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Jim Pinkerton writes in Breitbart:

The Specter of De-Gentrification: The Once and Future Suburb

by JAMES P. PINKERTON 12 Aug 2016

… Also in 1992, presidential candidate Bill Clinton had his celebrated confrontation with rapper Sister Souljah. She had advocated the killing of white people, and so, in June of that year, Clinton called her out on it, expressing the revulsion of most Americans. Indeed, to this day, a moment when a politician does the right thing, even if it offends a key part of his base, is known as a Sister Souljah Moment.

Yet of course, in the end, before the larger jury of the American public, Clinton was handsomely rewarded. Yes, his words rankled a few, but he won the November election in a landslide.

But that was then. Today, Black Lives Matter-type activists have a complete hammerlock on the Democratic Party, and so Hillary Clinton, panting after the 2016 nomination, has felt compelled to walk back the Clintons’ earlier centrism. In particular, Hillary, on behalf of her husband, has repeatedly apologized for Bill’s signing of a tough 1994 crime bill.

Moreover, the 2016 Democratic platform is a feast of leftist cliches about crime, including,

Democrats are committed to reforming our criminal justice system and ending mass incarceration.

Indeed, the platform uses the word “incarceration,” dismissively, a total six times, and also includes a lengthy discussion on ending “systemic racism.” So if the Democrats win this year, the Justice Department’s assault on BPD is sure to be replicated, many times, across the country.

So there you have it: The Democrats have gained the favor of #BlackLivesMatter, but they have given up on the anti-crime issue; Hillary didn’t even bother seeking the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police, which had endorsed Bill in 1996….

Does Hillary even intend to have a Sister Souljah moment this year?

So as we step back and think about cities in post-war America, we can see long trends: first, the trend of suburbanization, as whites (and others) fled crime in the cities. And second, the trend of gentrification, as the young and the affluent moved back downtown.

Yet if the crime surge continues, we’re now on the edge of a third long trend: re-suburbanization. Yes, the suburbs are as “boring” as they ever were, but personal safety is not boring. Okay, actually, maybe safety is boring, but for the vast majority of Americans, that kind of boring is good.

Perhaps, but that’s what Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing is intended to prevent: the idea is to encourage white gentrification of downtowns via population transfers of the Problem People out to the formerly white suburbs and small towns.

This has a number of advantages for Democrats:

– Nonwhite Democrats tend to be too concentrated in inner city districts for Democrats to optimize the number of Democrats elected in state and Congressional legislative districts. The Republicans use the Voting Rights Act to draw heavily black or Latino districts that will elect black and Latino legislators. That means the Democrats win a lot of seats 80-20 while the Republicans win more seats 55-45. The Democrats would love to move their black base into a lot more outlying districts so the Dems can win more 55-45 elections.

– Democrats believe that moving blacks to the suburbs won’t turn them into Republicans, but moving whites to gentrified inner cities will turn them into Democrats by delaying family formation. I don’t know if this has ever been studied quantitatively, but it sounds plausible.

– Urban real estate developers tend to be in bed with Democratic politicians, while suburban real estate developers tend to be in bed with Republican politicians. As Obama says, politics is rewarding your friends and punishing your enemies.

 
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  1. “Indeed, to this day, a moment when a politician does the right thing, even if it offends a key part of his base, is known as a Sister Souljah Moment.”

    Not for one freaking moment do I believe this. Bill was way to canny not to know that silence, especially 24 years had a good potential to bite him in the ass. He correctly assessed the math on the amount of potential white votes versus black votes he would lose.

    OT: But this is one of the things I hate about conservative/right-leaning writers. They are prone to this babblygook. Another trope I hate is any mention of Margaret Sanger, or something to the effect of “Of course, these were the real racists.”

    The left, for the most part, doesn’t care whose on their side or believed. They care about winning. An exception would be the Paula Deen case. A fat female, and Southern, restauranteur, but also a democrat, albeit with a mostly republican fan base.

    *Not to say that that trope has grown legs with the chattering classes, I’m just saying attributing the right thing to Bill Clinton is crap.

    • Agree: Kylie, Travis
  2. Its an interesting theory ( dispersing blacks for electoral reasons) but it would have negative consequences for black run municipal governments. For example, Tim Kaine was the last white mayor of Richmond, Va., a city that is almost 50/50 black white. He got the job because he is smart and because the previous black mayors were crooks and someone had to clean up the mess.

    Now, if you were to move 20,000 (20% of Richmond’s blacks) out to Henrico County you might pick up a Congressional seat but blacks would lose control of the Richmond municipal government.

