothering to
pass through a checkout counter. Some looters quickly attempted to monetize their hauls by
offering to sell purloined items online.
Certain right-wing commentators wasted no time in using the looting to tar the protest
movement as little more than an expression of nihilism. Tucker Carlson of Fox News was
emphatic on this point. Americans taking to the streets in response to George Floyd's
murder, he said, "reject society itself."
"Reason and process and precedent mean nothing to them. They use violence to get what they
want immediately. People like this don't bother to work. They don't volunteer or pay taxes to
help other people. They live for themselves. They do exactly what they feel like doing On
television, hour by hour, we watch these people – criminal mobs – destroy what
the rest of us have built "
To explain such selfish and destructive misconduct, Carlson had an answer readily at
"The ideologues will tell you that the problem is race relations, or capitalism, or police
brutality, or global warming. But only on the surface. The real cause is deeper than that and
it's far darker. What you're watching is the ancient battle between those who have a stake in
society, and would like to preserve it, and those who don't, and seek to destroy it.
This is vile, hateful stuff, and entirely wrong – except perhaps on one point. In
attributing the looting to a deeper cause, Carlson was onto something, even if his effort to
pinpoint that cause was wildly off the mark.
I won't try to unravel the specific motives of those who saw an opportunity in the
protests against racism to help themselves to goods that were not theirs. How much was
righteous anger turned to rage and how much cynical opportunism is beyond my ability to
This much, however, can be said for certain: the grab-all-you-can-get impulse so vividly
on display was as all-American as fireworks on the Fourth of July. Those looters, after all,
merely wanted more stuff. What could be more American than that? In this country, after all,
stuff carries with it the possibility of personal fulfillment, of achieving some version of
happiness or status.
The looters that Tucker Carlson targeted with his ire were doing anything but "rejecting
society itself." They were merely helping themselves to what this society today has on offer
for those with sufficient cash and credit cards in their wallets. In a sense, they were
treating themselves to a tiny sip of what passes these days for the American Dream.
With the exception of cloistered nuns, hippies, and other vanishing breeds, virtually all
Americans have been conditioned to buy into the proposition that stuff correlates with the
good life. Unconvinced? Check out the videos from last year's Black Friday and then consider
the intense, if unsurprising, interest of economists and journalists in tracking the
consumer spending trends . At least until Covid-19 came along, consumer spending served
as the authoritative measure of the nation's overall health.
The primary civic obligation of US citizens today is not to vote or pay taxes. And it's
certainly not to defend the country, a task offloaded onto those who can be enticed to enlist
(with minorities vastly
overrepresented ) in the so-called All-Volunteer Military. No, the primary obligation of
citizenship is to spend.
Ours is not a nation of mystics, philosophers, poets, artisans, or Thomas Jefferson's
yeomen farmers. We are now a nation of citizen-consumers, held in thrall to the extreme
materialism that Dr. King decried. This, not a commitment to liberty or democracy, has become
our true national signature and our chief contribution to late modernity.
Tearing Down the Edifice
At Riverside Church, King reminded his listeners that the Southern Christian Leadership
Conference, which he had helped to found a decade earlier, had chosen this as its motto: "To
save the soul of America." The soul of a nation corrupted by racism, militarism, and extreme
materialism represented King's ultimate concern. Vietnam, he said, was "but a symptom of a
far deeper malady within the American spirit."
In a tone-deaf
editorial criticizing his Riverside Church sermon, the New York Times chastised
King for "fusing two public problems" – racism and the Vietnam War – "that are
distinct and separate." Yet part of King's genius lay in his ability to recognize the
interconnectedness of matters that Times editors, as oblivious to deeper maladies then
as they are today, wish to keep separate. King sought to tear down the edifice that sustained
all three of those giant triplets. Indeed, it is all but certain that, were he alive now, he
would call similar attention to a fourth related factor: climate change denial. The refusal
to treat seriously the threat posed by climate change underwrites the persistence of racism,
militarism, and extreme materialism.
During the course of his sermon, King quoted this sentence from the statement of a group
that called itself the Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam: "A time comes when silence
is betrayal." Regarding race, it appears that the
great majority of Americans have now rejected such silence. This is good. It remains an
open question, however, when their silent acceptance of militarism, materialism, and the
abuse of Planet Earth will end.
While appearing on Fox News
Wednesday, Greater New York Black Lives Matter president Hawk Newsome told host Martha
MacCallum that if America doesn't bend over and cave to his group's demands, they will burn
down the system and replace it.
He justified his insurrection by citing the American Revolution and claiming that the United
States is founded on violence and spreads violence around the world.
According to Fox News (Emphasis added):
"You have said that violence is sometimes necessary in these situations," host Martha
MacCallum told Newsome. "What exactly is it that you hope to achieve through violence?"
"Wow, it's interesting that you would pose that question like that," Newsome responded,
"because this country is built upon violence. What was the American Revolution, what's our
diplomacy across the globe?
"We go in and we blow up countries and we replace their leaders with leaders who we like.
So for any American to accuse us of being violent is extremely hypocritical."
MacCallum clarified that her question was based off comments she had heard Newsome utter
in various interviews.
"I said," Newsome told the host, " if this country doesn't give us what we want, then we
will burn down this system and replace it . All right? And I could be speaking figuratively.
I could be speaking literally. It's a matter of interpretation.
"Let's observe the history of the 1960s, when black people were rioting," he went on. "We
had the highest growth in wealth, in property ownership. Think about the last few weeks since
we started protesting. There have been eight cops fired across the country."
Newsome never said what he wanted to replace the United States with, but given the
Marxist background of BLM, we have a pretty good idea
He refused to condemn the rioting and later claimed to be a Christian, calling Jesus Christ
a black revolutionary who was assassinated by the government.
"I love the Lord and my Lord and savior," Newsome said. "Jesus Christ is the most famous
black radical revolutionary in history. And he was treated just like Dr. King. He was arrested
on occasion and he was also crucified or assassinated. This is what happens to black activists.
We are killed by the government."
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Analysis carried out by the Pew Research Center has revealed that just one in six protesters
turning out at BLM demonstrations in the US are actually black.
The research notes that the plurality of those present at the gatherings have been white
The full breakdown reveals that just 17 percent of protesters were black, while 46 percent
A further 22 percent were Hispanic, with eight percent being Asian, the analysis highlights.
Perhaps even more telling is the demographic breakdown in terms of political affiliation.
Almost four out of every five "protesters" identified as Democrats or Democrat-leaning, with
fewer than 17 percent identifying as Republicans.
The findings dovetail with comments made by BET Founder Robert Johnson yesterday, who noted
that most black Americans "laugh" at white people attempting to bring down monuments and cancel
everything they deem to be "racist". Johnson said that white people "have the mistaken
assumption that black people are sitting around cheering for them saying 'Oh, my God, look at
these white people. They're doing something so important to us. They're taking down the statue
of a Civil War general who fought for the South."
"You know, black people, in my opinion, black people laugh at white people who do this the
same way we laugh at white people who say we got to take off the TV shows." Johnson said in an
interview with Fox News.
"Look, the people who are basically tearing down statues, trying to make a statement are
basically borderline anarchists, the way I look at it," he continued, adding "They really
have no agenda other than the idea we're going to topple a statue."
"It's not going to give a kid whose parents can't afford college money to go to college.
It's not going to close the labor gap between what white workers are paid and what black
workers are paid. And it's not going to take people off welfare or food stamps." Johnson
"It's "tantamount to rearranging the deck chairs on a racial titanic. It absolutely means
nothing." Johnson asserted.
Another is the continuation of the CHOP or CHAZ in Seattle, which, I gather, will be ended
fairly soon one way or another. Initially sort of interesting, the area has been hit with
shootings over the last four nights, with one over the weekend killing 19-year old Lorenzo
These are apparently not the result of outside white boogaloo racists attacking them but
coming from inside this area.
There so far has been zero investigation of or effort to find Anderson's murderer and arrest
him. The only report I have seen is that Anderson was advocating people not to set off
fireworks due to a possible fire hazard. This appears to have what got him killed, although so
far there is little solid information. But, sorry, this experiment should not end and not be
repeated anywhere else.
So how can a tier of society(the police) . be what a society needs ? When as this story
and many others show how and why the police were formed . to break heads. When they have been
"the tool" of the elite forever. when so many of them are such dishonest,immoral ,wanna be
And the main direction of the US is towards a police state and fascists running the show .
both republican and democrat. With technology being the boot on the neck of the people and
the police are there to take it to the streets.
Can those elusive "good apples" turn the whole rotten barrel into sweet smelling apple
pie? That is a big ask.
Or should the structure be liquidated, sell their army toys. fill the ranks with people
who are not pathological liars and abusers and /or racists; of one sort or another. Get rid
of the mentality of overcompensation by uber machismo. and make them watch the andy griffith
show. They ought to learn that they can be respected if they are good people, and that they
are not respected because they seek respect through fear and intimidation.
Is that idiot cry of theirs, .. the whole yelling at you; demanding absolute obedience to
arbitrary ,assinine orders, really working to get them respect or is it just something they
get off on?
When the police are shown to be bad, they strike by work slowdown, or letting a little
chaos loose themselves. So the people know they need them So any reform of the police will go
through the police not doing their jobs . but then something like better communities may
result. less people being busted and harassed , or pulled over for the sake of a quota . may
just show we don't need so much policing anyway. And then if the new social workers brigade
starts intervening in peoples with issues when they are young and in school maybe fewer will
be in the system. Couple that with the police not throwing their family in jail for nothing,
and forcing them to pay fines for breaking stupid laws. The system will have less of a load,
and the new , better cops without attitudes will be able to handle their communities in a way
that works for everyone. Making them a net positive, as opposed to now where they are a net
The drug war is over.
The cops have only done the bidding of the organized criminal elements who make their
bread and butter because of prohibition.
our representatives can legally smoke pot , and grow it in their windowboxes in the
capital dc., but people in many places are still living in fear of police using possession of
some substance,as a pretext to take all their stuff,throw them in jail.
But besides the cops, there are the prosecutors . they earn their salaries by stealing it
from poor people through fines for things that ought to be legal. This is one way to drain
money from poor communities, causing people to go steal from others in society to pay their
And who is gonna come and bust down your door when you can't pay a fine and choose to pay
rent and buy your kids food instead . the cops. just doing their jobs..
The late Kevin R C O'Brien noted that in every case where the Police had been ordered to
"Round up the usual suspects" they have done so, and delivered them where ordered. It did not
matter who the "Usual suspects" were, or to what fate they were to be delivered.
They are the King's men and they do the King's bidding.
To have a reasonable discussion, I think that it should be recognized that modern police
are but one leg of a triad. The first of course is the police who appear to seem themselves
as not part of a community but as enforcers in that community.
To swipe an idea from Mao, the police should move amongst the people as a fish swims in
the sea. Not be a patrolling shark that attacks who they want at will knowing that there will
be no repercussions against them.
When you get to the point that you have police arresting children in school for
infractions of school discipline – giving them a police record – you know that
things have gotten out of hand.
The next leg is the courts which of course includes prosecutors. It is my understanding
that prosecutors are elected to office in the US and so have incentives to appear to be tough
on crime"" . They seem to operate more like 'Let's Make a Deal' from what I have read. When
they tell some kid that he has a choice of 1,000 years in prison on trumped up charges or
pleads guilty to a smaller offence, you know that that is not justice at work. Judges too
operate in their own world and will always take the word of a policeman as a witness.
And the third leg is the prisons which operate as sweatshops for corporate America. It is
in the interest of the police and the courts to fill up the prisons to overflowing. Anybody
remember the Pennsylvania "kids for cash" scandal where kids lives were being ruined with
criminal records that were bogus so that some people could make a profit?
And what sort of prison system is it where a private contractor can build a prison
without a contract at all , knowing that the government (California in this case) will
nonetheless fill it up for a good profit.
In short, in sorting out police doctrine and methods like is happening now, it should be
recognized that they are actually only the face of a set of problems.
I spent some time in the Silver Valley of northern Idaho. This area was the hot bed
of labor unrest during the 1890's. Federal troops controlled the area 3 separate
times,1892, 1894 and 1899. Twice miners hijacked trains loaded them with dynamite and drove
them to mining company stamping mills that they then blew up. Dozens of deaths in shoot outs.
The entire male population was herded up and placed in concentration camps for weeks. The end
result was the assassination of the Governor in 1905.
Interestingly this history has been completely expunged. There is a mining museum in the
town which doesn't mention a word on these events. Even nationwide there seems to be a
complete erasure of what real labor unrest can look like..
Yeah, labor unrest does get swept under the rug. Howard Zinn had examples in his works
"The peoples history of the United States"
The pictched battles in upstate new york with the Van Rennselear's in the 1840's breaking up
rennselearwyk . the million acre estate of theirs . it was a rent strike.
People remembering , we have been here before doesn't help the case of the establishment
so they try to not let it happen. We get experts telling us . well, this is all new we need
experts to tell you what to think.
It is like watching the footage from the past 100 years on film of blacks marching for
their rights and being told.. reform is coming.. the more things change, the more things stay
the same. decade after decade.century after century
time to start figuring this out people.
so, the enemy is us .
Doubtless the facts presented above are correct, but shouldn't one point out that the 21st
century is quite different from the 19th and therefore analogizing the current situation to
what went on before is quite facile?
For example it's no longer necessary for the police to put down strikes because strike
actions barely still exist.
In our current US the working class has diminished greatly while the middle class has
expanded. We are a much richer country overall with a lot more people–not just those
one percenters–concerned about crime.
Whatever one thinks of the police, politically an attempt to go back to the 18th century
isn't going to fly.
" the 21st century is quite different from the 19th "
From the Guardian
"How Starbucks, Target, Google and Microsoft quietly fund police through private
More than 25 large corporations in the past three years have contributed funding to
private police foundations, new report says.
These foundations receive millions of dollars a year from private and corporate donors,
according to the report, and are able to use the funds to purchase equipment and weapons
with little public input. The analysis notes, for example, how the Los Angeles police
department in 2007 used foundation funding to purchase surveillance software from
controversial technology firm Palantir. Buying the technology with private foundation
funding rather than its public budget allowed the department to bypass requirements to hold
public meetings and gain approval from the city council.
The Houston police foundation has purchased for the local police department a variety of
equipment, including Swat equipment, sound equipment and dogs for the K-9 unit, according
to the report. The Philadelphia police foundation purchased for its police force long guns,
drones and ballistic helmets, and the Atlanta police foundation helped fund a major
surveillance network of over 12,000 cameras.
In addition to weaponry, foundation funding can also go toward specialized training and
support programs that complement the department's policing strategies, according to one
"Not a lot of people are aware of this public-private partnership where corporations and
wealthy donors are able to siphon money into police forces with little to no oversight,"
said Gin Armstrong, a senior research analyst at LittleSis.
Maybe it is just me, but things don't seem to be all that different.
While it is true, this is a new century.
knowing how the present came to be, is entirely necessary to be able to attempt any move
The likelihood of making the same old mistakes is almost certain, if one doesn't try to use
the past as a reference.
And considering the effect of propaganda and revisionism in the formation of peoples
opinions, we do need " learning against learning" to borrow a Jesuit strategy against the
reformation, but this time it should embrace reality, rather than sow falsehoods.
But I do agree,
We have never been here before, and now is a great time to reset everything. With all due
respect to "getting it right" or at least "better".
and knowing the false fables of righteousness, is what people need to know, before they go
about "burning down the house".
You know it's not as though white people aren't also afraid of the police. Alfred
Hitchcock said he was deathly afraid of police and that paranoia informed many of his movies.
Woody Allen has a funny scene in Annie Hall where he is pulled over by a cop and is comically
flustered. White people also get shot and killed by the police as the rightwingers are
constantly pointing out.
And thousands of people in the streets tell us that police reform is necessary. But the
country is not going to get rid of them and replace police with social workers so why even
talk about it? I'd say the above is interesting .not terribly relevant.
I agree that alot of white people don't want ANY contact with the police either. I am one
of them. The police in general are rude and aggressive to everyone. I would generally say
they are a-holes but trying not to include my own "meetings" with the cops all have been
anecdotes of other police "fails".
I actually was trying to be race -non-specific . which is why I think there is a lot of room
for improvement in policing.
WE all have gripes about the police. It is just that now, I wouldn't pretend my worries are
greater than someone who wears their color of skin around. I would have to open my mouth
first before they realized they didn't like me.
I also wouldn't think that replacing police with social workers alone is the issue.
It is not allowing the police to routinely violate the 4th amendment as a matter of
course.That is why we need to end the drug war, because it is the first excuse cops use to
"look for something" that doesn't really matter anyway. and it brings people into the system,
who don't belong there.And the people who need help with their substance issues should be
able to reach out without fear of incarceration or penalties. again , social workers .
i would say that one thing to do is to get ALL police officers/sheriffs out of the schools.We
should make sure schools have an assistant principle on the grounds every day for discipline
issues, rather than having someone who lets every little issue possibly become an
"infraction" that is written up by someone who can bring you into the criminal system with
the stroke of a pen; by just doing their job. An asst. principle isn't a social worker ,per
se; but close enough for this piece of the pie.
and the ratcheting down of budgets have forced many with mental issues to be "handled" by the
police again.. another instance to get the cops out of the mental health business.
And right now, I consider all cops to be members of a "gang". A gang, who I don't like. And
would not help. This type of dislocation from otherwise "non-criminal" citizens makes them
less effective. They have ostracized themselves from large sections of the population, and
that doesn't really help anyone..
All of this in the 21st century, because we as a society would create police, if there was
nothing there. We just have the ability to see how it was mishandled in the past. We don't
have to limit ourselves to what has been.just because.
Straight-up fact: The police weren't created to preserve and protect. They were created to
maintain order, over certain subjected classes and races of people, including–for many
white people, too–many of our ancestors, too.*
And the question that arises from this: Are we willing to the subjects in a police state?
Are we willing to continue to let our Black and brown brothers and sisters be subjected BY
such a police state, and to half-wittingly be party TO it?
Or do we want to exercise AGENCY over "our" government(s), and decide–anew–how
we go out our vast, vast array of social ills.
Obviously, armed police officers with an average of six months training–almost all
from the white underclass–are a pretty f*cking blunt instrument to bring to bear.
On our own heads. On those who we and history have consigned to second-class citizenship.
Warning: this is a revolutionary situation. We should embrace it.
*Acceding to white supremacy, becoming "white" and often joining that police order, if you
were poor, was the road out of such subjectivity. My grandfather's father, for example, was
said to have fled a failed revolution in Bohemia to come here. Look back through history, you
will find plenty of reason to feel solidarity, too. Race alone cannot divide us if we are
intent on the lessons of that history.
It's a good argument for keeping business small and evenly distributed. Promote the
distribution of small enterprises all around the countryside and it'll be a preventative
against mergers and monopolies and giant corporations. Legislate for small business
everywhere. When mega corporations turn into godzilla they are no longer efficient. They just
tweak the statistics to imply that they are making such a profit that that means they are
Maybe their robots are. Maybe their security forces are. But rapacious capitalism is
almost comical, if not pathetic, when there is nothing left to rape. Which is where we now
find ourselves. They've been allowed to evolve into private monopolies and have sucked the
life out of the rest of the economy because they provide no employment, no training, no
health care, no responsible maintenance for themselves; they set up tax havens, etc. And they
produce way too much crap.
We need far less consumption to save the planet. If we need monopolies to create equal
distribution let them be state-owned monopolies. States do a good job. I'm thinking here of
the State owned liquor stores in Utah. Even tho' it'd be nice to buy wine in the grocery
store, the state does a good job of supplying booze at a good price. (They are in the process
now of setting up marijuana stores. Yes, Utah.) And they hire lotsa people. And they generate
a nice tax revenue. I think medical care should be the same way – but on a national
scale. This way we don't need to bludgeon the poor. Until we can turn things around, we need
to give the poor a state owned and controlled place to live – commonly thought of as a
house. We're gonna need to do food stamps too. If we must put up with private enterprise at
the expense of public welfare, just so that we keep a certain optimism toward "free
enterprise" and keep it nurtured because: sometimes a great notion, then let's restrict it
from becoming a plague. But let's not kill capitalism just because it almost killed society.
Let's remake it. As it is now it's just dragging itself around like a cave troll. It is no
longer fit for purpose.
De-militarize the police ..
No tear gas
No rubber bullets
No pepper spray
No pepper bullets
No more police cars "patrolling"
Get the police out of their cars and on "beats" like decades ago.
Police must live within the communities they oversee.
Stop the "20 years and out" policies.
It is more dangerous to be a coal miner than a policeman in America.
That might be a start
But, to begin we must start to kick out the corrupt politicians .
Sorry, but the title sent my mind back to the days of old -- of old Daley, that is, and
his immortal quote from 1968: "Gentlemen, let's get the thing straight, once and for all. The
policeman isn't there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder."
LOL!!! great quote. Talk about saying it the way it is.
It kind of goes along with, "Police violence is focused overwhelmingly on men lowest on
the socio-economic ladder: in rural areas outside the South, predominately white men; in the
Southwest, disproportionately Hispanic men; in mid-size and major cities, disproportionately
black men. Significantly, in the rural South, where the population is racially mixed, white
men and black men are killed by police at nearly identical rates."
I bang my head on the table sometimes because poor white men and poor men of color are so
often placed at odds when they increasingly face (mostly) the same problems. God forbid
someone tried to unite them, there might really be some pearl clutching then.
yeah, like Martin Luther King's "poor people's campaign". the thought of including the
poor ,of all colors .. just too much for the status quo to stomach.
The "mechanism" that keeps masses in line . is one of those "invisible hands" too.
Great response! I am sure you have more to add to this. A while back, I was researching
the issues you state in your last paragraph. Was about ten pages into it and had to stop as I
was drawn out of state and country. From my research.
While not as overt in the 20th century, the distinction of black slave versus poor white
man has kept the class system alive and well in the US in the development of a discriminatory
informal caste system. This distraction of a class level lower than the poorest of the white
has kept them from concentrating on the disproportionate, and growing, distribution of wealth
and income in the US. For the lower class, an allowed luxury, a place in the hierarchy and a
sure form of self esteem insurance.
Sennett and Cobb (1972) observed that class distinction sets up a contest between upper
and lower class with the lower social class always losing and promulgating a perception
amongst themselves the educated and upper classes are in a position to judge and draw a
conclusion of them being less than equal. The hidden injury is in the regard to the person
perceiving himself as a piece of the woodwork or seen as a function such as "George the
Porter." It was not the status or material wealth causing the harsh feelings; but, the
feeling of being treated less than equal, having little status, and the resulting shame. The
answer for many was violence.
James Gilligan wrote "Violence; Reflections on A National Epidemic." He worked as a prison
psychiatrist and talked with many of the inmates of the issues of inequality and feeling less
than those around them. His finding are in his book which is not a long read and adds to the
A little John Adams for you.
" The poor man's conscience is clear . . . he does not feel guilty and has no reason to
. . . yet, he is ashamed. Mankind takes no notice of him. He rambles unheeded.
In the midst of a crowd; at a church; in the market . . . he is in as much obscurity as
he would be in a garret or a cellar.
He is not disapproved, censured, or reproached; he is not seen . . . To be wholly
overlooked, and to know it, are intolerable ."
Racism, especially directed toward blacks, along with "identity wedge," is a perfect tool
for disarming poor white, and suppressing their struggle for a better standard of living,
which considerably dropped under neoliberalism.
In other words, by providing poor whites with a stratum of the population that has even
lower social status, neoliberals manage to co-opt them to support the policies which
economically ate detrimental to their standard of living as well as to suppress the protest
against the redistribution of wealth up and dismantling of the New Deal capitalist social
This is a pretty sophisticated, pretty evil scheme if you ask me. In a way, "Floydgate"
can be viewed as a variation on the same theme. A very dirty game indeed, when the issue of
provision of meaningful jobs for working poor, social equality, and social protection for
low-income workers of any color is replaced with a real but of secondary importance issue of
police violence against blacks.
This is another way to explain "What's the matter with Kansas" effect.
I like that one! -- and I have to admit it's not familiar to me, though I've been a fan
since before I got to play him in a neighboring community theater. Now I'm having some
difficulty finding it. Where is it from, may I ask?
In most countries, the police are there solely to protect the Haves from the Have-Nots. In
fact, when the average frustrated citizen has trouble, the last people he would consider
turning to are the police.
This is why in the Third World, the only job of lower social standing than "policeman" is
"... It's because the Democrats think that kowtowing to BLM will give them the winning edge in the November balloting. That's what it's all about. That's why they draped themselves in Kente cloth and knelt for the cameras. They think their black constituents are too stupid to see through their groveling fakery. They think that blacks will forget that Joe Biden pushed through legislation "which eliminated parole for federal prisoners and limited the amount of time sentences could be reduced for good behavior." ..."
"... The stupidity of the Dems was shown this week when they agreed to three Biden/Trump debates. They should leave him in his basement and hope for the best. They feature political ads where Biden slurs his speech! These are professionals, so it tells me they spent all day and did 40 takes and this was the best he could do. The election will be great comedy, or perhaps ..."
"... Clinton is the best evidence that certain people agree to be blackmailed in exchange for power, as Andrew Anglin wrote this week. ..."
"This is not a momentary civil disturbance. This is a serious, and highly organized
political movement It is deep and profound and has vast political ambitions. It is insidious,
it will grow. It's goal is to end liberal democracy and challenge western civilization
itself. This is an ideological movement Even now, many of us pretend this is about police
brutality. We think we can fix it by regulating chokeholds or spending more on de-escalation
training. We're too literal and good-hearted to understand what's happening. But we have no
idea what we are up against. ..These are not protests. This is a totalitarian political
movement and someone needs to save the country from it." Tucker
Tucker Carlson is right, the protests and riots are not a momentary civil disturbance. They
are an attack the Constitutional Republic itself, the heart and soul of American democracy. The
Black Lives Matter protests are just the tip of the spear, they are an expression of public
outrage that is guaranteed under the first amendment. But don't be deceived, there's more here
than meets the eye. BLM is funded by foundations that seek to overthrow our present form of
government and install an authoritarian regime guided by technocrats, oligarchs and
corporatists all of who believe that Chinese-type despotism is far-more compatible with
capitalism than "inefficient" democracy. The chaos in the streets is merely the beginning of an
excruciating transition from one system to another. This is an excerpt from an article by F.
William Engdahl at Global Research:
"By 2016, Black Lives Matter had established itself as a well-organized network .. That
year the Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy announced the formation of the Black-Led
Movement Fund (BLMF), "a six-year pooled donor campaign aimed at raising $100 million for the
Movement for Black Lives coalition" in which BLM was a central part. By then Soros
foundations had already given some $33 million in
grants to the Black Lives Matter movement .. ..
The BLMF identified itself as being created by top foundations including in addition to
the Ford Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation and the Soros Open Society Foundations." (
"America's Own Color
Revolution ", Global Research)
$100 million is alot of money. How has that funding helped BLM expand its presence in
politics and social media? How many activists and paid employees operate within the network
disseminating information, building new chapters, hosting community outreach programs, and
fine-tuning an emergency notification system that allows them to put tens of thousands of
activists on the streets in cities across the country at a moment's notice? Isn't that what
we've seen for the last three weeks, throngs of angry protestors swarming in more than 400
cities across America all at the beck-and-call of a shadowy group whose political intentions
are still not clear?
And what about the rioting, looting and arson that broke out in numerous cities following
the protests? Was that part of the script too? Why haven't BLM leaders condemned the
destruction of private property or offered a public apology for the downtown areas that have
been turned into wastelands? In my own hometown of Seattle, the downtown corridor– which
once featured Nordstrom, Pottery Barn and other upscale retail shops– is now a
checkerboard of broken glass, plywood covers and empty streets all covered in a thick layer of
garish spray-paint. The protest leaders said they wanted to draw attention to racial injustice
and police brutality. Okay, but how does looting Nordstrom help to achieve that goal?
And what role have the Democrats played in protest movement?
They've been overwhelmingly supportive, that's for sure. In fact, I can't think of even one
Democrat who's mentioned the violence, the looting or the toppling of statues. Why is that?
It's because the Democrats think that kowtowing to BLM will give them the winning edge in
the November balloting. That's what it's all about. That's why they draped themselves in Kente
cloth and knelt for the cameras. They think their black constituents are too stupid to see
through their groveling fakery. They think that blacks will forget that Joe Biden pushed
through legislation "which eliminated parole for federal prisoners and limited the amount of
time sentences could be reduced for good behavior."
According to the Black Agenda
Repor t: "Biden and (South Carolina's Strom) Thurmond joined hands to push 1986 and 1988
drug enforcement legislation that created the nefarious sentencing disparity between crack and
powder cocaine as well as other draconian measures that implicate him as one of the initiators
of what became mass incarceration. " Biden also spearheaded "the attacks on Anita Hill when she
came forward to testify against the supreme court nominee Clarence Thomas". All told, Biden's
record on race is much worse than Trump's despite the media's pathetic attempts to portray
Trump as Adolph Hitler. It's just more bunkum from the dissembling media.
Bottom line: The Democrats think they can ride racial division and social unrest all the way
to the White House. That's what they are betting on.
So, yes, the Dems are exploiting the protests for political advantage, but it goes much
deeper than that. After all, we know from evidence that was uncovered during the Russiagate
investigation, that DNC leaders are intimately linked to the Intel agencies, law enforcement
(FBI), and the elite media. So it's not too much of a stretch to assume that these deep state
agents and assets work together to shape the narrative that they think gives them the best
chance of regaining power. Because, that's what this is really all about, power. Just as
Russiagate was about power (removing the president using disinformation, spies, surveillance
and other skulduggery.), and just as the Covid-19 fiasco was essentially about power
(collapsing the economy while imposing medical martial law on the population.), so too, the BLM
protest movement is also about power, the power to inflict massive damage on the country's main
urban centers with the intention of destabilizing the government, restructuring the economy and
paving the way for a Democratic victory in November. It's all about power, real, unalloyed
Surprisingly, one of the best critiques of what is currently transpiring was written by
Niles Niemuth at the World Socialist Web Site. Here's what he said about the widespread
toppling of statues:
"The attacks on the monuments were pioneered by the increasingly frenzied attempt by the
Democratic Party and the New York Times to racialize American history, to create a
narrative in which the history of mankind is reduced to the history of racial struggle. This
campaign has produced a pollution of democratic consciousness, which meshes entirely with the
reactionary political interests driving it.
It is worth noting that the one institution seemingly immune from this purge is the
Democratic Party, which served as the political wing of the Confederacy and, subsequently,
This filthy historical legacy is matched only by the Democratic Party's contemporary
record in supporting wars that, as a matter of fact, primarily targeted nonwhites. Democrats
supported the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and under Obama destroyed Libya and Syria. The
New York Times was a leading champion and propagandist for all of these war." (
off the monuments to Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Grant!, WSWS)
What the author is referring to is The 1619 Project, which is a racialized version of
American history that was published by the Times on August 19, 2019. The deliberately-distorted
version of history was cobbled together in anticipation of increasing social unrest and racial
antagonism. The rioting, looting and vast destruction of America's urban core can all be traced
back to a document that postulates that the country was founded on racial hatred and
exploitation. In other words, The 1619 Project provides the perfect ideological justification
for the chaos and violence that has torn the country apart for the last three weeks. This is an
excerpt from an article at the World Socialist Web Site:
"The essays featured in the magazine are organized around the central premise that all of
American history is rooted in race hatred -- specifically, the uncontrollable hatred of
"black people" by "white people." Hannah-Jones writes in the series' introduction:
"Anti-black racism runs in the very DNA of this country. "
This is a false and dangerous conception. DNA is a chemical molecule that contains the
genetic code of living organisms and determines their physical characteristics and
development . Hannah-Jones's reference to DNA is part of a growing tendency to derive
racial antagonisms from innate biological processes .where does this racism come from? It
is embedded, claims Hannah-Jones, in the historical DNA of American "white people." Thus, it
must persist independently of any change in political or economic conditions .
Keep in mind, this essay in the WSWS was written a full year before BLM protests broke out
across the country. Was Hannah-Jones enlisted to create a document that would provide the dry
tinder for the massive and coordinated demonstrations that have left the country stunned and
Probably, after all, (as noted above) the author's theory is that one race is genetically
programed to exploit the other. ( "Anti-black racism runs in the very DNA of this country. ")
Well, if we assume that whites are genetically and irreversibly "racist", then we must also
assume that the country that these whites founded is racist and evil. Thus, the only logical
remedy for this situation, is to crush the white segment of the population, destroy their
symbols, icons, and history, and replace the system of government with one that better reflects
the values of the emerging non-Caucasian majority. Simply put, The Project 1619 creates the
rationale for sustained civil unrest, deepening political polarization and violent
The 1619 Project is a calculated provocation meant to exacerbate racial animosities and pave
the way to open conflagration. And it has succeeded beyond anyone's wildest imagination. The
nation is split into warring camps while Washington has devolved into fratricidal warfare. Was
that the objective, to destabilize the country in preparation for the dissolution of the
current system followed by a fundamental restructuring of the government consistent with the
identity politics lauded by the Democrats?
The Democrats, the Intel agencies and the media are all in bed together fomenting unrest
with the intention of decimating the economy, crushing the emerging opposition and imposing
their despotic one-party system on all of us. Here's a clip from a piece by Paul Craig Roberts
that sums up the role of the New York Times in inciting race-based violence:
"The New York Times editorial board covers up the known indisputable truth with their
anti-white "1619 project," an indoctrination program to inculcate hatred of white people in
blacks and guilt in white people.
Why does the New York Times lie, brainwash blacks into hatred of whites, and attempt to
brainwash whites into guilt for the creation of a New World labor force four centuries ago?
Why do Americans tolerate the New York Times fomenting of racial hatred in a multicultural
The New York Times is a vile organization. The New York Times attempts to discredit the
President of the United States and did all it could to frame him on false charges. The New
York Times painted General Flynn, who honorably served the US, as a Russian agent and enabled
General Flynn's frame-up on false and now dropped charges. The New York Times spews hatred of
white people. And now the New York Times accuses the American military of celebrating white
Does America have a worse enemy than the New York Times? The New York Times is clearly and
intentionally making a multicultural America impossible . By threatening white people with
the prospect of hate-driven racial violence, the New York Times editorial board is fomenting
the rise of white supremacy." (
"The New York Times Editorial Board Is a Threat to Multicultural America ", The Unz
The editors of the Times don't hate whites, they are merely attacking the growing number of
disillusioned white working people who have left the Democratic party in frustration due to
their globalist policies regarding trade, immigration, offshoring, outsourcing and the
relentless hollowing out of the nation's industrial core . The Dems have abandoned these people
altogether and –now that they realize they will never be able to lure them back into
their camp– they've decided to wage a full-blown, scorched-earth, take-no-prisoners war
on them. They've decided to crush them mercilessly and fill their ranks with multi-ethnic,
bi-racial groups that will work for pennies on the dollar. (which will keep the Dems corporate
supporters happy.) So, no, the Times does not hate white people. What they hate is the growing
populist movement that derailed Hillary Clinton and put anti-globalist Trump in the White
House. That's the real target of this operation, the disillusioned throng of working people who
have washed their hands of the Democrats for good. Here's more background from Paul Craig
"On August 12 Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times, met with the Times'
employees to refocus the Times' attack on Trump . The Times, Baquet said, is shifting from
Trump-Russia to Trump's racism. The Times will spend the run-up to the 2020 presidential
election building the Trump-is-a-racist narrative. Of course, if Trump is a racist it means
that the people who elected him are also racists. Indeed, in Baquet's view, Americans have
always been racist. To establish this narrative, the New York Times has launched the "1619
Project," the purpose of which is "to reframe the country's history."
According to the Washington Examiner, "The basic thrust of the 1619 Project is that
everything in American history is explained by slavery and race. The message is woven
throughout the first publication of the project, an entire edition of the Times magazine. It
begins with an overview of race in America -- 'Our democracy's founding ideals were false
when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true.'
The premise that America originated as a racist slave state is to be woven into all
sections of the Times -- news, business, sports, travel, the entire newspaper. The project
intends to take the "reframing" of the United States into the schools where white Americans
are to be taught that they are racist descendants of slave holders. A participant in this
brainwashing of whites, which will make whites guilty and defenseless, says "this project
takes wing when young people are able to read this and understand the way that slavery has
shaped their country's history." In other words, the New York Times intends to make slavery
the ONLY explanation of America.
At the meeting of the executive editor of the New York Times with the Times' employees to
refocus the Times' attack on President Trump, Baquet said: "Race in the next year is going to
be a huge part of the American story." (
"Is White Genocide Possible? ", The Unz Review)
Repeat: "Race in the next year is going to be a huge part of the American story." Either
Baquet has a crystal ball or he had a pretty good idea of the way in which the 1619 Project was
going to be used . I suspect it was the latter.
For the last 3 and a half years, Democrats and the media have ridiculed anyone who opposes
their globalist policies as racist, fascist, misogynist, homophobic, Bible-thumping,
gun-toting, flag-waving, Nascar boosting, white nationalist "deplorables". Now they have
decided to intensify the assault on mainly white working people by preemptively destroying the
economy, destabilizing the country, and spreading terror far and wide. It's another vicious
psy-ops campaign designed to thoroughly demoralize and humiliate the enemy who just happen to
be the American people. Here's more form the WSWS:
" It is no coincidence that the promotion of this racial narrative of American history by
the Times, the mouthpiece of the Democratic Party and the privileged upper-middle-class
layers it represents, comes amid the growth of class struggle in the US and around the
Can you see how the protests are being used to promote the political objectives of elites
operating behind the mask of "impartial" reporting? The scheming NY Times has replaced the
enlightenment principles articulated in our founding documents with a sordid tale of racial
hatred and oppression. The editors seek to eliminate everything we believe as Americans so they
can brainwash us into believing that we are evil people deserving of humiliation, repudiation
and punishment. Here's more from the same article:
"In the months preceding these events, the New York Times, speaking for dominant sections
of the Democratic political establishment, launched an effort to discredit both the American
Revolution and the Civil War. In the New York Times' 1619 Project, the American Revolution
was presented as a war to defend slavery, and Abraham Lincoln was cast as a garden variety
The attacks on the monuments to these men were pioneered by the increasingly frenzied
attempt by the Democratic Party and the New York Times to racialize American history, to
create a narrative in which the history of mankind is reduced to the history of racial
struggle . This campaign has produced a pollution of democratic consciousness, which meshes
entirely with the reactionary political interests driving it." (" The New York Times's 1619
Project: A racialist falsification of American and world history" , WSWS)
Ideas have consequences, and the incendiary version of events disseminated by the Times has
added fuel to a fire that's spread from one coast to the other. Given the damage that has been
done to cities across the country, it would be nice to know how Dean Baquet knew that "race was
going to play a huge part" in upcoming events? It's all very suspicious. Here's more:
" Given the 1619 Project's black nationalist narrative, it may appear surprising that
nowhere in the issue do the names Malcolm X or Black Panthers appear. Unlike the black
nationalists of the 1960s, Hannah-Jones does not condemn American imperialism. She boasts
that "we [i.e. African-Americans] are the most likely of all racial groups to serve in the
United States military," and celebrates the fact that "we" have fought "in every war this
nation has waged." Hannah-Jones does not note this fact in a manner that is at all critical.
