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See earlier: In Memoriam: Colin Flaherty—Cheerful Chronicler Of Black Crime by Peter Brimelow

All polities rely on sacred myths that can’t be challenged without destroying the System. Colin Flaherty, who died prematurely this January, exposed post-America’s mythos in his 2015 book Don’t Make The Blacks Kids Angry: The Hoax of Black Victimization and How We Enable It. In his honor, I just discussed it, along with Paul Kersey, on the VDARE Book Club. (Sign up here).

Flaherty’s work was especially impressive because the book wasn’t a carefully constructed thesis, but reported on news that the Ruling Class simply did not want Americans to know. It shows, rather than tells. Flaherty was one of those rare figures, an actual reporter. After losing him, it’s incumbent on everyday Americans to step up and report on what’s being done to our people and our cities if he’s to have any positive legacy.

This may sound conditional or cynical. You might be expecting some pabulum about how “Flaherty’s legacy will live on” or “the truth will win.” Yet Flaherty’s whole career rebutted such naivete. On a shoestring, with no backing besides a loyal band of informers and supporters, he outperformed the entire national media when it came to exposing the devastating increase in black crime. This phenomenon shapes Americans’ choices about where to live, work, and send their children to school. But we cannot claim that his heroic work changed elite opinions about race. It will take more than truth to do that.

Instead, our rulers have fallen back even more fanatically on what are now openly religious myths about “whiteness” and white guilt. Indeed, on Easter weekend, the Pope himself, viewing the state of the post-Christian West, decided that the real problem is “racism” [Ukrainian refugees ‘treated differently’ to those from elsewhere; Pope Francis ‘we’re racist and that’s bad,’ South China Morning Post, April 15, 2022].

In this light, we should view Flaherty’s work not as a triumph, but as a challenge. We owe it to his shade to continue what he was doing and take it to conclusion. (VDARE.com’s Kenn Gividen has made a great start).

That means confronting what Flaherty called “the biggest lie of our generation— “The idea that “black people are relentless victims of relentless white violence, often at the end of a badge–for No Reason What So Ever.”

It means dismissing these claims entirely, treating such charges with the intellectual respect one would pay the chittering of cockroaches or the howl of a rabid animal.

Such language may seem extreme, but compared to the relentless, endless, exhausting chronicle of black violence that Flaherty documented in this book, it’s probably far too moderate. Flaherty himself betrayed a sense of fatigue, noting that his book doesn’t so much end but is simply abandoned. “I have to stop somewhere,” he concluded. Yet the reports of violence simply keep coming, “and on and on and on.” Unlike the book itself, black violence simply “just does not stop.”

The book mostly consists of individual accounts of such acts, along with the ways that journalists shy away from telling the public what happened.

Take the case of “long-term and intense racial violence at the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City.” In response to residents complaining about violence and wanting a curfew, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver said “all we are going to do is make a lot of black kids angry and they are going to take out their anger somewhere else.” But if there is nothing to be done about such rage and the way blacks will “take out their anger” except to redirect it, there’s really no reason why white Americans should continue their centuries-long experiment in babysitting them [Michael Moore Is Right, Whites Shouldn’t Police Blacks, by Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, May 29, 2020].

Riots and violence in Kansas City in 2010 led then-mayor Mark Funkhouser to say he would stop it. He didn’t. In 2013, Flaherty reported, “local television stations showed groups of black people at the Plaza fighting, running from police, and creating mayhem,” in what the local Fox affiliate called “all too familiar now at the crown jewel of Kansas City, the Plaza.” Police responded with “community liaisons;” one black Flaherty quoted said the city should open up a place where “teens can party.” A reporter shrugged that the problem was “complicated.”

In September 2013, following yet another riot that required the SWAT team to use pepper spray, city government called for a “dialogue.”

But in fact, as Flaherty points out, “most of the newspapers and electronic media don’t permit comments on the topic of racial violence.”

Repeated black violence at the same location doesn’t spur the restoration of order. Instead, it leads to demands for more giveaways. Republicans are only now using the backlash against Critical Race Theory to get elected, but the time to stop CRT was a decade ago. “This is a good example of Critical Race Theory in action,” Flaherty said sarcastically of Kansas City. “White racism is everywhere. White racism is permanent. White racism explains everything.”