    Since municipal governments actually employ people and disburse millions to NGO’s and contractors as well as hire blacks disproportionately and, since white taxpayers pay for all this waste and featherbedding, having another Democrat Congressman in the Richmond suburbs ( still likely white) and who hires no one but a few staffers is bad economics for blacks.

    • Replies: @Aristippus
    This is a really interesting point. Cities at the core of MSAs tend to have much larger budgets, because they wind up taking on an outsized role compared to their population, and have larger tax bases because they have control more high value commercial property. The result is a crony network in local government derived from urban political machines. My city, because of gentrification, is getting close to the turning point of dismantling its black political machine. It's fascinating because the black political class realizes that they could be displaced and middle class black bureaucrats know that there aren't nearly the same number of government jobs in suburban minority-majority areas. The local BLM group, after a series of protests, recently released a group of demands and a major plank was targeted at stopping gentrification. For example, taxes collected to fund the expansion of public transportation should instead be given to nebulous and unaccountable groups in order to foster investment in black communities. BLM leaders realize their futures are, like Obama and DeRay, moving from community organization to eventually having cushy government and government funded nonprofit jobs, so they want to keep that pipeline open.
  3. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    And on the West Coast, the renaissance of downtown Los Angeles—back in dreary 1981, the location of the dystopic film Blade Runner—has been a marvel, as have the comebacks of inner-city San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.

    Is this true about LA? I thought LA was too driving based and unwalkable for gentrified downtowns.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I was just on the east side of downtown on Sunday afternoon. The Fashion District was full of beautiful women in new sidewalk cafes. The Toy District just a few blocks away, however, appears to be the new skid row as the old Skid Row gets redeveloped. The Toy District was hilariously grim, especially because it's painted in bright kids' colors.

    By the way, Los Angeles has always had a tradition of youngish people driving to a neighborhood and paying to park so they can then walk around. For example, 35 years ago the place to go to walk around was Westwood next to UCLA.

    , @Ripple Earthdevil
    Inner-city San Francisco never really had a comeback. The area that would most closely resemble that term, The Tenderloin, is still a drug- and homeless-infested dump. South of Market (Soma) and the Mission have been steadily gentrifying for decades and were never really slums in the first place. The black-dominated Bayview-Hunter's Point is located in the SE corner of the city pretty far from everything and hasn't changed much.
    , @Neoconned
    True for some parts of downtown. There's a new grocery store off Figueroa near the Dennys a few blocks from L.A. Live. It's near the City Target.

    You do have transients though.

    They're benign though and at worst collect cans and raid trash cans. A few beg politely. Most of the problem ones and aggressive beggars were run off by the LAPD.

    The LA Live tourist area is too important a moneymaker for the city.

    I've walked in downtown L.A. at night several times over the last 6 years and I haven't been mugged yet.

    Should be noted though the further east you get from downtown the more vagrants you see.

    Closer you get to the skyscrapers though the more tourists, yuppies, models, etc you see.
  4. If you push feral Africans in America out to the suburbs, is it not plausible that white Democrats in those suburbs become over time Republican?

    • Replies: @cipher
    newrouter,

    Something that doesn't get mentioned much in the greater gentrification story is the looming bankruptcy of cities via their public pension obligations - e.g., public schools, police, fire and other departments. Cities already tax practically everything and have done so for decades. Therefore, in an effort to keep the gravy train going for a little while longer, many cities are attempting to replace their non-productive residents with productive people who, it is hoped, will contribute more to city coffers than they consume.

    The FedGov monstrosity has its own, similar budget shortfalls to contend with and isn't in a position to bail-out failing cities as it once did.

    But once a city does go bankrupt - or whatever obfuscating word is chosen instead of the word bankruptcy - flowers begin to bloom again. See Mid-town Detroit or downtown Cleveland.
  5. She’s leading right now and is probably playing it safe.

    But why hasn’t she before, when things were more even between her and Trump? I think before winning the nomination she had to defend her left flank from Bernie. After winning the nomination it made more sense to let the media make Trump look bad rather than risk annoying your base. Plus, with so few swing voters–both Hillary and Trump are very well-known quantities–it’s more about increasing turnout among the base than winning over swing voters.

    Anyone else?