She does not condemn the creation of a "volunteer" army whose recruiters prey on
poverty-stricken minority youth. There is no indication that Hannah-Jones opposes the "War on
Terror" and the brutal interventions in Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Syria -- all
supported by the Times -- that have killed and made homeless upwards of 20 million people. On
this issue, Hannah-Jones is remarkably "color-blind." She is unaware of, or simply
indifferent to, the millions of "people of color" butchered and made refugees by the American
war machine in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa." (" The New York Times's 1619
Project: A racialist falsification of American and world histor y", WSWS)
So, black nationalists like Malcolm X and the Black Panthers are excluded from the The 1619
Project's narrative, but the author boasts that blacks "are the most likely of all racial
groups to serve in the US military"?? How does that happen unless Hannah-Jones was coached by
Democrat leaders about who should and shouldn't be included in the text? None of this passes
the smell test. It all suggests that the storyline was shaped by people who had a specific goal
in mind. That isn't history, it's fiction written by people who have an ax to grind. The Times
even admitted as much in response to the blistering criticism by five of "the most widely read
and respected authorities on US history." The New York TimesMagazine editor in
chief Jake Silverstein rejected the historians' objections saying:
"The project was intended to address the marginalization of African-American history in
the telling of our national story and examine the legacy of slavery in contemporary American
life. We are not ourselves historians, it is true. We are journalists, trained to look at
current events and situations and ask the question: Why is this the way it is?"
WTF! "We are not ourselves historians"? That's the excuse?? Give me a break!
The truth is that there was never any attempt to provide an accurate account of events. From
the very onset, the goal was to create a storyline that fit the politics, the politics of
provocation, incitement, racial hatred, social unrest and violence. That's what the Times and
their allies wanted, and that's what they got.
The Deep State Axis: CIA, DNC, NYT
The three-way alliance between the CIA, the Elite Media, and the Democratic leadership has
clearly strengthened and grown since the failed Russiagate fiasco. All three parties were
likely involved in the maniacal hyping of the faux-Covid pandemic which paved the way for
Depression era unemployment, tens of thousands of bankrupt businesses and a sizable portion of
the US population thrust into destitution. Now, these deep state loyalists are promoting a
"falsified" race-based version of history that pits one group against the other while diverting
attention from the deliberate destruction of the economy and the further consolidation of
wealth in the hands of the 1 percent.
Behind the veil of the protest movement, the war on the American people is gaining pace.
Stopped reading the Times after the buildup to the Iraq War, when it was clear they were
lying. Everyone please stop reading the Times, and in particular stop referring to what they
are writing. Act like they don't exist. If enough do, they won't.
The stupidity of the Dems was shown this week when they agreed to three Biden/Trump debates.
They should leave him in his basement and hope for the best. They feature political ads where
Biden slurs his speech! These are professionals, so it tells me they spent all day and did 40
takes and this was the best he could do. The election will be great comedy, or perhaps
This is all planned. Biden will be forced to drop out and Bloomberg or even Clinton will
The stupidity of the Dems was shown this week when they agreed to three Biden/Trump
This is all planned. Biden will be forced to drop out and Bloomberg or even Clinton will
Stupid and planned?
Clinton is the best evidence that certain people agree to be blackmailed in exchange for
power, as Andrew Anglin wrote this week. Why should DNC care if Trump is 're-elected'? And if
they don't care, who not take a stab at installing an intersectional DNC pinnacle fraudster
via the griftiest, most insulting, infuriating way possible? They can't lose.
Chicago officials report the city's highest number of shootings in a single weekend this
year. From Friday evening to Monday morning, 102 people were shot, 14 of whom have died, five
of those killed were minors.
Several teenagers died in alleys as a result of the rampant weekend violence. A toddler was
killed on Saturday evening when he was struck in the back by a bullet as someone fired into his
father's car in Austin , on the West Side of the city.
Two teenage boys were sitting outside on a porch on Saturday evening when once noticed a red
laser pointed at him and then gun shots began to ring out. Both were taken to Mount Sinai
hospital and are in good condition.
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said Sunday that violent offenders should be kept
in jail for longer because the home monitoring system is not working .
"Tears are a natural reaction to these tragic stories of violence," he said.
"But we need to do more than just cry. ... For God's sake, help Chicago cops protect our
precious children and our families."
Brown also said that he and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had a conversation over the weekend
and that they're "on the same page," about the city's violence and the absolute need for
strategic change in approaching the issue.
"Cops are working hard. We're just chasing our tails," Brown said.
"It's shocking that no one monitors people on home monitor."
The Father's Day weekend numbers are up considerably from last weekend, when 31 people
across the city were shot, and two killed.
Though, two weekends ago, Chicago experienced its deadliest weekend in modern history, as 24
people were killed and 61 others shot.
to blame all problems suffered by minorities on racism – failure to denounce loudly
and angrily American bourgeois society's allegedly inherent bigotry, greed, and rapaciousness
– failure to acknowledge that America today is a brutal and cruel place for all but the
elite, and hellish especially for blacks, women, and gay, bi, and transgender people – is
frequently interpreted as sympathy for dark-ages-like superstition and prejudices.
I have no doubt that some progressives at times overstate the role of race in generating
disparities between blacks and whites. (I also have no doubt that some progressives at times
understate the role of race. Social science is hard.) But it is difficult to see how this is
relevant to the demands of the people protesting the murder of George Floyd, unless you can show
that their demands are unwise or unjust.
likbez , June 23, 2020 2:14 am
> I have no doubt that some progressives at times overstate the role of race in
generating disparities between blacks and whites
Jay Gould formulated it much better: "I can hire one half of the working class to kill the
This is an official policy of Democratic Party. It is called "Identity Wedge" and designed
to suppress trade unions and the struggle for better jobs and the standard of living of the
lower 80% of population. Partially invented by OSS-connected individuals from Frankfurt School
as an alternative interpretation of Marxism.
The role of LGBT is similar. Like blacks, they are expendable pawns in a bigger game
directed against trade unions and working class as a whole. "Divide and conquer" by financial
oligarchy in its most evil form.
It's all about money. If everyone were on the same economic level the police would
treat everyone the same. I won't offer any arguments to buttress that -- it's just common
sense -- it's all who they identify with. Of course it helps slip into this vision if you
were raised in the most color blind part of America, the Bronx, NY -- where if
everybody's different, so nobody's different.
A labor market that is 94% labor union free is by definition, ipso facto, a
socially/economically/politically morbidly pathological situation. When I explained the
American labor market to my late brother John he came back with: "Martin Luther King got
his people on the up escalator just in time for it to start going down for everybody."
And we were not even talking about race.
Bert Schlitz , June 22, 2020 1:17 am
It's spouting dialectical nonsense. Like they are not "virtue signaling" themselves. BLM is
really a bourgeois movement. Centrist anger blowing up. It fails because it refuses to see
reality. More productive prime age whites are killed by cops than blacks, despite 18-54 range
racial % being more tighter than previous generations. This hurts BLM. It also hurts elites
that whites 18-54 80%+ want police reform due to the body counts they are taking.
"It's all about money. If everyone were on the same economic level the police would treat
everyone the same. I won't offer any arguments to buttress that -- it's just common sense --
it's all who they identify with."
divideand conquer 1. To gain or maintain power by generating tension among others, especially those less powerful,
so that they cannot unite in opposition.
"... In its most general form, identity politics involves (i) a claim that a particular group is not being treated fairly and (ii) a claim that members of that group should place political priority on the demand for fairer treatment. But "fairer" can mean lots of different things. I'm trying to think about this using contrasts between the set of terms in the post title. A lot of this is unoriginal, but I'm hoping I can say something new. ..."
"... The second problem is that neoliberals on right and left sometimes use identity as a shield to protect neoliberal policies. As one commentator has argued, "Without the bedrock of class politics, identity politics has become an agenda of inclusionary neoliberalism in which individuals can be accommodated but addressing structural inequalities cannot." What this means is that some neoliberals hold high the banner of inclusiveness on gender and race and thus claim to be progressive reformers, but they then turn a blind eye to systemic changes in politics and the economy. ..."
"... Critics argue that this is "neoliberal identity politics," and it gives its proponents the space to perpetuate the policies of deregulation, privatization, liberalization, and austerity. ..."
"... If we assume that identity politics is, first and foremost, a dirty and shrewd political strategy developed by the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party ("soft neoliberals") many things became much more clear. Along with Neo-McCarthyism it represents a mechanism to compensate for the loss of their primary voting block: trade union members, who in 2016 "en mass" defected to Trump. ..."
I've been thinking about the various versions of and critiques of identity politics that are around at the moment.
In its most
general form, identity politics involves (i) a claim that a particular group is not being treated fairly and (ii) a claim that
members of that group should place political priority on the demand for fairer treatment. But "fairer" can mean lots of different
things. I'm trying to think about this using contrasts between the set of terms in the post title. A lot of this is unoriginal,
but I'm hoping I can say something new.
You missed one important line of critique -- identity politics as a dirty political strategy of soft neoliberals.
To be sure, race, gender, culture, and other aspects of social life have always been important to politics. But neoliberalism's
radical individualism has increasingly raised two interlocking problems. First, when taken to an extreme, social fracturing into
identity groups can be used to divide people and prevent the creation of a shared civic identity. Self-government requires uniting
through our commonalities and aspiring to achieve a shared future.
When individuals fall back onto clans, tribes, and us-versus-them identities, the political community gets fragmented. It becomes
harder for people to see each other as part of that same shared future.
Demagogues [more correctly neoliberals -- likbez] rely on this fracturing to inflame racial, nationalist, and religious antagonism,
which only further fuels the divisions within society. Neoliberalism's war on "society," by pushing toward the privatization and
marketization of everything, thus indirectly facilitates a retreat into tribalism that further undermines the preconditions for
a free and democratic society.
The second problem is that neoliberals on right and left sometimes use identity as a shield to protect neoliberal policies.
As one commentator has argued, "Without the bedrock of class politics, identity politics has become an agenda of inclusionary
neoliberalism in which individuals can be accommodated but addressing structural inequalities cannot." What this means is that
some neoliberals hold high the banner of inclusiveness on gender and race and thus claim to be progressive reformers, but they
then turn a blind eye to systemic changes in politics and the economy.
Critics argue that this is "neoliberal identity politics," and it gives its proponents the space to perpetuate the policies
of deregulation, privatization, liberalization, and austerity.
Of course, the result is to leave in place political and economic structures that harm the very groups that inclusionary neoliberals
claim to support. The foreign policy adventures of the neoconservatives and liberal internationalists haven't fared much better
than economic policy or cultural politics. The U.S. and its coalition partners have been bogged down in the war in Afghanistan
for 18 years and counting. Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq is a liberal democracy, nor did the attempt to establish democracy in
Iraq lead to a domino effect that swept the Middle East and reformed its governments for the better. Instead, power in Iraq has
shifted from American occupiers to sectarian militias, to the Iraqi government, to Islamic State terrorists, and back to the Iraqi
government -- and more than 100,000 Iraqis are dead.
Or take the liberal internationalist 2011 intervention in Libya. The result was not a peaceful transition to stable democracy
but instead civil war and instability, with thousands dead as the country splintered and portions were overrun by terrorist groups.
On the grounds of democracy promotion, it is hard to say these interventions were a success. And for those motivated to expand
human rights around the world, it is hard to justify these wars as humanitarian victories -- on the civilian death count alone.
Indeed, the central anchoring assumptions of the American foreign policy establishment have been proven wrong. Foreign policymakers
largely assumed that all good things would go together -- democracy, markets, and human rights -- and so they thought opening
China to trade would inexorably lead to it becoming a liberal democracy. They were wrong. They thought Russia would become liberal
through swift democratization and privatization. They were wrong.
They thought globalization was inevitable and that ever-expanding trade liberalization was desirable even if the political
system never corrected for trade's winners and losers. They were wrong. These aren't minor mistakes. And to be clear, Donald Trump
had nothing to do with them. All of these failures were evident prior to the 2016 election.
If we assume that identity politics is, first and foremost, a dirty and shrewd political strategy developed by the Clinton wing
of the Democratic Party ("soft neoliberals") many things became much more clear. Along with Neo-McCarthyism it represents a mechanism to compensate for the loss of their primary voting block: trade union members,
who in 2016 "en mass" defected to Trump.
Initially Clinton calculation was that trade union voters has nowhere to go anyways, and it was correct for first decade or so
of his betrayal. But gradually trade union members and lower middle class started to leave Dems in droves (Demexit, compare with
Brexit) and that where identity politics was invented to compensate for this loss.
So in addition to issues that you mention we also need to view the role of identity politics as the political strategy of the
"soft neoliberals " directed at discrediting and the suppression of nationalism.
The resurgence of nationalism is the inevitable byproduct of the dominance of neoliberalism, resurgence which I think is capable
to bury neoliberalism as it lost popular support (which now is limited to financial oligarchy and high income professional groups,
such as we can find in corporate and military brass, (shrinking) IT sector, upper strata of academy, upper strata of medical professionals,
That means that the structure of the current system isn't just flawed which imply that most problems are relatively minor and
can be fixed by making some tweaks. It is unfixable, because the "Identity wars" reflect a deep moral contradictions within neoliberal
ideology. And they can't be solved within this framework.
I am troubled by the lynch mob mentality towards Chauvin. The media and much of the public have
concluded that he is guilty and must suffer. One of the worst offenders on this point is Sean
Hannity, who has enthusiastically used his radio and TV platform to convict Derek Chauvin of
murder. Last I checked I thought there was a presumption of innocence for the accused in the
United States. But that Constitutional protection is certainly not being applied to Officer
Chauvin when it comes to discussing the death of convicted criminal and drug user George Floyd.
While I am not arguing that the neck restraint used to subdue Floyd was appropriate, the media
and the public continue to ignore the fundamental fact that knee to the neck restraint employed
by Chauvin was taught to him by the Minneapolis Police Department. He was doing what he had been
trained to do. That type of restraint is described in detail in the Minneapolis Police
Department policy manual. Chauvin and others were taught how to apply that method at the police
academy in Minneapolis. In fact, it has been an approved technique since 2012. Not my opinion.
It is there in black and white.
What we do not know is how that technique was taught. Were the police instructed to only apply
it for a specific amount of time? Were they taught as the standard of practice to check on vital
I think I was the first to point out this fact but it has received little traction. I came
across another piece by Gavrilo David today, who not only reached the same conclusion that I
did, but he also provided a wealth of additional information and insight. With Gavrilo's
permission, here is his post:
Why Derek Chauvin May Get Off His Murder Charge
look at the policies behind the death of George Floyd
by Gavrilo David
The world has united in protest after a graphic video emerged showing a Black man dying under the
restraint of a White police officer. The victim, George Floyd, was in clear distress. He was pinned
to the ground by three officers, with one officer -- Derek Chauvin -- placing a knee on his neck. For
over five minutes, he tells the officers that he is unable to breathe. George Floyd died as
horrified bystanders told the officers they were killing him.
The video is
But in our rush to condemn an aggressive use of force and pursue justice for George Floyd, we have
ignored crucial information which is necessary in judging the conduct of the officers. While
nothing can absolve George Floyd's death, these facts
cast doubt on the
appropriateness of a murder charge for Chauvin, and paint a more nuanced picture of the events
leading up to the tragic encounter.
There are six crucial pieces of information -- six
-- that have been
largely omitted from discussion on the Chauvin's conduct. Taken together, they likely exonerate the
officer of a murder charge. Rather than indicating illegal and excessive force, they instead show
an officer who rigidly followed the procedures deemed appropriate by the Minneapolis Police
. The evidence points to the MPD and the local
political establishment, rather than the individual officer, as ultimately responsible for George
These six facts are as follows:
George Floyd was experiencing cardiopulmonary and psychological distress
he was placed on the ground, let alone had a knee to his neck.
The Minneapolis Police Department (
) allows the use of neck
restraint on suspects who actively resist arrest, and George Floyd actively resisted arrest on
two occasions, including immediately prior to neck restraint being used.
The officers were recorded on their body cams assessing George Floyd as suffering from "excited
delirium syndrome" (
), a condition which the MPD considers an
extreme threat to both the officers and the suspect. A white paper used by the MPD acknowledges
that ExDS suspects may die
of force involved. The officers'
response to this situation was in line with MPD guidelines for ExDS.
Restraining the suspect on his or her abdomen (prone restraint) is a common tactic in ExDS
situations, and the white paper used by the MPD instructs the officers to control the suspect
until paramedics arrive.
Floyd's autopsy revealed a potentially lethal concoction of drugs -- not just a potentially
lethal dose of fentanyl, but also methamphetamine. Together with his history of drug abuse and
two serious heart conditions, Floyd's condition was exceptionally and unusually fragile.
Chauvin's neck restraint is unlikely to have exerted a dangerous amount of force to Floyd's
neck. Floyd is shown on video able to lift his head and neck, and a robust study on double-knee
restraints showed a median force exertion of approximately approximately 105lbs.
Let's be clear: the actions of Chauvin and the other officers were absolutely
. But they were
in line with MPD rules and procedures for
the condition which they determined was George Floyd was suffering from. An act that would normally
be considered a clear and heinous abuse of force, such as a knee-to-neck restraint on a suspect
suffering from pulmonary distress, can be legitimatized if there are overriding concerns not known
to bystanders but known to the officers. In the case of George Floyd, the overriding concern was
that he was suffering from ExDS, given a number of relevant facts known to the officers. This was
known to the bystanders, who only saw a man with pulmonary distress pinned
down with a knee on his neck.
While the officers may still be found guilty
of manslaughter, the probability of a guilty verdict for the murder charge is low, and the public
should be aware of this well in advance of the verdict.
While we should pursue justice for George Floyd, we should be absolutely sure that we are pursuing
justice against his real killers. A careful examination of the evidence points to the procedures
and rules of the MPD, rather than the police officers following these procedures and rules, as the
real killers of George Floyd. If anyone murdered George Floyd, it was the MPD and the local
political establishment. This may explain why Attorney General Keith Ellison has voiced concern
about how difficult obtaining a conviction will be.
There is still much to the case that remains unknown. As new information emerges, we
should adjust our view accordingly. But a close inspection of all current information does
not point to a murder charge being appropriate.
1. George Floyd's symptoms started well before being restrained to the ground
Mr. Floyd stiffened up, fell to the ground, and told the officers he was claustrophobic
[ ] Mr. Floyd did not voluntarily get in the car and struggled with the officers by
intentionally falling down, saying he was not going in the car, and refusing to stand
still [ ] While standing outside the car, Mr. Floyd began saying and repeating that he
could not breathe.
, we know that George Floyd was acting "drunk" and "not in control of
himself" before the police were called. The 911 caller is concerned that such an "awfully
drunk" man would attempt to operate a vehicle. This is an important departure from the
earlier media reports, which indicated the officers were only called over a counterfeit
"Um someone comes our store and give us fake bills and we realize it before he left the
store, and we ran back outside, they was sitting on their car [ ], and he's sitting on
his car cause he is
awfully drunk and he's not in control of
" [ ] He is
not acting right
[ ] and
not acting right
so and [he] started to go, drive
This information on its
is of no significance. In fact,
aggressively restraining someone who is experiencing distress only makes that restraint
all the more heinous. But as will be seen later, when this information is seen in light of
George Floyd's behavior, it led the officers to suspect he was suffering from ExDS -- a far
more dangerous scenario than simple distress.
2. The Minneapolis Police Department
authorizes neck restraint
for actively resisting suspects
The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) recognizes two types of resistance to arrest.
There is active resistance, defined as follows:
a response to police efforts to bring a person into custody or control for detainment
or arrest. A subject engages in active resistance when engaging in physical actions (or
verbal behavior reflecting an intention) to make it more difficult for officers to
achieve actual physical control.
And passive resistance, defined as follows:
a response to police efforts to bring a person into custody or control for detainment
or arrest. This is behavior initiated by a subject, when the subject does not comply
with verbal or physical control efforts,
yet the subject does not
attempt to defeat an officer's control efforts
Passive resistance is when a suspect is non-compliant in an arrest, but will not act to
stop an officer from enacting an arrest. Imagine a child in a supermarket who has a
meltdown and drops to the floor -- this is passive resistance, as guardian can easily pick
up the child. Now imagine a child who not only drops to the floor but pulls against their
guardian. This is active resistance.
The MPD allows the use of force in action resistance. Relevantly, the MPD allows neck
restraint. It is defined as:
Non-deadly force option. Defined as compressing one or both sides of a person's neck
with an arm or leg, without applying direct pressure to the trachea or airway (front of
the neck). Only sworn employees who have received training from the MPD Training Unit
are authorized to use neck restraints.
There are two types of neck restraint. What we are interested is in
conscious neck restraint,
The subject is placed in a neck restraint with intent to control, and not to render the
subject unconscious, by only applying light to moderate pressure.
The Conscious Neck Restraint may be used against a subject who is actively resisting.
We also know from the original complaint that he resisted again:
The officers made several attempts to get Mr. Floyd in the backseat of squad 320 from
the driver's side. Mr. Floyd did not voluntarily get in the car and struggled with the
officers by intentionally falling down, saying he was not going in the car, and
refusing to stand still.
While standing outside the car, Mr. Floyd began saying and repeating that he could not
breathe. The defendant went to the passenger side and tried to get Mr. Floyd into the
car from that side and Lane and Kueng assisted.
The defendant pulled Mr. Floyd out of the passenger side of the squad car at 8:19:38
p.m. and Mr. Floyd went to the ground face down and still handcuffed
The three officers were unable to
him in the police car. The
little video evidence we have indicates that there was a struggle
. "The defendant
pulled Mr. Floyd out of the passenger side of the squad car" likely because they were
unable to close the squad car door due to his resistance. A longer video
was posted by the popular activist
Shaun King which indicates a struggle. Shaun King
believes this video shows the officers beating Floyd, however the government (who has
access to the body cams) did not write this in their complaint (which they would, as it
would help their case).
There appears to be two cases of active resistance, including immediately prior to prone
restraint. As such, neck restraint was permissible in order to control George Floyd.
Remember that the MPD guideline is to use light to moderate force. An officer placing a
knee on a suspect's neck does not mean he is exerting full force, and there is evidence
that light to moderate pressure was used on Floyd. Given that Floyd was saying he couldn't
breathe while resisting being placed in the police car, the officers could not reasonably
believe that light to moderate pressure would cause his proclaimed symptoms.
For reasons not yet known, Minneapolis is refusing to release the officers' body cams of
this moment. This information is important in order to determine how Floyd was acting the
exact moment the officers pulled him from the police car. It is unconscionable that this
information has not been released to the public. We must assume, given all relevant
information already known, that their reason for pulling him out of the car was his
continued resistance as noted in the government complaint.
3. The officers reasonably determined that George Floyd was suffering from Excited
the MPD published a report on the use of ketamine in excited delirium
. Attached to
this report is an authoritative document on excited delirium entitled "White Paper Report
on Excited Delirium". A white paper is an authoritative report. The MPD attached this
white paper because it was considered by the MPD the most authoritative document on
excited delirium syndrome (ExDS).
The report specifies the nature of ExDS, the symptoms of ExDS, as well as what police
officers should consider when dealing with those they suspect of suffering from ExDS. The
report is long. First, let's backtrack and establish that the officers did in fact suspect
excited delirium. WaPo hosts the original
Officer Lane said, "I am worried about excited delirium or whatever." The defendant
said, "That's why we have him on his stomach."
It must be understood that the public does not yet have enough information to conclude
whether the police were accurate in their assessment of ExDS. We have
information indicating that the determination is correct, but absent the full body
cam recording, we are unable to make a complete judgment on this point. This is
discouraging, because the entire case rests on this point. We know that two officers
believed he was experiencing ExDS, and that the other two officers did not comment to the
contrary. We also know that George Floyd had
symptoms of ExDS,
but we do not know if he had
symptoms of ExDS, or if he had any
symptoms indicating the contrary. Below are the symptoms, affixed with whether we know he
experienced the symptom or not:
Police Noncompliance [Y]
Lack of Tiring [Y]
Unusual Strength [?]
Pain Tolerance [?]
Tactile Hyperthermia [?]
Bizarre behavior generating calls to police [Y]
Suspected or known psychostimulant drug or alcohol intoxication [Y]
Erratic or violent behavior [?]
Ongoing struggle despite futility [Y]
Yelling/shouting/guttural sounds [?]
Mirror/Glass Attraction [?]
Suspected or known psychiatric illness
Failure to recognize or respond to police presence at the scene
Some of these symptoms can only be determined from body cameras. Unfortunately, other
symptoms can only be determined by the officers' account. It is not possible to know
whether he was experiencing tactile hyperthermia except by asking the officers who had
touched his skin. We will have to work with these limitations in our analysis of the
event. However, that both the brand new officer (Lane) and the veteran officer (Chauvin)
suspected ExDS is not poor evidence. And that no officer objected to this determination
must also be considered.
There are also symptoms that we know in hindsight, but which the officers did not know.
For instance, George Floyd had a history of stimulant abuse,
as detailed in his arrest log
, with four previous arrests involving drugs.
The White Paper goes on to describe the dangers of excited delirium, both to the officer
and the suspect. This information is important, and explains why the officers responded as
the irrational and potentially violent, dangerous, and lethal behavior of an ExDS
any LEO interaction with a person in this situation risks significant
injury or death to either the LEO
or the ExDS subject who has a
potentially lethal medical
syndrome. This already challenging situation has
the potential for intense public scrutiny coupled with the expectation of a perfect
outcome. Anything less creates a situation of potential public outrage. Unfortunately,
this dangerous medical situation makes perfect outcomes difficult in many circumstances
"LEOs must also be aware that remorse, normal fear and understanding of surroundings,
and rational thoughts for safety are absent in such subjects."
"ExDS subjects are known to be irrational, often violent and relatively impervious to
pain. Unfortunately, almost everything taught to LEOs about control of subjects relies
on a suspect to either be rational, appropriate, or to comply with painful stimuli.
Tools and tactics available to LEOs (such as pepper spray, impact batons, joint lock
maneuvers, punches and kicks, and ECD's, especially when used for pain compliance) that
are traditionally effective in controlling resisting subjects, are likely to be less
effective on ExDS subjects."
"The goals of LEOs in these situations should be to 1) recognize possible ExDS, contain
the subject, and call for EMS; 2) take the subject into custody quickly, safely, and
efficiently if necessary; and 3) then immediately turn the care of the subject over to
EMS personnel when they arrive for treatment and transport to definitive medical care."
"In those cases where a death occurs while in custody, there is the additional
difficulty of separating any potential contribution of control measures from the
underlying pathology. For example, was death due to the police control tool, or to
positional asphyxia, or from ExDS, or from interplay of all these factors? Even in the
situation where all caregivers agree that a patient is in an active delirious state,
there is no proof of the most safe and effective control measure or therapy for what is
most likely an extremely agitated patient."
"There are well-documented cases of ExDS deaths with minimal restraint such as
handcuffs without ECD use. This underscores that this is a potentially fatal syndrome
in and of itself, sometimes reversible when expert medical treatment is immediately
Each of these bullet points is of the utmost importance in understanding Chauvin's state
of mind. These points must be re-read and thoroughly understood before pronouncing
judgment on an officer who was simply following these statements during the arrest. If you
are skimming this article I advise you to spend time on these bullet points. Remember: the
officer's job is to follow protocol, not to re-write protocol during an arrest. It is the
politician's job to ensure that the protocols are correct, no the police officer's.
There has been some controversy in the media regarding the legitimacy of ExDS as a true
medical condition. It should be mentioned that
ExDS is recognized by the American College of Emergency Physicians
as a true medical
emergency, and ACEP played a role in drafting the White Paper for ExDS. But regardless of
its legitimacy, ExDS is recognized by the Minneapolis Police Department. It bears
repeating that Officer Chauvin is not tasked with determining the legitimacy of the
syndromes which his department and local government already recognizes. Any question of
the legitimacy of ExDS must be lodged against the government of Minneapolis -- Mayor Frey --
and the MPD, not Officer Chauvin.
4. Neck restraint is common in ExDS, and ExDS suspects have died in all types of restraint
Lane asked, "should we roll him on his side?" and the defendant said, "No, staying put
where we got him." Officer Lane said, "I am worried about excited delirium or
whatever." The defendant said, "That's why we have him on his stomach."
This excerpt is of twofold importance. First, it demonstrates that two officers suspected
excited delirium. Second, it demonstrates that Chauvin was restraining Floyd in this
he suspected excited delirium ("that's why we have
him on his stomach"). Restraining an individual on his stomach is common in ExDS
encounters. This is called "prone restraint". In fact,
it is often the recommended form of restraint
until the officers can safely put the
suspect in a different position:
As mentioned before, people experiencing EXD are highly agitated, violent, and show
signs of unexpected strength so it is not surprising that most require physical
restraint. The prone maximal restraint position (PMRP, also known as "hobble" or
"hogtie"), where the person's ankles and wrists are bound together behind their back,
has been used extensively by field personnel. In far fewer cases, persons have been
tied to a hospital gurney or manually held prone with knee pressure on the back or
Two years ago, the
8th circuit ruled
on a case involving both prone restraint
ExDS, writing that officers are entitled to qualified immunity in cases involving prone
restraint, specifically denying 4th amendment privilege against excessive force:
Officers determined that keeping Layton in a prone position was best given his
continued resistance, and Baker pressed Layton's shoulders to the ground while Groby
held Layton's thighs [ ] this court has not deemed prone restraint unconstitutional in
and of itself the few times we have addressed the issue [ ] Under these cases, there is
no clearly established right against the use of prone restraints for a suspect that has
Now, qualified immunity is just that:
. The court ruled that
prone restraint is not
excessive in suspects who have been
resisting arrest, even if that suspect is experiencing ExDS. This does not mean prone
restraint is always justified, but that it isn't always unjustified. We still must examine
the use of prone restraint on a case-by-case basis.
Informational Asymmetry: what the police and EMTs know, and what the public knows
It's important to understand that the public -- including journalists -- are not well-versed
in ExDS, and consequently do not have a good intuition as to what constitutes excessive
force. As noted in the white paper, "there is no proof of the most safe and effective
control measure," "any LEO interaction with a person in this situation risks significant
injury or death", "this already challenging situation has the potential for intense public
scrutiny coupled with the expectation of a perfect outcome [ ] Unfortunately, this
dangerous medical situation makes perfect outcomes difficult [ ]." It would helpful here
to examine ExDS in depth, and compare it to the George Floyd case.
was a sheriff's deputy. While celebrating his birthday, he began
to display "agitated and unusual behavior". When officers arrived on the scene -- many of
them his colleagues -- he did not recognize them and assumed a fighting stance. The
responding officers suspected ExDS. The officers "handcuffed him and forced him to into a
seated position on the ground", and EMS personnel gave him ketamine. Moments later he
experienced trouble breathing and went into cardiac arrest. He died two days later.
In the case of Truckenmiller, it is unreasonable to assume the police acted on prejudice --
Truckenmiller was a colleague and police officer. It is unreasonable to assume that his
cardiac arrest was due to use of force, because he was not held in prone restraint and was
quickly given ketamine by the EMS. Despite all of this, Truckenmiller experienced trouble
breathing, had a heart attack, and died. This demonstrates that ExDS is "potentially fatal
syndrome in and of itself", as the white paper used by the MPD notes. It is also proof
that ExDS deaths are not necessarily caused by excessive force or prejudice.
Roy Scott was 65 years old. Police were called to his residence
. After coming outside
with a pipe in his hand and pulling a knife out of his pocket, police decided to pat him
down. The police handcuffed him and began patting him down when he began experiencing
extreme emotional distress. The police tried to deescalate verbally, which did not work.
They then tried keeping the suspect on his back, which did not work. They momentarily
placed him in the prone position, and even engaged in neck restraint for less than a
minute. The police are calm the entire time -- one officer tells the other officer to "just
keep holding him, he's going to keep rolling around, he's going to hurt himself". The
police eventually place him on his side in the recovery position, which is a candidate for
the safest restraint position in ExDS encounters. They hold his head with their palms so
that he doesn't bang it on the ground.
The Roy Scott video -- linked above -- may just be the best case recorded of how police
should deal with ExDS. Everything they did was correct. They went above and beyond in
deescalating the situation. The officers had compassion for Roy Scott.
"The usual response by subjects to restraints is to either accept that fighting is
futile or continue to be verbally abusive. The patient with excited delirium, however,
continues to fight the restraints until cardiac arrest occurs."
This is what happened to Roy Scott. It did not matter how the officers restrained him,
because he would fight against the restraints past the point of exhaustion and into
In this more recent video
, it takes six officers, a taser, and multiple batons to
restrain the suspect. Even with six officers restraining him, he is still able to get
halfway up. At 6:14 in the video, a Black police officer kicks the suspect near the
head and then applies force near the suspect's neck -- this is
appropriate use of force
, even though it appears unnecessary, because the suspect
was an extreme threat. This particular ExDS suspect was able to cause facial injuries
to the officers despite being overpowered 6-to-1. As the white paper notes, ExDS
suspects often "show signs of unexpected strength".
A Parallel Case: Donald Lewis
Out of all the cases of ExDS and prone restraint available, the Donald Lewis case most
clearly mirrors the George Floyd case. Donald Lewis was a white man suffering from excited
The police first decide to use verbal deescalation. This doesn't work, as he runs into
traffic. He says he is going to die while being restrained by the police. From 1:50 to
2:40, we see an officer use knee-to-neck restraint. Lewis' condition does not deteriorate
from prone restraint, and he continues actively resisting arrest. They then use zip ties
and hobble prone restraint. At 3:50 he tries to bite the officers (this is especially
dangerous for officers who would prefer not to risk exposure to HIV or hepatitis). At 4:04
he appears to call for his mom. At 5:25 a Black police officer uses knee-to-neck restraint
against the white suspect. The Black police officer resumes this position seconds later.
The suspect dies in this position.
The parallel to our current case does not end here. An official autopsy declared cause of
death "sudden respiratory arrest following physical struggling restraint due to
cocaine-induced excited delirium." The legal team hired
Dr. Michael Baden
, who testified that Lewis died from
"asphyxia caused by neck compression." Baden is the same medical examiner who was hired by
the George Floyd family, and made a similar finding. Baden is also the same medical
examiner who was hired for Eric Garner, and declared death by "compression of the neck".
the same medical examiner who was hired by the Brown
family to examine Michael Brown, and
Baden found that Brown died while surrendering
, an assertion
by a DoJ investigation spearheaded by AG Eric Holder under Obama.
Suffice it to say, Michael Baden has a
specific interest, and a
tenuous track record. The Court will be aware of this when
weighing the autopsies.
After recruiting Baden, a suit against the police was filed. As per
The 11th Circuit rejected the contention that hogtying was unreasonable once Lewis was
already handcuffed and his legs shackled. "Even though most of the officers in this
case testified that Lewis was not a danger to them and was merely resisting arrest, he
was, as the district court described, 'an agitated and uncooperative man with only a
tenuous grasp on reality,' " the appeals-court panel said. [ ] The panel concluded:
"Because of his refusal to sit upright and his inability to remain calm, Lewis remained
a safety risk to himself and to others."
This case study presents a 37-year-old male who was experiencing excited delirium (ExD)
and died in a county jail 4 days after being taken into custody. The male died in a
jail observation cell without having been restrained and was not under the influence of
a drug stimulant. The subject had a documented psychiatric history of bipolar disorder
and schizophrenia and was known to consume marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamines.
This case illustrates the pernicious effects of ExD and how its lethality can be
delayed when many cases involve drug use and use of force where subjects die shortly
thereafter. Implications of ExD for correctional agencies and efforts of responding to
it in correctional and law enforcement contexts are discussed.
The two top responses to this question are illuminating:
5. George Floyd had a potentially lethal amount of fentanyl in his system, a history of
drug abuse, and two serious heart conditions -- resulting in an unusually fragile condition
George Floyd's autopsy sheds light on his state of cardiovascular health. He was found to
have arteriosclerotic heart disease and hypertensive heart disease. Additionally, he was
found to have the following drugs in his system:
Despite the ubiquitous presence of multiple drugs in these decedents, the effects of
fentanyl were evidently so strong that there were no statistical differences in the
fentanyl level (mean and standard deviation) with or without the presence of these
co-intoxicants. The range of fentanyl levels was wide, from 0.75 to 113.00 ng/mL, with
an average of 9.96 ng/mL.
Many patients with excited delirium also have significant cardiovascular and
psychiatric diseases. Autopsies often reveal severe
, cardiomyopathy and diabetes. Cardiomyopathy results from
chronic cocaine and
Atherosclerosis and diabetes can also be the result of smoking, obesity and a lack of
overall health care. The combination of the metabolic arrest with severe cardiovascular
disease makes a successful resuscitation highly unlikely.
To be clear: this information cannot be considered relevant in judging the officer's
. It is only relevant in determining Floyd's cause of death, as
well as the probability (in hindsight) of George Floyd experiencing ExDS. The actions of
the police are never justified in hindsight, but must always be justified given what the
officers knew firsthand. With that said, if we are determining the likelihood of Floyd
dying from excessive force rather than an especially fragile cardiovascular system, it is
6. There is reason to believe Chauvin's knee-to-neck restraint did not exert a dangerous
amount of force
From the footage
we have of Floyd's arrest, we see at 2:11 Floyd is able to lift his
head and neck despite the placement of Chauvin's knee. This occurs exactly at 2:11 through
2:12, and only for a moment. Yet this act would be impossible were Chauvin exerting a
dangerous amount of pressure with his knee.
Remember what we know about ExDS: the suspect struggles with restraint
of restraint used. That Chauvin has his knee in a position to exert force
if the suspect tries to flee
mean that he is exerting force
the entire time. The knee is there to
Floyd from getting up,
not from pushing Floyd into the concrete. This is a preventative force position rather
than an aggressive force position.
It is, of course, impossible to know just how much pressure Chauvin is exerting in this
be exerting only as much force as is required to
keep him down. And he
be exerting maximal force. How can we
Well, there is one
study on the weight of a single-knee and double-knee restraint
on the body. On
average, single-knee restraint distributes around 70 lbs of force. But Chauvin, for most
of the arrest, was engaged in a double-knee restraint position. According to the study,
the double-knee position (which Chauvin uses) produces a median force of 48 kg, or 106
lbs. This force would be distributed between the side of his neck and back, unless Chauvin
were consciously applying more force in one of these locations. If the force applied were
split evenly, that is only 53 lbs of exertion spread across the side of Floyd's neck. This
amount of force, while uncomfortable, is not enough to stop a suspect from breathing and
not enough to cut off blood flow to the brain.
But let's take a look at that study again. The study concludes that the double-knee weight
was exactly 23.3 kg plus 24% of a
LEO's body weight. Some
indicates Chauvin is 156 lbs, which is a reasonable estimate,
as the footage shows him to be thin and of average height. This means Chauvin was exerting
90 lbs in the double-knee position, for 45 lbs exerted spread across the back and the neck
(implying balanced force).
45 lbs is
to restrict breathing or blood-flow in the neck.
officers are of a similar build.
