Saturday, August 16, 2014

Fred Reed States the Bleedin' Obvious, Because Somebody Has To.

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." — Mark Twain

"There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them." — George Orwell

You can find a zillion such quotes that describe so many of the foolish things that are the conventional wisdom, but it's nice to use quotes from a couple of people generally thought of as leftists to undermine leftist foolishness.

One thing that Mark Twain seemed to think was so that isn't, is that Blacks and Whites can somehow live together in harmony. In his defense, he only witnessed a bit of the 20th Century, and didn't have the hindsight we do. He can perhaps be excused for being wrong. We can't.

As for Orwell, I'm not sure what he though of such things, but he was so rational about most things (in contrast to Twain's often excruciating sentimentality) that I expect he would have laughed off any blather about kum-ba-ya multicultural utopia.

So while the Sharptonians screech about police brutality and guarantee more looting and rioting, and the conservatives are idiotically optimistic about sensible Black leaders like State Police Captain Ronald S. Johnson somehow fixing all this (check out THIS BLOG POST from Nicholas Stix), and libertarians and near-libertarians like Rand Paul are accurately but irrelevantly complaining about the militarization of the police, everybody's missing the point: Different ethnic groups don't get along with one another very well. As in the quibcag, the more they differ, the less well they get along. And nobody but nobody can change that. (For more on the quibcag, see below at the end of the post.)

As is so often the case, Fred Reed does not lose sight of that fact and does not get bogged down in any of the other irrelevancies. Fred, bless his heart, is a realist, and always writes about reality. No rainbows or unicorns from Fred.

My good friend Matt Bailey alerted me to this Fred Reed piece with the subject line "Fred For President." Who could disagree?

Burn, Ferguson, Burn

Random Thoughts on a Confluence of Putrescenses

August 15, 2014
Methinks there cometh three horsemen of a sorry apocalypse: First, blacks are again rioting, looting, and burning. Second, the media are as usual lying, interpreting, concealing. Third, swatted-out heavies of a bush-league police force knock reporters around, arresting them for nothing, and refusing to reveal their identities. We are seeing the birth of a nation.
What actually happened in Ferguson? God only knows. Of course we are hearing from talking heads with bargain-basement IQs that a policeman, from racial motives, shot an unarmed black kid because he refused to stop walking in the street. Did it happen? Possibly. I wasn’t there. But the story smells.
Reflect: Every white cop short of the orbit of Neptune knows that if he shoots a black, he faces dismemberment in the media, loss of job and pension, probable criminal charges locally by a publicity-seeking prosecutor, a well-funded civil suit that he can’t afford filed by surviving family members, and trumped-up federal civil-rights charges from an attorney general who doesn’t like whites.
 All this because he wants to shoot a black kid for jaywalking?
But let us ignore mere totalitarian fascism on the march. To this we are inured. Let us focus instead on the disastrous failure of racial policy. For over half a century we have had many Fergusons, mini-Fergusons, mega-Fergusons (Los Angles, among many others), and the Knockout Game ( micro-Fergusons). We will have more, and worse. Racial hostility is not subsiding. The races are not assimilating. If they were going to, they would have. The danger is that one of the serial Fergusons could go parallel.
The country could blow.
The media, Democrats, and race industry stoke the fires by telling blacks that they are victims, and some seem actually to be looking for a fight. Jesse Jackson is quoted as threatening, “There is a Ferguson near you.” True. Wherever blacks and whites come into contact, there is trouble.
With the encouragement of the various Jesses, blacks could make a bad miscalculation. Angry, poorly educated, and living in concentrations that make them seem more numerous than they are, they may miss some important points. They are only thirteen percent of America. Food does not come from Safeway, but from remote farms owned by whites in truck driven by whites. If Jesse and Al and the Black Panthers got their race war, blacks would lose it hugely. The country would not recover.
I doubt that our televised commentators have any idea what they are dealing with. Nor do academics. Whites with university educations, who read five books at once, who have never been in a police car, cannot know who the rioters are, cannot imagine how the world seems to them. Black physicists d not loot shoe stores. Those who do tend strongly to be functionally illiterate. The rest have probably never read a book in their lives. They live in a mental world unknown to most whites. They will never live amicably with white cops.
The feds have turned police into low-brow SS, but racial conflict would exist even if this weren’t true.  As long as white policemen work in black neighborhoods, Fergusons will continue.
White cops tend to be from the lower middle class, often former military, with the accompanying values. Theirs is a conventional morality of obedience to the law, birth within wedlock, mowing the lawn, neat clothes, making sure the kids do their homework, orderliness, and avoidance of obscenity in mixed company. They are quietly but intensely contemptuous of the blacks of the deep city, whom they see as slovenly, criminal, shiftless, parasitic, and violent.
Don’t write me email about stereotypes etc. I’m telling you what a great many white policemen (I believe I could safely say nearly all) think. What they think and what they see governs their behavior, not whether you or I agree with it.
Meanwhile the blacks see white policemen as hostile occupiers, much as Parisians in 1943 saw their Wehrmacht occupiers. White cops seem agents of an alien and hostile race, always pushing them around. Speaking as one who has spent many, many nights patrolling with cops in black regions, I know well why the blacks feel this way:
“Hey, you! Yeah, you, with the beer in your hand. Pour it out. You can’t drink in public. I said pour…it…out.”
The obvious, inexpensive, simple, practical solution would be to have only black police in black neighborhoods, and white in white. This wouldn’t end shootings because it wouldn’t end crime, but it would end the consequent racial riots, looting, and burned cities.  I suggested this when I was police writer for the Washington Times, but was told that it ran against the policy of compulsory integration. Black cops didn’t like the idea because it would leave them in the most dangerous jurisdictions.
We need to realize, but will not, that blacks are a separate people, self-aware and cohesive. They have their own dialect, music, and modes of dress, which they value. They name their kids LaToya and Keeshawn instead of Robert and Carol because they want to maintain a distance from whites.
(Read the rest HERE.)
Quibcag: .It's illustrated by the multicultural characters from Black Lagoon (ブラック・ラグーン Burakku Ragūn).  From left to right we have Benny (ベニー Beni), a Jewish American college dropout from Florida, Dutch (ダッチ Datchi), an African-American Marine Vietnam vet, Revy (レヴィ Revi), a Chinese-American from Manhattan, and Rokuro Okajima (岡島緑郎 Okajima Rokurō), a japanese salaryman. They constitute a mercenary gang somewhere in Southeast Asia, and they get along wonderfully well and work together peachily. This illustrates what we've all been taught by the MAG (Media, Academia, Government) all our lives, that if we just try (and it's us White guy who have to do the trying, of course) all races will get along really well. This is from the Media wing. It seems to have started with WWII movies, where the platoons are always made up of O'Brien and Goldberg and Jefferson and Fonzarelli, etc., who learn in the course of the movie (if they haven't already) that everybody is exactly alike, except for amusing differences in dialect and cuisine that just makes life more interesting. Now, of course, we're constantly treated by the Media fiction on TV and the movies to groups and teams that always include Blacks and Whites working together, with sometimes the addition of other minorities. I'd make a list of the shows, but you've all seen them. All of this is of course in sharp contrast to real life, where diversity inevitably leads to conflict, with inefficiency at best, and total violent chaos at worst.

1 comment:

  1. Very true but it would go over the heads of the MAG.