    • Replies: @boogerbently
    So, you believe the "polls"?
    From the same media that lies about everything else ?
  6. The Harpy already has her “sister Souljah” moment: that is her spearheading of the overthrow of the Khaddafi regime in Libya. The Jihadis she sponsored committed a mass murder of ethnic sub-Saharan Africans in Sirte, Libya, in the wake of their takeover of that city. This was reported at the time by the BBC and noted again this week in a report by respected blackagendareport.com reporter Danny Haiphong this week. Since the Green party’s Ajamu Baraka is associated with the Black agenda report, it is likely that this will become a campaign issue even if Trump thinks it is too radioactive to mention. What is shows is that, like everything else about them, the Clintons’ racial concern is phony. They have a crime against humanity on their slate, just like the fact that their foundation has gotten multi-millions from Saudi sources reveals the fraudulent nature of her “feminism”.

  7. Can Mr. Trump release his e-mails (or some portion of them)
    and then arrange the campaign for Ms. Clinton to do the same ?

  8. AFFH is a brilliant move that should improve life in America. It’s time to take our cities back and leave the insipid suburbs to the underclass.

    Those who are invested in the suburbs will just have to take one for the team.

    • LOL: reiner Tor
    • Replies: @Kylie
    "Those who are invested in the suburbs will just have to take one for the team."

    Hey, bright boy, I'd love to see you tell that to this suburban cop's family and fellow officers. He took one for the team when a feral black shot him. He remains paralyzed from the neck down and on a ventilator.

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/ballwin-officer-flamion-flown-to-colorado-for-special-treatment/article_062d036a-7c44-5130-974a-a821751b11d9.html
    , @Almost Missouri
    Must be nice being an armchair Stalinist, deciding who will live and who will die to meet your personal vision of utopia.

    I'm pretty sure this sort of approach always works out fine.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    (((Owen))), pretty sure that your remark was sarcasm, it was, wasn't?
  9. Steve, excellent analysis and likely the state of current Democratic thinking.

    The only problem for Democrats is that the cities won’t re-gentrify because it takes a Rudy Guiliani to make cities safe enough for boho colonizers; and certainly married Whites with kids won’t be moving to say, Downtown LA or Kansas City or Dallas any time soon. Even if the places were safe and secure, which BLM pretty much guarantees they won’t be, as it turns out.

    So the utterly predictable action will be to take an 80-20 Urban victory to more like 60-40; and widely dispersed ghetto underclass making Suburban Whites into what amounts to Balkan fighters in a space of a few years. All it takes is for Whites to be immobilized by lack of credit to buy new houses in expensive nice areas*, and you get White FIGHT instead of White flight. What does it take to make a “racist and proud of it White?” One subject to daily attacks by non-Whites with no ability to flee.

    What we are looking at via Democrats is Whites rapidly moving to the White Party, either the Republicans under Trump or some new party, explicit White Identity Politics to match the intensity of say, BLM, and various disruptive civil action likely leveraging technology — hack attacks etc. to match street riots and violence. Rapidly escalating too.

    *Much social peace was IMHO purchased, by not only cheap credit but real estate being affordable for White flight; make credit tough to get regardless of interest rates being very low, and real estate very expensive in nice areas, and you get no possibility of fleeing.

    Addendum — Hillary and Dems figure they don’t need or want Married Whites, or White men. Its Black, Hispanic, gays, lesbians, single or newly married White women, and it seems to be working. Clinton is up in battleground states, many which even Romney carried. Dems have to gin up turnout so expect BLM agitation all the time.

    Extra: the star and the writer of the BLM agit-prop “Birth of a Nation” about the Turner slave revolt were both charged with the rape (of a White woman coed) while students at Penn State in 1999. The writer was convicted, but the conviction was reversed and there was no re-prosecution, Parker (the star) was acquitted. The case very much echoes the Stanford Swimmer case (unconscious woman raped) but the Black students rallied around their own. Its not rape apparently if the accused are Black. Oscar gold, Jerry!

  10. @Anonymous

    And on the West Coast, the renaissance of downtown Los Angeles—back in dreary 1981, the location of the dystopic film Blade Runner—has been a marvel, as have the comebacks of inner-city San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.
     
    Is this true about LA? I thought LA was too driving based and unwalkable for gentrified downtowns.

    I was just on the east side of downtown on Sunday afternoon. The Fashion District was full of beautiful women in new sidewalk cafes. The Toy District just a few blocks away, however, appears to be the new skid row as the old Skid Row gets redeveloped. The Toy District was hilariously grim, especially because it’s painted in bright kids’ colors.

    By the way, Los Angeles has always had a tradition of youngish people driving to a neighborhood and paying to park so they can then walk around. For example, 35 years ago the place to go to walk around was Westwood next to UCLA.

    • Replies: @Neoconned
    I caught the Amtrak from Westwood to Van Nuys.