A Minneapolis-based Study
This study conducted at the Minneapolis-based University of Minnesota. The officers were
recruited from the Minneapolis police department. The study was conducted last year.
There are 800 LEOs in Minneapolis. The study has 41 participants, meaning 5% of the
officers in Minneapolis participated in the study. If you are an officer in the MPD and
you spoke to 9 other officers about the use of prone restraint, the probability is that
one of you would have been a participant
. It's probable that Chauvin
about this study. With four officers involved in Floyd's arrest,
there's roughly a 21% chance that one of them was a participant in the very study.
The conclusions of the study are enough to exonerate the officers from a murder charge:
"Our data do not support the hypothesis of restraint asphyxia."
"When a cause of death cannot otherwise be determined, positional asphyxia is often
suggested [ ] Proponents of this theory often hypothesize that subjects restrained
prone, with applied downward weight force, hobbled, or in maximal restraint (restrained
on their stomach with hands and wrists secured to the handcuffs) were unable to breathe
because the position caused chest wall and abdominal restriction that prevented
adequate expansion of the lungs. Subsequent rigorous scientific studies, however, using
sophisticated measurements have debunked the positional or restraint asphyxia
hypothesis because the prone position does not produce respiratory compromise."
"To date, none of the published human clinical studies, or epidemiological studies,
support the hypothesis that the pronerestraint position causes or contributes to
"DiMaio and DiMaio observed that acceptance of the concept of positional asphyxia as
the cause of death in restraint associated deaths often involves the suspension of
common sense and logical thinking. Further, other researchers have commented that
positional asphyxia is an interesting theory unsupported by the experimental data. Nor
are significant changes in cardiovascular measures found."
The prosecution is going to have tremendous difficulty proving murder, when Chauvin likely
knew of the scientific research indicating that prone restraint is not excessively
dangerous to the suspect's cardiovascular health.
A note on the analysis made by the New York Times
The NYT published a
"play by play" analysis
on YouTube, analyzing how George Floyd died. They omit
important information in their analysis.
The NYT shows Floyd being cuffed behind his back, but then
cut the footage
so that you do not see the struggle that occurred while he was
The NYT mentions complaints made against the officers. However, the NYT does not
mention that only one of these complaints was found to have merit against Chauvin, when
he asked a woman who was speeding 10 MPH over the limit to step out of her car. The NYT
omits the average number of complaints against officers, which is approximately one
every 3 years. The NYT also omits that Chauvin obtained two medals of valor, which was
ironically reported by the NYT
The NYT says "we don't know why" they pulled Floyd out of the car. This is misleading,
as we know they were unable to keep him detained in the squad car.
The NYT omitted that Floyd was able to lift up his head and neck.
The NYT omitted -- completely -- that the officers believed he was suffering from ExDS.
(This is not a joke. The NYT omitted the linchpin of the case.)
The NYT ignores his history of drug use, his two heart conditions, as well as the
fentanyl found in his system.
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regime change operations using techniques developed by the RAND Corporation, "democracy" NGOs
and other groups since the 1980's. They were used in crude form to bring down the Polish
communist regime in the late 1980s. From there the techniques were refined and used, along with
heavy bribes, to topple the Gorbachev regime in the Soviet Union. For anyone who has studied
those models closely, it is clear that the protests against police violence led by amorphous
organizations with names like Black Lives Matter or Antifa are more than purely spontaneous
moral outrage. Hundreds of thousands of young Americans are being used as a battering ram to
not only topple a US President, but in the process, the very structures of the US
If we step back from the immediate issue of videos showing a white Minneapolis policeman
pressing his knee on the neck of a black man, George Floyd , and look at what has taken place
across the nation since then, it is clear that certain organizations or groups were
well-prepared to instrumentalize the horrific event for their own agenda.
The protests since May 25 have often begun peacefully only to be taken over by well-trained
violent actors. Two organizations have appeared regularly in connection with the violent
protests -- Black Lives Matter and Antifa (USA). Videos show well-equipped protesters dressed
uniformly in black and masked (not for coronavirus to be sure), vandalizing police cars,
burning police stations, smashing store windows with pipes or baseball bats. Use of Twitter and
other social media to coordinate "hit-and-run" swarming strikes of protest mobs is evident.
What has unfolded since the Minneapolis trigger event has been compared to the wave of
primarily black ghetto protest riots in 1968. I lived through those events in 1968 and what is
unfolding today is far different. It is better likened to the Yugoslav color revolution that
toppled Milosevic in 2000.
Gene Sharp: Template for Regime Overthrow
In the year 2000 the US State Department, aided by its National Endowment for Democracy
(NED) and select CIA operatives, began secretly training a group of Belgrade university
students led by a student group that was called Otpor! (Resistance!). The NED and its various
offshoots was created in the 1980's by CIA head Bill Casey as a covert CIA tool to overthrow
specific regimes around the world under the cover of a human rights NGO. In fact, they get
their money from Congress and from USAID.
In the Serb Otpor! destabilization of 2000, the NED and US Ambassador Richard Miles in
Belgrade selected and trained a group of several dozen students, led by Srđa Popović,
using the handbook, From Dictatorship to Democracy, translated to Serbian, of
the late Gene Sharp and his Albert Einstein Institution. In a post mortem on the Serb events,
the Washington Post wrote, "US-funded consultants played a crucial role behind the scenes in
virtually every facet of the anti-drive, running tracking polls, training thousands of
opposition activists and helping to organize a vitally important parallel vote count. US
taxpayers paid for 5,000 cans of spray paint
used by student activists to scrawl anti-Milošević graffiti on walls across
Trained squads of activists were deployed in protests to take over city blocks with the aid
of 'intelligence helmet' video screens that give them an instantaneous overview of their
environment. Bands of youth converging on targeted intersections in constant dialogue on cell
phones, would then overwhelm police. The US government spent some $41 million on the operation.
Student groups were secretly trained in the Sharp handbook techniques of staging protests that
mocked the authority of the ruling police, showing them to be clumsy and impotent against the
youthful protesters. Professionals from the CIA and US State Department guided them behind the
The Color Revolution Otpor! model was refined and deployed in 2004 as the Ukraine Orange
Revolution with logo and color theme scarves, and in 2003 in Georgia as the Rose Revolution.
Later Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used the template to launch the Arab Spring. In all
cases the NED was involved
with other NGOs including the Soros Foundations.
After defeating Milosevic, Popovic went on to establish a global color revolution training
center, CANVAS, a kind of for-profit business consultancy for revolution, and was personally
present in New York working reportedly with Antifa during the Occupy Wall Street where also
Soros money was reported.
Antifa and BLM
The protests, riots, violent and non-violent actions sweeping across the United States since
May 25, including an assault on the gates of the White House, begin to make sense when we
understand the CIA's Color Revolution playbook.
The impact of the protests would not be possible were it not for a network of local and
state political officials inside the Democratic Party lending support to the protesters, even
to the point the Democrat Mayor of Seattle ordered police to abandon several blocks in the
heart of downtown to occupation by protesters.
In recent years major portions of the Democratic Party across the US have been quietly taken
over by what one could call radical left candidates. Often they win with active backing of
organizations such as Democratic Socialists of America or Freedom Road Socialist Organizations.
In the US House of Representatives the vocal quarter of new representatives around Alexandria
Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib and Minneapolis Representative Ilhan Omar are
all members or close to Democratic Socialists of America. Clearly without sympathetic
Democrat local officials in key cities, the street protests of organizations such as Black
Lives Matter and Antifa would not have such a dramatic impact.
To get a better grasp how serious the present protest movement is we should look at who has
been pouring millions into BLM. The Antifa is more difficult owing to its explicit anonymous
organization form. However, their online Handbook openly recommends that local Antifa "cells"
join up with BLM chapters.
FRSO: Follow the Money
BLM began in 2013 when three activist friends created the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag to
protest the allegations of shooting of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin by a white
Hispanic block watchman, George Zimmermann. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi
were all were connected with and financed by front groups tied to something called Freedom Road
Socialist Organization, one of the four largest radical left organizations in the United States
formed out of something called New Communist Movement that dissolved in the 1980s.
On June 12, 2020 the Freedom Road Socialist Organization webpage states, "The time is now to
join a revolutionary organization! Join Freedom Road Socialist Organization If you have been
out in the streets this past few weeks, the odds are good that you've been thinking about the
difference between the kind of change this system has to offer, and the kind of change this
country needs. Capitalism is a failed system that thrives on exploitation, inequality and
oppression. The reactionary and racist Trump administration has made the pandemic worse. The
unfolding economic crisis we are experiencing is the worst since the 1930s. Monopoly capitalism
is a dying system and we need to help finish it off. And that is exactly what Freedom Road
Socialist Organization is
working for ."
In short the protests over the alleged police killing of a black man in Minnesota are now
being used to call for a revolution against capitalism. FRSO is an umbrella for dozens of
amorphous groups including Black Lives Matter or BLM. What is interesting about the
self-described Marxist-Leninist roots of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) is not
so much their left politics as much as their very establishment funding by a group of
well-endowed tax-exempt foundations.
Alicia Garza of BLM is also a board member or executive of five different Freedom Road front
groups including 2011 Board chair of Right to the City Alliance, Board member of School of
Unity and Liberation (SOUL), of People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), Forward
Together and Special Projects director of National Domestic Workers Alliance.
The Right to the City Alliance got $6.5 million between 2011 and 2014 from a number of very
established tax-exempt foundations including the Ford Foundation ($1.9 million), from both of
George Soros's major tax-exempts–Open Society Foundations, and the Foundation to Promote
Open Society for $1.3 million. Also the cornflake-tied Kellogg Foundation $250,000, and
curiously , Ben
& Jerry's Foundation (ice cream) for $30,000.
Garza also got major foundation money as Executive Director of the FRSO front, POWER, where
Obama former "green jobs czar" Van Jones, a self-described "communist" and "rowdy black
nationalist," now with CNN, was on the board. Alicia Garza also chaired the Right to the City
Alliance, a network of activist groups opposing urban gentrification. That front since 2009
received $1.3 million from the Ford Foundation, as well as $600,000 from the Soros foundations
and again, Ben & Jerry's ($50,000). And Garza's SOUL, which claimed to have trained 712
"organizers" in 2014, when she co-founded Black Lives Matter, got $210,000 from the Rockefeller
Foundation and another $255,000 from the Heinz Foundation (ketchup and John Kerry family) among
others. With the Forward Together of FRSO, Garza sat on the board of a "multi-racial
organization that works with community leaders and organizations to transform culture and
policy to catalyze social change." It officially got $4 million in 2014 revenues and from 2012
and 2014, the organization received a total of $2.9 million from Ford Foundation ($655,000) and
Nigeria-born BLM co-founder Opal Tometi likewise comes from the network of FRSO. Tometi
headed the FRSO's Black Alliance for Just Immigration. Curiously with a "staff" of two it got
money from major foundations including the Kellogg Foundation for $75,000 and Soros foundations
for $100,000, and, again, Ben & Jerry's ($10,000). Tometi got $60,000 in 2014 to direct the group .
The Freedom Road Socialist Organization that is now openly calling for a revolution against
capitalism in the wake of the Floyd George killing has another arm, The Advancement Project,
which describes itself as "a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization." Its
board includes a former Obama US Department of Education Director of Community Outreach and a
former Bill Clinton Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. The FRSO Advancement Project
in 2013 got millions from major US tax-exempt foundations including Ford
($8.5 million), Kellogg ($3 million), Hewlett Foundation of HP defense industry founder ($2.5
million), Rockefeller Foundation ($2.5 million), and Soros foundations ($8.6 million).
Major Money and ActBlue
By 2016, the presidential election year where Hillary Clinton was challenging Donald Trump,
Black Lives Matter had established itself as a well-organized network. That year the Ford
Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy announced the formation of the Black-Led Movement Fund
(BLMF), "a six-year pooled donor campaign aimed at raising $100 million for the Movement for
Black Lives coalition" in which BLM was a central part. By then Soros foundations had already
given some $33 million in
grants to the Black Lives Matter movement . This was serious foundation money.
The BLMF identified itself as being created by top foundations including in addition to the
Ford Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation and the Soros Open Society Foundations. They described
their role: "The BLMF provides grants, movement building resources, and technical assistance to
organizations working advance the leadership and vision of young, Black, queer, feminists and
immigrant leaders who are shaping and leading a national
conversation about criminalization, policing and race in America."
The Movement for Black Lives Coalition (M4BL) which includes Black Lives Matter, already in
2016 called for "defunding police departments, race-based reparations, voting rights for
illegal immigrants, fossil-fuel divestment, an end to private education and charter schools, a
universal basic income, and
free college for blacks ."
Notably, when we click on the website of M4BL, under their donate button we learn that the
donations will go to something called ActBlue Charities. ActBlue facilitates donations to
"democrats and progressives." As of May 21, ActBlue had given $119 million to the campaign
of Joe Biden.
That was before the May 25 BLM worldwide protests. Now major corporations such as Apple,
Disney, Nike and hundreds others may be pouring untold and unaccounted millions into ActBlue
under the name of Black Lives Matter, funds that in fact can go to fund the election of a
Democrat President Biden. Perhaps this is the real reason the Biden campaign has been so
confident of support from black voters. What is clear from only this account of the crucial
role of big money foundations behind protest groups such as Black lives Matter is that there is
a far more complex agenda driving the protests now destabilizing cities across America. The
role of tax-exempt foundations tied to the fortunes of the greatest industrial and financial
companies such as Rockefeller, Ford, Kellogg, Hewlett and Soros says that there is a far deeper
and far more sinister agenda to current disturbances than spontaneous outrage would
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"The centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world." -- W. B. Yeats,
Truth is the first victim in politics. Factions and passions rule. Random facts are picked as
weapons, no one thinks things through.
We need to understand the facts surrounding the death of George Floyd.
Many key facts are being ignored:
Floyd's blood tests showed a concentration of Fentanyl of
about three times the fatal dose. Fentanyl is a dangerous opioid 50 times more potent than
heroin. It has rapidly become the most common cause of death among drug addicts. The knee hold
used by the police is not a choke hold, it does not impede breathing. It is a body restraint and
is not known to have ever caused fatal injury. Floyd already began to complain "I can't breathe"
a few minutes before the neck restraint was applied, while resisting the officers when they tried
to get him into the squad car. Fentanyl affects the breathing, causing death by respiratory
arrest. It was normal procedure to restrain Floyd because he was resisting arrest, probably in
conjunction with excited delirium (EXD), an episode of violent agitation brought on by a drug
overdose, typically brief and ending in death from cardiopulmonary arrest. The official autopsy
did indeed give cardiopulmonary arrest as the cause of death, and stated that injuries he
sustained during the arrest were not life-threatening. Videos of the arrest do not show police
beating or striking Floyd, only calmly restraining him In one video Floyd is heard shouting and
groaning loudly and incoherently while restrained on the ground, which appears to be a sign of
the violent, shouting phase of EXD. His ability to resist four officers trying to get him into
the squad car is typical of EXD cases. A short spurt of superhuman strength is a classic EXD
Minneapolis police officers have been charged with Floyd's murder. Yet all the evidence points
to the fact that Floyd had taken a drug overdose so strong that his imminent death could hardly
have been prevented. In all likelihood, the police were neither an intentional nor accidental
cause of his death. These crucial facts have been completely ignored in the uproar.
When scientists review scientific papers, they look primarily at the evidence, and give less
weight to the conclusions, which are only the other fellow's opinions. To blindly follow "expert
opinions" is the Authoritarian View of Knowledge. This is no real knowledge at all, because to
assess whether an expert is always right, we would need infinite knowledge, and doubly so when
experts disagree. Not thinking for oneself is not really thinking.
So let us stick to the evidence. The county's ambivalent autopsy also included the following
hard facts: "Toxicology Findings: Blood samples collected at 9:00 p.m. on May 25th, before Floyd
died, tested positive for the following: Fentanyl 11 ng/mL, Norfentanyl 5.6 ng/mL ,
Methamphetamine 19 ng/mL 86 ng/mL of morphine," but draws no conclusions therefrom, noting only
that "Quantities are given for those who are medically inclined."
One difficulty is that there are public statements to the effect that the coroner ruled it a
homicide, and the title of the autopsy report includes the term "neck compression." But the words
"homicide," "restraint," "stress" or "compression" do not appear in the 20-page body of the
report. References to the neck are few -- a couple minor abrasions, a contusion on the shoulder,
and "The cervical spinal column is palpably stable and free of hemorrhage." It is as if the title
was chosen in regard to what was expected or proposed, but which was never found, and the title
was never updated. There seems to be no support at all in the report body for the report title,
which reads, "Cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck
The term "cause of death" does not appear. The words "death" and "fatal" only appear in this
comment in the lab report: "Signs associated with fentanyl toxicity include severe respiratory
depression, seizures, hypotension, coma and death . In fatalities from fentanyl, blood
concentrations are variable and have been reported as low as 3 ng/mL." Floyd's fentanyl level was
seven times higher.
If first impressions via the media fooled the coroner's office, until they examined the body,
we too can be fooled at first, but change our opinion according to the evidence.
Excited Delirium Syndrome
An additional hypothesis involves Excited Delirium Syndrome (EXD), a symptom of drug overdose
which sometimes appears in the final minutes preceding death. EXD typically results from fatal
drug abuse, in past years from cocaine or crack, more recently from fentanyl, which is 50 times
more potent than heroin. Especially dangerous are street drugs like meth, heroin or cocaine laced
According to an article in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine (WJEM), 2011: 
https://westjem.com/articles/excited-delirium.html "Excited delirium (EXD) is characterized
by agitation, aggression, acute distress and sudden death, often in the pre-hospital care
setting. It is typically associated with the use of drugs. Subjects typically die from
cardiopulmonary arrest all accounts describe almost the exact same sequence of events: delirium
with agitation (fear, panic, shouting, violence and hyperactivity), sudden cessation of struggle,
respiratory arrest and death ."
It appears that an EXD episode began when the officers tried to get Floyd into the squad car.
He resisted, citing "claustrophobia" -- the onset of the fear and panic phase, and "I can't
breathe" -- difficulty breathing due to fentanyl locking into the breathing receptors in the
brain. (Classic symptoms of EXD are highlighted in bold.) He then exhibited unexpected strength
from the adrenaline spike in successfully resisting the efforts of four officers to get him into
the car. We may never know whether Floyd's agitation was caused purely from the EXD adrenaline
spike, or if it was aggravated by police attempts to subdue him -- but a subject defying the
efforts of multiple officers to subdue him is a very common theme.
When Chauvin pulled him out of the car he fell to the ground, perhaps due to disorientation
and reduced coordination. Presumably this was when he injured his mouth and his nose started to
bleed, and the police made the first call for paramedics.
While restrained on the ground, Floyd exhibited agitation ( shouting and hyperactivity, trying
to move back and forth) for several minutes. There is one brief video at this point. One hears
Floyd shouting very loudly, as in the agitated delirium phase -- it sounds like, "My face is
stoned ah hah, ah haaa, ah please people, please, please let me stand, please, ah hah, ah haaa!"
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-video-appea...17476/ . In a few minutes this was
followed by " sudden cessation of struggle, respiratory arrest and death, " shown in a later
video, where he becomes exhausted, and had stopped breathing when the ambulance arrived.
It appears that disorientation had already set in when the store employees went to Floyd's car
and asked him to return the cigarettes he had bought for a fake $20 bill. He refused, and they
reported the incident to the police, saying that he appeared to be very intoxicated. He certainly
must have been, or he would have either returned the cigarettes or left quickly to avoid arrest.
Loss of judgment is a symptom of the syndrome; this includes futile efforts to resist arrest.
Police Intervention and Intentions
The EXD diagnosis is controversial and in some quarters is viewed as an alibi for police
brutality. The WJEM authors note, "Since the victims frequently die while being restrained or in
the custody of law enforcement, there has been speculation over the years of police brutality
being the underlying cause. However, it is important to note that the vast majority of deaths
occur suddenly prior to capture, in the emergency department (ED), or unwitnessed at home."
Regarding restraint, they note, "people experiencing EXD are highly agitated, violent, and
show signs of unexpected strength, so it is not surprising that most require physical restraint.
The prone maximal restraint position (PMRP, also known as "hobble" or "hogtie"), where the
person's ankles and wrists are bound together behind their back, has been used extensively by
field personnel. In far fewer cases, persons have been tied to a hospital gurney or manually held
prone with knee pressure on the back or neck."
This latter position is what the accused officer Chauvin was applying, although at one point
the team did consider using a hobble. Physical restraint of the subject has always been the
classical procedure, to prevent the subject harming themselves or others. It has been proposed
that restraint helps to forestall injury and death by conserving the subject's energy, but most
experts believe that by leading to an intense struggle, it increases the likelihood of a fatal
Since knowingly using counterfeit currency is a fairly serious offense, the Minneapolis
officers were required to arrest Floyd and try to bring him in. When he violently resisted, the
optimal choice could have been to let him sit against a wall and guard him while calling an
ambulance. To be able to quickly switch from law enforcement mode to emergency care mode requires
training in recognizing the symptoms.
According to this dialogue, Chauvin was apparently was trying to follow the protocol
recommended by WJEM. Since Floyd was on his stomach, Chauvin's knee pinned him at the side of his
neck, and did not impede breathing. Commentators are referring to Chauvin "kneeling" on Floyd's
neck, or resting his weight on it. From videos it is hard to gauge how much weight he applied,
but the correct procedure is just enough to restrain movement, not to crush the person.
Chauvin and his team might not have done everything perfectly, but it is easy to underestimate
the difficulty of police work, particularly in cases of resisting arrest, whether willfully or
due to intoxication. If they had been clairvoyant clinicians, they would have called an ambulance
the moment they saw him. Better training is needed. Was the police department then responsible?
Might the department have given the needed training if the AMA had acknowledged the existence of
the syndrome? This brings up a paradox: could police critics who deny the syndrome then bear part
of the responsibility for the deaths they decry? The syndrome is being recognized by law
enforcement after the fact. It needs to be recognized as it is happening.
With a fatal overdose there is no good outcome possible, but there is no way for police to
foresee that. Sometimes EXD can last longer, and it is not always fatal. Perhaps the ACEP Task
Force on EXD will update their report and provide guidelines to help police identify and deal
with EXD while avoiding accusations of police brutality.
In one video 
https://www.facebook.com/darnellareallprettymarie/vi...61280/ Chauvin continued to apply the
neck restraint although bystanders repeatedly objected, and even after Floyd stopped moving. As
Floyd became exhausted, it could have been reasonable to relax the restraint to see if it was
really necessary. Chauvin didn't seem to respond to the bystanders to give a medical reason for
the restraint. His actions were consistent with a belief that police should restrain the subject
until medevacs arrive. Videos show the police focused on restraint, never beating or striking
Floyd. The restraint and verbal exchanges with Floyd are also consistent with a belief that he
was resisting arrest, by refusing to get in the squad car. When he said "I can't breathe," they
responded "You're talking fine." When they said "Get in the car," he didn't agree to.
EXD seems to be the most likely reason why Floyd suddenly refused to get into the squad car,
and began to shout and writhe on the ground. With or without EXD or police intervention, he was
going to die quickly from fentanyl, short of immediate intensive care. A common treatment for EXD
is sedation with drugs like ketamine. The usual antidote for fentanyl is naloxone. Higher levels
of fentanyl may require intravenous naloxone for 24 hours or more.
He also fell down twice, which could be seen either as a sign of intoxication or resisting
arrest. The officers knew it was a drug overdose, as Thao told bystanders, "This is why you don't
do drugs, kids." By the way, this Wikipedia article should be named "Death of George Floyd," as
an accused is innocent until proven guilty. and then completely stopped breathing, this was the
onset of respiratory arrest, which is how a fentanyl overdose kills.
While police work is needed to trace the source of these dangerous drugs, the problems of drug
addiction and crime have deep causes and can only be contained, not solved, by the police.
Whatever our society has been doing about these problems is not working.
Right now, our civilization risks being torn apart by the passions of extremism, due to a
misunderstanding. Please share this analysis, as an appeal to return to reason.
Reviewer comment: "My first thought is why it has been left to you to figure this out, when
we pay professional journalists to investigate these things, and why aren't the police and
politicians telling us about this."
A good question which gives a clue to something I've been wondering about. When other
commentators publish within hours, why does it take me a week or two to finish an article like
this? Journalists are usually under a deadline to produce stories quickly, whereas it takes a lot
of research and reflection to develop an original thesis into a fair and coherent explanation of
Everyone tends to have an agenda, and to look for facts to support it. Police brutality or
looters running amok may be more newsworthy than a chronic problem like drug abuse. The best
agenda now is to take a break to focus on facts, or else an "Excited Delirium" could become a
contagion that engulfs our nation.
A young white man died in Dallas a few years ago, after being restrained by the police with
the knee on his back. My respondent believed he suffocated, but the actual autopsy said cardiac
arrest due to cocaine, overdose EXD, and stress from restraint by police officers.
Tony Timpa had not only taken an overdose of cocaine, plus he was off his anti-schizophrenia
medicine. Mental illness can also be a trigger for EXD, and according to the autopsy report, he
displayed all the classic symptoms. The first phase, fear and panic, was fear of the onset of
delirium itself -- he himself called 911 for help. By the time the police arrived, security
guards had already handcuffed him to restrain him. He was incoherent, out of control, found lying
on the ground, the typical EXD position. The police pinned him down with a knee on his back for
13 minutes, saying he was at risk of rolling into the roadway, and suddenly he was dead.
Tony Timpa died in 2016. The family got the run-around, 
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/investigations/2019/...timpa/ and an autopsy was not released
until 2019. The body cam footage was released, which showed the police behaving callously towards
the subject. The officers were originally charged with homicide, but it was found they were not
at fault, charges were dropped and they were reinstated. Timpa's case is very similar to Floyd
case in many ways, and there are also many differences -- the starkest of course being the
intensity of the public reaction.
Based on the case history and autopsy findings, it is my opinion that Anthony Alan Timpa, a
32-year-old white male, died as a result of sudden cardiac death due to the toxic effects of
cocaine and physiologic stress associated with physical restraint.
Cardiac hypertrophy and bipolar disorder contributed to his death.
The mechanism of death in cases such as this is sometimes referred to as "excited delirium."
Classically, people affected by EDS are witnessed to exhibit erratic or aggressive behavior,
and will often "throw off" attempts at restraint, requiring multiple people to subdue them. The
person will appear to calm down and will suddenly become unresponsive. Most cases are
associated with drug intoxication and/or illness.
In this case, several factors likely contributed to the death. The surveillance and body cam
footage and witness reports fit the classic scenario of excited delirium and cocaine use and
illness (bipolar disorder) are common predisposing risk factors for EDS. Cocaine leads to
increased heart rate and increased blood pressure, making a cardiac arrhythmia more likely. Due
to his prone position and physical restraint by an officer, an element of mechanical or
positional asphyxia cannot be ruled out (although he was seen to be yelling and fighting for
the majority ofthe restraint). His enlarged heart size also put him at risk for sudden cardiac
Although the decedent only had superficial injuries, the manner of death will be ruled a
homicide, as the stress of being restrained and extreme physical exertion contributed to his
MANNER OF DEATH: Homicide
[Signatures and seals of medical examiners]
(Note that homicide is not the same as murder, it also includes unintentional or accidental
actions contributing to death.)
Anthony Timpa autopsy p. 5, blood tests -- Cocaine and metabolites
If we add the three numbers above for cocaine and metabolytes together it comes to about 18
mg/L. This is anywhere from 3 to 18 times the lethal dose. With such an overdose, plus being
without his schizophrenia medication, Timpa had little if any chance of surviving.
Here's the Wikipedia entry on Timpa, part of a series on the Dallas police.
On August 10, 2016, Dallas Police killed Tony Timpa, a 32-year-old resident who had not taken
his medication. Timpa was already handcuffed while a group of officers pressed his body into the
ground while he squirmed. It took over three years for footage of the incident to be released.
The footage contradicted claims by Dallas Police that Timpa was aggressive Criminal charges
against three officers were dropped in March 2019 and officers returned to active duty."
Wikipedia doesn't even mention cocaine, although that was the main cause of death. Likewise,
the Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_George_Floyd
makes no mention of a drug overdose or excited delirium. By entitling the articles "Killing"
rather than "Death," Wikipedians appoint themselves as a court of law.
It is strange that George Floyd's case is taken as proof of systemic racism, when Tony Timpa
got much worse treatment -- even though Timpa hadn't committed any crime, had no police record,
and even called 911 himself.
Isn't it odd, when we have a problem in the United States of many shootings by -- and of --
the police, that such an uproar has arisen, over a case where the police actually had little or
nothing to do with the man's demise?
The stress of restraint is most likely incidental. As reported by the WJEM, "Victims who do
not immediately come to police attention are often found dead in the bathroom surrounded by wet
towels and/or clothing and empty ice trays, apparently succumbing during failed attempts to
rapidly cool down." Hyperthermia or high body temperature is a classic symptom of EXD. Enormous
energy is released by an uncontrolled adrenaline spike. The heat also feeds delirium, which is a
familiar symptom of high fever.
Normally, it's assumed that stress factors contribute to a heart attack, as medical examiners
wrote in both the Floyd and Timpa cases. Yet the WJEM notes that "one important study found that
only 18 of 214 individuals identified as having EXD died while being restrained or taken into
custody." All victims died of cardiopulmonary arrest. Drug overdose and EXD are sufficient causes
for this outcome.
Both Floyd and Timpa had taken overdoses at triple the lethal level. Enough drugs to kill them
three times over. Yet you can only die once so how could the stress of restraint contribute more
to their deaths? You can't contribute to a glass that's already full three times over. That is a
little like saying that someone died because their parachute didn't open, and the weight of their
backpack also contributed to the fall. But they die from the fall once they hit the ground,
whether it's at 120 mph or 122 mph.
In conclusion, excited delirium should be treated as a medical condition, at high risk of
ending quickly in sudden death. An ambulance should be called immediately. Only the minimum
necessary restraint should be applied. Police and paramedics should be trained in the symptoms
and handling protocols.
It would be helpful if the AMA would recognize EXD as a real condition, rather than dismissing
it as a cover story for police brutality. Ignorance of the symptoms can lead to unintentional
cruelty by police, when they assume they are confronted by a typical case of a criminal violently
resisting arrest, rather than a patient with a life-threatening intoxication.
The knee on the neck is a body hold, not a chokehold or carotid restraint, which involves putting
pressure precisely on both carotid arteries, located on either side of the throat. A carotid
restraint is usually applied by an elbow, and causes the subject to pass out in as little as 15
seconds. Blocking the arteries does not stop the breathing or heartbeat (pulmonary or cardiac
arrest), which Floyd suffered after being restrained for many minutes. Once pressure on the
arteries is released, the subject normally regains consciousness quickly.
See also the decision by the Ninth Circuit Court, "[t]he problems posed by, and thus the tactics
to be employed against, an unarmed, emotionally distraught individual who is creating a
disturbance or resisting arrest are ordinarily different from those involved in law enforcement
efforts to subdue an armed and dangerous criminal who has recently committed a serious offense."
in "Explaining the Unexplainable: Excited Delirium Syndrome and Its Impact on the Objective
Reasonableness Standard for Allegations of Excessive Force," https://scholarship.law.slu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1379&context=lj
The first few pages relate a narrative similar to the Floyd case, involving multiple police
subduing a violent EXD victim, who suddenly dies from exhaustion. A media uproar then arises
against alleged police brutality.
From the incident report of the fire truck that was called to the scene, it appears that both
police and bystanders called 911 for emergency medical services (EMS). The first call was Code 2,
apparently for Floyd's nosebleed, which summoned a fire truck, followed by a more urgent code 3,
which was said to bring an ambulance within six minutes. It appears the police called the
ambulance when Floyd's breathing and heartbeat stopped.
"Floyd goes limp and appears to lose consciousness. Hennepin EMS then arrive six minutes after
the distress call." The article refers to the incident report by the fire truck, http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@mpd/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-224680.pdf
which has a note implying the first call to EMS was from police and another call came from
bystanders: "No clear info on pt [patient] or location was given by either initial pd [police
department] officers or bystanders." We need an incident report from the ambulance.
TV news clips showing police restraining subjects who are exhibiting EXD symptoms and violently
resisting arrest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qCqjuqEWEc A
TV news report and cellphone video on a more humane method of managing an EXD case, thanks to
police training, putting safety of the subject and of bystanders first, rather than restraints.
However, no details are given about the outcome or the drug dose. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qCqjuqEWEc
He also fell down twice, which could be seen either as a sign of intoxication or resisting
arrest. The officers knew it was a drug overdose, as Thao told bystanders, "This is why you don't
do drugs, kids." By the way, this Wikipedia article should be named "Death of George Floyd," as
an accused is innocent until proven guilty.
"According to Dr. Assaad Sayah, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, Excited
Delirium Syndrome can be best explained as a 'physical response to an actual psychological [or
drug] problem resulting in their autonomic systems producing too much adrenaline.' Dr. Sayah
analogizes it to 'having too much nitrous in a car; eventually the engine will blow up.' In most
cases, the cause of death is either 'a heart attack or, less frequently, respiratory failure.'
Dr. Vincent Di Maio estimated that Excited Delirium Syndrome kills 800 people every year in
police altercations because the victims "are just overexciting [their] heart from the drugs and
from the struggle.'" Op. cit.https://scholarship.law.slu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1379&context=lj
I think more likely he died of a Covid-19 induced heart attack. Heart disease is the #1
comorbidity of Covid19. Doctors have talked about patients of Covid19 dying of sudden heart
attacks at a high rate. Floyd was Covid19 positive, and he also had heart disease and
hypertension, the top two comorbidity of Covid19.
That is over three times the lethal overdose, following earlier reports where the highest dose
survived was 4.6 ng/mL.
Good points. And before this, all we ever heard about was how deadly fentanyl is. It killed Tom
Petty and is so potent, it killed him via skin absorption! Now, however, the Back Flow Media
(BFM) ;-), has agendas to push and truth ain't one of them.
Unfortunately, those who need to learn these facts have no interest in truth. Logic, reason,
common sense, and all such things are thrown out; instead, the mob controls based upon who
yells the loudest, not who makes the most fact-based sense.
People don't riot over the specific police murder that sets it off. They riot because they are
sick and tired of the ways cops treat them–one of the ways being to murder them. If you
don't like the Floyd murder, I got a couple thousand other cop murders for ya, and I would like
to see you write such a stirring defense of cop-killed bodies riddled with hundreds of rounds
of automatic weapons fire. Including all the dead white people.
It really does not matter. The Jewish mainstream media has tried and convicted the officers.
They will never get a fair trial and are screwed. Saint George will have to be avenged or there
will be more riots, arson and looting which the same degenerate media will call "protests".
So they could have left him alone and he would have died anyway, another statistic.
It does imply intrusive policing invites unintended consequences. For the counterfeit
$20, a summons would have been sufficient. Then George could have crawled off, go home to
Jesus, and we could have been spared the phoniest and most overblown freak show since the Fall
Let them patrol their own 'hoods and be done with all this.
Fentanyl Floyd was a drug peddler and a petty criminal who got caught in the act of selling
drugs by patrolling police. Panicking, he swallowed his own stash and overdosed as a result.
Now he is being retconned into a saint.
I think Floyd was being passive aggressive rather than resisting as such. What was done to him
by Chaving was punishment out of frustration, but the duration was well outside normal
Floyd already began to complain "I can't breathe" a few minutes before the neck restraint
That will be a dangerous argument for Chauvin's defence counsel to make to the court,
because it will be opening the door to a telling counter argument: Floyd's breathing was
restricted after he reported respiratory distress.
If it was a Fentanyl overdose they ought to have given him Narcan antidote, not put weight
on his ribcage while he was face down and his hands cuffed behind him; a contributory cause
according to the autopsy, which found wrist bruises.
There's no such thing as a heart attack induced by covid-19.
People who have been hospitalized for heart disease, and subsequently test positive for
covid-19, don't usually die from the virus they die from their underlying heart disease
I saw the video. Looked like just another hoax to me. Weight on his other knee, looking right
at the camera while "killing" someone, yada yada. Officer Chauvin, fer Chrissake. Officer
Racist would be too much even for stupid goyim. 8 minutes my ass. Aces and eights anyone? The
point of this fentenyl dohicky is to pretend it really happened. Just another deep state psyop
I say. But go ahead and argue about it. Makes it easier to steal 10 trillion from the US
This guy is channeling Johnny Cochran. Yes, we know O.J. didn't do it either, because Nicole
Brown was high on lethal amounts of cocaine, and Ron Goldman was mainlining deadly amounts of
horse(heads almost fall off when this happens)
You see, the amount of imaginary fantasy is endless which feeds the inter-civilian war of
people-against-people while the State remains blissfully secure knowing that those who control
the media(narrative) will always win
Otherwise, yea, we get it, the police are always honest, justice is blind, your vote counts,
your money is secure, god loves you, the vaccine is harmless, and your children are doing a
great service by telling the government instructor(school teacher) that you smoke pot, so the
state can seize everything you own.
Your underlying analysis is incorrect. People overdose at much higher levels and live through
it. Maybe the cops should have been more interested in why he was presenting in an altered
state and called an EMT, than carting him off to jail for a possible forged $20 bill.
The mean serum concentrations of fentanyl in their patients was (52.9 ng/mL) with a range of
One of the 18 patients died in hospital. Five patients underwent cardiopulmonary
resuscitation, one required extracorporeal life support, three required intubation, and two
received bag-valve-mask ventilation. One patient had recurrence of toxicity after 8 hours after
naloxone discontinuation. Seventeen of 18 patients required boluses of naloxone, and four
required prolonged naloxone infusions (26–39 hours). All 18 patients tested positive for
fentanyl in the serum. Quantitative assays conducted in 13 of the sera revealed fentanyl
concentrations of 7.9 to 162 ng/mL (mean = 52.9 ng/mL).
The author starts one paragraph with "in conclusion", LOL again LOL
Once again missing the point,intentionally,misdirecting. It's a FALSE FLAG
Street theater duh, set up Fromthestart. Plandemic.Seriously,it creates jobs.
Liars oops I mean lawyers,oops I mean poly ticks,locally,nationally,
all the way to the jewdicial branch and congress and beyond.GET REAL.
It's far worse than that.An elder told me they don't believe in IQ.
The facts and investigations and evidence don't do nuffin after the incurred LOSS
of SO much time,money,energy,community,productivity,confidence,SANITY etc.
THIS is COUP and" it's no where near in conclusion." that's my comment,thanks
Excellent article which should be on the front page of every major paper in the USA. The part
on the Excited Delirium Syndrome is new to me but it's interesting .It illustrates nicely this
civil disorder has nothing to do with Mr Floyd. I just hope officer Chauvins defence team makes
good use of this information.
As a retired pharmacist I'm surprised by the use of fentanyl as a drug of abuse. The
therapeutic dose banding is very small, its very potent , it is a very short acting drug and
it's a drug that only an anaesthetist should consider using or abusing. Its a very potent
respiratory depressant that has a nasty habit of producing a delayed action hours after the
affect has apparently worn off. Fentanyl also causes heart slowing and any anaesthetist would
give other drugs to counter that effect to keep the patient under control.
Now lets look at the photo of other officers using the correct Israeli defence force pin
Notice that the knee and leg not doing the pinning is not on the ground therefore all the
weight of the body is brought to bear on the victims neck and the major blood vessels under the
knee. Now look at officer Caulvin his right boot toe is on the ground along with his right
knee. Try it yourselves on a pillow, you cannot bring any force to bear , at best you are
holding someone with that pose. He also looks under no stress from Mr Floyd with his hold. At
5′ 8" I would be using the IDF method if I had to restrain Mr Floyd, but lets be honest I
would avoid him full stop. There is also the fun part of trying to hit and subdue someone who
thanks the the Fentanyl in his system would feel little pain.
This whole thing looks very suspicious to me , and the speed with which the thing went global
even more suspicious. The speed that people appeared with expensive t-shirts and hoodies all
"I cannot breath" printed on the front in many locations simultaneously along with the piles of
bricks and attacks on statues has a pre-planned Soros and Antifa agenda all over it.
I'm sure that the author of this article, who I assume isn't a drug addict, will be totally
fine if a racist white thug in uniform with a history of murdering people knelt on his neck for
nine minutes with its hands in its pockets. Yes, it was the drugs all along!
Gotta protect those israeli occupation troops at all costs and keep their colonial police state
(that's the usa, neanderthals) a colonial police state. Should those dumb goy animals unite and
force our quislings out, who knows what might befall our "sacred homeland".
Did drugs kill George Floyd ? Does it matter ?
This affair is one of public perception.
The perception IS that Chauvin used excessive force. The guy died after that "force" whether
excessive or not. People, rightly or wrongly see cause & effect.
As for your points about overdose ? Fairly weak. Every minute that passes the likelihood of
overdose decreases. Overdoses don't hide in your system for 20 minutes (excluding digestion or
assimilation) & then jump out & shut down your heart.
Floyd may have appeared intoxicated, but he also appeared functional for a "normal" unstressful
He sat down, handcuffed, against a wall for some minutes without "losing it".
Also interesting -- they had him in the police car -- then dragged him out for lack of
compliance. Why ? Let him sit in the locked, secure police back seat, So he screams & makes
a fuss ? Arrestees are known to do that. But no, they drag him out (still handcuffed) &
THREE of them get on top of him: one on legs, one on the torso, & one on his neck. And stay
that way for nearly 9 minutes. And its not like they don't know he's physically problematic --
they call the EMS early on.
Now lets imagine that you have a problem with your heart or breathing (he tells them numerous
times about his breathing, not necessarily entirely from physical airway blockage, but from
panic -- psychology rendering the act of breathing difficult )– would being pinned to the
road by 3 burly men, one of them exerting some pressure on your neck not cause some
degree of panic ? Could some people be near to literally shitting themselves from panic ? Would
such fear & panic not be contraindicated in a man for whom you have already called the EMS
Funny thing, was I a police man I would have asked Floyd to sit in his car (yes, take his keys
& guard him) while I had a look at this so-called counterfeit bill. I mean, that's the
point isn't it ? this whole abortion rests on passing a dodgy $ 20. (Knowingly passing: I
wonder how many shonky US bills there are out there millions ?).
So Floyd is probably a scumbag -- so ? The whole affair looks appalling. And that really
IS the point here.
"Systemic racism" is simply POC and non-European descended Whites saying that they cannot live
in Western (or, indeed, industrial) society,
The POC are correct in this. Who, after all, is qualified to tell them that they are wrong?
George Floyd was destroyed by "systemic racism" in the above sense. Even East Asians and South
Asians with high enough IQ and sufficient emotional control to live in Western (industrial)
society strongly condemn the lack of organization in such societies, and the absence of the
protective social organizations (caste, a directive government/social organization) that are
characteristic of their homelands. Middle Eastern Whites condemn the absence of the tribal /
honor / religious system that characterizes their countries of origin.
POC and non-European descended Whites want Western ( industrial) society changed or destroyed
for their benefit.
This is a serious and irresolvable conflict of interest, for the European descended Whites are
just as unable to live in the home societies of various POC and non-European descended White
groups as these groups are unable to live in Western (industrial) society.
Note that the above irresolvable conflict of interest is not ever discussed directly. This
is characteristic of major irresolvable conflicts of interest. WW II is a good example of this
(see the American Pravda articles, unz.com , for
support of this assertion). All of the participants (except possibly Hitler, who apparently
wanted a European Empire allied to the British Empire) thought it was "them or us" (hence the
"unconditional surrender" demands from the Allies), and thus had strong reasons for fighting.
These reasons were not used in propaganda by any side. Propaganda based on self interest of the
"only one Empire will survive" type makes poor propaganda. So does propaganda based on what
amounts to a multi-sided volkwandering ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswanderung
), which is what we seem to be entering into.
Good propaganda is smoke -- mythic appeals, but to a non-applicable myth, with irrelevant
"proof". George Floyd is an example of how this is supposed to work.
The interesting thing about this situation is that it is the OC and non-European descended
Whites are the ones insisting that they cannot live in the West / industrial civilization.
Granted that the Left wing of the Democratic Party is the proximate cause of the current
offensive, attempted Antifa leadership of the offensive has been largely repudiated or simply
ignored by the various POC. Understanding the basics of this situation requires that the
objections of the POC and non-European descended Whites be taken seriously and understood, as I
have tried to do above.
If it was a Fentanyl overdose they ought to have given him Narcan antidote,
Are you serious?
These cops meant to make an instant medical diagnosis.
Decide the problem and drug involved.
Produce an antidote.
And administer it.
What planet are you on?
And had they administered the wrong drug .?
They would be crucified as well.
Its hard to believe you can really believe that comment yourself.
Its sheer prejudice and blah for BLM.
And a grossly unfair accusation.
Police were not arresting him for the counterfeit bill. If you pass a counterfeit bill you are
interviewed by police so they can attempt to trace its origin.
Where did you get cash?
Where do you cash your checks?
Did you get this as change for a larger bill? Where?
He was detained because when they came up to him in the car he was obviously intoxicated and
behind the wheel. Also rewatch the security tape and see the cop talks to him for 2 minutes and
at one point is so worried by whatever Floyd was doing he unholstered his gun but didn't point
it. Floyd also had no ID on him.
So it's a cascade of events that lead to his arrest. Police can't ID an intoxicated person
behind the wheel of a car. Try to get him out of the car and he immediately starts
" I saw the video. Looked like just another hoax to me"
Here's an excellent analysis of 3 of the alleged live, completely contradictory videos on
this alleged event, which quite clearly show it to be hoax perpetrated via crisis actors, fake
police and EMT's. :
I'm curious about this "racist cop" trope that's become pretty common. Is it common for
"racists" to be married to someone of another race as Chauvin is? I'd think a "racist" would
favor a spouse of their own race, no? Seems to me, to you crazies on the left, Pale skin makes
a person a "racist ". It's become a truth in America that the only definition of "racist" is
White. The word is, therefore, meaningless. Floyd died because of his drug use and criminal
activity. Not a knee on the back of his neck.
I second that. Problem is there is no satisfying the BLM folks. They are suffering from PTSD
because of our history of slavery. This is sort of like vets who have PTSD, but the key
difference being vets actually participated in a war whereas no black living was a part of our
history of slavery.
The solution is for the BLM and lgbtqi folks to join forces and put forth a black tranny
candidate to solve all our problems.
Why should we believe the "report"? why not believe our lying eyes? Who released this "report"?
Where is an independent verification? I'll wait, thanks, for a report that has been released by
an independent source that is confirmed by the family.
I'm sure that the author of this article, who I assume isn't a drug addict, will be
totally fine if a racist white thug in uniform with a history of murdering people knelt on
his neck for nine minutes with its hands in its pockets. Yes, it was the drugs all along!
When I see a comment like this on an article as closely reasoned and supported as this one,
I wonder whether public schools teach the ability to read.
You can check my previous posts and see that these are precisely the points I made from a
very casual glance at the autopsy report and a little knowledge of police motivations. That was
right after the incident occurred. Videos and photos are very poor evidence because they only
raise emotional response.
Thank you, Ron Unz, for being brave enough to publish this article.
I guess the defense is entitled to a defense. I guess that is the benefit of having two
coroner's reports. The skill and advocacy of the police unions to manufacture alternative
theories and creates smoke as defense is light years ahead of antifa, BLM or the KKKK.
Te problem with the the current system is not dug induced males sitting on their cars o
falling asleep in drive thrus or jogging in around empty construction sites or waiting for tow
trucks, or selling cigarettes, or avoiding creepy guys stalking the in apartment complexes, or
sleeping in their beds or or walking with some white women --
It's the loss of credibility. The police unions can have the officers walk out as they ave
routinely done as a means of black mail holding cities hostage, but at the end of the day, what
technology is doing is unavailing a side of Wyatt Earp the public would rather not see even if
they know what's up. It's the system in a manner of exposure unlike it's even been used to.
It's the collapse of the arguments for invading countries that are not a threat. It's the
collapse of the internal dialogues among the agencies in multiple arenas of government force.
It's Ruby Ridge, It's Waco, It's Baltimore, It's Fergusaon. It's Oakland. It's Baton Rouge.
It's New Jersey. It's . . . It's balloting were the 1 per-center is suddenly number one,. Utter
nonsense such as written in the Fergason Report. It's nonsense such as the Ferguson Effect.It's
a news system, that is serious doubt. It's bail out for WS, repeatedly and then throwing the
payees f bail out out of works. It is stagnant wages. It's hiring and executive to make a
serious shift ad the best he could do hire ore part time citizens and embrace more
It's the system saying it's not the system. It;s loosening up credit for businesses and the
rules for consumers tighter. It's watching something on film as it happens and then being told
what you saw is not what happened.
It's the unmasking of tactics used by the system to shield itself from accountability. And
perhaps worst of all, we believing what the system tells us because believing reality is just
to tough a road to to travel. It is the system saying . . . it's not the system.
-- -- --
uhh No. I didn't believe there was a reason to invade Ira or Afghanistan or any of the
subsequent intentions by the former Vietnam protester "we lost Vietnam" crowd as I am that Mr.
Floyd died from a drug overdoese.
And none of the smoke and mirrors: that Pres Hussein was a bad person, that the Taliban were
in on 9/11, that the family occupying Ruby Ridge were Nazis, Mr. Koresh was a demon, there's a
Fergason Effect, that blacks are just bad innately and whites are angelic beings along with
browns and yellows worthy of pass, or that IQ is destined by some unique, unknown and unseen
genetic code, that the Russians sabotaged US elections, . . . or US lost Vietnam (no it did
not). If I start buying onto the nonsense spouted as truth to escape accountability before you
know it, I will start advocating that slaves were just immigrants coming the continent for
better jobs and life.
This proves, the sainthood of a very simian looking convicted criminal doped up coon, that you
can fool some of the people all of the time. The Jooz are laughing all the way to the
ban total control of the World.
A passer of counterfeit bills is typically given an opportunity by the cheated merchant to make
him whole before the cops are called. Saint George, for whatever reasons, didn't avail himself
of the opportunity extended to him to do just that.
It is strange that George Floyd's case is taken as proof of systemic racism, when Tony Timpa
got much worse treatment -- even though Timpa hadn't committed any crime, had no police record,
and even called 911 himself.
That is not strange. The reason BLM choose cases where the policeman only did their job is
because otherwise, they'll risk seeing the policeman go to jail, and then there'd be no
systemic racism to rail against. Only when you are sure the policeman will be exonerated in a
court of law, can you rile the animals without risking the party coming to an end before the
music even starts.
For the time being, an educated comment like yours gets a hearing, in contrast to the
unreasoned moral posturing of so many others here. For so long as they can hide behind "good
intentions," they can run from inconvenient facts. UR recently featured an article and comments
on Dietrich Doerner's Logic of Failure , which says it best about these disgusting
phonies who'd never dream of reexamining their positions based on the horrors they cause.
"In our political environment, it would seem, we are surrounded on all sides with good
intentions. But the nurturing of good intentions is an utterly undemanding mental exercise,
while drafting plans to realize those worthy goals is another matter. Moreover, it is far
from clear whether "good intentions plus stupidity" or "evil intentions plus intelligence"
have wrought more harm in the world. People with good intentions usually have few qualms
about pursuing their goals. As a result, incompetence that would otherwise have remained
harmless often becomes dangerous, especially as incompetent people with good intentions
rarely suffer the qualms of conscience that sometimes inhibit the doings of competent people
with bad intentions. The conviction that our intentions are unquestionably good may sanctify
the most questionable means.
The Logic Of Failure: Recognizing And Avoiding Error In Complex Situations
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George killed himself. He took a lethal overdose of Fentanyl. The meth and the fentanyl
combined cause delirium and heart problems. These two drugs caused what is called "Excited
Delirium Syndrome" which is usually fatal.
When the officers pulled him out of the Mercedes–he was already foaming at the mouth.
These four officers need to be released and given their jobs back. Their arrests are just a
lynch mob by the liberal establishment. George killed George. He gambled with his life, put
himself in that position with allegedly passing counterfeit money. Furthermore, George was DWI;
he was sitting in the drivers seat. Even though you are not driving, sitting in the driver's
seat is DWI, Driving while impaired. Who needs to be arrested is the Drug Dealer that sold him
Moreover, Excited Delirium syndrome causes "Wooden Chest". That is what George was
experiencing, His drug cocktail killed him.
1 million to 1.25 million Europeans were enslaved in North Africa, from the beginning of
the 16th century to the middle of the 18th, by slave traders from Tunis, Algiers, and Tripoli
alone (these numbers do not include the European people who were enslaved by Morocco and by
other raiders and traders of the Mediterranean Sea coast)
"From bases on the Barbary coast, North Africa, the Barbary pirates raided ships traveling
through the Mediterranean and along the northern and western coasts of Africa, plundering
their cargo and enslaving the people they captured."
From at least 1500, the pirates also conducted raids along seaside towns of Italy, Spain,
France, England, the Netherlands and as far away as Iceland, capturing men, women and
On some occasions, settlements such as Baltimore, Ireland were abandoned following the
raid, only being resettled many years later. Between 1609 and 1616, England alone had 466
merchant ships lost to Barbary pirates.
Are you sure that you are not a racist or a progeny of racists?
As Confederate statues are torn down in the USA, one wonders: Are we going to ask Egypt to
change its name, tear down its pyramids which were built by slaves too? And destroy mummies
of pharaohs that had slaves?
Are the black tribes of Africa, the ones who sold the slaves they took from other tribes
when at war and sold to the Arab slave traders, are we going to change the names of those
African tribes too? And tear down the names of their leaders?
No comments? Here is more:
Regarding white slaves in Africa and black slaves in the New World, it is often overlooked
that slaves were enslaved before they were bought and sold by Jews, Arabs, and Gentiles. The
unasked question is: Who enslaved them?
Things that used to be true before political correctness set in: More whites were brought
as slaves to North Africa than blacks brought as slaves to the United States.
All this obsessing over what pretty boy George died of is irrelevant. Cops putting their knee
on the neck, the most vulnerable part of the human body is wrong period! No sympathy for the
thug, he was a menace to society. What should be obsessed over is police culture has not been
to "protect and serve" since at least the 70's. They see themselves as "at war" with the whole
of society, from the suburban soccer mom to the ghetto thug.
It's widely known cops will take a routine traffic stop, and poke and prod at the driver to try
to rile them up and get the person to react and give the cop an attitude to escalate the
interaction into an altercation. In the suburbs, quiet rural areas it matters not. Race matters
not. They'll pull this shit in the most docile neighborhoods, with the most docile of people,
regardless of color.
I'm neither pro cop or anti cop, I see them as a necessary evil. They'd be a hell of alot less
evil if reforms were made in their attitude toward the public at large, and if they were held
accountable for all their various abuses of power. They also need their privileged status as
some sort of exalted special class "above the public" obliterated! Cops on the whole are some
of the most corrupt, anti social, sadistic people in society. I know many of them personally,
both city and suburban.
As much as I dislike the rioting, looting, arson and chaos, I'm enjoying the karmic retribution
the boys in blue in receiving.
It could also be that a certain race is a bit more prone to get into drugs, crime,
and so on. And truth to be told hard work is not in their DNA. As long as you keep
denying FACTS this will never end.
Canada has to bring thousands of Mexicans and Guatemalans to work on the farm fields,
while half of this people are on welfare, and when they do work they only want easy jobs,
bus drivers, taxi drivers, or for the governments where most of the time they just don't
as well. In the mean time people like me are being taxed close to 60% to pay for all these
social programs which only benefits the laziest
Since when gross injustice against a once subdued person legitimate anti-humanity? That is how,
to a naive person consumes daily propaganda by the usa government and their presstitute which
reflect an appearance of "good america" while genuinely reflecting a clandestine disdain for
what is right or such unjustified violence cloaked under the line of duty against the general
population would not be so common in the touted "land of the free." The magnet (of the peaceful
protesters from australia, to europe and latin america) is not to a "good free land of
jewmerica" but to the missing and lack of legitimate Justice parroted along with the moral
compass touted by the usa government and their law enforcement while the true reality of
irrectitude makes itself apparent in videos such as the one of George floyd's unjustified
assassination/murder, where unjustified violence is evident. Thus, with these uncensored videos
by the peaceful population or general public of the usa, the truth did not remain hidden by
manipulated narratives of the jew-owned presstitute and media in favor of the cia/usa
government flavor of their wicked ideology preference while cloaked in sheep's clothing.
In conclusion, When an individual poses a serious threat to an officer or another
individual, according to the National Institute of Justice, the "peace-officer" (as they are
glorifyingly touted) is generally authorized by law to use lethal weapons (i.e., firearms) to
protect himself or herself or others by stopping the individual's actions. You don't want to
realize that there is IRREFUTABLY no serious threat nor danger to life once a person (of any
color in handcuffs as the estate of George Floyd was and many others) is subdued. And, those
marching (or rather peacefully protesting to show solidarity) in many other foreign nation
states display how morally magnetic is the actual legitimate axiom of the interest of justice
because that no democracy can exist unless each of its citizens is as capable of outrage at
injustice to another as he is of outrage at unjustice to himself.
I don't care so much for the cops since they would put you in a cage with these animals for
thought crimes like posing the JQ and denying the Holycaust without any hesitation at all. They
are paid mercs and sometimes they get burned. Similarly the light property damage incurred by
corporate storefronts and reduction in quality of life for liberal urban dwellers is not at all
a concern for me, and I honestly hope this goes on in perpetuity until the statistical reality
of black crime is literally beaten into their skulls. As for George Floyd he will no longer be
producing any more of his ilk. He was set to marry a lower class white woman and open an
establishment eponymously named the Konvict Kitchen, all in defiance of the principles of
nuptiality and common decency. The former enhances black criminality by combining pathological
white genes from the classes which in Europe would have their breeding restricted by cultural
and economic constraints but are allowed to flourish here generating trailer parks and white
trash that with miscegenation and negrification are as much of a danger to society as the the
African type they complement.
In any case having seen the footage from these events it strikes me that these cops are
themselves very unintelligent. In the case of the Atlanta negro aptly named Rayshard they were
inclined to play junior detective and gameshow host for upwards of 30 minutes when it was
obvious that they should have immediately incapacitated the feral groid and dragged him away
from a motor vehicle capable of causing far more damage than the plastic dart guns they ended
up wrestling over. Instead they allowed the monkey to shuck and jive for what seemed like an
hour repeating the same inane phrases over and over again. I would have been inclined to dump a
mag in the baboon at the 2 minute mark. These two men were themselves products of negrification
and no doubt they likened the ill-fated negro to their favorite afleets and sports stars they
worship on TV, giving him chance after chance to behave like a human being with around a
standard deviation more aptitude than they should have given him credit for. If they had a
choice between the ineffective Taser device and a firearm they ended up using it would have
I think this country is screwed in the long run and I just hope it ends in fireworks. The
long and inexorable drag into stupidity is maddening.
I doubt anyone cares what he died from, they can just go "change" their signs to some guy in
Georgia. They all look like hoaxes but they needed something for "change" to happen. Back to
online petitions and countless fake hoaxes and more toppling anything whuhhh, and more
historical revision to erase whuhhhh, can't even spell it anymore.
Who called the police on the martyrs? Why would a black person call the police on a black man
asleep in the line at Wendy's in Georgia, when they could have just drove around him. Why have
the white police bother him? It all just looks like more lefty "change" helped out by the good
folks at Netflix or something.
He also had sickle cell anemia. The coronary report mention a lot of "sickled" cells, but only
postmortem. It is knows that sufferers of SCD show that kind of pattern: Death induces it.
However, George Floyd was also COVID19 positive, and there are signs that COVID19 decreases
Primate models of Covid-19 (Munster 2020) and human Covid-19 patients have subnormal
haemoglobin levels (Chen 2020). Clinical evaluationof almost 100 Wuhan patients reveals
haemoglobin levels below the normal range in most patients as well as increased total
bilirubin and elevated serum ferritin (Chen 2020). Hyperbilirubinemia is observed in acute
porphyria (Sassa 2006) and would be consistent with ineffective erythropoiesis (Sulovska
2016) and rapid haemoglobin turnover.
He was dying before he even left the car. He collapsed when they pulled him out of it. He
collapsed after they helped him walk to the wall. He was complaining that he couldn't breathe
before he had a knee on his neck. My sense was that when he saw the cops were coming for him,
he swallowed his drugs. Pretty common.
And criminals who break into pregnant women's houses and jam guns into their pregnant guts
really do get their just deserts when they hastily swallow all the drugs they were dealing to
avoid going back to the joint.
"It is strange that George Floyd's case is taken as proof of systemic racism, when Tony Timpa
got much worse treatment -- even though Timpa hadn't committed any crime, had no police record,
and even called 911 himself."
It would b strange if what you said was accurate.
enforcement, It is not singular artifact.
I is not any singular death, not even a group of deaths that are rare at the hands of
police. It's the ten million plus arrests misdemeanors primarily that end with violence against
unarmed citizens that are disproportionately used with respect to african americans it's the
related history. It is the sentencing. It is the pea bargain system . . .
It's the crack vs regular cacaine narratives nonsense, it is the rhetorical dialogue -- it
is not one single thing, but a compendium of constructs across the country over time.
Such analysis is diversion from the main discussion. It does not matter if Floyd was on drugs
or a criminal. Why was he treated brutally by the police. Too much power given to the law
enforcement. And the bad apples always take advantage of it. Observe the way they walk. No sign
of humility or being a servant of society or a protector.
Race riots yes. but so many whites and no African Americans are rioting, too. It is economic
disparity and hopelessness, stupid, and that is what the pundits are avoiding purposely.
I was arrested one time and was put into car. Interestingly enough I had difficulty breathing
and I did not have any drugs in me.
I did ask officer to open window in the car but he did not. He did not care.
Exactly. They would not even spend the time to read this excellent example of actual
Their hatred blinds them to all facts.
Talking time is over. Balkanize the failed multi-cultural experiment. Ethnostate is NEEDED.
Separate from Hate.
Anyone else getting rather peed off by the huge donations to BLM, apparently about to flow in
– as reparations for the proceeds from slavery by Briitish firms.
Seems to me these companies should be starting at home.
What about the proceeds from mills and factories here in England where the labour was little
more than slavery.
Forced on the poor for pathetic and utterly meagre wages – amounting to slavery –
as the option to the 'poor house'.
Children of seven working 12 hours a day for pennies.
Many dying and crippled by the machinery under which they had to scrabble.
I am sure there are millions – not least up north – who would very much like some
recognition for the quite awful exploitation of their forebears.
Oops – sorry – they all have white faces and are not prepared to commit mayhem,
arson and criminal damage to support any claim.
Time, maybe to start, it works.
Maybe we less than aristocratic English people should start a few demands in payment for the
terrible conditions of the industrial 'revolution', for the Victorian slums, more appalling
than black Americans ever endured.
You don't see the black Americans sporting rickets, TB, suffering starvation, diptheria and
smallpox to mention a few.
Or kids forced up chimneys.
I wonder how Dickens would be feeling today – at Lloyds etc.
Disgusted and sick, I imagine.
Don't get me started on those 'pressed' into the navy .
Why was he treated brutally by the police.
The autopsy doesn't appear to record 'brutal physical injury' of the kind you appear to claim
Could you detail the evidence that demonstrates such 'brutality'
Restraint surely does not come into that category and there is no or very little indication on
his neck or throat.
Clarify the facts, Chucky, so we can all see the cuts, bruises, abrasions
Perhaps you will also give us some information as to how you would have handled a very large
such individual full of fentanyl and other substances .
of Oz The author of the article talks about the knee on Floyd's neck only. But while he may
be correct, that knee was not the only thing going on. I am talking about the other
things including Chauvin's other knee. Officer Lane seems to have diagnosed Floyd's medical
status as one unlikely to stand up to the tender mercies being administered by Chauvin. Lane,
the first cop to talk to Floyd, had immediately observed he had been foaming at the mouth.
Later, once Chauvin got on top of Floyd, Lane suggested turning him face up, and said he was
worried about EXD. Lane's partner complained and said 'don't do that' to Chauvin in relation to
him kneeling on Floyd.
If a 300lb wrestler was to apply a tight bodylock (bear hug) and keep it on tight, breathing
would halt and the one being bear hugged would quite likely die within 10 minutes. Floyd's
breathing was constricted by his bulk and being put face down with cuffs pulling his arms
against the side of his ribcage. The weight and duration of Chauvin's knee on Floyd's back
surely is what tipped the balance and killed him. There is an ex cop and prison guard who
admits he used to deliberately break the fingers of resisting convicts who points to the sun
glasses perched on Chauvin's head and the casual placement of his hands while kneeling on Flyod
as clear indications there was no meaningful resistance from him, see here .
It is not mere opinion that Floyd was not actively resisting arrest during the several
minutes he had Chauvin on top of him, because officer Chauvin was recorded explaining the
reason Floyd was being pinned down was he had not cooperated earlier , when they had
tried to put him in the police car. Hence Chavin virtually admitted it was a was a physical
punishment for previous non-cooperation, but in law Chavin is not permitted to use the
restraint technique as a punitive measure, which he knew very well. Hence Chauvin was commiting
a felony, wham, in the course of which someone died, bam. Wham bam: felony murder.
Actually, this article touches on what you consider the "main discussion" when it assesses
whether or not the cop was following procedure. Is the man being vilified as the worst person
on earth just a guy who was doing the job he was taught to do? If you think the rules are
wrong, you're free to work to change them. This cop will face an American court, not some
post-revolutionary tribunal. The question is whether or not his trial will look more like the
latter than the former.
Blacks can only achieve because they have White admixture or because they reside in White
societies. Too few of them are smart enough to even build sufficient infrastructure in Africa
to allow the Black intellectual elite to achieve.
Sub-Saharan Africans have never made a contribution to the world. If allowed to become too
numerous they destroy previously-thriving and safe White cities.
This is why Blacks seethe with jealousy and hatred of Whites yet can't seem to stay away
because they want what we create and maintain, no matter if they deserve it or not. They want
our peaceful and clean neighborhoods, our law and order, our technology and science, our school
systems, our inventions, the jobs we create, the food we grow, the transportation we invent,
the entertainment we provide Blacks hate us but can't live without us. That's why they demand
that we take care of them and give them special rights and privileges that we don't grant
ourselves, just to compensate for their inability at living in a modern and
Some groups succeed all the time, everywhere. Some have never succeeded anywhere.
Blacks are the oldest race, so they should be the most advanced race; but they never
developed at all and had to be domesticated by Whites.
National IQs calculated and validated for 108 nations:
Just week we had a White sub-Saharan African (Elon Musk) launch a spacecraft while Black
sub-Saharan Africans destroyed several cities.
Name a civilization (or even a written language) ever created by Blacks.
Name a single contribution from sub-Saharan Africans to the world.
The simple fact is, everything Blacks have was given to them by Whites.
Blacks are the only race never to have civilized. They were removed from the jungle just 250
Blacks can only achieve because they have White admixture or because they reside in White
societies. Too few of them are smart enough to even build sufficient infrastructure in Africa
to allow the Black intellectual elite to achieve.
Slavery was the best thing to happen to Blacks, it was essentially a rescue mission by a
free cruise. Being a slave was actually a good career move for a Black African -- as it still
would be today. An enslaved Black in any non-Black country has a higher standard of living than
a free Black living among his own kind.
After defeating George Foreman for the heavyweight boxing title in Zaire (now Congo),
Muhammad Ali returned to the United States where he was asked by a reporter, "Champ, what did
you think of Africa?" Ali replied, "Thank God my granddaddy got on that boat."
Blacks are incapable of creating a civilization of their own. Blacks can only achieve
because they have White admixture or because they reside in White societies. Everything Blacks
have was given to them by Whites.
Criminally insane Floyd killed himself. His chosen lifestyle could only lead to a bad end
sooner or later. He shouldn't even have been out on the street after his armed home invasion
conviction. It was the misfortune of the police to have had to deal with this drugged-up thug
at the point he was going to expire due to drugs and eroded health due to years long drug use.
He was a large, tough looking criminal that one had to be careful in dealing with. This is the
'hero' of the moment, one of the scummiest people one could ever meet.
The Jewish MSM always ignores non-black victims of police misconduct. They made a collective
decision to do that following the mild uproar over Ruby Ridge and the Waco massacre of the
Branch Davidians. Today the Narrative is all about white oppressors and black victims.
It is economic disparity and hopelessness, stupid, and that is what the pundits are
We can't read minds, so you could possibly be right. But in the visible world toppling
statues of white men and various displays of guilt-mongering seem to be taking precedence over
any racially neutral economic demands.
Muddy the water. Now we know why they hate us. Now we know why posters at this site and Zero
Hedge are considered white trash. Science is unacceptable when lefties use it to promote global
warming or the Nazis use it to lock down our society, but when it can be manipulated to try and
prove dirty cops innocent then it's okay. What's to conclude? Giant Echo Chamber! The Left has
it to keep their ignorant followers in line. The Right has it as well. Everyone preaching to
their audience and no one really worried too much about truth.
This is an excellent site. It's a shame that it feels a need to blame EVERYTHING on Jews or
Socialists or whatever the rednecks have been brainwashed to fear. The site simply hurts its
credibility doing this. Not much better than Left wing groups and that's one serious Freak
They riot because they are sick and tired of the ways cops treat them–
no, they're rioting because blacks and browns don't have academic and economic parity with
whites, and the ((universities)) have instructed their charges that there's no such thing as
racial differences, and so that means all the academic and economic discrepancies between white
and black, and the over-representation of blacks in the criminal justice system, are all a
direct consequence of lingering, "systemic" white racism in America.
That's why they're rioting. The Floyd death was simply the perfect metaphor for
America's 'racism', crystalized down to nine minutes of video.
The video was simply the catalyst, for a mindset that's been foisted by the ((universities))
and ((media)) for many decades now.
We're seeing what they've wanted all along. White people transformed into Palestinians,
treated as second class citizens. Affirmative action, and now free health care ONLY for blacks
White people will pay the taxes, but not get the benefits, because they're racists and
anti-Semites, and like the Palestinians (terrorists) they don't deserve any rights.
That's what this is all about. The 21st century is to be like the 20th, a Jewish
supremacist orgy of racial hatred unleashed.
I don't understand why they held him down so long. It seems as if they wanted to wait until
the criminal stopped tensing himself, which could be an indicator of continued resistance.
Maybe they felt if they eased up, he'd jump up and fight them as the guy in Atlanta did.
The Atlanta cops are going to get lynched. That's not justice.
Ali spoke a lot of truth and the only reason the counterculture adopted him is because of his
stance against "Whitey" or what they thought was his stance against "Whitey." I do not blame
Ali for not wanting to fight for America in the Vietnam War. When Ali grew up, Blacks were
indeed second class citizens, far from it now, they have their asses kissed 24/7. Ali was about
Blacks pulling themselves up by the bootstraps, and was a hardcore SEPARATIST. Ali actually had
more than a touch of Irish blood in him. I wish more Blacks did indeed belong to the NOI like
Ali, I think we would have less crime and they would stay to themselves.
George Floyd was an unhealthy man. He wasn't an angel. He wasn't even a decent citizen. He was
a piece of shit.
But he didn't die of an overdose.
He died from a cop burying his knee on his neck for almost 10 minutes. Already in horrible
shape with breathing problems, his body wasn't able to handle it.
Floyd was pleading for him to get off his neck. He was asking for his mother. C'mon people.
Chauvin was heartless and ignorant. All he had to do was get off Floyd's neck. He wasn't a
Chauvin had a serious lapse in judgement. So did Floyd. He wouldn't have been in that
position in the first place. We can always argue that Floyd was a piece of shit. Maybe he was,
but he didn't have to die like that. Who in this comment section is so perfect to judge?
Chauvin has his own issues. He isn't a murderer either. Ignorant and callous, yes. Deserving
of jail time. I don't think so. Therapy and retirement form the police force? Absolutely.
It was the liberal Democratic governors who were the worst 'lock-down' "Nazis", but to a
dishonest, agenda-driven liar like you, the truth is only something to bastardize to your own
EVERYTHING on Jews or Socialists or whatever the rednecks have been brainwashed to
Yea, it's not like thousands of those rednecks haven't given their lives in the last two
decades fighting the Eternal Wars for Israel, now is it? But that's a price we should all pay
for what was done on (((9/11))), huh?
The entire debate is moot at this point. Floyd is dead. The puppeteers have their "Crisis". The
mob is still out there. Thought crime is the new passion. Negroes can do nothing wrong. When
they do, it is my fault because I am white. Up is down, down is up, etc. The big question is
what lies ahead.
This was all manufactured to cover the real truth about a collapsing economic system which will
devastate nations and economies all over the world. When it hits(my bet is before 2021),
nothing else will matter. Here in Amerika, the Sheeple, Normies, and Cucks will go bat-s ** t
crazy. It will be Bosnia times Rwanda times Venezuela, times The Stand. Plan accordingly. Bleib
ubrig. Proverbs 27:12.
IF this whole incident is REAL, and believe me, nowadays I have a hard time believing anything
we see in the media or read is REAL, I have to say the cop was wrong and does deserve to do
time. Whatever the guy died from, people in the crowd told Chauvin over and over that Floyd
wasn't moving. The other cops should have pulled Chauvin off as well. The case in Atlanta is
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, however. IMO, Chauvin is guilty of manslaughter and quite possibly second
degree murder, but that one would be hard to prove. BUT the question must be ASKED ONCE AGAIN,
how or why did it come to this, WHY didn't George Floyd COMPLY with officer's orders? Floyd
would still be alive IF he had JUST COMPLIED with the cops. What is it about complying with an
officer's orders do Blacks not understand? A couple months ago a man was killed right up the
street from me because he attacked an officer with a knife. The officer responded to a domestic
dispute and the man STUPIDLY charged an armed cop with a knife and was shot dead. White cop,
and white perp so that was the end of story.
Covid-19 attacks cells with ACE-2 enzyme receptors. They are present in the lungs, heart,
intestine, blood vessels, and kidneys. Many people infected with Covid-19 suffer more damage in
these organs than in the lungs. People think they will recover quickly from this virus like
another cold (two of the cold strains are actually coronoviruses) or flu viruses, but it's
damage to the organs is more severe. It leaves them vulnerable to next year's covid-20, where
they will now have "preexisting health conditions."
May 27, 2020 New video shows Minneapolis police arrest of George Floyd before death
Four white officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been fired from the
Minneapolis Police Department, but Mayor Jacob Frey is saying that one of the officers should
be arrested for pressing his knee on Floyd's neck.
Dr. Vincent Di Maio estimated that Excited Delirium Syndrome kills 800 people every
year in police altercations because the victims "are just overexciting [their] heart from
the drugs and from the struggle.
So that is nearly 2,000 civilians a year that die in interactions with police basically the
As a result, incompetence that would otherwise have remained harmless often becomes
dangerous, especially as incompetent people with good intentions rarely suffer the qualms of
conscience that sometimes inhibit the doings of competent people with bad intentions.
Good intentions were cobbling his way to disaster. – Old German saying. –
I like Dietrich Doerner – as a social scientist and as a humble man (a Social Democratic
leftie from the days before the left grew "regressive" (Dave Rubin).
Floyd's condition is irrelevant. If I have the facts straight Floyd was handcuffed and loaded
inside the police car. For reasons that are unclear he ends up face down on the asphalt with 4
dudes sitting on top of him. For me, without an amazing explanation all four should never have
been police officers. His death makes it worse but the inexplicable part is why he was on the
pavement being crushed.
I really hate saying it but you could have a video of St.George shooting up minutes before his
encounter with Minneapolis' finest and it wouldn't make a lick of difference. The Church of the
Perpetually Aggrieved have their martyr and will not let trivial things like truth get in the
When I'm feeling particularly cynical and want to irritate the Missus I will say something
like, "Yeah, that was pretty bad but he probably did something we don't know about. So it all
evens out in the end."
tak Oh "prejudiced " against a particular group, is that the same thing as "racist" now"?
Does "racist " mean anything other than White? The word "prejudice " means to "pre-judge", what
if someone judges a person or group after getting to know them very well? What if I find I love
all people except Tibetans, am I a "racist "? For you kooks, I am if I'm White. So I guess
that's a "dumb question", since I'm pretty Pale
Videos and photos are very poor evidence because they only raise an emotional
This is fact is usually overlooked. I still don't really grasp, why that is. But people seem
to lack – media education, or self-reflective self-distancing concerning the difference
between being an ey-witness and witnessing a video about an event. – Maybe Marshal
McLuhan is one reason that the video-deception is not being noticed for what it is: a major
source of self-deception because he made media-reflection trendy and at the same time
This seems at first sight like a rather dismal academic distinction – until it becomes
crucial to make it, like in this case.
By now I might even be boring some readers of Unz.com by insisting on the following factual truth: Tom Wolfe showed in
pristine detail, just how this video deception, as you might call it, works in his (sigh, I'll
repeat this esthetic fact too now for the umpteenth time) – Tom Wolfe was able to show
how this video-deception plays out in his excellent novel Back to Blood .
It might be not accidental, that Tom Wolfe did have a close look at Marshal McLuhan's ideas and
did write quite a bit about it, long before he started to work at Back to Blood .
– Fruits take their time until they're ripe, it seems.
What is it about complying with an officer's orders do Blacks not understand?
since I generally agree with you, and agree that this was likely staged, and that the other
cops should have intervened, and that Chauvin was obviously guilty of a callous disregard for
the man's life, (regardless of what he actually died of).. I agree with that all.
But I also understand why some people would try to flee the cops, (and being arrested and
having your life destroyed). It's a risk some people are willing to take. Like the guy who was
murdered by cop, lying in the snow (while being sadistically tortured by tazer). That sadistic
bitch tortured him to death because he ran from her, and defied her 'authority'.
I've known of too many cops in my lifetime who're drunk on their authority (power), and I
don't blame some people for running from them. If our laws say it's ok for cops to shoot such
people, then so be it, but if they're not allowed to shoot suspects running away, then if
that's murder, it's murder. No?
American cops are way too militarized and often murderous and unaccountable.