    A couple of strip malls and UCLA. Weird place.

    On the one hand you have skyscrapers off Olympic and then a quarter mile away you have UCLA frat houses.....
  11. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Please bring back 70s NY again.

    Liberal Death Wish.

    Maybe Jews will go the way of Wasps.

    Younger Jews are increasingly becoming earnest in their commitment to ‘social justice’.

    Especially millennials who were raised on PC have no idea how bad things were in the 70s and 80s.

    And we even see Jewish kids supporting BDS.

  12. She doesn’t need one unless black murders of police officers go way up. She’ll pacify BLM until November 8th.

  13. @Anonymous

    And on the West Coast, the renaissance of downtown Los Angeles—back in dreary 1981, the location of the dystopic film Blade Runner—has been a marvel, as have the comebacks of inner-city San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.
     
    Is this true about LA? I thought LA was too driving based and unwalkable for gentrified downtowns.

    Inner-city San Francisco never really had a comeback. The area that would most closely resemble that term, The Tenderloin, is still a drug- and homeless-infested dump. South of Market (Soma) and the Mission have been steadily gentrifying for decades and were never really slums in the first place. The black-dominated Bayview-Hunter’s Point is located in the SE corner of the city pretty far from everything and hasn’t changed much.

    • Replies: @International Jew

    The black-dominated Bayview-Hunter’s Point is located in the SE corner of the city pretty far from everything and hasn’t changed much.
     
    It has though. It's now about equal parts black, oriental and hispanic.
  14. @(((Owen)))
    AFFH is a brilliant move that should improve life in America. It's time to take our cities back and leave the insipid suburbs to the underclass.

    Those who are invested in the suburbs will just have to take one for the team.

    “Those who are invested in the suburbs will just have to take one for the team.”

    Hey, bright boy, I’d love to see you tell that to this suburban cop’s family and fellow officers. He took one for the team when a feral black shot him. He remains paralyzed from the neck down and on a ventilator.

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/ballwin-officer-flamion-flown-to-colorado-for-special-treatment/article_062d036a-7c44-5130-974a-a821751b11d9.html

  15. @unit472
    Its an interesting theory ( dispersing blacks for electoral reasons) but it would have negative consequences for black run municipal governments. For example, Tim Kaine was the last white mayor of Richmond, Va., a city that is almost 50/50 black white. He got the job because he is smart and because the previous black mayors were crooks and someone had to clean up the mess.

    Now, if you were to move 20,000 (20% of Richmond's blacks) out to Henrico County you might pick up a Congressional seat but blacks would lose control of the Richmond municipal government.

    Since municipal governments actually employ people and disburse millions to NGO's and contractors as well as hire blacks disproportionately and, since white taxpayers pay for all this waste and featherbedding, having another Democrat Congressman in the Richmond suburbs ( still likely white) and who hires no one but a few staffers is bad economics for blacks.

    This is a really interesting point. Cities at the core of MSAs tend to have much larger budgets, because they wind up taking on an outsized role compared to their population, and have larger tax bases because they have control more high value commercial property. The result is a crony network in local government derived from urban political machines. My city, because of gentrification, is getting close to the turning point of dismantling its black political machine. It’s fascinating because the black political class realizes that they could be displaced and middle class black bureaucrats know that there aren’t nearly the same number of government jobs in suburban minority-majority areas. The local BLM group, after a series of protests, recently released a group of demands and a major plank was targeted at stopping gentrification. For example, taxes collected to fund the expansion of public transportation should instead be given to nebulous and unaccountable groups in order to foster investment in black communities. BLM leaders realize their futures are, like Obama and DeRay, moving from community organization to eventually having cushy government and government funded nonprofit jobs, so they want to keep that pipeline open.

    • Replies: @rod1963
    In my area - East of Los Angeles, there is no gentrification, just blacks being pushed out of housing and apartments by Mexicans. Down the street there are several low income apartment complexes - 300 units each. 10 years ago they were filled with blacks, now it's mostly Mexicans. The nightly shootings have stopped and so have the large police raids.

    Whites are mostly now in rural areas if they have some money.

    Eventually white gentrification will run it's course since there is a limited supply of white DINKS and a over inflated housing market to make it work Whereas the number of Hispanics is rapidly growing.
  16. One of the interesting things I’ve noticed these last few weeks is that one almost never hears about the activities of BLM anymore — even though it’s the summer, and this is their season.

    I’m sure this is deliberate. Either BLM itself has been told by its masters that it is now the time to cool it, or the media has made a point of not publicizing its activities.