But the Jews are turning this into a racial issue for their own agenda, whatever that is at
the moment. Perhaps simply as an amusement, to watch whitey squirm. (one of their favorite
pastimes ; )
I've never before seen such stupidity in the comments as is seen here today. Something strange
is going on. Many of you didn't read the article but have strong opinions. This isn't typical
of Unz readers. For some reason the Trolls are out in force on this one. Are you trying to
destroy this website's credibility?
In certain quarters first responders do carry naloxone injectors for that contingency –
it takes half an hour of training.
Opioid LD50s are house numbers, but it´s a possibility.
Clearly no choking, but I wouldn´t rule out vagus shock.
Overall I´d say a measured exposé, but as many others already noted the
question is moot now.
They riot because the press whips them up into a frenzy. There is no shortage of blacks killed
by police or whites killed by police but this incident was spread to the 4 channels blacks are
capable of finding and drove them to riot.
If blacks don't like how cops treat them, then they should improve their savage behavior. Over
half of all homicides, over a third of cop killers, the majority who shoot at police, and far
more likely to resist arrest. When will blacks learn basic civilization, or do whites need to
hold their hand yet again?
1.Officer Derek Chauvin isn't in the video. The person purported to be Officer Chauvin is a
different person and that is quite clear from examining stills from the video and comparing
them to still photos of Officer Derek Chauvin.
2.One of the police vehicles had a licence plate that said 'POLICE'. This is absurd.
These are just two EXTREMELY obvious facts about the 'video' and there are dozens more fun
facts about this incident that really no other conclusion is possible IF a person is observant
AND honest about this video: it is a hoax. See: canucklaw.ca for an excellent and detailed breakdown.
Somehow, nearly everyone in 'professional media', aka as the presstitutes paid to lie by
their jewish billionaire employers, accepts this obvious HOAX as though it is legit and beyond
Sounds familiar. Kind of like every mass shooting incident of the last 18 years which is to
say, ever since the HOAX of 9/11 the Jew Spew Propaganda arm just can't stop 'reporting' on
clearly faked events anytime they want to push the gun control issue, distract from another
issue or, worse still, to manipulate low IQ ghetto thugs, communists and assorted snow-flakes
into rioting which the Jew spew media then presents as 'peaceful protests'.
Anyone else sick of this never ending effort to manipulate the conversation away from the theft
of Trillions of dollars being presided over by Zion Don, his underlings Mnuchin, Jared Kushner
and the Federal Reserve Bank.
Last time I checked the unemployment number, that was previously 40 million, it seems to
have inched up to nearly 50 million. I expect to see continued efforts, each more desperate
than the last, as the elites fight for power, loot the treasury and race-bait. I don't know
when but I expect that at some point, barring any corruption or treason trials. elites will
start to be executed by vigilante groups. I just can't see these level of social pressure,
outright criminality and outrageous propaganda continuing to grow before average people become
frustrated and disenfranchised enough to act. Somewhere from among the silent majority of
rational Americans I expect to see a response to the last 2 decades of 'Global War of Terror'
insanity,financial looting of the present and future American people with a dash of race war
tossed in as a further insult to reason.
It amazes me that a community of largely dysfunctional blacks -mostl net takers from the
economic system-have the gall to use the term 'white privilege'. They don't pay taxes beyond
basic consumption, cause endless problems, avoid the infantry in every war, and now want
'reparations' after leeching off whites for over 150 years. It never ceases to amaze me how
effective propaganda is and how incredibly stupid the far left of the curve can be.
"People don't riot over the specific police murder that sets it off. They riot because they are
sick and tired of the ways cops treat them–one of the ways being to murder them"
– Then Euro-whites should be the ones rioting.
– The number of Euro-whites killed by police are much, much higher than blacks, which is
remarkable considering that blacks do the vast amount crime.
– It is whites who are targeted by blacks, the stats don't lie. The Color of Crime : https://www.amren.com/the-color-of-crime/
I agree with your post 100%. If Mr. Floyd had been White and the cops were White, this story
wouldn't have been talked about outside of Minneapolis. Speaking of Minneapolis, notice the JEW
MEDIA covered the story about the black thug throwing the white kid off a balcony in the Mall
Of America for about 3 minutes, and no suggestions of race at all. Yep, I don't buy the Pawn
Vanity narrative that 99% of cops are decent either. I can't think of any profession that could
make that claim. I am watching the telly as I type this and now the natives are engaging in a
multi-city "Juneteenth March." LMAO. I guess this will now become a national holiday. How
anyone can be fooled by this anymore is beyond stupid. Take care, my friend and enjoy the
comedy placed before us.
I've been on Derek Chauvin's side from the beginning. I knew it was just a race thing that the
media blew up and distorted, just like that kid wearing the MAGA cap with the native American
in DC, whose name I forgot. I hope that Derek Chauvin will be found not guilty and will sue the
mainstream media like that kid from Kentucky did. My only fear is that America is not an honest
country anymore and even if it is so blatantly obvious that Chauvin is innocent, that they will
have to find him guilty anyway.
I just can't stand it. I can't stand the thought of that happening. I mean, imagine that
ultimatum . serve justice or risk a city burning down. How can the masses be so misinformed?
Unaware and corrupted?
I took some notes today from E. Michael Jones, I watched his video, Sicut Judaeis Non, and
I/we have to really let what he said sink into our beings, in order that we can resist it and
not acquiesce. I can't go along with corruption and let injustice come to Derek Chauvin. The
truth has to be told.
My notes from E. Michael Jones:
"Jewish identity is the rejection of logos- political, moral, economical"
"Modernization is about everyone becoming Jewish."
"We have internalized the commands of our Jewish oppressors."
"We have a Jewish superego."
"Break free from the control of Jews in our minds."
And recently I've been watching Yuri Benzmenov again, we really have to understand the deep
psychological warfare, the hypnotic spell we've been under and break free from it.
Kurt Hey Dan, I thiiiiink .. norfentanyl is a metabolite of fentanyl, which means it has
been absorbed and processed by the body so the norfentanyl level would be indicative of a
higher/additional level of fentanyl intake, which when calculated backwards implies 20.6 total
@Rurik"no, they're rioting because blacks and browns don't have academic and economic parity with
whites, and the ((universities)) have instructed their charges that there's no such thing as
racial differences, and so that means all the academic and economic discrepancies between white
and black, and the over-representation of blacks in the criminal justice system, are all a
direct consequence of lingering, "systemic" white racism in America."
The persistent so-called "achievement gap" reveals the same racial IQ hierarchy on
standardized academic exams. The SAT is largely a measure of general intelligence. Scores on
the SAT correlate very highly with scores on standardized tests of intelligence, and like IQ
scores, are stable across time and not easily increased through training, coaching, or
practice. SAT preparation courses appear to work, but the gains are small -- on average, no
more than about 20 points per section.
Even after decades of focused attention to the achievement gap, it has remained unchanged.
Vanderbilt University researchers tracked the educational and occupational accomplishments
of more than 2,000 people who as part of a youth talent search and determined that scores on
the SAT correlate so highly with IQ that they are described as a "thinly disguised"
Year White Black Gap
1985 1038 839 199
1990 1031 849 185
1996 1052 857 195
2000 1060 859 201
2005 1061 863 197
2010 1063 855 208
2015 1047 846 201
The new SAT introduced in 2017 was "designed to inspire and increase access to college" by
creating "a more equitable exam". The new SAT cannot be compared to previous results:
Year White Black Gap
2017 1118 941 177
2018 1123 946 177
The 2017 "college readiness" scores (ability to earn a C or higher in an entry-level course)
showed the stark racial achievement gap; Asians scored 70% college readiness, Whites 59%, and
Blacks only 20%.
SAT scores are highly correlated to intelligence test scores. The SAT correlates with an IQ
test at 0.86, almost the same as an IQ test correlates with itself. For this reason, we can
very reliably take SAT scores and convert them to IQ scores.
Results of psycho-metric IQ and scholastic tests are highly correlated. Rindermann &
Thompson (2013, p. 822)
In the 20 year period from 1994-2014 the Black-White difference increased on both the verbal
and math SATs despite targeted efforts to close the race gap. On the reading test, it rose from
.91 to .96 standard deviations. On the math test, it rose from .95 to 1.03 standard
In fact, the truncated nature of the SAT math score distribution suggests that these race
gaps would be even larger given a harder exam with a bigger score variance. Note, for example,
how the Black score distribution is cut off at the bottom while the Asian score distribution is
cut off at the top. That suggests that a redesigned exam might feature even more pronounced
Percent by Race Reaching the SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark:
15% = Black
24% = Non-White Hispanic
35% = Native American
53% = White
56% = Asian
Source: The College Board, 2014
PISA scores by race:
White Black Asian
531 433 525
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
NAEP Report Card: Mathematics
"In 2019, there were no significant changes in score disparities compared to 2017 across
most reported student groups in eighth-grade mathematics, with a few exceptions. For example,
among racial/ethnic groups, the average mathematics score at grade 8 for White students was 32
points higher than the average score for their Black peers in 2019 and 24 points higher than
the average mathematics score for eighth-grade Hispanic students. The 32-point
White–Black score difference in 2019 was not significantly different from the 32-point
score difference in 2017, the previous assessment year, nor the 33-point score gap in 1990, the
first assessment year."
Blacks and Whites with Equal Educational Attainment Differ in Cognitive Ability
Black and White Americans with the same formal level of education differ significantly in
their cognitive abilities. Specifically, within any given level of formal education Whites
consistently outperform Blacks. Moreover, this effect is so strong that Blacks often
underperform Whites who have lower levels of formal education than they do.
Consider the following data from the General Social Survey. This public data is frequently
used in social science research and contains a test of verbal intelligence as well as
measurements of participant's self-identified race and highest educational degree obtained.
Verbal intelligence tests correlate at around .75 with full-scale IQ and so this data can also
be taken as a fair measure of intelligence in general (Lynn, 1998). If we set the White mean
score on this test to 100 and the standard deviation to 15, we can come up with an "IQ" style
As can be seen, using this method Blacks with a graduate degree have a level of verbal
intelligence indistinguishable from that of Whites with a junior college degree. Blacks with a
four-year degree are roughly on par with Whites who never went to college at all.
IQ BY RACE AND HIGHEST DEGREE EARNED (1972 – 2014):
Highest Degree White IQ Black IQ Gap
High School Drop-out: 89 82 7
High School Diploma 98 90 8
Junior College Degree 102 95 7
Bachelor's Degree 108 100 8
Graduate Degree 113 102 11
This data is consistent with evidence from the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) which
administered tests of cognitive ability to 26,000 US adults in 1992. These tests were designed
to measure how well people could take information and use it in a way which would help them
function in modern society.
Blacks are such poor academic achievers that the National Achievement Scholarship Program
was created with lower standards for Black candidates only, instead of the National Merit
Scholarship Program which is open to everyone else.
THE SMARTEST STUDENTS: The National Merit Scholarship Program was founded to identify and
honor scholastically talented American youth and to encourage them to develop their abilities
to the fullest.
BLACK STUDENTS ONLY: The National Achievement Scholarship Program was initiated specifically
to identify academically promising Black American youth and encourage their pursuit of higher
They are both measured on the PSAT.
Minimum score for National Achievement: 190
Minimum score for National Merit: 220
Roughly, PSAT x 10 = SAT (out of 2400)
The U.S. government's PACE examination, given to 100,000 university graduates who are
prospective professional or administrative civil-service employees each year, is passed with a
score of 70 or above by 58% of the Whites who take it but by only 12% of the Blacks. Among top
scorers the difference between Black and White performance is even more striking; 16% of the
White applicants make scores of 90 or above, while only one-fifth of one percent of a Black
applicants score as high as 90 -- a White-Black success ratio of 80/1. IQ differences become
more pronounced with greater g-loading.
Bill Gates, after pulling philanthropic funding from Common Core, "When disaggregated by
race, we see two Americas. One where White students perform along the lines of the best in the
world with achievement comparable to countries like Finland and Korea. And another America,
where Black and Latino students perform comparably to the students in the lowest performing
OECD countries, such as Chile and Greece."
Blacks score so poorly on academic exams that colleges give them 230 "race bonus" SAT points
to help them qualify for admission:
"Personal scores" are the new subterfuge for artificially assisting Blacks gain admission to
universities. Asian-American applicants receive a 2 or better on the personal score more than
20% of the time only in the top academic index decile. By contrast, white applicants receive a
2 or better on the personal score more than 20% of the time in the top six deciles. Hispanics
receive such personal scores more than 20% of the time in the top seven deciles, and Blacks
receive such scores more than 20% of the time in the top eight deciles.
An otherwise identical applicant bearing an Asian male identity with a 25 percent chance of
admission would have a 32 percent chance of admission if he were White, a 77 percent chance of
admission if he were Hispanic, and a 95 percent chance of admission if he were Black.
"Police extrajudicial executions of civilians are over 1,000 EACH YEAR in the United States far
more than any other country in the world "
In 2016, the police fatally shot 233 Blacks, the vast majority armed and dangerous,
according to the Washington Post. The paper categorized only 16 Black male victims of police
shootings as "unarmed." That classification masks assaults against officers and violent
resistance to arrest.
Contrary to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from Black
males than Black males have to fear from the police. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times
more likely to be killed by a Black male than an unarmed Black male was to be killed by a
From 1980 to 2013, there were 2,269 officers killed in felonious incidents, and 2,896
offenders. The racial breakdown of offenders over that 33-year period was 52% White, and 41%
Black. So, the 13% total Black population in the U.S. commits 41% of police murders.
Further, Black males have made up 42% of all cop-killers over the last decade, though they
are only 6 percent of the population. That 18.5 ratio undoubtedly worsened in 2016, in light of
the 53 percent increase in gun murders of officers -- committed vastly and disproportionately
by Black males.
Nine unarmed Blacks were killed by police in 2019 (seven of whom physically assaulted the
officers), as opposed to 19 Whites, according to the Washington Post's database, but Blacks are
much more likely to have police encounters than Whites. In an average year, about 49 people are
killed by lightning in the US, according to the National Weather Service.
Every year, American police officers have about 370 million contacts with civilians. Most of
the time nothing happens, but 12 to 13 million times a year, the police make an arrest. How
often does this lead to the death of an unarmed Black person? We know the number thanks to a
detailed Washington Post database of every killing by the police. What is your guess as to the
number of unarmed Blacks killed by the police every year? One hundred? Three hundred? Last
year, the figure was nine.
That number is going down, not up. In 2015, police killed 38 unarmed Blacks. In 2017, 21.
What about White people? Last year, police killed 19 unarmed Whites, in addition to the 9
unarmed Blacks. We know the number of Black and White people arrested every year, so it is
possible to make an interesting calculation. The chances of being unarmed, arrested, and then
killed by the police are higher for Whites than for Blacks. For both races, it's very rare: One
out of 292,000 arrests for Blacks, and out of 283,000 arrests for Whites.
Since 2015, when the Post began tracking these numbers, the police have killed about 1,000
people a year. Every year, about one quarter of them are Black. This is about twice their share
of the population, which is 13 percent. Is this proof of police racism? No. The more likely
explanation is that Blacks are more likely than Whites to act in violent, aggressive ways that
give the police no choice but to shoot them. In 2018, the most recent year for which we have
statistics, Blacks accounted for 37 percent of all arrests for violent crimes, 54 percent of
all arrests for robbery, and 53 percent of arrests for murder. With so many Blacks involved in
this kind of violent crime, that Blacks should account for 25 percent of the people killed by
the police seem like a surprisingly low figure.
There is another perspective on police killings of civilians. Every year, criminals kill
about 120 to 150 police officers. And we know from this FBI table that every year, on average,
about 35 percent of officers are killed by Blacks. So, to repeat, Blacks are 13 percent of the
population and account for 25 percent of the people killed by police. But if police were
killing them in proportion to their threatening, violent, criminal behavior, they would be a
greater percentage of the people killed by the police.
Thank you for a thoughtful article. This reinforces my original thought that we should wait for
the results of the trial. Presumably the cop has a competent lawyer who will be able to review
and present the comprehensive evidence to a jury. Ideally the prosecuting attorney will also be
able to understand and present another side of the story. Ideally there will be a fair jury,
not a howling lynch mob, and not a group of retired cops. This system is certainly imperfect
but better than shoot from the hip opinions based on some seconds of video viewing.
Get short URL No sooner did Jacob Frey, the Mayor of Minneapolis, apologize
to the black community for the killing of George Floyd than everyone felt they had to say sorry for the sins of their fathers, erasing
the meaning of sincere apology. I've stopped counting the number of apologies issued by public figures, business institutions and
celebrities in recent weeks. It's sometimes difficult to avoid the conclusion that a public apology has become a public-relations
exercise. Why else would the Greene King pub chain and Lloyd's of London apologize for the links to the slave trade – a historical
event that occurred centuries ago? Moral cowardice and the easy way out
Moral cowardice is another of the driving forces fueling the proliferation of public apologies. Apology has become weaponized
to the point that very few politicians possess the strength of character to stand by their words. I remember when, last November,
the Mayor of Middlesbrough, Andy Preston, apologized 'unreservedly' to the mental-health charity Mind for calling a Facebook commenter
a ' nutter
'. There's something truly scary about a world in which people wish to censor others for using a word the vast majority of human
beings find unobjectionable. But what is even more chilling is that the mayor felt obliged to grovel and apologize.
The elites' addiction to apology has been evident since the 1990s. During that decade, the then US president, Bill Clinton, publicly
apologized to his nation's black community for slavery. Meanwhile, the former British prime minister Tony Blair turned public apology
into a veritable art form. He took it upon himself to apologize for Britain's role in the slave trade. He also issued an apology
in 1997 for his nation's responsibility for the Irish potato famine of the 19th
. It is evident that Western political elites are far better at apologizing for the 'bad old days' than inspiring the public
about their nation's past – or even present.
Since the outbreak of the present wave of Black Lives Matter protests, the issuing of a public apology has become almost a routine
response to the mere hint that you should take the knee and grovel.
Typically, whenever an individual is called out and denounced for their language, an apology swiftly follows. But in the current
climate, there can be no 'mistakes', because your words will come back to bite you. Just about any gesture or statement can be branded
as not just insensitive but racist. Poor Karol G, the Colombian reggaeton singer, who, in response to the protest following George
Floyd's death, tweeted a now-deleted picture of her black-and-white coated dog with the caption 'The perfect example that Black and
White TOGETHER look beautiful', along with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. After she was denounced and ridiculed, she issued an immediate
statement of apology. "I want to make clear that my intentions were right in the photo I posted earlier. I meant to say that racism
is terrible and that I cannot begin to understand it," she
As Rachel Yang wrote recently on the arts website Entertainment Weekly, '2020 has turned out to be an unpredictable year, to say
the least, but one thing we can always count on is celebrities needing to issue apologies for their
Experience shows that often an apology is not enough, as if those who demand them get ever more high in their addiction to humiliation
and, enjoying it, seek to up the dose. Take the case of LA Galaxy football player Aleksandar Katai. His club forced him to issue
an apology, not for anything that he did, but because his wife Tea posted a statement calling protestors "
" ! Poor Katai took the knee and pledged that both he and his family would "take the necessary actions to learn, understand,
listen, and support the black community." However, not even this act of self-abasement helped him. He was dropped from the squad
because of a statement made by his wife.
Western society's addiction to public apology is a reflection of the fact that its political and cultural elite does not believe
in itself – or at least it has no idea what to believe in. The speed with which individuals apologize for a statement they made a
few hours before exposes both their lack of firm conviction and their moral cowardice. When an apology is a response to a very public
ultimatum, it's almost never a genuine act of reflection and contrition. Rather, it has become an empty ritual that denudes their
apology of meaning.
As I write these lines, the UK's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is facing calls to apologize for stating that taking the knee
is a gesture copied from the TV drama 'Game of Thrones'. He added that he would take the knee for only two people: 'the Queen and
the Mrs, when I asked her to marry me '. After an outburst
of criticism, Raab tried to soothe the mob baying for his blood by indicating that he has "full respect for BLM campaigners,"
but didn't issue the now-mandatory apology.
It took just a few minutes for the all too readily offended Twitterati to pile in to demand an apology. The acting leader of the
Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, led the way with a post on Twitter demanding that Raab issue a '
fulsome apology '.
Davey knows a thing or two about the meaningless issuing of an apology. Last June, he apologized for writing that his electoral
strategy was to "decapitate that blond head," referring to PM Boris Johnson.
Back in 1976, Elton John released a song titled 'Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word'. A song titled 'The Hardest Word Not to Say
is Sorry' would be altogether more fitting for the 2020s.
Frank Furedi is an author and social commentator. He is an emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent in
Canterbury. Author of How Fear
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"... It's a commonplace to say the primary job of police is to "protect and serve," but that's not their goal in the way it's commonly understood -- not in the deed, the practice of what they daily do, and not true in the original intention, in why police departments were created in the first place. "Protect and serve" as we understand it is just the cover story. ..."
"... Urban police forces in America were created for one purpose -- to "maintain order" after a waves of immigrants swept into northern U.S. cities, both from abroad and later from the South, immigrants who threatened to disturb that "order." The threat wasn't primarily from crime as we understand it, from violence inflicted by the working poor on the poor or middle class. The threat came from unions, from strikes, and from the suffering, the misery and the anger caused by the rise of rapacious capitalism. ..."
"... What's being protected? The social order that feeds the wealthy at the expense of the working poor. Who's being served? Owners, their property, and the sources of their wealth, the orderly and uninterrupted running of their factories. The goal of police departments, as originally constituted, was to keep the workers in line, in their jobs, and off the streets. ..."
"... In most countries, the police are there solely to protect the Haves from the Have-Nots. In fact, when the average frustrated citizen has trouble, the last people he would consider turning to are the police. ..."
"... Jay Gould, a U.S. robber baron, is supposed to have claimed that he could hire one half of the working class to kill the other half. ..."
"... I spent some time in the Silver Valley of northern Idaho. This area was the hot bed of labor unrest during the 1890's. Federal troops controlled the area 3 separate times,1892, 1894 and 1899. Twice miners hijacked trains loaded them with dynamite and drove them to mining company stamping mills that they then blew up. Dozens of deaths in shoot outs. The entire male population was herded up and placed in concentration camps for weeks. The end result was the assassination of the Governor in 1905. ..."
"... Interestingly this history has been completely expunged. There is a mining museum in the town which doesn't mention a word on these events. Even nationwide there seems to be a complete erasure of what real labor unrest can look like.. ..."
"... Straight-up fact: The police weren't created to preserve and protect. They were created to maintain order, [enforced] over certain subjected classes and races of people, including–for many white people, too–many of our ancestors, too.* ..."
Yves here. Tom mentions in passing the role
of Pinkertons as goons for hire to crush early labor activists. Some employers like Ford went as far as forming private armies for
that purpose. Establishing police forces were a way to socialize this cost.
[In the 1800s] the police increasingly presented themselves as a thin blue line protecting civilization, by which they meant
bourgeois civilization, from the disorder of the working class.
-- Sam Mitrani
It's a commonplace to say the primary job of police is to "protect and serve," but that's not their goal in the way it's commonly
understood -- not in the deed, the practice of what they daily do, and not true in the original intention, in why police departments
were created in the first place. "Protect and serve" as we understand it is just the cover story.
To understand the true purpose of police, we have to ask, "What's being protected?" and "Who's being served?"
Urban police forces in America were created for one purpose -- to "maintain order" after a waves of immigrants swept into northern
U.S. cities, both from abroad and later from the South, immigrants who threatened to disturb that "order." The threat wasn't primarily
from crime as we understand it, from violence inflicted by the working poor on the poor or middle class. The threat came from unions,
from strikes, and from the suffering, the misery and the anger caused by the rise of rapacious capitalism.
What's being protected? The social order that feeds the wealthy at the expense of the working poor. Who's being served? Owners,
their property, and the sources of their wealth, the orderly and uninterrupted running of their factories. The goal of police departments,
as originally constituted, was to keep the workers in line, in their jobs, and off the streets.
According to Mitrani, "The police were not created to protect and serve the population. They were not created to stop crime, at
least not as most people understand it. And they were certainly not created to promote justice. They were created to protect the
new form of wage-labor capitalism that emerged in the mid to late nineteenth century from the threat posed by that system's offspring,
the working class."
Keep in mind that there were no police departments anywhere in Europe or the U.S. prior to the 19th century -- in fact, "anywhere
in the world" according to Mitrani. In the U.S., the North had constables, many part-time, and elected sheriffs, while the South
had slave patrols. But nascent capitalism soon created a large working class, and a mass of European immigrants, "yearning to be
free," ended up working in capitalism's northern factories and living in its cities.
"[A]s Northern cities grew and filled with mostly immigrant wage workers who were physically and socially separated from the
ruling class, the wealthy elite who ran the various municipal governments hired hundreds and then thousands of armed men to impose
order on the new working class neighborhoods ." [emphasis added]
America of the early and mid 1800s was still a world without organized police departments. What the
Pinkertons were to strikes , these
"thousands of armed men" were to the unruly working poor in those cities.
Imagine this situation from two angles. First, from the standpoint of the workers, picture the oppression these armed men must
have represented, lawless themselves yet tasked with imposing "order" and violence on the poor and miserable, who were frequently
and understandably both angry and drunk. (Pre-Depression drunkenness, under this interpretation, is not just a social phenomenon,
but a political one as well.)
Second, consider this situation from the standpoint of the wealthy who hired these men. Given the rapid growth of capitalism during
this period, "maintaining order" was a costly undertaking, and likely to become costlier. Pinkertons, for example, were hired at
private expense, as were the "thousands of armed men" Mitrani mentions above.
The solution was to offload this burden onto municipal budgets. Thus, between 1840 and 1880, every major northern city
in America had created a substantial police force, tasked with a single job, the one originally performed by the armed men paid by
the business elites -- to keep the workers in line, to "maintain order" as factory owners and the moneyed class understood it.
"Class conflict roiled late nineteenth century American cities like Chicago, which experienced major strikes and riots in 1867,
1877, 1886, and 1894. In each of these upheavals, the police attacked strikers with extreme violence, even if in 1877 and 1894 the
U.S. Army played a bigger role in ultimately repressing the working class. In the aftermath of these movements, the police increasingly
presented themselves as a thin blue line protecting civilization , by which they meant bourgeois civilization, from the disorder
of the working class. This ideology of order that developed in the late nineteenth century echoes down to today – except that today,
poor black and Latino people are the main threat, rather than immigrant workers."
That "thin blue line protecting civilization" is the same blue line we're witnessing today. Yes, big-city police are culturally
racist as a group; but they're not just racist. They dislike all the "unwashed." A
recent study that reviewed "all the data
available on police shootings for the year 2017, and analyze[d] it based on geography, income, and poverty levels, as well as race"
revealed the following remarkable pattern:
" Police violence is focused overwhelmingly on men lowest on the socio-economic ladder : in rural areas outside the
South, predominately white men; in the Southwest, disproportionately Hispanic men; in mid-size and major cities, disproportionately
black men. Significantly, in the rural South, where the population is racially mixed, white men and black men are killed by police
at nearly identical rates."
As they have always been, the police departments in the U.S. are a violent force for maintaining an order that separates and protects
society's predator class from its victims -- a racist order to be sure, but a class-based order as well.
We've seen the violence of the police as visited on society's urban poor (and anyone else, poor or not, who happens to be the
same race and color as the poor too often are), and we've witnessed the violent reactions of police to mass protests challenging
the racism of that violence.
But we've also seen the violence of police during the mainly white-led Occupy movement (one instance
here ; note that while the officer involved
was fired, he was also compensated $38,000 for "suffering he experienced after the incident").
Will police "protect and serve" the protesters, victims of the latest massive
transfer of wealth
to the already massively wealthy? Or will they, with violence, "maintain order" by maintaining elite control of the current predatory
If Mitrani is right, the latter is almost certain.
Possible solutions? One, universal public works system for everyone 18-20. [Avoiding armed service because that will never
happen, nor peace corp.] Not allow the rich to buy then or their children an out. Let the billionaires children work along side
those who never had a single family house or car growing up.
Two, eliminate suburban school districts and simply have one per state, broken down into regional areas. No rich [or white]
flight to avoid poor systems. Children of differing means growing up side by side. Of course the upper class would simply send
their children to private schools, much as the elite do now anyway.
Class and privilege is the real underlying issue and has been since capital began to be concentrated and hoarded as the article
points out. It has to begin with the children if the future is to really change in a meaningful way.
I would add items targeted as what is causing inequality. Some of these might be:
1). Abolish the Federal Reserve. It's current action since 2008 are a huge transfer of wealth from us to the wealthy. No more
Quantitative Easing, no Fed buying of stocks or bonds.
2). Make the only retirement and medical program allowed Congress and the President, Social Security and Medicare. That will
cause it to be improved for all of us.
3). No stock ownership allowed for Congress folk while serving terms. Also, rules against joining those leaving Congress acting
4). Something that makes it an iron rule that any law passed by Congress and the President, must equally apply to Congress
and the President. For example, no separate retirement or healthcare access, but have this more broadly applied to all aspects
of legislation and all aspects of life.
I think you'd also have to legalize drugs and any other thing that leads creation of "organized ciminal groups." Take away
the sources that lead to the creation of the well-armed gangs that control illegal activities.
Unfortunately, legalising drugs in itself, whatever the abstract merits, wouldn't solve the problem. Organised crime would
still have a major market selling cut-price, tax-free or imitation drugs, as well, of course, as controlled drugs which are not
allowed to be sold to just anybody now. Organised crime doesn't arise as a result of prohibitions, it expands into new areas thanks
to them, and often these areas involve smuggling and evading customs duties. Tobacco products are legal virtually everywhere,
but there's a massive criminal trade in smuggling them from the Balkans into Italy, where taxes are much higher. Any time you
create a border, in effect, you create crime: there is even alcohol smuggling between Sweden and Norway. Even when activities
are completely legal (such as prostitution in many European countries) organised crime is still largely in control through protection
rackets and the provision of "security."
In effect, you'd need to abolish all borders, all import and customs duties and all health and safety and other controls which
create price differentials between states. And OC is not fussy, it moves from one racket to another, as the Mafia did in the 1930s
with the end of prohibition. To really tackle OC you'd need to legalise, oh, child pornography, human trafficking, sex slavery,
the trade in rare wild animals, the trade in stolen gems and conflict diamonds, internet fraud and cyberattacks, and the illicit
trade in rare metals, to name, as they say, but a few. As Monty Python well observed, the only way to reduce the crime rate (and
hence the need for the police) is to reduce the number of criminal offences. Mind you, if you defund the police you effectively
legalise all these things anyway.
I dunno, ending Prohibition sure cut down on the market for bootleg liquor. It's still out there, but the market is nothing
like what it once was.
Most people, even hardcore alcoholics, aren't going to go through the hassle of buying rotgut of dubious origin just to save
a few dimes, when you can go to the corner liquor store and get a known product, no issues with supply 'cause your dealer's supplier
just got arrested.
For that matter, OC is still definitely out there, but it isn't the force that it was during Prohibition, or when gambling
As an aside, years ago, I knew a guy whose father had worked for Meyer Lansky's outfit, until Prohibition put him and others
out of a job. As a token of his loyal service, the outfit gave him a (legal) liquor store to own and run.
Yes, but in Norway, for example, you'd pay perhaps $30 for a six-pack of beer in a supermarket, whereas you'd pay half that
to somebody selling beers out of the back of a car. In general people make too much of the Prohibition case, which was geographically
and politically very special, and a a stage in history when OC was much less sophisticated. The Mob diversified into gambling
and similar industries (higher profits, fewer risks). These days OC as a whole is much more powerful and dangerous, as well as
sophisticated, than it was then, helped by globalisation and the Internet.
I think ending prohibitions on substances, would take quite a bite out of OC's pocketbook. and having someone move trailers
of ciggarettes of bottles of beer big deal. That isn't really paying for the lifestyle.and it doesn't buy political protection.
An old number I saw @ 2000 . the UN figured(guess) that illegal drugs were @ 600 billion dollars/year industry and most of that
was being laundered though banks. Which to the banking industry is 600 billion in cash going into it's house of mirrors. Taking
something like that out of the equation EVERY YEAR is no small thing. And the lobby from the OC who wants drugs kept illegal,
coupled with the bankers who want the cash inputs equals a community of interest against legalization
and if the local police forces and the interstate/internationals were actually looking to use their smaller budgets and non-bill
of rights infringing tactics, on helping the victim side of crimes then they could have a real mission/ Instead of just abusing
otherwise innocent people who victimize no one.
so if we are looking for "low hanging fruit" . ending the war on drugs is a no brainer.
"What's being protected? The social order that feeds the wealthy at the expense of the working poor. " – Neuberger
In the aftermath of these movements, the police increasingly presented themselves as a thin blue line protecting civilization,
by which they meant bourgeois civilization, from the disorder of the working class. – Mitrani
I think this ties in, if only indirectly, with the way so many peaceful recent protests seemed to turn violent after the police
showed up. It's possible I suppose the police want to create disorder to frighten not only the protestors with immediate harm
but also frighten the bourgeois about the threate of a "dangerous mob". Historically violent protests created a political backlash
that usually benefited political conservatives and the wealthy owners. (The current protests may be different in this regard.
The violence seems to have created a political backlash against conservatives and overzealous police departments' violence. )
My 2 cents.
Sorry, but the title sent my mind back to the days of old -- of old Daley, that is, and his immortal quote from 1968: "Gentlemen,
let's get the thing straight, once and for all. The policeman isn't there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve
LOL!!! great quote. Talk about saying it the way it is.
It kind of goes along with, "Police violence is focused overwhelmingly on men lowest on the socio-economic ladder: in rural
areas outside the South, predominately white men; in the Southwest, disproportionately Hispanic men; in mid-size and major cities,
disproportionately black men. Significantly, in the rural South, where the population is racially mixed, white men and black men
are killed by police at nearly identical rates."
I bang my head on the table sometimes because poor white men and poor men of color are so often placed at odds when they increasingly
face (mostly) the same problems. God forbid someone tried to unite them, there might really be some pearl clutching then.
yeah, like Martin Luther King's "poor people's campaign". the thought of including the poor ,of all colors .. just too much
for the status quo to stomach.
The "mechanism" that keeps masses in line . is one of those "invisible hands" too.
Great response! I am sure you have more to add to this. A while back, I was researching the issues you state in your last paragraph.
Was about ten pages into it and had to stop as I was drawn out of state and country. From my research.
While not as overt in the 20th century, the distinction of black slave versus poor white man has kept the class system alive
and well in the US in the development of a discriminatory informal caste system. This distraction of a class level lower than
the poorest of the white has kept them from concentrating on the disproportionate, and growing, distribution of wealth and income
in the US. For the lower class, an allowed luxury, a place in the hierarchy and a sure form of self esteem insurance.
Sennett and Cobb (1972) observed that class distinction sets up a contest between upper and lower class with the lower social
class always losing and promulgating a perception amongst themselves the educated and upper classes are in a position to judge
and draw a conclusion of them being less than equal. The hidden injury is in the regard to the person perceiving himself as a
piece of the woodwork or seen as a function such as "George the Porter." It was not the status or material wealth causing the
harsh feelings; but, the feeling of being treated less than equal, having little status, and the resulting shame. The answer for
many was violence.
James Gilligan wrote "Violence; Reflections on A National Epidemic." He worked as a prison psychiatrist and talked with many
of the inmates of the issues of inequality and feeling less than those around them. His finding are in his book which is not a
long read and adds to the discussion.
A little John Adams for you.
" The poor man's conscience is clear . . . he does not feel guilty and has no reason to . . . yet, he is ashamed. Mankind
takes no notice of him. He rambles unheeded.
In the midst of a crowd; at a church; in the market . . . he is in as much obscurity as he would be in a garret or a cellar.
He is not disapproved, censured, or reproached; he is not seen . . . To be wholly overlooked, and to know it, are intolerable
likbez, June 19, 2020 at 3:18 pm
That's a very important observation.
Racism, especially directed toward blacks, along with "identity wedge," is a perfect tool for disarming poor white, and suppressing
their struggle for a better standard of living, which considerably dropped under neoliberalism.
In other words, by providing poor whites with a stratum of the population that has even lower social status, neoliberals manage
to co-opt them to support the policies which economically ate detrimental to their standard of living as well as to suppress the
protest against the redistribution of wealth up and dismantling of the New Deal capitalist social protection network.
This is a pretty sophisticated, pretty evil scheme if you ask me. In a way, "Floydgate" can be viewed as a variation on the same
theme. A very dirty game indeed, when the issue of provision of meaningful jobs for working poor, social equality, and social
protection for low-income workers of any color is replaced with a real but of secondary importance issue of police violence against
This is another way to explain "What's the matter with Kansas" effect.
John Anthony La Pietra, June 19, 2020 at 6:20 pm
I like that one! - and I have to admit it's not familiar to me, though I've been a fan since before I got to play him in a
neighboring community theater. Now I'm having some difficulty finding it. Where is it from, may I ask?
run75441, June 20, 2020 at 7:56 am
Page 239, "The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States."
Read the book "Violence: Reflections of A National Epidemic" . Not a long read and well documented.
Yeah – that quote struck me too, never seen it before. At times when they feel so liberated to 'say the quiet part out loud',
then as now, you know the glove is coming off and the vicious mailed fist is free to roam for victims.
Those times are where you know you need to resist or .well, die in many cases.
That's something that really gets me in public response to many of these things. The normal instinct of the populace to wake
from their somnambulant slumber just long enough to ascribe to buffoonery and idiocy ala Keystone Cops the things so much better
understood as fully consciously and purposefully repressive, reactionary, and indicating a desire to take that next step to crush
fully. To obliterate.
Many responses to this – https://twitter.com/oneunderscore__/status/1273809160128389120
– are like, 'the police are dumb', 'out of touch', 'a lot of dumb gomer pyles in that room, yuk yuk yuk'. Or, 'cops/FBI are
so dumb to pursue this antifa thing, its just a boogieman' thinking that somehow once the authorities realize 'antifa' is a boogieman,
their attitudes towards other protesters will somehow be different 'now that they realize the silliness of the claims'.
No, not remotely the case – to a terrifyingly large percentage of those in command, and in rank & file they know exactly where
it came from, exactly how the tactics work, and have every intention of classifying all protesters (peaceful or not) into that
worldview. The peaceful protesters *are* antifa in their eyes, to be dealt with in the fully approved manner of violence and repression.
In most countries, the police are there solely to protect the Haves from the Have-Nots. In fact, when the average frustrated
citizen has trouble, the last people he would consider turning to are the police.
This is why in the Third World, the only job of lower social standing than "policeman" is "police informer".
The anti-rascist identity of the recent protests rests on a much larger base of class warfare waged over the past 40 years
against the entire population led by a determined oligarchy and enforced by their political, media and militarized police retainers.
This same oligarchy, with a despicable zeal and revolting media-orchestrated campaign–co-branding the movement with it's usual
corporate perpetrators– distorts escalating carceral and economic violence solely through a lens of racial conflict and their
time-tested toothless reforms. A few unlucky "peace officers" may have to TOFTT until the furor recedes, can't be helped.
Crowding out debt relief, single payer health, living wages, affordable housing and actual justice reform from the debate that
would benefit African Americans more than any other demographic is the goal.
The handful of Emperors far prefer kabuki theater and random ritual Seppuku than facing the rage of millions of staring down
the barrel of zero income, debt, bankruptcy, evictions and dispossession. The Praetorians will follow the money as always.
I suppose we'll get some boulevards re-named and a paid Juneteenth holiday to compensate for the destruction 100+ years of
labor rights struggle, so there's that..
Homestead, Ludlow, Haymarket, Matewan -- the list is long
Working men and women asking for justice gunned down by the cops. There will always be men ready to murder on command as long
as the orders come from the rich and powerful. We are at a moment in history folks were some of us, today mostly people of color,
are willing to put their lives on the line. It's an ongoing struggle.
So how can a tier of society(the police) . be what a society needs ? When as this story and many others show how and why the
police were formed. To break heads. When they have been "the tool" of the elite forever. When so many of them are such dishonest,
immoral, wanna be fascists. And the main direction of the US is towards a police state and fascists running the show . both
republican and democrat. With technology being the boot on the neck of the people and the police are there to take it to the streets.
Can those elusive "good apples" turn the whole rotten barrel into sweet smelling apple pie? That is a big ask.
Or should the structure be liquidated, sell their army toys. fill the ranks with people who are not pathological liars and
abusers and /or racists; of one sort or another. Get rid of the mentality of overcompensation by uber machismo. and make them
watch the andy griffith show. They ought to learn that they can be respected if they are good people, and that they are not respected
because they seek respect through fear and intimidation.
Is that idiot cry of theirs, .. the whole yelling at you; demanding absolute obedience to arbitrary ,assinine orders, really
working to get them respect or is it just something they get off on?
When the police are shown to be bad, they strike by work slowdown, or letting a little chaos loose themselves. So the people
know they need them So any reform of the police will go through the police not doing their jobs . but then something like better
communities may result. less people being busted and harassed , or pulled over for the sake of a quota . may just show we don't
need so much policing anyway. And then if the new social workers brigade starts intervening in peoples with issues when they are
young and in school maybe fewer will be in the system. Couple that with the police not throwing their family in jail for nothing,
and forcing them to pay fines for breaking stupid laws. The system will have less of a load, and the new , better cops without
attitudes will be able to handle their communities in a way that works for everyone. Making them a net positive, as opposed to
now where they are a net negative.
The drug war is over. The cops have only done the bidding of the organized criminal elements who make their bread and butter
because of prohibition.
Our representatives can legally smoke pot , and grow it in their windowboxes in the capital dc., but people in many places
are still living in fear of police using possession of some substance,as a pretext to take all their stuff,throw them in jail.
But besides the cops, there are the prosecutors . they earn their salaries by stealing it from poor people through fines for things
that ought to be legal. This is one way to drain money from poor communities, causing people to go steal from others in society
to pay their court costs.
And who is gonna come and bust down your door when you can't pay a fine and choose to pay rent and buy your kids food instead
. the cops. just doing their jobs. Evil is the banality of business as usual
The late Kevin R C O'Brien noted that in every case where the Police had been ordered to "Round up the usual suspects" they
have done so, and delivered them where ordered. It did not matter who the "Usual suspects" were, or to what fate they were
to be delivered. They are the King's men and they do the King's bidding.
To have a reasonable discussion, I think that it should be recognized that modern police are but one leg of a triad. The first
of course is the police who appear to seem themselves as not part of a community but as enforcers in that community. To swipe
an idea from Mao, the police should move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea. Not be a patrolling shark that attacks
who they want at will knowing that there will be no repercussions against them. When you get to the point that you have police
arresting children in school for infractions of school discipline – giving them a police record – you know that things have gotten
out of hand.
The next leg is the courts which of course includes prosecutors. It is my understanding that prosecutors are elected to office
in the US and so have incentives to appear to be tough on crime"" . They seem to operate more like 'Let's Make a Deal' from what
I have read. When they tell some kid that he has a choice of 1,000 years in prison on trumped up charges or pleads guilty to a
smaller offence, you know that that is not justice at work. Judges too operate in their own world and will always take the word
of a policeman as a witness.
And the third leg is the prisons which operate as sweatshops for corporate America. It is in the interest of the police and
the courts to fill up the prisons to overflowing. Anybody remember the Pennsylvania "kids for cash" scandal where kids lives were
being ruined with criminal records that were bogus so that some people could make a profit? And what sort of prison system is
it where a private contractor can build a prison without a contract at all , knowing that the government (California in
this case) will nonetheless fill it up for a good profit.
In short, in sorting out police doctrine and methods like is happening now, it should be recognized that they are actually
only the face of a set of problems.
How did ancient states police? Perhaps Wiki is a starting point of this journey. Per Its entry, Police, in ancient Greece,
policing was done by public owned slaves. In Rome, the army, initially. In China, prefects leading to a level of government
called prefectures .
I spent some time in the Silver Valley of northern Idaho. This area was the
hot bed of labor unrest during
the 1890's. Federal troops controlled the area 3 separate times,1892, 1894 and 1899. Twice miners hijacked trains loaded them
with dynamite and drove them to mining company stamping mills that they then blew up. Dozens of deaths in shoot outs. The entire
male population was herded up and placed in concentration camps for weeks. The end result was the assassination of the Governor
Interestingly this history has been completely expunged. There is a mining museum in the town which doesn't mention a word
on these events. Even nationwide there seems to be a complete erasure of what real labor unrest can look like..
Yeah, labor unrest does get swept under the rug. Howard zinn had examples in his works "the peoples history of the United States"
The pictched battles in upstate new york with the Van Rennselear's in the 1840's breaking up rennselearwyk . the million acre
estate of theirs . it was a rent strike.
People remembering , we have been here before doesn't help the case of the establishment so they try to not let it happen.
We get experts telling us . well, this is all new we need experts to tell you what to think. It is like watching the
footage from the past 100 years on film of blacks marching for their rights and being told.. reform is coming.. the more things
change, the more things stay the same. Decade after decade. Century after century. Time to start figuring this out people. So,
the enemy is us. Now what?
Doubtless the facts presented above are correct, but shouldn't one point out that the 21st century is quite different from
the 19th and therefore analogizing the current situation to what went on before is quite facile? For example it's no longer necessary
for the police to put down strikes because strike actions barely still exist. In our current US the working class has diminished
greatly while the middle class has expanded. We are a much richer country overall with a lot more people–not just those one percenters–concerned
about crime. Whatever one thinks of the police, politically an attempt to go back to the 18th century isn't going to fly.
" the 21st century is quite different from the 19th "
From the Guardian: "How Starbucks, Target, Google and Microsoft quietly fund police through private donations"
More than 25 large corporations in the past three years have contributed funding to private police foundations, new report
These foundations receive millions of dollars a year from private and corporate donors, according to the report, and are
able to use the funds to purchase equipment and weapons with little public input. The analysis notes, for example, how the
Los Angeles police department in 2007 used foundation funding to purchase surveillance software from controversial technology
firm Palantir. Buying the technology with private foundation funding rather than its public budget allowed the department to
bypass requirements to hold public meetings and gain approval from the city council.
The Houston police foundation has purchased for the local police department a variety of equipment, including Swat equipment,
sound equipment and dogs for the K-9 unit, according to the report. The Philadelphia police foundation purchased for its police
force long guns, drones and ballistic helmets, and the Atlanta police foundation helped fund a major surveillance network of
over 12,000 cameras.
In addition to weaponry, foundation funding can also go toward specialized training and support programs that complement
the department's policing strategies, according to one police foundation.
"Not a lot of people are aware of this public-private partnership where corporations and wealthy donors are able to siphon
money into police forces with little to no oversight," said Gin Armstrong, a senior research analyst at LittleSis.
Maybe it is just me, but things don't seem to be all that different.
While it is true, this is a new century. Knowing how the present came to be, is entirely necessary to be able to attempt any
The likelihood of making the same old mistakes is almost certain, if one doesn't try to use the past as a reference.
And considering the effect of propaganda and revisionism in the formation of peoples opinions, we do need " learning against learning"
to borrow a Jesuit strategy against the reformation, but this time it should embrace reality, rather than sow falsehoods.
But I do agree,
We have never been here before, and now is a great time to reset everything. With all due respect to "getting it right" or at
and knowing the false fables of righteousness, is what people need to know, before they go about "burning down the house".
You know it's not as though white people aren't also afraid of the police. Alfred Hitchcock said he was deathly afraid of police
and that paranoia informed many of his movies. Woody Allen has a funny scene in Annie Hall where he is pulled over by a cop and
is comically flustered. White people also get shot and killed by the police as the rightwingers are constantly pointing out.
And thousands of people in the streets tell us that police reform is necessary. But the country is not going to get rid of
them and replace police with social workers so why even talk about it? I'd say the above is interesting .not terribly relevant.
Straight-up fact: The police weren't created to preserve and protect. They were created to maintain order, [enforced] over
certain subjected classes and races of people, including–for many white people, too–many of our ancestors, too.*
And the question that arises from this: Are we willing to the subjects in a police state? Are we willing to continue to let
our Black and brown brothers and sisters be subjected BY such a police state, and to half-wittingly be party TO it?
Or do we want to exercise AGENCY over "our" government(s), and decide–anew–how we go out our vast, vast array of social ills.
Obviously, armed police officers with an average of six months training–almost all from the white underclass–are a pretty f*cking
blunt instrument to bring to bear.
On our own heads. On those who we and history have consigned to second-class citizenship.
Warning: this is a revolutionary situation. We should embrace it.
*Acceding to white supremacy, becoming "white" and often joining that police order, if you were poor, was the road out of such
subjectivity. My grandfather's father, for example, was said to have fled a failed revolution in Bohemia to come here. Look back
through history, you will find plenty of reason to feel solidarity, too. Race alone cannot divide us if we are intent on the lessons
of that history.
Race and Crime in America The unspoken statistical reality of urban crime over the last
quarter century. Ron Unz July
The recent wave of riots and looting has been the worst our country has seen in two
generations, but some of the crucial underlying factors have been avoided by nearly our
entire mainstream media, as well as by most conservative outlets. Republishing this article
from a few years ago may help to shed light on these important matters.
The noted science fiction writer Philip K. Dick once declared that "Reality is what
continues to exist whether you believe in it or not." Such an observation should be kept in
mind when we consider some of the touchier aspects of American society.
Recall the notorious case of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, whose 1965 report on the terrible
deterioration in the condition of the black American family aroused such a firestorm of
denunciation and outrage in liberal circles that the topic was rendered totally radioactive for
the better part of a generation. Eventually the continuing deterioration reached such massive
proportions that the subject was taken up again by prominent liberals in the 1980s, who then
declared Moynihan a prophetic voice, unjustly condemned.
This contentious history of racially-charged social analysis was certainly in the back of my
mind when I began my quantitative research into
Hispanic crime rates in late 2009. One traditional difficulty in producing such estimates
had been the problematical nature of the data. Although the FBI Uniform Crime Reports readily
show the annual totals of black and Asian criminal perpetrators, Hispanics are generally
grouped together with whites and no separate figures are provided, thereby allowing all sorts
of extreme speculation by those so inclined.
In order to distinguish reality from vivid imagination, a major section of my analysis
focused on the data from America's larger cities, exploring the correlations between their
FBI-reported crime rates and their Census-reported ethnic proportions. If urban crime rates had
little relation to the relative size of the local Hispanic population, this would indicate that
Hispanics did not have unusually high rates of criminality. Furthermore, densely populated
urban centers have almost always had far more crime than rural areas or suburbs, so restricting
the analysis to cities would reduce the impact of that extraneous variable, which might
otherwise artificially inflate the national crime statistics for a heavily urbanized population
group such as Hispanics.
My expectations proved entirely correct, and the correlations between Hispanic percentages
and local crime rates were usually quite close to the same figures for whites, strongly
supporting my hypothesis that the two groups had fairly similar rates of urban criminality
despite their huge differences in socio-economic status. But that same simple calculation
yielded a remarkably strong correlation between black numbers and crime, fully confirming the
implications of the FBI racial data on perpetrators.
This presented me with an obvious quandary. The topic of my article was "Hispanic crime" and
my research findings were original and potentially an important addition to the public policy
debate. Yet the black crime figures in my charts and graphs were so striking that I realized
they might easily overshadow my other results, becoming the focus of an explosive debate that
would inevitably deflect attention away from my central conclusion. Therefore, I chose to
excise the black results, perhaps improperly elevating political prudence over intellectual
I further justified this decision by noting that black crime in America had been an
important topic of public discussion for at least the last half-century. I reasoned that my
findings must surely have been quietly known for decades to most social scientists in the
relevant fields, and hence would add little to existing knowledge. However, since that time a
few private discussions have led me to seriously question that assumption, as has the
emotion-laden but vacuous media firestorm surrounding the George Zimmerman trial. I have
therefore now decided to publish an expanded and unexpurgated version of my analysis, which I
believe may have important explanatory value as well as some interesting policy
My central methodology is simple. I obtained the crime rates and ethnic percentages of
America's larger cities from official government data sources and calculated the
population-weighted cross-correlations. In order to minimize the impact of statistical
outliers, I applied this same approach to hundreds of different datasets: each of the years
1985 through 2011; homicide rates, robbery rates, and violent crime overall; all large cities
of 250,000 and above and also restricted only to major cities of at least 500,000. I obtained
these urban crime correlations with respect to the percentages of local whites, blacks, and
Hispanics, but excluded Asians since their numbers were quite insignificant until recently
(here and throughout this article, "white" shall refer to non-Hispanic whites).
I also attempted to estimate these same results for the overall immigrant population. The
overwhelming majority of immigrants since 1965 have been Hispanic or Asian while conversely the
overwhelming majority of those two population groups have a relatively recent immigrant family
background. So the combined population of Hispanics and Asians constitutes a good proxy for the
immigrant community, and allows us to determine the immigrant relationship to crime rates.
Presented graphically, these various urban crime correlations are as follows:
These charts demonstrate that over the last twenty-five years the weighted correlations for
each of the crime categories against the percentages of whites, Hispanics, and "immigrants"
(i.e. Hispanics-plus-Asians) have fluctuated in the general range of -0.20 to -0.60.
Interestingly enough, for most of the last decade the presence of Hispanics and immigrants has
become noticeably less associated with crime than the presence of whites, although that latter
category obviously exhibits large regional heterogeneity. Meanwhile, in the case of blacks, the
weighted crime correlations have steadily risen from 0.60 to around 0.80 or above, almost
always now falling within between 0.75 and 0.85.
These particular calculations do rely upon several minor methodological choices. For
example, I have used the 2000 Census population thresholds for selecting the sixty-odd large
cities in my dataset, while I could have chosen some other year instead. The substantial annual
fluctuations in the urban ethnic percentages provided by the Census-ACS estimates led me to
instead use the interpolated Census figures for all years. The annual urban population totals
used by the FBI sometimes differ slightly from the Census numbers, and I used the former for
population-weighting purposes. However, all my results were quite robust with respect to these
particular decisions, and modifying them would produce results largely indistinguishable from
those presented above.
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On a more difficult matter, there is always the possibility of local bias in FBI crime
statistics, with the data for some cities possibly being more reliable or comprehensive than
for others. But the reporting rate for homicides is widely accepted as close to 100 percent,
and the close correspondence between the results for this "gold standard" crime category and
those for the robbery and violent crime rates tends to confirm the validity of the latter. In
any event, we would expect the highest-crime areas to be those most likely to suffer from
under-reporting problems, so we would expect our figures to somewhat underestimate the true
size of the correlations.
It is important to recognize that within the world of academic sociology discovering an
important correlation in the range of 0.80 or above is quite remarkable, almost extraordinary.
And even these correlations between black population prevalence and urban crime rates may
actually tend to significantly understate the reality. All these correlations were performed on
a city-wide aggregate basis. The New York City numbers include both the Upper East Side and
Brownsville, Los Angeles both Bel Air and Watts, Chicago the Gold Coast and Englewood, with
each city's totals averaging those of both the wealthiest and the most dangerous districts.
This crude methodology tends to obscure the local pattern of crime, which usually varies
tremendously between different areas, often roughly corresponding to the lines of racial
segregation. It is hardly a secret that impoverished black areas do have far higher crime rates
than affluent white ones.
If instead we relied upon smaller geographical units such as neighborhoods, our results
would be much more precise, but ethnicity data is provided by zip code while crime data is
reported by precinct, so a major research undertaking would be required to match these
dissimilar aggregational units for calculation purposes. However, the apparent geographical
pattern of crime in these cities and most others might lead us to suspect that our national
racial correlations would become substantially greater under such a more accurate approach,
perhaps often reaching or even exceeding the 0.90 level. The inescapable conclusion is that
local urban crime rates in America seem to be almost entirely explained by the local racial
But could such a strikingly simple sociological truth possibly be correct? After all,
academic scholars have long advanced a wide variety of different socio-economic explanations
for crime, and these have often been heavily promoted by pundits and the media. Commonly cited
factors have been urban density, especially in the case of high-rise housing projects, and
local poverty. There is also the relative number of police officers to consider. We should
certainly compare the possible influence of these factors with the ethnic ones examined
Since the geographical borders of a city are generally fixed, average population densities
are easy to calculate and in recent years their apparent impact upon crime rates has been
negligible, whether for homicide, robbery, or violent crime in general. For the last dozen
years, the density/crime correlations have always ranged between 0.20 and -0.20 and were
usually close to zero. Perhaps many of us have an intuitive mental image of densely populated
East Coast cities being natural hotbeds of crime. But this appears incorrect: crime rates and
urban density seem to have little connection.
What about the sizes of the various urban police departments? Although precise comparisons
are sometimes difficult, the Bureau of Justice Statistics periodically publishes official
reports on the subject, and the latest 2007 study lists the numerical totals of America's fifty
largest urban police forces, allowing us to calculate the weighted correlations between these
per capita policing levels and the corresponding crime rates of the years 2007-2011. We
discover that there actually exists a moderately strong positive correlation, generally falling
in the range 0.30-0.60: the more police, the more crime. Although this might seem
counterintuitive, the explanation becomes obvious once we reverse the direction of causation.
Higher crime rates usually persuade local authorities to hire additional police officers.
Finally, although urban crime rates do track local economic conditions, the relationship is
far from tight. For the years 2006-2011, the Census-ACS provides estimates of the Mean Income,
Median Income, and Poverty Rates for each urban center, and we can easily perform the same
calculations we did in the racial case. The correlations between the Mean Income and Median
Income levels and the various crime categories generally fall in the range of -0.40 to -0.60,
being moderately rather than strongly negative. Even the correlation between Poverty Rate and
crime -- supported by the obvious truism that most street criminals are poor -- is hardly
enormous, falling between 0.50 and 0.70, and usually well below our racial figures.
The relative strength of these different correlations may be seen by a chart superimposing
the economic and ethnic results for the last dozen years of robbery rate correlations for our
major cities. Although the hard economic times since 2008 have considerably increased the
influence of the poverty correlate, that factor is still considerably less significant than the
Indeed, the race/crime correlation so substantially exceeds the poverty/crime relationship
that much of the latter may simply be a statistical artifact due to most urban blacks being
poor. Consider that both blacks and Hispanics currently have similar national poverty rates in
the one-third range, more than double the white figure, and each constitutes well over 20% of
our urban population. However, major cities with substantial poverty but few blacks usually
tend to have far lower levels of crime. For example, El Paso and Atlanta are comparable in size
and have similar poverty rates, but the latter has eight times the robbery rate and over ten
times the homicide rate. Within California, Oakland approximately matches Santa Ana in size and
poverty, but has several times the rate of crime. Thus, it seems plausible that removing the
black population from our calculation might actually reduce the residual poverty/crime
correlation for non-blacks to a moderate or even a low figure.
To some extent, this surprising possibility is merely a statistical syllogism. Whenever the
correlation to a single factor approaches unity, no other non-equivalent item may have a large,
independent impact. And failing to recognize the existence of such a single, overwhelming
factor might lead us to misidentify numerous other spurious influences, whose apparent causal
importance actually derives from their own correlations with the primary item. For many years,
the black connection to local crime has been so strong as to almost eliminate the possible role
of any other variable.
We must obviously be cautious in interpreting the meaning of these statistical findings
since correlation does not necessarily imply causation. Over the last few years the crime
correlation for Hispanic or Hispanic-plus-Asian numbers has been substantially more negative
than the same figure for whites, but this does not necessarily prove that whites are much more
likely to commit urban crime, though it would tend to rule out the contrary possibility that
Hispanics or immigrants have far higher rates of criminality.
However, if we examine the official FBI arrest statistics, we find that these seem to
support the most straightforward interpretation of our racial crime correlations. For example,
blacks in America were over six times as likely to be arrested for homicide in 2011 as
non-blacks and over eight times as likely to be arrested for robbery; the factors for previous
years were usually in a similar range. The accuracy of this racial pattern of arrests is
generally confirmed by the corresponding racial pattern of victim-identification statements,
also aggregated by the FBI. Indeed, several years ago the liberal Sentencing Project
organization estimated that some one-third of all American black men are already convicted
criminals by their 20s, and the fraction would surely be far higher for those living in urban
A sense of the real world impact of these grim statistics may be found in the stratified
2011 Census-ACS data for major American cities. The three urban centers with the largest black
populations are New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia, and together they contain over
one-third more adult black women than black men. The corresponding national shortfall of black
males runs well into the millions, partly accounting for the notorious "marriage gap" problems
faced by women of their background. Those millions of missing black men are generally dead or
Over the last few years, the official publications of the Bureau of Justice Statistics have
made it increasingly difficult to determine the racial totals of inmates in state prisons and
local jails but the figures from the mid-2000s probably still provide a reasonable estimate,
and I had used these in my 2010 article. Since crime is overwhelmingly committed by young
males, for comparative purposes we should normalize all these incarceration totals against the
base population of adult males in their prime-crime years, and the results are summarized in my
previously published chart, reprinted here.
Since the mid-1990s, the issue of street crime has mostly dropped off the front pages of our
national newspapers and disappeared from the public debate. Meanwhile, black Americans have
gained much greater visibility in the upper reaches of our national elites, while Barack Obama
has been elected and reelected as our first black president. This might seem to indicate that
traditional racial cleavages in our society have become less substantial. Furthermore, with
such enormous numbers of young black men now in prison, we might naturally expect that the
racial character of American urban crime rates has sharply declined over the last couple of
decades. However, the quantitative evidence demonstrates the exact opposite situation, as may
be seen by examining the combined twenty-five year trajectories of our various racial crime
correlations, which have steadily grown more extreme. The images shown on our film screens or
television sets may portray one America, but the actual data reveals a very different
Once we accept the reality of these stark racial facts, we must naturally wonder about the
causes, and also why the historical trends seem to have been moving in exactly the wrong
direction over most of the last quarter-century. Certainly many theoretical explanations have
been advanced, both from the Left and the Right, and whole library shelves have been filled
with books on the subject since the urban violence of the 1960s. A short article is no place
for me to summarize such a vast literature on a contentious topic, especially when I can
provide no original insights of my own. But good theoretical analysis requires a solid factual
grounding, and my main purpose here is to establish those facts, which others may then choose
to interpret howsoever they wish. Absent such information, any national dialogue becomes an
exercise in empty ideological posturing.
Racial issues have traditionally been among the most highly charged in American public life,
and the nexus of crime and race has been exceptionally contentious for many decades. Under
these circumstances respectable scholars tend to be cautious in discussing or merely
investigating this topic, and the mainstream media is usually even more gun-shy. The striking
racial findings presented above require only trivial statistical calculations and may be
glimpsed in any casual inspection of the crime rankings of our major cities. But I remain
uncertain to what extent they are already recognized by our experts in social policy.
For example, when I presented my correlation results to one very prominent conservative
social scientist, he found them shocking and remarkable, and said he had never imagined that
the statistical relationship between race and crime was so extremely strong. But when I showed
the same data to an equally prominent liberal academic, he took the information in stride and
said he assumed that almost all experts were already quietly aware of the general facts. The
reactions of other knowledgeable individuals fell all along this spectrum ranging from surprise
to familiarity. Knowledge so explosive that it is usually unspoken and unreported may easily
remain unknown even to many of our foremost intellectuals.
But whether or not most of our ruling elites explicitly recognize the stark racial character
of American crime, the reality still exists, and we should consider exploring whether these
unpublicized facts may have had broader influences in our society, possibly in seemingly
unrelated areas. After all, urban crime has frequently been a leading issue in American public
life, during some periods ranking as one of the most important. Certain matters may not be
easily discussed in polite company these days, but if even just a portion of the citizenry is
intuitively aware of the situation, their attitudes might have broader ripple effects
throughout the entire population. Is there any substantial evidence for this?
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Consider the electoral behavior of American whites, and especially their inclination to
support either Democratic or Republican candidates. Because of gerrymandering, most individual
congressional districts are overwhelmingly aligned with one party or another, and general
elections are a mere formality; this is often also true of statewide races for senator or
governor. However, in presidential elections both parties almost always field viable national
candidates with a reasonable chance of winning, so these provide the best means of gauging
white political alignment. And for these campaigns, the racial lines are clearly established,
with the modern Republicans being the "white party," drawing over 90% of their support from
that demographic group, while over 90% of blacks regularly vote the Democratic ticket, which
also usually attracts the overwhelming majority of other non-white voters.
As I pointed out in a
2011 article , there has been a striking statewide pattern to white voting behavior over
the last couple of decades. Many conservative activists and media pundits have spent years
attacking immigrants, illegal or otherwise, and have regularly denounced the cultural threat
posed by the growing population of non-English-speakers or non-white foreigners. Nevertheless,
the empirical fact is that presence or absence of large numbers of Hispanics or Asians in a
given state seems to have virtually no impact upon white voting patterns. Meanwhile, there
exists a strong relationship between the size of a state's black population and the likelihood
that local whites will favor the Republicans. The weighted-average correlations between the
racial compositions of the fifty states and the degree to which their white voters favor
Republican presidential candidates is summarized in the following chart.
GOP leaders are always fearful of being denounced as "racist" by the major media, and often
seek to camouflage the underlying source of their electoral support by adopting the most
extreme forms of tokenism, promoting black party leaders and spokesmen while heavily recruiting
black candidates and focusing almost entirely upon non-racial issues. Conservative activists
often rhetorically identify themselves as heirs to the "party of Lincoln" and may even accuse
their Democratic opponents of seeking to keep blacks in Welfare State bondage. But the actual
data tells a very different story about the likely sources of Republican support.
The strength of this pattern may be seen at its extremes. Mississippi is the state with the
highest black percentage and across all six elections its white population was the most likely
to vote Republican, with the figures recently running at nearly the 90% level. Louisiana,
Georgia, and South Carolina are generally clustered together as the next blackest in
population, and in most elections their white populations were the next most likely to support
the Republican ticket, although being sometimes exceeded by the whites of Alabama, the fifth or
sixth blackest state during those decades.
By contrast, consider the three states with the largest non-white percentages: Hawaii,
California, and New Mexico. The whites of the first two have actually been far less likely to
vote Republican than whites nationwide, while those in New Mexico fall close to the national
average. This tends to confirm the national statistical results that the widespread presence of
non-whites, even in overwhelming numbers, seems to have little impact upon white voting
While I would not argue that black crime is the sole determining factor behind the racial
polarization in white voting behavior, I do suspect it is one of the largest contributors.
Empirically, the presence of blacks causes whites to vote the "law-and-order" Republican
ticket, while the presence of Hispanics or Asians seems to have negligible political
Nevertheless, we should remain cautious in interpreting these results. For example, although
these national correlations are certainly substantial, they are almost entirely due to the
weighting of the Southern states, in which blacks are almost 20% of the total population and
racial tensions have traditionally been the strongest. In non-Southern states, the correlations
are nil, perhaps partly because blacks are found in far smaller numbers, being less than 9% of
Consider also the highly contentious issue of immigration. Obviously, much of the underlying
conflict is purely economic in character, with workers aware that restricting the supply of
available labor will protect their bargaining power over wages, while businesses seek to
maximize their profits by expanding the pool of potential employees, whether low-skilled or
But all involved participants quickly discover that despite endless protestations to the
contrary there is also a clear racial subtext, usually accounting for the emotionality of the
debate. For the last half-century, the overwhelming majority of immigrants, especially illegal
ones, have been non-white, and the resulting racial fears have been a central motivating force
driving many of the most zealous restrictionists, who fear being swamped by a tidal wave of
"the Other." However, I believe that racial considerations, whether fully conscious or not,
might also be found on the other side of the issue, helping to explain why our national
leadership today so uniformly endorses very heavy foreign immigration.
America's ruling financial, media, and political elites are largely concentrated in three
major urban centers -- New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. -- and all three have
contained large black populations, including a violent underclass. During the early 1990s, many
observers feared New York City was headed for urban collapse due to its enormously high crime
rates, Los Angeles experienced the massive and deadly Rodney King Riots, and Washington often
vied for the title of American homicide capital. In each city, the violence and crime were
overwhelmingly committed by black males, and although white elites were rarely the victims,
their fears were quite palpable.
One obvious reaction to these concerns was strong political support for a massive national
crackdown on crime, and the prison incarceration of black men increased by almost 500% during
the two decades after 1980. But even after such enormous rates of imprisonment, official FBI
statistics indicate that blacks today are still over 600% as likely to commit homicide than
non-blacks and their robbery rate is over 700% larger; these disparities seem just as high with
respect to Hispanic or Asian immigrants as they are for whites. Thus, replacing a city's blacks
with immigrants would tend to lower local crime rates by as much as 90%, and during the 1990s
American elites may have become increasingly aware of this important fact, together with the
obvious implications for their quality of urban life and housing values.
According to Census data, between 1990 and 2010 the number of Hispanics and Asians increased
by one-third in Los Angeles, by nearly 50% in New York City, and by over 70% in Washington,
D.C. The inevitable result was to squeeze out much of the local black population, which
declined, often substantially, in each location. And all three cities experienced enormous
drops in local crime, with homicide rates falling by 73%, 79%, and 72% respectively, perhaps
partly as a result of these underlying demographic changes. Meanwhile, the white population
increasingly shifted toward the affluent, who were best able to afford the sharp rise in
housing prices. It is an undeniable fact that American elites, conservative and liberal alike,
are today almost universally in favor of very high levels of immigration, and their possible
recognition of the direct demographic impact upon their own urban circumstances may be an
important but unspoken factor in shaping their views.
As an anecdotal example, consider the case of Matthew Yglesias, a prominent young liberal
blogger living in Washington, DC. A couple of years ago
he recounted on his blogsite how he was suddenly attacked from behind and seriously beaten
by two young men while walking home one evening from a dinner party. At first he was quite
cagey about identifying his attackers, but he eventually admitted they were blacks, possibly
engaged in the growing racial practice of urban "polar bear hunting" so widely publicized by
the Drudge Report and other rightwing websites.
Few matters are more likely to trouble the minds of our Harvard-educated intellectual elite
than fear of suffering random violent assaults while they walk the streets of their own city.
Yet no respectable progressive would possibly focus on the racial character of such an attack,
let alone advocate the removal of local blacks as a precautionary measure. Instead Yglesias
suggested that housing-density issues might have been responsible and that better urban
planning would reduce crime.
But consider that support for very high levels of foreign immigration is an impeccably
liberal cause, and such policies inevitably displace and remove huge numbers of urban blacks;
it is easy to imagine that Yglesias quietly redoubled his pro-immigration zeal in the wake of
the incident. Multiply this personal example a thousand-fold, and perhaps an important strand
of the tremendous pro-immigration ideological framework of American elites becomes apparent.
The more conspiratorially-minded racialists, bitterly hostile to immigration, sometimes
speculate that there is a diabolical plot by our ruling power structure to "race-replace"
America's traditional white population. Perhaps a hidden motive along these lines does indeed
help explain some support for heavy immigration, but I suspect that the race being targeted for
replacement is not the white one.
Such factors may also play a role outside the major urban centers discussed above and even
where least suspected. Among all American businessmen, Silicon Valley executives are probably
strongest in their pro-immigration advocacy, as indicated by the major political advertising
campaign recently launched by top technology CEOs, organized together as "FWD.us." Obviously,
their own cosmopolitan background and desire for an unlimited supply of inexpensive,
high-quality engineers is their primary motive. However, widespread sentiments in favor of
lesser-educated immigrant groups such as undocumented Latin Americans also seem quite strong,
and we find Steve Jobs' wealthy widow Laurene Powell Jobs focusing her efforts almost
exclusively on that particular aspect of the legislation, with her sentiments hardly being
discordant with those of her wealthy peer group. Could hidden racial factors be part of the
explanation? That might seem quite unlikely since Silicon Valley's black population has been
very low for decades, running in the 3 or 4 percent range.
However, a closer examination reveals a very different situation. The small city of Palo
Alto is one of the most desirable local residential areas, home to the late Steve Jobs, as well
as the current CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and a host of other companies; by some
estimates, it may contain the world's highest per capita concentration of billionaires. On
three sides, Palo Alto abuts communities of a similar character: Mountain View, containing
Google; the Stanford University campus; and Menlo Park, the center of America's venture capital
industry. But on the fourth side, mostly separated by Highway 101, lies East Palo Alto, which
for decades was a dangerous ghetto, overwhelmingly black.
I moved back to Palo Alto from New York City in 1992, and that year East Palo Alto recorded
America's highest per capita murder rate; although relatively few of the homicides, robberies,
and rapes spilled across the border, enough did to leave many people uneasy. Gated communities
and even street fences are quite uncommon in the region, and for years anyone who wished could
go to the home of Steve Jobs and walk around his yard or even peer into his windows. Meanwhile,
the sort of harsh racial profiling widely practiced in some large cities was completely
abhorrent to the socially liberal citizenry. One may easily imagine a scenario in which
escalating street crime from the ghetto next door might have produced a collapse in high
housing prices and sparked a massive flight of the wealthy.
One reason this did not occur was the vast influx of impoverished immigrants from south of
the border that swept into the less affluent communities of the region during those same years
and rapidly transformed the local demographics. Between 1980 and 2010 the combined Hispanic
population of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties nearly tripled. A city offering cheap housing
such as East Palo Alto saw far greater relative increases, reversing its demographics during
that period from 60% black and 14% Hispanic to 16% black and 65% Hispanic. Over the last twenty
years, the homicide rate in that small city dropped by 85%, with similar huge declines in other
crime categories as well, thereby transforming a miserable ghetto into a pleasant working-class
community, now featuring new office complexes, luxury hotels, and large regional shopping
centers. Multi-billionaire Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife recently purchased a large
$9 million home just a few hundred feet from the East Palo Alto border, a decision that would
have been unthinkable during the early 1990s. Technology executives are highly quantitative
individuals, skilled in pattern recognition, and I find it difficult to believe that they have
all remained completely oblivious to these local racial factors.
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However the powerful role of immigration in transforming the crime rates of important urban
centers probably had a much smaller impact on the national totals. The combined black
populations of New York City, Washington, and Los Angeles may have dropped by half a million
over the last two decades, but the individuals pushed out did not disappear from the world;
they merely moved to Atlanta or Baltimore or Riverside. But from the personal perspective of
America's ruling elite, they did indeed disappear.
For over thirty years, local black activists in Washington, D.C. have accused the ruling
white power structure of promoting "The Plan," a deliberate strategy of removing most of the
black population from our national capital and replacing them with whites; and this "conspiracy
theory" has been endlessly ridiculed as absurdly paranoid nonsense by our elite Washington
media. Meanwhile, during this same thirty year period, Washington's black population dropped
from over 70% to less than half and will probably fall below the white total within the next
Indeed, the strong support of our political elites for Section 8 housing vouchers may be
less connected with any alleged social benefits these provide than with their important role in
moving large numbers of impoverished urban residents away from the near vicinity of wealthy
neighborhoods out into the remote suburbs of the middle class. Several years ago the
Atlantic published a major
article by Hanna Rosin on the rapid changes in the geographical pattern of crime induced by
these demographic shifts, and the piece provoked much discussion even though the author avoided
unduly emphasizing the troubling racial aspects. Elite selfishness is hardly surprising and a
policy of exporting those populations with a strong link to crime into other localities seems a
natural strategy, especially if this can be accomplished under the altruistic guise of
socially-uplifting anti-poverty programs.
Finally, it is important to emphasize that this clear political interplay between heavy
levels of immigration and black urban displacement is a relatively recent development and
certainly was not anticipated by the original promoters of the 1965 Immigration Act. Indeed,
although restrictionists routinely denounce that legislation for having flooded America with
Hispanic immigrants, the facts are precisely the opposite. While the 1924 Immigration Act had
drastically curtailed immigration from Europe (and Asia), the entire Western Hemisphere was
totally exempted, and the U.S. retained its previous "open borders" policy for Mexico and the
rest of Latin America until strict quotas were finally introduced as part of the 1965 law.
Although these 1965 changes were expected to enable renewed European immigration, no one
anticipated the vast inflow of Hispanic and Asian immigrants in the decades that followed, nor
the resulting impact upon the racial composition of our major cities. But today these
continuing urban demographic changes may have now become a significant motive in the minds of
the elites advocating increased immigration under the legislation being considered by
During the 1960s black author James Baldwin coined the widely-quoted phrase "Urban renewal
means Negro removal." I suspect that a somewhat similar semi-intentional national policy is
today transforming America's leading urban centers, although it remains almost entirely
unreported by our mainstream media.
On rare occasions, the mask slips and the underlying mental workings of our national elites
are momentarily revealed. Consider New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of our most vocal
pro-immigration voices on the national stage and a man whose vast wealth and influence often
allow him to be far more candid on controversial topics than most other public figures. In May
2011 Bloomberg was
interviewed on Meet the Press , and explained that if he had full authority, he could
easily fix the seemingly insoluble problems of a city like Detroit at no cost to the taxpayer.
He proposed opening wide the floodgates to unlimited foreign immigration on the condition that
all the additional immigrants moved to Detroit and lived there for a decade or so, thereby
transforming the city. I suspect this provides an important insight into how he and his friends
discuss certain racial issues in private.
Powerful quantitative evidence for social determinism may be dispiriting, and when the main
determinant seems to be race, many Americans will choose to throw up their hands and ignore the
statistical facts, simply hoping that these might somehow be proven incorrect. That is
certainly their privilege, but for those individuals who prefer to grit their teeth and mine
the data for contrary indications, there do exist a few interesting nuggets.
Weighted average correlations are a very useful summary statistic, but they neither tell the
whole story nor do they preclude the existence of outlying cases, which might provide some
insights on ameliorating the grim situation we have described. And it so happens that among our
many dozens of major urban centers one of the most extreme race/crime outliers is neither small
nor obscure: New York City. Our largest metropolis often has crime rates that deviate sharply
from the usual urban pattern observed almost everywhere else.
Recall our earlier mention of the surprising absence of any correlation between urban
population density and crime rates. Those summary statistics were correct, but they also hid
some important variations and the null overall result was almost entirely due to the extremely
high density and low crime rates in America's largest city, combined with its huge
population-weighting. If we excluded New York City from our calculations, the remainder of
America's major urban centers would demonstrate some moderately strong and fairly stable
correlations between density and crime over the last dozen years; for example, density has
generally had a positive correlation of around 0.35 with robbery rates.