    Of course, after November, no matter who wins, it’s going to be BLM all the time.

    • Replies: @Aristippus
    Mostly there was a lull because there wasn't a "Sistah Souljah" moment at the DNC. I was expecting more BLM protests at the DNC, but it appears the DNC has coopted much of the movement into their official national platform. My theory is that the movement, because it largely is decentralized and lacking national leaders, has largely pivoted to local politics. At the local level, organizers realize they have a better chance at reforms and won't gain as much negative national media attention by focussing on their own cities. There also is huge group infighting amount various organizations in cities in order to determine who the real representative of the people is. In my city there has been a clash largely between the student movement, the black moms with dead kids faction, and professional organizer crowd. Another possibility is that because local organizers are largely centered around universities, especially HBCUs, the student organizers could be more focussed, right now, on getting ready for the fall term. On the other hand, there appears to be a local media backlash against BLM while still nominally supporting the national goals. For example, my city hosted a town hall where the black mayor said the organizers' local demands were unrealistic and there was a news story on one of the local leaders being previously arrested for impersonating a police officer. If you want to see a joke, look up "Sir Maejor" from the Atlanta BLM movement. He embraces the title "world's sexiest albino" as a qualification for leadership and has pivoted to hosting events at night clubs in order to raise funding.
    , @Almost Missouri
    Somewhere, on a Journo-list 2.0 server, there is a message that reads, "BLM is backfiring and helping Trump. Cease publicizing them effectively immediately."
  17. @SFG
    She's leading right now and is probably playing it safe.

    But why hasn't she before, when things were more even between her and Trump? I think before winning the nomination she had to defend her left flank from Bernie. After winning the nomination it made more sense to let the media make Trump look bad rather than risk annoying your base. Plus, with so few swing voters--both Hillary and Trump are very well-known quantities--it's more about increasing turnout among the base than winning over swing voters.

    Anyone else?

    So, you believe the “polls”?
    From the same media that lies about everything else ?

    • Replies: @SFG
    There's a Matrix-like problem with the media controlling all your sources of information, I agree.

    Still, they correctly reported his ascent, at least as far as polling numbers go. So I can only guess they're correctly reporting his decline. Of course maybe they'll steal the election too. While I cannot exclude the possibility, you can't do anything if you assume everything is fake.

  18. @candid_observer
    One of the interesting things I've noticed these last few weeks is that one almost never hears about the activities of BLM anymore -- even though it's the summer, and this is their season.

    I'm sure this is deliberate. Either BLM itself has been told by its masters that it is now the time to cool it, or the media has made a point of not publicizing its activities.

    Of course, after November, no matter who wins, it's going to be BLM all the time.

    Mostly there was a lull because there wasn’t a “Sistah Souljah” moment at the DNC. I was expecting more BLM protests at the DNC, but it appears the DNC has coopted much of the movement into their official national platform. My theory is that the movement, because it largely is decentralized and lacking national leaders, has largely pivoted to local politics. At the local level, organizers realize they have a better chance at reforms and won’t gain as much negative national media attention by focussing on their own cities. There also is huge group infighting amount various organizations in cities in order to determine who the real representative of the people is. In my city there has been a clash largely between the student movement, the black moms with dead kids faction, and professional organizer crowd. Another possibility is that because local organizers are largely centered around universities, especially HBCUs, the student organizers could be more focussed, right now, on getting ready for the fall term. On the other hand, there appears to be a local media backlash against BLM while still nominally supporting the national goals. For example, my city hosted a town hall where the black mayor said the organizers’ local demands were unrealistic and there was a news story on one of the local leaders being previously arrested for impersonating a police officer. If you want to see a joke, look up “Sir Maejor” from the Atlanta BLM movement. He embraces the title “world’s sexiest albino” as a qualification for leadership and has pivoted to hosting events at night clubs in order to raise funding.

  19. Hillary just isn’t as good at dealing with black protestors as Bill.

    Actually she’s just not as good of a politician as Bill.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Agree on both.

    Also, looking at that video, one notices that in spite of her efforts to hide it under her bizarre, conical Mao-jackets, how thin her legs are and how distended her belly's gotten. Alcoholic.
  20. HUD’s Affirmatively Destroying Suburban Neighborhoods program appears to be proceeding apace. In a recent trip through Illinois, I saw black people in lots of small towns downstate where they never appeared to be before.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Mr. Anon, you will know for sure when the DOE starts to sue school districts over long standing policies that have a disparate impact on black students, like suspensions for things as trivial as knocking a teacher out.
  21. “Does Hillary even intend to have a Sister Souljah moment this year?”