Similar anomalies appear in the racial crime calculations that have been the central focus
of our analysis. Based on its racial composition, we would expect New York City's homicide rate
to be some 70% higher than it actually is, with robbery and violent crime also being far more
widespread. Cities like San Jose and San Diego may have homicide and violent crime rates only
half that of New York City, but given the stark differences in their underlying demographics,
it is New York City's Finest who deserves praise for their remarkable effectiveness in crime
prevention. Evaluating the apparent success or failure of urban law enforcement policies
without candidly considering a city's demographic challenges may lead to incorrect policy
Little of New York City's success in crime prevention seems due to the relative size of its
police force, which is roughly similar to those of Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Boston
on a per capita basis, and far below that of Washington, D.C., all cities whose crime rates
reflect their demographics. So it appears that New York City's crime-fighting methods rather
than merely the number of its officers has been the crucial factor.
Ideas have consequences, as do attempts to avoid them. For most of the last twenty years,
the policing methods implemented under mayors Rudolph Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg won
enormous national praise as they so dramatically cut New York crime rates: murders dropped by
over three-quarters. But during the last few years, some of these same policies have begun
receiving widespread criticism among those pundits who may have forgotten just how bad things
were two decades ago.
Our simple statistical analysis obviously does not allow us to disentangle the relative
importance of the different factors behind New York City's success. Since the early 1990s, the
city implemented a "community policing" model as well as pioneering the rapid use of local
crime data to pinpoint dangerous hotspots and allocate resources more accurately. But other
elements of the package have included strict, even harsh policing methods, such as the
widespread use of "stop-and-frisk" to reduce gun violence. Denouncing these techniques as
unconstitutional or racially discriminatory may be perfectly justified, but those who do so
must consider the trade-offs involved, including the very real possibility of a 70% rise in
homicides if local policing effectiveness declined to levels found in the rest of the
Let us compare the demographic and crime trends of New York City and Washington, twin abodes
of our East Coast urban elite. Between 1985 and 2011, Washington's homicide rate dropped by
26%, robbery fell 27%, and violent crime in general was cut by 30%; but the city's black
population also dropped by 27% during this same period. Meanwhile, New York City's
corresponding declines in crime were far greater, 67%, 78%, and 67% respectively, but were
accompanied by only a small 7% decline in black numbers. For all these serious crime rates to
decline at nearly ten times the rate of their primary racial determinant is absolutely
remarkable, a combination that left the city an exceptional outlier among America's major urban
Put another way, if America's other cities with large black populations had somehow managed
to achieve the same surprisingly low crime rates as New York City then most of the high racial
crime correlations that have been the central findings of this article would disappear.
Conversely, if New York City were excluded from our current national statistics, many of the
existing racial crime correlations would exceed 0.90. These are objective facts and
well-intentioned analysts who sharply criticize New York City policing methods should recognize
that they may face some unpalatable choices.
Perhaps further research would establish that the widely-lauded elements of local police
practice are the ones primarily responsible for such results, and the more controversial
methods may safely be eliminated without negative consequences. But for whatever combination of
reasons, the overall results achieved by New York City have been quite remarkable and caution
should be exercised before drastic changes are made in such a successful model.
Obviously New York City is not the sole positive outlier on these crime statistics, though
it is by far the most significant, both because of its size and the magnitude of its deviation
from the predicted results. If we examine the 2011 homicide rates for our set of sixty-six
large cities, seventeen of these were at least 30% below the projected trendline, with four
cities -- Charlotte, Raleigh, St. Paul, and Virginia Beach -- achieving even better results
than New York City. But many of these successful cities have numerically small black
populations, and the total for all seventeen combined is not much larger that of New York City
alone. One intriguing fact is that although fewer than one-third of the all our large cities
lie in the South, these Southern cities account for over two-thirds of those particularly
successful examples, and a roughly similar pattern applies both for other crime rates and for
other recent years. The exact mix of cultural, socio-economic, or demographic factors
responsible for such notable Southern success in achieving relatively low urban crime rates is
unclear, but might warrant further investigation.
Over the last decade or two, liberal intellectuals have regularly denounced their
conservative opponents for allowing ideological considerations to trump objective facts,
sometimes styling themselves the "Reality-Based Community" as an ironic riposte to the foolish
criticism of a top Bush Administration official. Many of these liberal accusations have
considerable merit. But individuals who claim to accept reality undercut their credibility if
they pick and choose which portions of reality they acknowledge and which portions they
carefully ignore. Our academic and media elites should not avoid factual evidence that they
Consider that over one-quarter of all the urban black males in America have vanished from
our society, a loss-ratio approaching that experienced by Europeans during the Black Death of
the Middle Ages. Yet these astonishing statistics have largely remained unreported by our major
media and hence unrecognized by the general American public. Should the medieval scribes of the
Fourteenth Century have ignored the annihilating impact of the bubonic plague all around them
and merely confined their writings to more pleasant news?
It is said that very young children sometimes believe they can hide themselves by covering
their eyes, and that seems to be the general approach taken by our major media to the
unpleasantly grim racial crime statistics analyzed in this article. But the reality continues
to exist whether or not we ignore it.
@Ron (RC) Weakley (a.k.a., Darryl for a while at EV) June 16, 2020 4:00 pm
> the Democratic Party depends upon the problems of racial discrimination to win
elections. It is a Catch-22 dilemma.
Yes. Thanks you. This is clearly Catch-22 situation as the global crisis of neoliberalism
and neoliberal globalization is overlaid on the current racial riots and COVID-19 level of
I do not pretend that I see it right. Only time will tell. But here is my view:
IMHO the developments of neoliberalism in the US generated a social system radically
different from the neoliberal utopia of the benign rule of the financial oligarchy over
politically neutered by free-market ideology and brainwashed "homo homini lupus est"
neoliberal rationality population. Which should passively submit to the "depoliticized"
version of the National Security State and act strictly as a consumer and passive voter.
Kind of replay of the political reality of Stalinism (with the neoliberal deification of
"free market" and competition as the replacement of Marxism; in both case playing the role of
state-enforced secular religion questioning of which is a punishable heresy )
Unlike Stalinism, Neoliberalism enforces its secular-religious doctrine on a new "inverted
totalitarianism" level with minimal physical repression of dissidents. MSM brainwashing,
defunding, ostracism and shunning are the main tools.
The use of external enemy as the scapegoat is the same under both Stalinism and late
neoliberalism with the accusation of being a "foreign agent" as a natural part of the dirty
fight of various factions of oligarchy for power.
Despite Hayek's hope about politically neutered population ruled by financial oligarchy
neoliberalism intensified the rancorous resentment already present in modern culture.
Now we see a kind of return of the repressed under neoliberalism violent social protests
that the neoliberals always opposed, and which they deformed with the injection of a heavy
doze of identity politics.
As a result, we now have clear resurgence of the far-right nationalism and simultaneously
the rise of "woke" far left with its radical feminism, anarchism, LGBT, and a one-dimensional
"anti-racism" (strictly white vs black as it if is the only one in existence and black racism
a la South Africa or Rhodesia does not exists ).
In a way, this is a return to the very dangerous and unpredictable social situation that
existed in late 1920th on a new level, but without Marxists as a political player. A very
dangerous level with elements of Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451.": Toppling of statues is not
that different from book burning.
Pelosi wearing an African scarf looks like a failed attempt of neoliberal Dems to get it
under control of a monster that they created via identity politics.
Neoliberal political culture and systemic impoverishment of the lower 80% of the
population create the economic conditions for enduring racism and glaring economic
Add to this identity politics, used as the "divide and conquer" strategy for the political
isolation and partial cooptation (despite clear oppression on the part of neoliberals) of the
white working-class ("What's the matter with Kansas" effect ) and the mixture becomes clearly
The US financial oligarchy is no less evil than either Italian or Kosher-Nostra mafia.
They are completely ruthless. And that means that they still might be able to swipe this
under the rug: one way, or another. Racial protests, or coming to power of radical far-right
does not threaten their power, but possible disintegration of the state in Ukrainian Maidan
fashion clearly does.
So how events will unfold in completely unclear. I just try to provide my 2c within the
adopted framework of analysis.
Recall, it was just days ago that
we pointed out Cornell professor and friend of Zero Hedge Dave Collum was publicly shamed
by Cornell for daring to express the "wrong" opinion about current events on social media. Now,
there's a second Cornell professor coming under fire for his critique of the Black Lives Matter
Cornell Law School professor William A. Jacobson has challenged any student or faculty
member to a public debate about the Black Lives Matter movement after he says liberals on
campus have launched a "coordinated effort" to have him fired from his job. At least 15 emails
from alumni have been sent to the dean, demanding that action be taken, according to Fox News
"There is an effort underway to get me fired at Cornell Law School, where I've worked since
November 2007, or if not fired, at least denounced publicly by the school,"
Jacobson wrote on Thursday . "I condemn in the strongest terms any insinuation that I am
Jacobson founded the website Legal
Insurrection and says he's had an "awkward relationship" with the university for years as a
result. The recent outrage comes as a result of two posts he recently made on his site:
"Those posts accurately detail the history of how the Black Lives Matters Movement started,
and the agenda of the founders which is playing out in the cultural purge and rioting taking
place now," Jacobson said.
He recently wrote on his blog: "Living as a conservative on a liberal campus is like being
the mouse waiting for the cat to pounce. For over 12 years, the Cornell cat did not pounce.
Though there were frequent and aggressive attempts by outsiders to get me fired, including
threats and harassment, it always came from off campus."
"Not until now, to the best of my knowledge, has there been an effort from inside the
Cornell community to get me fired," he says.
"The effort appears coordinated, as some of the emails were in a template form. All of the
emails as of Monday were from graduates within the past 10 years," he continued. Jacobson's
"clinical faculty colleagues, apparently in consultation with the Black Law Students
Association" drafted and published a letter denouncing 'commentators, some of them attached to
Ivy League Institutions, who are leading a smear campaign against Black Lives Matter.'"
responded , backhandedly defending the Professor's right to his own opinion:
"...the Law School's commitment to academic freedom does not constitute endorsement or
approval of individual faculty speech. But to take disciplinary action against him for the
views he has expressed would fatally pit our values against one another in ways that would
corrode our ability to operate as an academic institution."
"This is not just about me. It's about the intellectual freedom and vibrancy of Cornell and
other higher education institutions, and the society at large. Open inquiry and debate are core
features of a vibrant intellectual community," he stated.
"I challenge a representative of those student groups and a faculty member of their choosing
to a public debate at the law school regarding the Black Lives Matter Movement, so that I can
present my argument and confront the false allegations in real-time rather than having to
respond to baseless community email blasts."
"I condemn in the strongest terms any insinuation that I am racist, and I greatly resent any
attempt to leverage meritless accusations in hopes of causing me reputational harm. While such
efforts might succeed in scaring others in a similar position, I will not be intimidated,"
So let's go back to the basics: corporations are about money, that is a truism. Yes,
sometimes corporations try to present a "human face", but this is nothing more than a marketing
trick destined to create consumer loyalty. Now I don't believe for one second that the
mega-corporations listed above expect to make much money from supporting the riots, at least
not in a direct way. Nor do I believe that these corporations are trying to impersonate a
conscience because they fear a Black consumer boycott (what was true in
Tuskegee in the late 1950s is not true today, if only because of the completely
different scale of the protests).
So if not money – what is at stake here?
Specifically, the US deep state – at a major faction within that deep state – is
clearly desperate to get rid of Trump (and not for the right reasons, of which there are
Another victory of the "coalition of minorities" and another defeat for Trump
Last but not least, we now have a "free zone" in Seattle, the notorious Capitol Hill
Autonomous Zone, "CHAZ" aka "CHOP" where, among other "curiosities", Whites are told to give
10 bucks to a Black person . This means that until law and order are restored to what
is now the CHAZ, the United States has lost its sovereignty over a part of one of its cities.
That is a "black eye" for any US President who, after all, is the leader of the Executive
branch of government and the Commander in Chief of a military supposed (in theory only, of
course) to defend the United States against all enemies.
What do all of these developments have in common?
They are designed to show that Trump has lost control of the country and that all good and
decent people now stand united against him.
There are several major problems with this plan.
For one thing, this is all completely illegal. What began as a typical race riot is now
openly turning into sedition.
The second major problem of this plan is that it relies on what I call a "coalition of
minorities" to achieve its goal, it is therefore ignoring the will of the majority of the
people. This can backfire, especially if the chaos and violence continue to spread.
Next, there is the "Golem/Frankenstein" issue: it is much easier to launch a wildfire than
to contain or suppress it. Nancy Pelosi might be dumb enough to think that she and her gang can
control the likes of Raz
Simone , but history shows that when the state abdicates its monopoly on violence,
By the way, it is important to note here that Trump, at least so far, has not taken the bait
and has not used federal forces to reimpose law and order in Seattle, Atlanta or elsewhere.
He must realize that liberating the so-called CHAZ might result in a bloodbath (there appear
to be plenty of weapons inside the CHAZ) and that the Democrats are dreaming about blaming him
for a bloodbath. Trump's strategy, at least so far, appears to let the lawlessness continue and
blame the Democrats for it.
ORDER IT NOW
While Trump's strategy makes sense, it also is inherently very dangerous because if the
state cannot reimpose law and order, then all sorts of "volunteers" might decide to give it a
shot (literally). Check out this headline " Bikers
For Trump Organizing to Retake Seattle On July 4th ". Whether these bikers will
actually try to take over the CHAZ or not, even the fact that they are preparing to do so
shows, yet again, that the state has lost its monopoly on violence.
"... These mobs of hating, condemning, moralizing, groupthink hypocrites are modern-day Nazis. They don't wear uniforms or have guns, but their weapon of online psychological abuse is proving frighteningly effective. ..."
"... Psychological abuse is one of their classic methods, as they exploit a person's fear of ending up alone against a crowd. Instead of a prison cell or a concentration camp, they put people in social isolation. They can even prevent the victim from being employed – classic state repression of an individual. ..."
"... Without work, the geniuses will fade into obscurity, and the new PC brigade will make them kneel in solidarity. Individually, members of these combat units of political correctness are often smart and sophisticated people, but when they close ranks in the fight for or against something, they turn into an ignorant and aggressive mob. ..."
"... China has been testing a new system in several provinces via which the citizens and their community are encouraged to assess the social behavior of individuals by assigning scores for respecting the rules and values practiced in this society. If you don't achieve a high score, your ranking is low and your prospects are limited. Isn't this just perfect for the new stormtroopers?! It's a modern reincarnation of the Munich gang, when a mediocre, covetous burgher pretends to be a civilized, progressive thinker. ..."
"... They put labels on everyone who disagrees. They love drama and straightforwardness. But they are incapable of engaging in rational argument. It's only natural that they began with declaring lofty values and ended with riots. They have started fires and justified arson. But you can't rein in the freedom to love or hate using a set of rules established by the new ethics committee. Today, being free means being outside this mob of attacking, hating, condemning, moralizing, angry hypocrites. ..."
These mobs of hating, condemning, moralizing, groupthink hypocrites are modern-day Nazis. They don't wear
uniforms or have guns, but their weapon of online psychological abuse is proving frighteningly effective.
Totalitarianism didn't disappear when the Nazis were defeated. It hid, stealthily, only to come back
later. The US and Europe intuitively built a new elaborate type of dictatorship. The state delegated the
functions of surveillance, persecution, isolation and judgment to society. Initially, it looked very
innocent: fighting against intolerance, defending the mistreated and the oppressed. Noble goals.
with time, these values turned into idols, while intolerance of evil transformed into intolerance of a
different opinion. And social media is making things worse. Public opinion is now a repressive machine
that gangs up on people, booing and destroying anyone who dares to challenge its value system and moral
The staff members of this repressive machine do not wear uniforms, they don't carry batons or tasers,
but they have other weapons, such as herd instinct and groupthink, as well as deep insecurities and a
desire to dominate – at least intellectually.
Psychological abuse is one of their classic methods, as they exploit a person's fear of ending up
alone against a crowd. Instead of a prison cell or a concentration camp, they put people in social
isolation. They can even prevent the victim from being employed – classic state repression of an
In a Nazi state, a creative type such as Lars von Trier could lose his job and life over his
"degenerate art." In the beautiful modern state that people with beautiful faces are building, a Lars von
Trier could lose his job, because he can be a politically incorrect troll who sometimes supports the
wrong value system. And a Robert Lepage won't get funding for his new theatrical production, because all
the parts in the previous one were played by white actors.
You no longer need to take their lives.
Without work, the geniuses will fade into obscurity, and the
new PC brigade will make them kneel in solidarity. Individually, members of these combat units of
political correctness are often smart and sophisticated people, but when they close ranks in the fight
for or against something, they turn into an ignorant and aggressive mob.
And there's no point arguing with them. They have only one criterion: are you with us or not? That's
an ideal tool for the new way of abusing individuals – it's not physical, it's psychological.
China has been testing a new system in several provinces via which the citizens and their community
are encouraged to assess the social behavior of individuals by assigning scores for respecting the rules
and values practiced in this society. If you don't achieve a high score, your ranking is low and your
prospects are limited. Isn't this just perfect for the new stormtroopers?! It's a modern reincarnation of
the Munich gang, when a mediocre, covetous burgher pretends to be a civilized, progressive thinker.
They put labels on everyone who disagrees. They love drama and straightforwardness. But they are
incapable of engaging in rational argument. It's only natural that they began with declaring lofty values
and ended with riots. They have started fires and justified arson. But you can't rein in the freedom to
love or hate using a set of rules established by the new ethics committee. Today, being free means being
outside this mob of attacking, hating, condemning, moralizing, angry hypocrites.
The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely
those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.
Konstantin Bogomolov is an award-winning Russian theater director, actor, author and
"... Anti-racism as an ideology serves a perfect function for corporations that ultimately take workers for granted. ..."
"... Today, we find Lincoln statues desecrated . Neither has the memorial to the 54th Massachusetts Infantry , one of the first all-black units in the Civil War, survived the recent protests unscathed. To many on the left, history seems like the succession of one cruelty by the next. And so, justice may only be served if we scrap the past and start from a blank slate. As a result, Lincoln's appeal that we stand upright and enjoy our liberty gets lost to time. ..."
"... Ironically, this will only help the cause of Robert E. Lee -- and the modern corporations who rely on cheap, inhumane labor to keep themselves going. ..."
"... Before black slaves did this work, white indentured servants had. (An indentured servant is bound for a number of years to his master, i.e. he can't pack up and leave to find a new opportunity elsewhere.) ..."
"... But in the eyes of the Southern slavocracy, the white laboring poor of the North also weren't truly human. Such unholy antebellum figures as the social theorist George Fitzhugh or South Carolina Senator James Henry Hammond urged that the condition of slavery be expanded to include poor whites, too. Their hunger for a cheap, subservient labor source did not stop at black people, after all. ..."
"... Always remember Barbara Fields's formula: The need for cheap labor comes first; ideologies like white supremacy only give this bleak reality a spiritual gloss. ..."
"... Michael Lind argues in his new book The New Class War that many powerful businesses in America today continue to rely on the work of quasi indentured servants. Hungry for unfree, cheap workers, corporations in Silicon Valley and beyond employ tens of thousands of foreign workers through the H-2B visa program. These workers are bound to the company that provided them with the visa. If they find conditions at their jobs unbearable, they can't switch employers -- they would get deported first. In turn, this source of cheap labor effectively underbids American workers who could do the same job, except that they would ask for higher pay. ..."
"... We're getting turned into rats. Naturally, this is no fertile soil for solidarity. And with so many jobs precarious and subcontracted out on a temporary basis, there is preciously little that most workers can do to fight back this insidious managerial control. Free labor looks different. ..."
"... It's hard to come out of the 2020 primaries without realizing that the corporations that run our mainstream media will do anything to protect their right to abuse cheap labor. ..."
"... At this point in history, to the extent that black people suffer any meaningful oppression at all, its down to disproportionate poverty rates, not their racial background. ..."
"... I agree one hundred percent with your take on Biden. Let me add something else: he is a war hawk who not only voted for the Iraq war but used his position as the chairman of an important committee to promote it. ..."
"... Because of slavery alot of bad political policy was incorporated in the founding documents. If a police officer is about to wrongly arrest you because you are black , you do not care if his hatred stems from 400 years of discrimination against blacks. Rather you care that he won't kill you in this encounter because of his racism. ..."
"... Baszak believes racism has no life of its own, it exists only as a tool of the bosses. This is vulgar Marxism. At least since the decades after Bacon's Rebellion ended in 1677, poor whites have invested in white supremacy as a way of boosting their social status. Most Southern families owned no slaves, yet most joined the Civil War cause. ..."
"... They made a movie that beautifully touches this in the 1970s with Harvey Keitel and Richard Pryor called " Blue Collar ." ..."
"... "That's exactly what the company wants: to keep you on their line," says Smokey, the coolest and most strategically minded of the crew. "They'll do anything to keep you on their line. They pit the lifers against the new boys, the old against the young, the black against the white -- everybody -- to keep us in our place." ..."
"... The core thesis in this piece is the animating foundation of The Hill's political talk show "Rising." Composed of a populist Bernie supporter (Krystal Ball) and populist conservative (Saagar Enjeti) as hosts, they frequently highlight the purpose of woke cultural battles is to distract everyone for their neoliberal economic models ..."
Anti-racism as an ideology serves a perfect function for corporations that ultimately take workers for granted.
Former injured Amazon employees join labor organizers and community activists to demonstrate and hold a press conference
outside of an Amazon Go store to express concerns about what they claim is the company's "alarming injury rate" among warehouse
workers on December 10, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
On April 2, 1865, in the dying days of the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln wandered the streets of burnt out Richmond,
the former Confederate capital. All of a sudden, Lincoln found himself surrounded by scores of emancipated men and women. Here's
how the historian James McPherson describes the moving episode in his magisterial book
Battle Cry of Freedom :
Several freed slaves touched Lincoln to make sure he was real. "I know I am free," shouted an old woman, "for I have seen Father
Abraham and felt him." Overwhelmed by rare emotions, Lincoln said to one black man who fell on his knees in front of him: "Don't
kneel to me. That is not right. You must kneel to God only, and thank Him for the liberty you will enjoy hereafter."
Lincoln's legacy as the Great Emancipator has survived the century and a half since then largely intact. But there have been cracks
in this image, mostly caused by questioning academics who decried him as an overt white supremacist. This view eventually entered
the mainstream when Nikole Hannah-Jones wrote misleadingly in her
to the "1619 Project" that Lincoln "opposed black equality."
Today, we find Lincoln statues
desecrated . Neither has the memorial
to the 54th Massachusetts Infantry , one of the first all-black units in the Civil War, survived the recent protests unscathed.
To many on the left, history seems like the succession of one cruelty by the next. And so, justice may only be served if we scrap
the past and start from a blank slate. As a result, Lincoln's appeal that we stand upright and enjoy our liberty gets lost to time.
Ironically, this will only help the cause of Robert E. Lee -- and the modern corporations who rely on cheap, inhumane labor
to keep themselves going.
The main idea driving the "1619 Project" and so much of recent scholarship is that the United States of America originated in
slavery and white supremacy. These were its true founding ideals. Racism, Hannah-Jones writes, is in our DNA.
Such arguments don't make any sense, as the historian Barbara Fields clairvoyantly argued in a
groundbreaking essay from 1990. Why would Virginia planters in the 17th century import black people purely out of hate? No, Fields
countered, the planters were driven by a real need for dependable workers who would toil on their cotton, rice, and tobacco fields
for little to no pay. Before black slaves did this work, white indentured servants had. (An indentured servant is bound for a number
of years to his master, i.e. he can't pack up and leave to find a new opportunity elsewhere.)
After 1776 everything changed. Suddenly the new republic claimed that "all men are created equal" -- and yet there were millions
of slaves who still couldn't enjoy this equality. Racism helped to square our founding ideals with the brute reality of continued
chattel slavery: Black people simply weren't men.
But in the eyes of the Southern slavocracy, the white laboring poor of the North also weren't truly human. Such unholy antebellum
figures as the social theorist George Fitzhugh or South Carolina Senator James Henry Hammond
urged that the condition of slavery be expanded to include poor whites, too. Their hunger for a cheap, subservient labor source
did not stop at black people, after all.
Always remember Barbara Fields's formula: The need for cheap labor comes first; ideologies like white supremacy only give
this bleak reality a spiritual gloss.
The true cause of the Civil War -- and it bears constant
repeating for all the doubters -- was whether slavery would expand its reach or whether
"free labor" would reign supreme. The latter was the dominant
ideology of the North: Free laborers are independent, self-reliant, and eventually achieve economic security and independence by
the sweat of their brow. It's the American Dream. But if that is so, then the Civil War ended in a tie -- and its underlying conflict was never really settled.
Michael Lind argues in his new book The New Class War
that many powerful businesses in America today continue to rely on the work of quasi indentured servants. Hungry for unfree, cheap
workers, corporations in Silicon Valley and beyond employ tens of thousands of foreign workers through the H-2B visa program. These
workers are bound to the company that provided them with the visa. If they find conditions at their jobs unbearable, they can't switch
employers -- they would get deported first. In turn, this source of cheap labor effectively underbids American workers who could
do the same job, except that they would ask for higher pay.
America's wealth rests on this mutual competition between workers -- some nominally "free," others basically indentured -- whether
it be through unjust visa schemes or other unfair managerial practices.
Remember that the next time you read a public announcement by the Amazons of this world that they remain committed to "black lives
matter" and similar identitarian causes.
Fortunately, very few Americans hold the same racial resentments in their hearts as their ancestors did even just half a century
ago. Rarely did we agree as much than when the nation near unanimously condemned the death of George Floyd at the hands of a few
Minneapolis police officers. This is in keeping with another fortunate trend: Over the last 40 years, the rate of police killings
of young black men declined by 79% percent .
But anti-racism as an ideology serves a perfect function for our corporations, even despite the evidence that people in this country
have grown much less bigotted than they once were: As a management tool, anti-racism sows constant suspicion among workers who are
encouraged to detect white supremacist sentiments in everything that their fellow workers say or do.
We're getting turned into rats. Naturally, this is no fertile soil for solidarity. And with so many jobs precarious and subcontracted
out on a temporary basis, there is preciously little that most workers can do to fight back this insidious managerial control. Free
labor looks different.
And so, through a surprising back door, the true cause for which Robert E. Lee chose to betray his country might still be coming
out on top, whether we remove his statues or not -- namely, the steady supply to our ruling corporations of unfree workers willing
to hustle for scraps.
It's time to follow Abraham Lincoln's urging and get off our knees again. We should assert our rights as American citizens to
live free from economic insecurity and mutual resentment. The vast majority of us harbor no white supremacist views, period. Instead,
we have so many more things in common, and we know it.
Another anecdote from the last days of the Civil War, also taken from Battle Cry of Freedom, might prove instructive here: The
surrender of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865 essentially ended the
Civil War. The ceremony was held with solemn respect for Lee, though one of Grant's adjutants couldn't help himself but have a subtle
dig at Lee's expense:
After signing the papers, Grant introduced Lee to his staff. As he shook hands with Grant's military secretary Ely Parker,
a Seneca Indian, Lee stared a moment at Parker's dark features and said, "I am glad to see one real American here." Parker responded,
"We are all Americans."
Gregor Baszak is a PhD Candidate in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a writer. His articles have appeared
in Los Angeles Review of Books, Public Books, Spectator USA, Spiked, and elsewhere. Follow Gregor on Twitter at @gregorbas1.
It's a bit off-topic but this is a big reason I supported Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary this year, he was the only
candidate talking about how businesses demand that cheap labor, illegal labor, replace American labor. For this, the corporate
media called him a racist, an anti-semite, a dangerous radical. None of his opponents aside from Elizabeth Warren had anything
to run on aside from pseudo-woke touchy-feely bs. And somehow, with the media insisting that Joe Biden was the only one who could
beat Trump, we ended up with the one candidate who was neither good on economics, good for American workers, or offering platitudes
It's hard to come out of the 2020 primaries without realizing that the corporations that run our mainstream media will do anything
to protect their right to abuse cheap labor.
What kind of polemic, unsupported statement is "black fast food workers are the ones who gave us the fight for $15"? How about
it was a broad coalition of progressives (of all colors)? Moreover, $15 minimum wage is a poor, one-size-fits-all band-aid that
I doubt even fits ONE scenario. Tackling the broader shareholder capitalism model of labor arbitrage (free trade/mass immigration),
deunionization, and monopolistic hurdles drafted by corporations is where it actually matters. And on that, we are seeing the
inklings of a populist left-right coalition -- if corporate-funded race hustlers could only get out of the way.
That's the problem. We CAN'T chew gum and walk at the same time. Every minute focusing on racial friction is a minute NOT talking
about neoliberal economics. What's the ratio of air time, social media discussion, or newspaper inches are devoted to race vis-a-vis
the economic system that has starved the working class -- which is disproportionately black and brown? 10 to 1? 100 to 1? 1000
to 1? If there are no decent working class jobs for young black and brown men, then it makes it nearly impossible to raise families.
Let's be clear: Systemic racism is real, but it is far less impactful than economic injustices and family dissolution.
Class really isn't the primary issue for black people.
That's a frankly ridiculous statement. At this point in history, to the extent that black people suffer any meaningful oppression
at all, its down to disproportionate poverty rates, not their racial background. No one--except a few neurotic, high-strung corporate
HR PMC types--cares about "microaggressions". Even unjust police shootings of blacks are likely down to class and not race--despite
the politically correct narrative saying otherwise.
Putting racial identity politics as an equal (or even greater) priority than class-based solidarity creates an absurd system
where an upper-middle class black woman attending Yale can act as if a working class white man is oppressing her by not acknowledging
his "white privilege", and not bowing to her every demand. It's utterly delusional to think that sort of culture is going to create
a more just or equal world.
Biden is a Rorschach test, people see whatever they want in a party apparatchik. Trump has been Shiva, the destroyer of the
traditional Republican party. How else do you explain the support among Multi-Billionaires for the Democratic party. Truly ironic.
I agree one hundred percent with your take on Biden. Let me add something else: he is a war hawk who not only voted for the
Iraq war but used his position as the chairman of an important committee to promote it. I understand that he still wants to divide
Iraq into three separate countries--a decision for Iraqis to make and not us. If we try to implement that policy, it would doubtless
lead to more American deaths--to say nothing of Iraqi deaths.
So not only is he not good for American workers, he is not good for the American soldier who is disproportionately likely not
to be from the elite classes but rather from the working and lower-middle class.
The only other Democratic candidate who opposed war-mongering besides Sanders was Tulsi Gabbard. I watched CNN commentary after
a debate in which she participated. While the other participants received lots of commentary from CNN talking heads. she got almost
nothing. She was featured in a video montage of candidates saying "Trump"; other than that, she was invisible in the post-debate
I don't know how far it travelled outside of Democratic primary voters, but I recall Biden's campaign saying that they were
planning to be sort of a placeholder that would pass the torch to the next generation. He's insinuated that he only wants to serve
one term and saw jumping into the race as the only way to beat Trump. Not the most exciting platform for the Democrats to run
As depressing as this primary was, it's good to see that the rising generation of Democrats was resistant to platitudes and demanded
actual policy proposals.
Shame the party elders fell for the same old tricks yet again. I just hope that once there are more of
us, we can have a serious policy debate in both major parties about free trade, immigration, inequality. The parties' voters aren't
all that far apart on economics, yet neither of us is being given what we want. Whichever party sincerely takes a stand for the
American working class stands to dominate American politics for a generation.
The problem with Biden's "placeholder" comments is that he specifically mentioned it for Pete Buttigeig, the McKinsey-trained
career opportunist who believes in his bones the same neoliberal economics and interventionist foreign policies as the last generation.
Same bad ideas, new woke packaging.
Because of slavery alot of bad political policy was incorporated in the founding documents. If a police officer is about to
wrongly arrest you because you are black , you do not care if his hatred stems from 400 years of discrimination against blacks.
Rather you care that he won't kill you in this encounter because of his racism.
To me, I have always thought that America's original sin was slavery. Its stain can not be completely wiped out.
And I further believe that if Native Americans would have enslaved the newly arrived Europeans, and remained the ruling majority,
white people would be discriminated against today.
So the problem is not that white people are inherently evil, or other races are inherently good. It is that because of slavery
black people are bad, white people are good.
As a nation we have never been able to wash out the stain completely. Never will. Getting closer to the promised land is the
best we are going to do. Probably take another 400 years.
In everyday encounters no one cares how discrimination began, just treat me like you want to be treated. Pretty simple.
"As a management tool, anti-racism sows constant suspicion among workers who are encouraged to detect white supremacist sentiments
in everything that their fellow workers say or do."
The author does not offer one smidgen of proof that any company uses antiracism to divide workers. It might be plausible that
it's happened, but Baszak has no data at all.
Over the last 40 years, the rate of police killings of young black men declined by 79% percent.
You think this is an accident? It came about through intense pressure on the police to stop killing Black people -- exactly
the sort of racial emphasis the author seems to be decrying. Important to note that the non-fatal mistreatment has remained high.
The need for cheap labor comes first; ideologies like white supremacy only give this bleak reality a spiritual gloss
Baszak believes racism has no life of its own, it exists only as a tool of the bosses. This is vulgar Marxism. At least since
the decades after Bacon's Rebellion ended in 1677, poor whites have invested in white supremacy as a way of boosting their social
status. Most Southern families owned no slaves, yet most joined the Civil War cause. The psychological draw of racism, its cultural
strength, are obviated by Barszak. And I bet Barbara Fields does not consider racism an epiphenomenon of economics.
They made a movie that beautifully touches this in the 1970s with Harvey Keitel and Richard Pryor called "Blue
"That's exactly what the company wants: to keep you on their line," says Smokey, the coolest and most strategically minded
of the crew. "They'll do anything to keep you on their line. They pit the lifers against the new boys, the old against the young,
the black against the white -- everybody -- to keep us in our place."
The core thesis in this piece is the animating foundation of The Hill's political talk show "Rising." Composed of a populist
Bernie supporter (Krystal Ball) and populist conservative (Saagar Enjeti) as hosts, they frequently highlight the purpose of woke
cultural battles is to distract everyone for their neoliberal economic models -- a system that actually has greater deleterious
impact on black communities.
This video is one recent example of what you'll rarely see in mainstream media:
Electoralism is a scam. You're playing with an unplugged controller. Organise, unionize, protest, riot. If you want to vote,
you should vote third party. The Democratic party isn't part of the solution. They are playing good cop, bad cop with
republicans with both sides working for capital to impoverish the working class.
Krystal forgot one "innovation" Biden has suggested.
When talking to black community leaders in Wilmington, Joe Biden
said, "Instead of standing there and teaching a cop when there's an unarmed person coming at 'em with a knife or
something, shoot 'em in the leg instead of in the heart."
"... On Friday, for example, the principal of a public school in Windsor, Vermont. was dismissed from her job for posting the following words on her personal Facebook page: "While I understand the urgency to feel compelled to advocate for black lives, what about our fellow law enforcement? Just because I don't walk around with a BLM sign should not mean I'm a racist.". ..."
"... Black Lives Matter believes in force. They flood the streets with angry young people who break things, and they hurt anyone who gets in the way. When they want something, they take it. Make them mad and they will set your business on fire. Annoy them and they will occupy your downtown and declare a brand new country. You're not going to do anything about it, they know that for certain. ..."
A survey this week by Rasmussen, a right-leaning pollster, found that 62 percent of likely
voters now have a favorable opinion of Black Lives Matter. At the same time, Rasmussen found
Trump 's approval rating was 43 percent. That's almost 20 points lower.
And by the way, Trump was not alone. Black Lives Matter is far more popular than
Joe Biden , too. It's
more popular than America's religious institutions -- all of them. It's more popular than the
media, the Congress
and big business.
Black Lives Matter is more popular by double digits than both the
and the Republican parties. It's
almost as popular as the U.S. military. It's much more popular than the
The numbers are astounding, but the polls are not the only measure of it. One picture from a
Black Lives Matter rally over the weekend in New York shows an ocean of people. Ask yourself
the last time you saw a candidate for office who was able to draw a crowd like that?
The media, in their relentlessly fawning coverage, usually described Black Lives Matter as
an activist group or a protest movement. But that's deception by understatement. Black Lives
Matter is not a collection of marchers with signs. It's not a conventional political lobby like
Planned Parenthood or the NRA. It's not pressuring Congress to pass some narrow new set of
Black Lives Matter is far more ambitious than that. It is working to remake the country and
then to control it. It's a political party.
As of now, Black Lives Matter may be the single most powerful political party in the United
States. Nobody says that out loud, but politicians understand it perfectly well. If nothing
else, they understand power; they can smell it at great distances. And that's why they're
lining up to bow before Black Lives Matter.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.: You can't really reform a department that that is rotten to the
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md.: We've heard our people cry out, "I can't breathe!" We've heard
our people speak out, "Black Lives Matter."
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.: This is a systemic problem that requires a comprehensive
Stacy Abrams, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate: What I would say is that there is
-- there is a legitimacy to this anger. There's a legitimacy to this outrage.
None of what you just saw is a stretch for Democrats. They believe their long-term goals
align with those of Black Lives Matter. And in fact, at times, the group functions as an arm of
the Democratic Party.
More telling, though -- and more ominous -- is the response from many Republicans. They've
been happy to go along as well, or in Mitt Romney 's case, even mouth the
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah: We need to end violence and brutality and to make sure that
people understand that Black Lives Matter.
If the leaders of Black Lives Matter are political actors -- and they are -- then by
definition, you are allowed to have any opinion you want to have about them. Black Lives
Matter wants to run the country; therefore, you can freely criticize Black Lives Matter.
Those are the rules of our system -- but not anymore.
That was the former Republican nominee for president. Let that sink in. If there was ever an
indicator of how powerful Black Lives Matter has become, you just saw it.
Republican leaders brag about their strong conservative convictions, but mostly they just
want to be on the winning team, whatever that is. That's why they pause before offending
. It's why when Black Lives Matter tells them to take a knee, they do.
It's all pretty strange when you think about it. If the leaders of Black Lives Matter are
political actors -- and they are -- then by definition, you are allowed to have any opinion you
want to have about them. Black Lives Matter wants to run the country; therefore, you can freely
criticize Black Lives Matter.
Those are the rules of our system -- but not anymore.
Imagine a world where you are punished for questioning the behavior of the president or for
insulting your local mayor. You probably can't imagine that. It's too bizarre. It's
un-American. But that's where we are right now. Black Lives Matter has changed the rules. And
here is their first new rule: No criticizing Black Lives Matter. You can be fired from your job
if you disobey. Many Americans have been.
On Friday, for example, the principal of a public school in Windsor, Vermont. was dismissed
from her job for posting the following words on her personal Facebook page: "While I understand
the urgency to feel compelled to advocate for black lives, what about our fellow law
enforcement? Just because I don't walk around with a BLM sign should not mean I'm a
Unfortunately, the principal's boss disagreed. The superintendent of Windsor Schools
described the quote you just heard as "outright racist." Windsor, Vermont, by the way, is more
than 97 percent white.
Also on Friday, an economist called
Harald Uhlig lost his job at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for daring to offer even
milder criticism than that. On Twitter, Uhlig noted that Black Lives Matter had"just torpedoed
itself with its full-fledged support of #defund the police. Now is the time for sensible adults
to enter back into the room and have serious, earnest, respectful conversations about it
That was a racist statement, the Federal Reserve concluded. So, they fired Harald Uhlig.
We could give you many other examples of the same thing happening. There are a lot of them.
Black Lives Matter now enjoys almost complete immunity from criticism. This is unprecedented
for an American political movement.
But Black Lives Matter is even more powerful than that. It has singlehandedly revised our
moral framework. Yes, black lives do matter. That is a statement of fact, and no decent person
doubts that it is true because it is. And it is true precisely because every life matters. We
are all human beings, every one of us. We have souls. Skin color is irrelevant to moral
Until recently, this was considered obvious; saying it was regarded as a virtue. All lives
matter equally. All of us were created by God. In the end, all of us will die. Nothing can
change that -- not wealth, not fame, not race. Every life is precisely as valuable as every
By the way, that idea forms the basis of the Christian faith. It's the entire premise behind
our founding documents. And yet, suddenly, thanks to Black Lives Matter, you can no longer say
it out loud.
Affirming the fundamental equality of all people is now considered hate speech. You can be
fired for saying it. Again, many people have been.
This is a dangerous moment. How did we get here? In a word, quickly. It happened fast.
As recently as December, before the riots, most Americans did not approve of Black Lives
Matter. The group was defined in the public mind by moments like this.
Crowd (chanting): Pigs in a blanket. Fry them like bacon. Pigs in a blanket. Fry them
like bacon. Pigs in a blanket. Fry them like bacon. Pigs in a blanket. Fry them like
"Pigs in a blanket." "Fry like bacon." "Kill the police." They yelled that at a rally. The
usual liars immediately swooped in to pretend that it never happened. The president of the
Southern Poverty Law Center wrote an entire op-ed ordering the public not to consider Black
Lives Matter a hate group.
But people could see the truth for themselves. That video was online. A lot of facts about
Black Lives Matter still reside on the internet. They have not yet been scrubbed.
This is a dangerous moment. How did we get here? In a word, quickly. It happened fast.
The group's signature demand is to eliminate law enforcement. When you first heard
protesters scream, "Defund the police," it may have shocked you. That's just crazy, you may
A few weeks later, support for eliminating law enforcement is rising quickly in the polls.
Minneapolis is already doing it. Other cities will follow. Are you surprised? Almost no one in
public life has pushed back meaningfully against the idea of defunding the police.
The Black Lives Matter position is the only position most people hear. After a while, they
believe it. Unchallenged claims must be true. That's what most people assume, and why wouldn't
they assume that? If you strongly disagree with something, say so, otherwise, it's much more
likely to happen.
So, with that in mind, consider some of the other positions Black Lives Matter has endorsed.
The repeal of all immigration restrictions, for starters. They're for that. The legalization of
sex work -- prostitution -- they're for that, too. The destruction of the nuclear family, your
family. The forced relocation of farmland. Race-based reparations, specifically "in the form of
a guaranteed minimum livable income for all black people."
Hear that? All black people, not just the descendants of American slaves. This would
include the millions of African and Caribbean immigrants who on average now earn more than
native-born Americans. Every one of these new Americans would receive a guaranteed annual
income from American taxpayers in order to atone for the sin of -- for the sin of what
actually? Allowing them to immigrate here?
Black Lives Matter does not explain that part. No one asked them. You could be fired for
asking. What you cannot be punished for, however, is looting and burning, at least not if
you're Black Lives Matter.
Huge parts of urban landscape have been destroyed in the past month. Almost no one has been
held to account for it,. Just the opposite. You're encouraged to pretend it never happened.
In St. Louis, every rioter arrested has been released without charges. In New York, hundreds
were released without bail. Same in Washington, D.C. It's happening almost everywhere, and not
just in places controlled by elected Democrats which tells you a lot.
Fort Worth, Texas, for example, is one of the few major American cities that is led by a
Republican, Mayor Betsy Price. On May 31, a crowd of Black Lives Matter demonstrators blocked a
bridge in downtown Fort Worth, when police arrived to disperse them, they threw rocks and
bottles of bleach. Three police officers were injured.
The mob then went on to loot and vandalize businesses. Dozens of rioters were arrested for
this. Ten days later, the city's police chief, Ed Kraus, announced that he was dropping all
charges against them.
Kraus issued a statement suggesting that the real criminals in the riot were not the
rioters, but his own police officers, whom he suggested would be reined in and perhaps
punished. "This is just one step on a long journey," Kraus wrote, sounding more like a
therapist than a cop.
The chief promised that his department was "committed to walking the path of reform with our
community." Kraus never bothered to explain exactly what his cops had done wrong. They were
cops. That was enough.
That same day, the Fort Worth School Board issued a statement declaring, "Police practices
are deeply rooted in white supremacy." Once again, no one specified which police practices
reflected white supremacy, or what that accusation even meant. It was a blanket condemnation,
but it was left to hang in the air. As usual, no one in authority pushed back against it in a
Black Lives Matter believes in force. They flood the streets with angry young people who
break things, and they hurt anyone who gets in the way. When they want something, they take
it. Make them mad and they will set your business on fire. Annoy them and they will occupy
your downtown and declare a brand new country. You're not going to do anything about it, they
know that for certain.
It'll be interesting to know what happens to the murder rate in Fort Worth over the next
year. We can guess. We're seeing it all over the country. We've seen it many times through the
years. When the people in charge undermine the law, violence surges.
But there is a solution to this vortex and it's called leadership. Sixty-five years ago,
politicians throughout the American South refused to submit to the Supreme Court's Brown vs.
Board decision. Authorities in many states simply ignored the law like it didn't exist. Armed
extremist groups filled the vacuum. They used violence to make their own laws.
Ultimately, the federal government stepped in and restored order. In 1957, President Dwight
Eisenhower federalized the National Guard of Arkansas. He sent troops to Little Rock to force
Governor Orville Faubus to obey the law.
So the question is, where is our Justice Department? Right now? Is there a reason the DOJ
hasn't filed federal conspiracy charges against the people who organized and led these riots?
It's not as if we don't know who they are. Their crimes are on YouTube.
You know the reason. Black Lives Matter was involved. It is politically sensitive. No
prosecutor wants to be called a racist, as if it's racist to punish people for crimes they
You know what the victims of those crimes think? The old people who were beaten to the
ground for trying to defend their property. The shop owners whose life savings were stolen or
burned. The families of the people who were murdered during the riots, and there were quite a
few of them.
No one is defending these people. No one is punishing their attackers. Nobody cares.
Imagine how they feel about that. What recourse do they have? Do they have to torch a
Wendy's or loot a Walmart to get our attention? Let's hope not. It might be enough to have a
single national leader -- just one -- who understands what is actually going on in this country
and is brave enough to say so. That might make all the difference, and it would certainly make
the political career of the person who does it.
In the fall of 1968, a teaching assistant at San Francisco State University called George
Murray gave a speech endorsing racial violence. Murray urged black students to bring guns to
campus and "kill all the slave masters." Murray, by the way, was the "minister of education" in
the local Black Panther Party, which was the Antifa of its time.
Black Lives Matter becomes more powerful and more popular with the public. Why is that
happening exactly? Here's why: Because Black Lives Matter is getting exactly what they want
and that is the most basic sign of strength. Strength is the most appealing quality to voters
and to people and to animals.
When administrators learned about Murray's speech, they equivocated, but ultimately they
suspended him under pressure. In response to this, a group called the Third World Liberation
Front shut down the campus. Sound familiar?
They demanded the university drop all admission standards for black applicants and admit
students purely on the basis of race. The administrators were paralyzed in the face of this.
More than anything, they didn't want to be called racist. The university's president was so
terrorized by it that he quit and left.
Ultimately, the leadership of San Francisco State fell to an unlikely president, a
Japanese-Canadian academic called S.I. Hayakawa. Hayakawa was short, eccentric, wore thick
glasses, but he was completely fearless.
On December 2, 1968, Hayakawa marched into the middle of a student protest. Rioters
immediately assaulted him, but Hayakawa kept going. He climbed onto the roof of a sound truck
and ripped the wires out of the loudspeaker. San Francisco State University reopened that
So here's the lesson for today's officeholders. S.I. Hayakawa became a folk hero for
standing up to the mob. He was elected to the United States Senate from California. Republicans
supported him. Voters did, too. They didn't always understand him. Hayakawa wore a Scottish tam
o' shanter cap in public and never really explained why he did.
But it didn't matter. He was brave and honest, and voters appreciated that above all. They
always do. We don't have our Hayakawa yet. Instead, we have cowards.
Our leaders are happy to talk about everything but the collapse of the centuries' old
civilization tumbling down around them. They have no idea how little credibility they have.
They have no sense of how irrelevant they have become. If you can't tell the truth when the
truth actually matters, then nothing you say matters.
Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter becomes more powerful and more popular with the public. Why is
that happening exactly? Here's why: Because Black Lives Matter is getting exactly what they
want and that is the most basic sign of strength. Strength is the most appealing quality to
voters and to people and to animals.
Three weeks ago, Black Lives Matter demanded that cities defund their police. On Monday, the
mighty NYPD, the biggest police department in our nation -- the most sophisticated police
department in the world -- bowed and announced it is
its entire plainclothes division , 600 people. Gone for good because Black Lives Matter
wanted it done. And now it is done.
That's not bluffing. It's not posturing. It's not tweeting. That is real power. You'll
notice it did not require the usual maneuvering for Black Lives Matter to get that power. They
didn't need a team of lawyers to get it. Black Lives Matter doesn't make legal arguments.
They're not trying to convince you of anything.
Black Lives Matter believes in force. They flood the streets with angry young people who
break things, and they hurt anyone who gets in the way. When they want something, they take it.
Make them mad and they will set your business on fire. Annoy them and they will occupy your
downtown and declare a brand new country. You're not going to do anything about it, they know
that for certain.
This is the most destructive kind of politics. We've seen a lot of it in recent years.
Organized groups did it to Brett Kavanaugh. The main point of slandering Kavanaugh was never to
block his confirmation. We misread that. They knew they probably couldn't achieve it.
The real point was to send Kavanaugh and John Roberts and the other Republican justices a
very clear message, step out of line and we will hurt your families. And judging from recent
court decisions, it worked. At times, it's very clear that supposedly conservative justices are
afraid to defy the mob.
So what message do the rest of us take from what's happened over the past three weeks? It's
very simple. The message is force is more effective than voting. Elections changed nothing.
Rioting, by contrast, makes you rich and powerful. When you riot, prosecutors will ignore
the law on your behalf. Corporations will send you millions. Politicians will kneel down before
you. It works. Violence works. That's the message.
Everyone hears that message. Until violence stops working, violence will continue.
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This is a very truncated view. You need to expand your thinking. WHY has the system been
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This is all reversible. History shows that capitalism can be properly regulated in a way
that benefits all. The answer to the problem is to bring back those rules, not implement
- Ended the free trade deals
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- Lowered corporate taxes to incentivize business to locate within us borders.
- Limited immigration to reduce the supply of low skilled labor within US borders.
The result? before COVID hit the average American worker saw the first inflation adjusted
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This is why the fake news and hollywood continue to propagandize the masses into hating
Trump is implementing economic policies good for the people and bad for the elites
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"... "The extraordinary destruction of white and Asian businesses in many instances wiping out a family's lifetime work, the looting of national businesses whose dumbshit CEOs support the looters, the merciless gang beatings of whites and Asians who attempted to defend their persons and their property, the egging on of the violence by politicians in both parties and by the entirely of the media including many alternative media websites, shows a country undergoing collapse. ..."
"... This is why it is not shown in national media . Some local media show an indication of the violent destruction in their community, but it is not accumulated and presented to a national audience. Consequently, Americans think the looting and destruction is only a local occurrence I just checked CNN and the BBC and there is nothing about the extraordinary economic destruction and massive thefts." ..."
"... Why has the media failed to show the vast destruction of businesses and private property? Why have they minimized the effects of vandalism, looting and arson? Why have they fanned the flames of social unrest from the very beginning, shrugging off the ruin and devastation while cheerleading the demonstrations as a heroic struggle for racial justice? Is this is the same media that supported every bloody war, every foreign intervention, and every color-revolution for the last 5 decades? Are we really expected to believe that they've changed their stripes and become an energized proponent of social justice? ..."
"... The scale and coordination alone suggests that elements in the deep state are probably involved. We know from evidence uncovered during the Russiagate probe, that the media works hand-in-glove with the Intel agencies and FBI while–at the same time– serving as a mouthpiece for elites. ..."
"... That hasn't changed, in fact, it's gotten even worse. The uniformity of the coverage suggests that that same perception management strategy is being employed here as well. Even at this late date, the determination to remove Trump from office is as strong as ever even though, in the present case, it has been combined with the broader political strategy of inciting fratricidal violence, obliterating urban areas, and spreading anarchy across the count ..."
"... This isn't about racial justice or police brutality, it's about regime change, internal destabilization, and martial law. ..."
"... What the Black Lives Matter movement does not understand is that they are being used by the billionaire white capitalists who are fighting to push the working class even lower ..."
"... The rightful grievance over racism against blacks is now used to get Trump since Russia Gate, Impeachment, the corona scandal ..."
"... The protests are merely a fig leaf for a "color revolution" that bears a striking resemblance to the more than 50 CIA-backed coups launched on foreign governments in the last 70 years ..."
"... "Use a grievance that the local population has against the system, identify and support those who oppose the current government, infiltrate and strengthen opposition movements, fund them with millions of dollars, organize protests that seem legitimate and have paid political instigators dress up in regular clothes to blend in." ..."
"... "The logistical capabilities of antifa+ are also impressive. They can move people around the country with ease, position pallet loads of new brick, 55 gallon new trash cans of frozen water bottles and other debris suitable for throwing on gridded patterns around cities in a well thought out distribution pattern. Who pays for this? Who plans this? Who coordinates these plans and gives "execute orders?" ..."
"... Antifa+ can create massive propaganda campaigns that fit their agenda. These campaigns are fully supported by the MSM and by many in the Congressional Democratic Party. The present meme of "Defund the Police" is an example. This appeared miraculously, and simultaneously across the country. I am impressed. Yesterday the frat boy type who is mayor of Minneapolis was booed out of a mass meeting of radicals in that fair city because he refused to endorse abolishing the police force. ..."
"... Colonel Lang is not the only one to marvel at Antifa's "logistical capabilities". The United States has never experienced two weeks of sustained protests in hundreds of its cities at the same time. ..."
"... it points to extensive coordination with groups across the country, a comprehensive media strategy (that probably preceded the killing of George Floyd), a sizable presence on social media (to put people on the street), and agents provocateur whose task is to incite violence, loot and create mayhem. ..."
"... This a destabilization campaign similar to the CIA's color revolutions designed to topple the regime (Trump), install a puppet government (Biden), impose "shock therapy" on the economy ..."
"... "The BLM represents the forefront of an effort to divide Americans along racial and political lines, thus keeping race and identity-based barbarians safely away from more critical issues of importance to the elite, most crucially a free hand to plunder and ransack natural resources, minerals, crude oil, and impoverish billions of people whom the ruling elite consider unproductive useless eaters and a hindrance to the drive to dominate, steal, and murder . ..."
"... The protest movement is the mask that conceals the maneuvering of elites. The real target of this operation is the Constitutional Republic itself ..."
"... that explains why anti-fa attack Yellow Vests in Germany. The Yellow Vests are the true people's movement and as shown in the video below it is not about the left and the right for the yellow vest but common people fed up with the system ..."
"... Watch every frame of this. It shows the government-media complex and their little thugs, ANTIFA, in perfect collusion to interfere with the regular Germans trying to stop the Satanic communist-Globo homo project. ..."
"... My bro is one of the few people flying, for work. He says the only people on the airlines are antifa thugs moving all around the country. ..."
"... Won't these riots create a wave of revulsion among the silent majority and consolidate Trump's support base? ..."
"... Is Antifa a group of deep state agitators? That's the question. In the Sunday edition of the New York Times– the official propaganda organ of US elites– an article is entirely devoted to creating "plausible deniability" that Antifa is behind the violence in the protests that have swept the country. ..."
"Revolutions are often seen as spontaneous. It looks like people just went into the
street. But it's the result of months or years of preparation. It is very boring until you
reach a certain point, where you can organize mass demonstrations or strikes. If it is
carefully planned, by the time they start, everything is over in a matter of weeks."
Does anyone believe the nationwide riots and looting are a spontaneous reaction to the
killing of George Floyd?
It's all too coordinated, too widespread, and too much in-sync with the media narrative that
applauds the "mainly peaceful protests" while ignoring the vast destruction to cities across
the country. What's that all about? Do the instigators of these demonstrations want to see our
cities reduced to urban wastelands where street gangs and Antifa thugs impose their own harsh
justice? That's where this is headed, isn't it?
Of course there are millions of protesters who honestly believe they're fighting racial
injustice and police brutality. And more power to them. But that certainly doesn't mean there
aren't hidden agendas driving these outbursts. Quite the contrary. It seems to me that the
protest movement is actually the perfect vehicle for affecting dramatic social changes that
only serve the interests of elites. For example, who benefits from defunding the police? Not
African Americans, that's for sure. Black neighborhoods need more security not less. And yet,
the New York Times lead editorial on Saturday proudly announces, " Yes, We Mean Literally
Abolish the Police–Because reform won't happen." Check it out:
"We can't reform the police. The only way to diminish police violence is to reduce contact
between the public and the police .There is not a single era in United States history in
which the police were not a force of violence against black people. Policing in the South
emerged from the slave patrols in the 1700 and 1800s that caught and returned runaway slaves.
In the North, the first municipal police departments in the mid-1800s helped quash labor
strikes and riots against the rich. Everywhere, they have suppressed marginalized populations
to protect the status quo.
So, according to the Times, the problem isn't single parent families, or underfunded
education or limited job opportunities or fractured neighborhoods, it's the cops who have
nothing to do with any of these problems. Are we supposed to take this seriously, because the
editors of the Times certainly do. They'd like us to believe that there is groundswell support
for this loony idea, but there isn't. In a recent poll, more than 60% of those surveyed, oppose
the idea of defunding the police. So why would such an unpopular, wacko idea wind up as the
headline op-ed in the Saturday edition? Well, because the Times is doing what it always does,
advancing the political agenda of the elites who hold the purse-strings and dictate which ideas
are promoted and which end up on the cutting room floor. That's how the system works. Check out
this excerpt from an article by Paul Craig Roberts:
"The extraordinary destruction of white and Asian businesses in many instances wiping out
a family's lifetime work, the looting of national businesses whose dumbshit CEOs support the
looters, the merciless gang beatings of whites and Asians who attempted to defend their
persons and their property, the egging on of the violence by politicians in both parties and
by the entirely of the media including many alternative media websites, shows a country
This is why it is not shown in national media . Some local media show an
indication of the violent destruction in their community, but it is not accumulated and
presented to a national audience. Consequently, Americans think the looting and destruction
is only a local occurrence I just checked CNN and the BBC and there is nothing about the
extraordinary economic destruction and massive thefts." (" The Real Racists", Paul Craig Roberts,
Roberts makes a good point, and one that's worth mulling over. Why has the media failed to
show the vast destruction of businesses and private property? Why have they minimized the
effects of vandalism, looting and arson? Why have they fanned the flames of social unrest from
the very beginning, shrugging off the ruin and devastation while cheerleading the
demonstrations as a heroic struggle for racial justice? Is this is the same media that
supported every bloody war, every foreign intervention, and every color-revolution for the last
5 decades? Are we really expected to believe that they've changed their stripes and become an
energized proponent of social justice?
Nonsense. The media's role in concealing the damage should only convince skeptics that the
protests are just one part of a much larger operation. What we're seeing play out in over 400
cities across the US, has more to do with toppling Trump and sowing racial division than it
does with the killing of George Floyd. The scale and coordination alone suggests that elements
in the deep state are probably involved. We know from evidence uncovered during the Russiagate
probe, that the media works hand-in-glove with the Intel agencies and FBI while–at the
same time– serving as a mouthpiece for elites.
That hasn't changed, in fact, it's gotten
even worse. The uniformity of the coverage suggests that that same perception management
strategy is being employed here as well. Even at this late date, the determination to remove
Trump from office is as strong as ever even though, in the present case, it has been combined
with the broader political strategy of inciting fratricidal violence, obliterating urban areas,
and spreading anarchy across the country.
This isn't about racial justice or police brutality,
it's about regime change, internal destabilization, and martial law. Take a look at this
article at The Herland Report:
"What the Black Lives Matter movement does not understand is that they are being used by
the billionaire white capitalists who are fighting to push the working class even lower and
end the national sovereignty principles that president Trump stands for in America .
The rightful grievance over racism against blacks is now used to get Trump since Russia
Gate, Impeachment, the corona scandal and nothing else has worked. The aim is to end
democracy in the United States, control Congress and politics and assemble the power into the
hands of the very few
That sounds about right to me. The protests are merely a fig leaf for a "color revolution"
that bears a striking resemblance to the more than 50 CIA-backed coups launched on foreign
governments in the last 70 years. Have the chickens have come home to roost? It certainly looks
like it. Here's more from the same article:
"Use a grievance that the local population has against the system, identify and support
those who oppose the current government, infiltrate and strengthen opposition movements, fund
them with millions of dollars, organize protests that seem legitimate and have paid political
instigators dress up in regular clothes to blend in."
So, yes, the grievances are real, but that doesn't mean that someone else is not steering
the action. And just as the media is shaping the narrative for its own purposes, so too, there
are agents within the movement that are inciting the violence. All of this suggests the
existence of some form of command-control that provides logistical support and assists in
communications. Check out this excerpt from a post at Colonel Pat Lang's website Sic Semper
"The logistical capabilities of antifa+ are also impressive. They can move people around
the country with ease, position pallet loads of new brick, 55 gallon new trash cans of frozen
water bottles and other debris suitable for throwing on gridded patterns around cities in a
well thought out distribution pattern. Who pays for this? Who plans this? Who coordinates
these plans and gives "execute orders?"
Antifa+ can create massive propaganda campaigns that fit their agenda. These campaigns are
fully supported by the MSM and by many in the Congressional Democratic Party. The present
meme of "Defund the Police" is an example. This appeared miraculously, and simultaneously
across the country. I am impressed. Yesterday the frat boy type who is mayor of Minneapolis
was booed out of a mass meeting of radicals in that fair city because he refused to endorse
abolishing the police force.
Gutting the civil police forces has long been a major goal of
the far left, but now, they have the ability to create mass hysteria over it when they have
an excuse ."
("My take on the present situation", Sic Semper Tyrannis)
Colonel Lang is not the only one to marvel at Antifa's "logistical capabilities". The United
States has never experienced two weeks of sustained protests in hundreds of its cities at the
same time. It's beyond suspicious, it points to extensive coordination with groups across the
country, a comprehensive media strategy (that probably preceded the killing of George Floyd), a
sizable presence on social media (to put people on the street), and agents provocateur whose
task is to incite violence, loot and create mayhem.
None of this has anything to do with racial justice or police brutality. America is being
destabilized and sacked for other purposes altogether. This a destabilization campaign similar
to the CIA's color revolutions designed to topple the regime (Trump), install a puppet
government (Biden), impose "shock therapy" on the economy pushing tens of millions of Americans
into homelessness and destitution, and leave behind a broken, smoldering shell of a country
easily controlled by Federal shock troops and wealthy globalist mandarins. Here's a short
excerpt from an article by Kurt Nimmo at his excellent blog "Another Day in the Empire":
"The BLM represents the forefront of an effort to divide Americans along racial and
political lines, thus keeping race and identity-based barbarians safely away from more
critical issues of importance to the elite, most crucially a free hand to plunder and ransack
natural resources, minerals, crude oil, and impoverish billions of people whom the ruling
elite consider unproductive useless eaters and a hindrance to the drive to dominate, steal,
and murder .
It is sad to say BLM serves the elite by ignoring or remaining ignorant of the main
problem -- boundless predation by a neoliberal criminal project that considers all -- black,
white, yellow, brown -- as expliotable and dispensable serfs. " (" 2 Million Arab Lives
Don't Matter ", Kurt Nimmo, Another Day in the Empire)
The protest movement is the mask that conceals the maneuvering of elites. The real target of
this operation is the Constitutional Republic itself. Having succeeded in using the Lockdown to
push the economy into severe recession, the globalists are now inciting a fratricidal war that
will weaken the opposition and prepare the country for a new authoritarian order.
the media narrative that applauds the "mainly peaceful protests" while ignoring the vast
destruction to Hong Kong where there was neither police violence nor racial discrimination.
Look like the same organizing principles were used in both places.
Of course that explains why anti-fa attack Yellow Vests in Germany.
The Yellow Vests are the true people's movement and as shown in the video below it is not
about the left and the right for the yellow vest but common people fed up with the system, a
true grass roots movement of the people.
And Anti-fa, the Whores of the Satanic elites attack them. Why would anti-fascists attack the
Watch every frame of this. It shows the government-media complex and their little thugs,
ANTIFA, in perfect collusion to interfere with the regular Germans trying to stop the Satanic
communist-Globo homo project.
Few arguments in contra of the article. Can any-one conceive of there being a competition between BLM rioting organizing and
covertly supporting, and Corona-19, where the elites were very cohesive internationally in the face.
The target, Trump, the man with no policies, the implement nothing, is it such a worthy target to a fraction of the power
elites? That would speak for shallowness on their behalf. Creating back-ground noise to fade out the re-organizing of society,
regardless of actors as Trump could be an acceptable explanation. "Keep the surplus population busy. Keep the attention on the
There is a trade-off. The international elites see the exposure of the US internal policies, the expenditure of energy, do
they regard the situation as something to copy-paste, an interesting experiment, or as weakness to be taken advantage of?
Probably the first, then BLM covert support chains perfectly with Corona-19, and scales things up.
"Black neighborhoods need more security not less."
Police are not security, they're repression. Anybody of any color who thinks they're safer
with heavily armed bureaucrats blundering around is a moron.
And since when does reductions in guard labor equal austerity? There are several economic
rights that should not be derogated, but assholes with guns impounding cars is not one of
them. If the residents of a community are asking for more cops, that's one thing. They are
not. Law enforcement budgets are stuffed up the ass of residents and often municipalities.
Look into e.g. the MA "strong chief" enabling acts. States have massive unfunded pension
liabilities in large part because of police featherbedding. That's what's being pushed by the
"deep state" (you mean CIA.) The evident CIA use of provocateurs is aimed at justifying
further increases in repressive capacity.
OK bye! Don't let the door hit your fat ass on the way out! Stupid and delusional though pigs are, it's dimly dawning on them that America considers
them crooked loudmouthed violent assholes. Here's a typical one exercising what Gore Vidal
called the core competence of police, whining.
Boo hoo hoo, asshole, go home and beat your wife or eat a gun or whatever it is you dream
of doing in retirement, cause the states can't afford your crooked unions' pensions in this
induced depression. Cut these white man's welfare jobs.
Is Antifa a group of deep state agitators? That's the question.
In the Sunday edition of the New York Times– the official propaganda organ of US
elites– an article is entirely devoted to creating "plausible deniability" that Antifa
is behind the violence in the protests that have swept the country.
Why is the Times so concerned that its readers might have a different opinion on this
matter? Why do they want to convince people that the protests-riots are merely spontaneous
outbursts of anti-racist sentiment? Could it be because the Times job is to create a version
of events that suits the interests of the elites it serves? Here's a few excerpts from
today's piece titled "Federal Arrests Show No Sign That Antifa Plotted Protests":
While anarchists and anti-fascists openly acknowledged being part of the immense
crowds, they call the scale, intensity and durability of the protests far beyond anything
they might dream of organizing. Some tactics used at the protests, like the wearing of
all black and the shattering of store windows, are reminiscent of those used by anarchist
groups, say those who study such movements. (plausible deniability)
Anarchists and others accuse officials of trying to assign blame to extremists rather
than accept the idea that millions of Americans from a variety of political backgrounds have
been on the streets demanding change. Numerous experts also called the participation of
extremist organizations overstated. (plausible deniability)
"A significant number of people in positions of authority are pushing a false narrative
about antifa being behind a lot of this activity," said J.M. Berger, the author of the
book "Extremism" and an authority on militant movements. "These are just unbelievably large
protests at a time of great turmoil in this country, and there is surprisingly little
violence given the size of this movement.".. (plausible deniability)
In New York, the police briefed reporters on May 31, claiming that radical anarchists
from outside the state had plotted ahead of protests by setting up encrypted communications
systems, arranging for street medics and collecting bail funds.
Within five days, however, Dermot F. Shea, the city's police commissioner, acknowledged
that most of the hundreds of people arrested at the protests in New York were actually New
Yorkers who took advantage of the chaos to commit crimes and were not motivated by political
ideology . John Miller, the police official who had briefed reporters, told CNN that most
looting in New York had been committed by "regular criminal groups." (plausible
Kit O'Connell, a longtime radical leftist activist and community organizer in Austin, said
that shortly after Mr. Trump's election, the group took part in anti-fascist protests in the
city against a local white supremacist group and scuffled separately with Act for America, an
Why is the Times acting like Antifa's attorney? Why are the trying to minimize the role of
professional agitators? Why is the Times so determined to shape the public's thinking on this
Doesn't this suggest that Antifa and other groups operating within the protest movement
are actually linked to agencies in the deep state that are conducting another operation
against the American people?
@anonymous anonymous, I have been encouraging cops to quit for a long time. They are
protecting the wrong people, being used to protect people in the ruling class that hate and
despise cops just a little less than they hate and despise the rest of us civilians.
To the issue at hand, black people should only be policed, arrested, charged, prosecuted,
defended, judged, and (if found guilty) punished by other blacks. No white person should have
anything to do with it. Any white person policing negros in America is making a huge mistake,
and should immediately quit.
The pensions are not going to be paid, and the crazy, Soros paid for black people are
going to make it impossible for a white cop pretty soon anyway. Might as well walk before
they make you run.
Don't worry about BLM, which is corporate phoney bullshit protest, easter parades and
internet posturing. The blacks in the street don't fall for that shit. Look what happens when
coopted oreos try to herd everybody back to tame marching:
The provocateurs are not influencing them. The sellout house negroes are not influencing
them. They know what they want. The regime is shitting its pants. If they scapegoat Trump and
purge him, Biden will inherit the same problem only worse.
Won't these riots create a wave of revulsion among the silent majority and consolidate
Trump's support base?
That's what I am wondering too. It makes more sense to me that the elites driving these
BLM riots are those who support Trump. Terrify people and threaten the existence of police is
a good way to get elderly white voters out of their covid lockdowns on election day.
Doesn't this suggest that Antifa and other groups operating within the protest movement
are actually linked to agencies in the deep state that are conducting another operation
against the American people?
Do we really want to suggest the CIA is committing treason against the American people?
Isn't it more likely that the Times is agitating against the CIA for other reasons? Reasons
Carlos Slim could explain?
For those who haven't read Pepe Escobar's latsest on BLM, here's a couple clips:
Black Lives Matter, founded in 2013 by a trio of middle class, queer black women very
vocal against "hetero-patriarchy", is a product of what University of British Columbia's
Peter Dauvergne defines as "corporatization of activism".
Over the years, Black Lives Matter evolved as a marketing brand, like Nike (which
fully supports it). The widespread George Floyd protests elevated it to the status of a new
religion. Yet Black Lives Matter carries arguably zero, true revolutionary appeal. This is
not James Brown's "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud". And it does not get even close to
Black Power and the Black Panthers' "Power to the People".
Black Lives Matter profited in 2016 from a humongous $100 million grant from the Ford
Foundation and other philanthropic capitalism stalwarts such as JPMorgan Chase and the
The Ford Foundation is very close to the U.S. Deep State. The board of directors is
crammed with corporate CEOs and Wall Street honchos. In a nutshell; Black Lives Matter, the
organization, today is fully sanitized; largely integrated into the Democratic Party machine;
adored by mainstream media; and certainly does not represent a threat to the 0.001%.
an evident ham-handed attempt to make this all about race. The real threat to this police
state is racial and international solidarity against state predation – the stuff that
got Fred Hampton killed,
"when I talk about the masses, I'm talking about the white masses, I'm talking about the
black masses, and the brown masses, and the yellow masses, too We say you don't fight racism
with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don't fight capitalism with
no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism."
or Angela Davis and the Che-Lumumba club. BAP is right back on this and the resonating
international demonstrations show that that's the right track. The whole world sees what this
is about, except for a few fucked-over US whites.
botazefa, of course the CIA is committing treason against the American people. Where were you
when they whacked JFK, then RFK? Where were you when they blew up OKC? Where were you when
they released anthrax on the Senate, infiltrated and protected 9/11 terrorists, assigned more
terrorists to MITRE to blind NORAD, blew up the WTC for the second time, and exfiltrated the
Anybody unaware that CIA has been pure treason from inception is (1) retarded XOR (2) a
Sorry. The assholes on this asshole site will not let you say that what is important is how
the super-billionaires control us. They are going to insist that it's niggerniggernigger all
the way home and that's all there is to it. You would think they were paid. Or really, really
When Gina, she-wolf of Udon Thani, got busted for trying to overthrow the United States
government with Russiagate, she hung onto her job by rigging the succession with all the
Brennan traitors who ran the Russiagate coup.
Let's assume for a minute, that Pepe Escobar is correct when he says this:
"Black Lives Matter profited in 2016 from a humongous $100 million grant from the Ford
Foundation and other philanthropic capitalism stalwarts such as JPMorgan Chase and the
Kellogg Foundation .
The Ford Foundation is very close to the U.S. Deep State. The board of directors is
crammed with corporate CEOs and Wall Street honchos. In a nutshell; Black Lives Matter,
the organization, today is fully sanitized; largely integrated into the Democratic Party
machine; adored by mainstream media; and certainly does not represent a threat to the
If this is true–and I believe it is– then Black Lives Matter is no different
than USAID or any of the other NGOs that are used to incite revolution around the world. If
this is true, then there is likely a CIA link to these protests, the main purpose of which is
to remove Trump from office.
So Black Lives Matter= activist NGO linked to US Intel agencies= Regime Change
But there is something else going on here too, (that many readers might have noticed) that
is, the way social media has been manipulated to put millions of young people on the street
in order to promote the agenda of elites.
How did they manage that?
How did they get millions of young people to come out day after day (14 days so far) in
over 400 cities to protest an issue about which they know very little aside from the media's
irritating reiteration of "systemic racism", (a claim that is not supported by the data.)
IMO, we are seeing the first successful social media saturation campaign launched probably
by the Pentagon's Office Strategic Communications or a similar outfit within the CIA. Having
already taken control over the entire mainstream media complex, the intel agencies and their
friends at the Pentagon are now wrapping their tentacles around internet communications in
order to achieve their goal of complete tyrannical social control.
As always, the target of these massive covert operations is the American people who had
better pull their heads out of the sand pronto and come up with a plan for countering this
@anonymous The elephant in the room, that seems to be ignored by all is the simple fact
that Hispanics are working class heroes. And they outnumber the blacks, and hate their guts
for the most part. Not the scrawny punks withe Che t-shirts, but the actual working types
that are less than thrilled to deal with the weak. Notice how no Hispanic barrios have EVER
been f ** ked with, no matter when the race riot? There is an open fatwa from La Eme
regarding blacks that has never been rescinded. Has a lot to do with the kneegro exodus from
the LA area, which correlates with the lack of looting in the formerly black areas. Which the
MSM prefers to ignore. The happy idiots are mugging for the cameras on a daily basis in
Hollywood, but the Hispanic run Sheriff's office has no problem with popping gas and
defending businesses. Also note that the MSM only reports on areas when a local government
craters to the mob. LA County was under curfew for 7 days due to a mob of looters that
numbered perhaps 2000. If that Jew mayor (with the Italian surname) had not allowed the
looting, then we would have seen the kind of 36 hour turnaround like we had with Rodney King.
The ethnic group that ignores the MSM and stands up for its own people will win in the end.
Right now we are looking more toward the kind of Celtic/Meso-American alliance that is well
known in the penal system. These groups can exist side by side, with each ignoring the other.
Blacks, on the other paw seem to be unable to keep to themselves, at least on the ghetto
level, and will always be an issue for civilization. It's time we stop calling for a generic
and all-inclusive White establishment. The race traitors and weaklings forfeit that right.
When Celts, Italians, Germans, etc. were proud and independent, there was strength. It's time
to return to that ideal. Only the negroid actually lumps all whites together, which the Jews
use as a divisive tool. Strength should be idolized, rather than weakness exploited.
I'm saying that the NYT is not necessarily mouthpiece *only* for the Deep State. As for
your JFK assassination – Senate Anthrax – 9/11 etc, those are considered
conspiracy theories and I've never been persuaded otherwise. I've read up on the theories and
they are not strong.
I don't know what a retarded XOR is except as it relates to logic diagrams and I don't
work for the CIA.
Do Deep State Elements Operate Within the Protest Movement?
It's called Jewish lawfare for Antifa, Jewish control of media, and Jewish cult of Magic
Even though Jews led the Gentric Cleansing campaigns against blacks by using mass
immigration, globo-homo celebration, and white middle class return to cities, the Jews are
now pretending be with the blacks and throwing the immigrants, white middle class, and homos
to the black mobs.
M. Whitney in comment 21 clarifies his view of BLM as the impetus for this rebellion. That
does not square with the reports of people on the street.
BLM is exactly analogous to BDS: a controlled opposition of feckless halfassed gestures
designed to distract from the real movement. You hear BLM apparatchiks whining about getting
their movement hijacked because people in the streets show solidarity with oppressed groups
worldwide – and youe hear BLM getting booed by the people they're trying to corral.
BLM's mission is putting words in the protestors' mouths. You hear Democrat BLM spokesmodels
trying to distort calls for police abolition and no more impunity. And real protestors call
BLM works on dumb white guys: hating on BLM makes them feel very edgy and defiant. Black
Lives Matter! Blue Lives Matter! Black! Blue! Black! Blue! Catnip for dumbshits, courtesy of
CIA. Keeps them away from the really subversive stuff, which makes perfect sense for whites
Ann Nonny Mouse, truer words were never spoken. Chinese cops have these cute little
nightsticks, and sometimes they will bop a guy and the guy just stands there and says Ow and
the cops continue to reason with him, no restraint, incapacitation, any of that shit. British
cops used to be that way, they used to reason with you. Now they're all American style
Assholes, if not Israeli concentration camp guards. Just nuke FOP HQ in Memphis.
Koch sees privatization as a future profit center and a chance to control the cops
himself. They're not trainable, they're too fucking stupid. We all did fine without pigs up
through most of the 19th century. Hue and cry works fine. Fire all the cops and replace them
with unarmed women social workers. That's all they are, prodigiously incompetent social
Too, those many businesses with all that unsold inventory sitting around gathering dust due
to Covid isolation will benefit from insurance payments covering their losses due to looting.
The cherry on top.