    No, but that’s because she doesn’t need one. It doesn’t mean she intends to govern any differently than Bill. If she wins, Democrats will have a third consecutive presidential term. I’d think mollifying Republicans and independents would be safer than doubling down on the base.

  22. “Indeed, to this day, a moment when a politician does the right thing, even if it offends a key part of his base, is known as a Sister Souljah Moment.”

    Bill Clinton did not do it because it was the right thing to do, he did it because it was the politically opportune thing to do; just like he made a point of signing Ricky Ray Rector’s death warrant just before the New Hampshire primary. Clinton didn’t even get a dog or go on vacation without having it polled and focus-grouped ahead of time for maximum political impact.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Agreed. In spite of the Breitbart provenance, there is a lot wrong with this article, as others have noted. For example Clinton did not win "in a landslide" after Sister Souljah. In fact he never even got a national majority. He only won because Perot split the Republican vote. Twice. Pinkerton ought to be old enough to remember that. Also, Clinton's rebuke of Souljah was actually pretty timid, but the media ululated deliriously over it because they knew it was a tight race and Clinton needed help.
  23. back in 1992 Blacks were less than 10% of the voters, because less Blacks registered to vote, and America was more white , thus Bill Clinton was being a smart politician by denouncing Sister Souljah. The Black vote was less important to democrats in the ’90s than it is today.

    very misleading to call the Clinton win a landslide in 1992. He got just 42% of the vote and only 83% of the black vote. Clinton won because Perot took many republican votes away from Bush.
    Hillary must get 90% of the Black vote to win. John Kerry only got 89% of the Black vote in 2004.

  24. @Ripple Earthdevil
    Inner-city San Francisco never really had a comeback. The area that would most closely resemble that term, The Tenderloin, is still a drug- and homeless-infested dump. South of Market (Soma) and the Mission have been steadily gentrifying for decades and were never really slums in the first place. The black-dominated Bayview-Hunter's Point is located in the SE corner of the city pretty far from everything and hasn't changed much.

    The black-dominated Bayview-Hunter’s Point is located in the SE corner of the city pretty far from everything and hasn’t changed much.

    It has though. It’s now about equal parts black, oriental and hispanic.

  25. @Mr. Anon
    "Indeed, to this day, a moment when a politician does the right thing, even if it offends a key part of his base, is known as a Sister Souljah Moment."

    Bill Clinton did not do it because it was the right thing to do, he did it because it was the politically opportune thing to do; just like he made a point of signing Ricky Ray Rector's death warrant just before the New Hampshire primary. Clinton didn't even get a dog or go on vacation without having it polled and focus-grouped ahead of time for maximum political impact.

    Agreed. In spite of the Breitbart provenance, there is a lot wrong with this article, as others have noted. For example Clinton did not win “in a landslide” after Sister Souljah. In fact he never even got a national majority. He only won because Perot split the Republican vote. Twice. Pinkerton ought to be old enough to remember that. Also, Clinton’s rebuke of Souljah was actually pretty timid, but the media ululated deliriously over it because they knew it was a tight race and Clinton needed help.

  26. @Anonymous
    Hillary just isn't as good at dealing with black protestors as Bill.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxnyKSDOTKI

    Actually she's just not as good of a politician as Bill.

    Agree on both.

    Also, looking at that video, one notices that in spite of her efforts to hide it under her bizarre, conical Mao-jackets, how thin her legs are and how distended her belly’s gotten. Alcoholic.

  27. @candid_observer
    One of the interesting things I've noticed these last few weeks is that one almost never hears about the activities of BLM anymore -- even though it's the summer, and this is their season.

    I'm sure this is deliberate. Either BLM itself has been told by its masters that it is now the time to cool it, or the media has made a point of not publicizing its activities.

    Of course, after November, no matter who wins, it's going to be BLM all the time.

    Somewhere, on a Journo-list 2.0 server, there is a message that reads, “BLM is backfiring and helping Trump. Cease publicizing them effectively immediately.”

  28. @(((Owen)))
    AFFH is a brilliant move that should improve life in America. It's time to take our cities back and leave the insipid suburbs to the underclass.

    Those who are invested in the suburbs will just have to take one for the team.

    Must be nice being an armchair Stalinist, deciding who will live and who will die to meet your personal vision of utopia.

    I’m pretty sure this sort of approach always works out fine.

    • Replies: @The Only Catholic Unionist
    I'll give parenthetically Owen the final word, but I'm pretty sure he was kidding ...
  29. @Anonymous

    And on the West Coast, the renaissance of downtown Los Angeles—back in dreary 1981, the location of the dystopic film Blade Runner—has been a marvel, as have the comebacks of inner-city San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.
     
    Is this true about LA? I thought LA was too driving based and unwalkable for gentrified downtowns.

    True for some parts of downtown. There’s a new grocery store off Figueroa near the Dennys a few blocks from L.A. Live. It’s near the City Target.

    You do have transients though.

    They’re benign though and at worst collect cans and raid trash cans. A few beg politely. Most of the problem ones and aggressive beggars were run off by the LAPD.

    The LA Live tourist area is too important a moneymaker for the city.

    I’ve walked in downtown L.A. at night several times over the last 6 years and I haven’t been mugged yet.

    Should be noted though the further east you get from downtown the more vagrants you see.

    Closer you get to the skyscrapers though the more tourists, yuppies, models, etc you see.

  30. @Steve Sailer
    I was just on the east side of downtown on Sunday afternoon. The Fashion District was full of beautiful women in new sidewalk cafes. The Toy District just a few blocks away, however, appears to be the new skid row as the old Skid Row gets redeveloped. The Toy District was hilariously grim, especially because it's painted in bright kids' colors.

    By the way, Los Angeles has always had a tradition of youngish people driving to a neighborhood and paying to park so they can then walk around. For example, 35 years ago the place to go to walk around was Westwood next to UCLA.

    I caught the Amtrak from Westwood to Van Nuys.

    A couple of strip malls and UCLA. Weird place.

    On the one hand you have skyscrapers off Olympic and then a quarter mile away you have UCLA frat houses…..

  31. Speaking of gentrification and de-gentrification. I spotted that comment from Stan D. Mute
    http://www.unz.com/freed/missouri-taking-the-national-temperature/#comment-1224425
    then I quoted an exterpt.
    Mexicans, of course, have no interest in fawning behavior and feigning interest in whatever the negroes are babbling about. Look how they’ve racially cleansed LA. And they’re off to a good start in Detroit already – if we would just pass amnesty they will finish the job.

    We saw some cases like Compton and Watts who turned majorly black to hispanic after the 1992 Rodney King riots and the 2010 census showed Newark NJ with 33% of hispanic(or latino) population.

    As for BLM, it had turned into BLS for “Black Lives Splatter” according to some videos and mention in Encyclopedia Dramatica and on the Ralph Retort. http://theralphretort.com/blm-retard-standing-highway-hit-full-speed-peaceful-protesters-shoot-car-8010016/ due to a protester hit by a car and to add a twist of irony, the driver of that car was a black woman.

  32. I agree that Bill Clinton’s “Sister Souljah” moment was contrived. However, he at least was able to convince a number of people that he was sincere. I don’t think Hillary would be capable of convincing anyone that anything she did was not calculated and contrived. There’s not an ounce of sincerity in her.

  33. Does Hillary have a Sister Souljah moment planned this year?

    Yes. She is going to pander heavily to get Sister Souljah to vote for her.

    Urban real estate developers tend to be in bed with Democratic politicians, while suburban real estate developers tend to be in bed with Republican politicians. As Obama says, politics is rewarding your friends and punishing your enemies.

    Suburban real estate developers won’t suffer under AFFH. They’ll get to build brand new suburbs even farther away and farther out.

    I can think of another possible long term political benefit to Democrats from AFFH. By busting up black ghettos, they also bust up the possibility of the coalescence of black political networking and black preachers. Which means over time, while blacks will still vote for Democrats loyally and faithfully, they won’t have the networking and organizational punch to be such an important organizational and networking component of the blue team. And demoting black activist power to the back of the bus will probably at least from an optical standpoint allay fears that non-black Democrats have when blacks are made the public face of the Democrat-left. The purpose of AFFH is not only to bust up black ghettos, but to make sure they don’t re-coalesce anywhere else, that they are spread out evenly enough everywhere else such that it would be impossible. Though like I said above, white suburban types will move even further out, not closer in, and the older inner suburbs will become the new ghetto. AFFH proponents really don’t care about or buy the schlub arguments they’re advancing to justify it, they just want the black undertow out of central cities.

  34. ….moving whites to gentrified inner cities will turn them into Democrats by delaying family formation.

    At first I thought you said “decaying,” because that fits, too. In fact, it’s probably even more true than “delaying”.

  35. @newrouter
    If you push feral Africans in America out to the suburbs, is it not plausible that white Democrats in those suburbs become over time Republican?

    newrouter,

    Something that doesn’t get mentioned much in the greater gentrification story is the looming bankruptcy of cities via their public pension obligations – e.g., public schools, police, fire and other departments. Cities already tax practically everything and have done so for decades. Therefore, in an effort to keep the gravy train going for a little while longer, many cities are attempting to replace their non-productive residents with productive people who, it is hoped, will contribute more to city coffers than they consume.

    The FedGov monstrosity has its own, similar budget shortfalls to contend with and isn’t in a position to bail-out failing cities as it once did.

    But once a city does go bankrupt – or whatever obfuscating word is chosen instead of the word bankruptcy – flowers begin to bloom again. See Mid-town Detroit or downtown Cleveland.

  36. @boogerbently
    So, you believe the "polls"?
    From the same media that lies about everything else ?

    There’s a Matrix-like problem with the media controlling all your sources of information, I agree.

    Still, they correctly reported his ascent, at least as far as polling numbers go. So I can only guess they’re correctly reporting his decline. Of course maybe they’ll steal the election too. While I cannot exclude the possibility, you can’t do anything if you assume everything is fake.

  37. @Almost Missouri
    Must be nice being an armchair Stalinist, deciding who will live and who will die to meet your personal vision of utopia.

    I'm pretty sure this sort of approach always works out fine.

    I’ll give parenthetically Owen the final word, but I’m pretty sure he was kidding …

  38. @(((Owen)))
    AFFH is a brilliant move that should improve life in America. It's time to take our cities back and leave the insipid suburbs to the underclass.

    Those who are invested in the suburbs will just have to take one for the team.

    (((Owen))), pretty sure that your remark was sarcasm, it was, wasn’t?

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    No, sarcasm rates QUADRUPLE parentheses.
    , @(((Owen)))
    Isn't it a tragedy that middle class Americans have been driven out of so many of our cities for suburbs? We should gentrify them and take them back.

    Free housing for the poor should go where it won't worsen impacted cities: why should suburbanites get to vote for it and then impose it only on cities?
  39. @Mr. Anon
    HUD's Affirmatively Destroying Suburban Neighborhoods program appears to be proceeding apace. In a recent trip through Illinois, I saw black people in lots of small towns downstate where they never appeared to be before.

    Mr. Anon, you will know for sure when the DOE starts to sue school districts over long standing policies that have a disparate impact on black students, like suspensions for things as trivial as knocking a teacher out.

  40. @Aristippus
    This is a really interesting point. Cities at the core of MSAs tend to have much larger budgets, because they wind up taking on an outsized role compared to their population, and have larger tax bases because they have control more high value commercial property. The result is a crony network in local government derived from urban political machines. My city, because of gentrification, is getting close to the turning point of dismantling its black political machine. It's fascinating because the black political class realizes that they could be displaced and middle class black bureaucrats know that there aren't nearly the same number of government jobs in suburban minority-majority areas. The local BLM group, after a series of protests, recently released a group of demands and a major plank was targeted at stopping gentrification. For example, taxes collected to fund the expansion of public transportation should instead be given to nebulous and unaccountable groups in order to foster investment in black communities. BLM leaders realize their futures are, like Obama and DeRay, moving from community organization to eventually having cushy government and government funded nonprofit jobs, so they want to keep that pipeline open.

    In my area – East of Los Angeles, there is no gentrification, just blacks being pushed out of housing and apartments by Mexicans. Down the street there are several low income apartment complexes – 300 units each. 10 years ago they were filled with blacks, now it’s mostly Mexicans. The nightly shootings have stopped and so have the large police raids.

    Whites are mostly now in rural areas if they have some money.

    Eventually white gentrification will run it’s course since there is a limited supply of white DINKS and a over inflated housing market to make it work Whereas the number of Hispanics is rapidly growing.

  41. @Buffalo Joe
    (((Owen))), pretty sure that your remark was sarcasm, it was, wasn't?

    No, sarcasm rates QUADRUPLE parentheses.

  42. @Buffalo Joe
    (((Owen))), pretty sure that your remark was sarcasm, it was, wasn't?

    Isn’t it a tragedy that middle class Americans have been driven out of so many of our cities for suburbs? We should gentrify them and take them back.

    Free housing for the poor should go where it won’t worsen impacted cities: why should suburbanites get to vote for it and then impose it only on cities?

  43. […] hadn’t visited in about a year, and skimmed some of the recent posts. One of them was called Does Hillary even have a Sister Souljah moment planned?, with the following opening […]

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