What’s perhaps most horrifying about this relentless chronicle of black criminality is that it probably understated the problem. Flaherty wrote:

Lots of crimes in black neighborhoods don’t get reported. Like gun fire. The ShotSpotter, an anti-crime technology that features an array of wireless microphones that can pinpoint a gun shot to within forty feet, is the ultimate crime detector.

The system is 96 percent accurate.

Using ShotSpotter, The New York Times reported that neighbors called police only 10 percent of the time that guns were fired in a high crime area of San Francisco. In Oakland, 22 percent of gunshots prompted 911 calls.

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Extreme cases of gun shots, riots, and murders also understate the problem. More common cases of property destruction, black scorn for police, and chaos in schools are arguably pose a greater threat to Americans’ standard of life. These problems, as Flaherty noted again and again, are consistently downplayed by local officials.

What is really occurring is a kind of slow-motion collapse. Seemingly separate incidents easily fit into a larger pattern.

Flaherty wrote:

In June of 2014, I did a podcast about it: F–k the Police: The anthem of racial hostility. I showed a video of hundreds of black people confronting police, flipping them the bird and singing F–k The Police. All together. And I talked to a Chicago cop: ‘When we pull up in South Chicago, we hear that song a lot,’ he said. “And they sometimes point their index finger at us as if they are shooting.|

Steve Sailer noted just recently that journalists, including at the Chicago Tribune, tend to bury the race of murderers’ in their stories—assuming they even report on such crimes at all. Not surprisingly, crime in Chicago, notably carjackings, spiked heavily in 2019 and 2020. But why should police endanger themselves to stop it?

As Flaherty reported in 2015, the rot already went from city to city:

  • Indianapolis:

For a good chunk of middle America, Memorial Day means the Indy 500–the world’s largest sporting event. It also used to be the safest, until this year when one person died and others were hurt in several cases of black mob violence.

  • Lauderdale:

We learned about widespread violence, pepper gas, people trapped in boardwalk businesses, other businesses closing down, hundreds of phone calls to local officials, along with some video.

So much so that one of the local elected officials had to fess up. “Everybody wants to downplay it. . . We were caught by surprise. We haven’t seen things like this for decades,” said Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Dean Trantallis .

  • Minneapolis:

[M]embers of the Midtown Greenway Coalition were suffering so many attacks while on bikes, they decided to start posting them at least for a while. They stopped in April 2013, after two black people threw a Molotov cocktail from a bridge, nearly hitting a bicyclist. They caught them. Them the real story begins…

[The Star Tribune stated in an article about the bomb throwers that] “’they may be too young to charge with a crime, a police spokesman said Thursday. ‘They’re at a real sensitive age,’ said Sgt. Steve McCarthy, who could only say the two suspects are not yet teenagers.’ And thus did the Stair Tribune preserve its unblemished record of ignoring, condoning, minimizing and denying racial violence in Minneapolis…

The Coalition stopped posting attacks after that.

Silence was a prominent theme of Flaherty’s book. Journalists, politicians, and police all felt the need to deny or downplay the extent of black violence.

It’s for this reason that Flaherty had to use a combination of gumshoe reporting, careful media research, and a largely informal network of sources to track down what was really happening in America. Now, with his death, silence takes on a terrible new meaning.

The book was more a series of dispatches, mixing and matching different incidents that were taking place in the later Obama years. Yet with hindsight, we see the beginning of a slowly dawning horror story, something akin to a zombie plague or an eldritch poison spreading over the land. The book looked positively naïve when it recounts gang attacks, “The Knockout Game,” black defiance of police and political correctness silently muzzling reporters. Today, after 2020’s mass riots, years of top-down censorship, and a staggering, sustained increase in crime, the troubles of the second Obama term seem positively idyllic.

The silence that Flaherty identified hurts more than ever as we need his voice now. Still, we can take away the simple, clear lesson this book teaches us. As Flaherty pointed out again and again, if you concede the premise that blacks are the eternal victims you eventually end up with overtly anti-white legislation, cultural vandalism against the Historic American Nation, and violence from those who don’t just feel emboldened but justified in what they are doing.

Flaherty’s book remains important not just because he clearly communicated this truth, showed what followed from it, and backed it up with facts. It’s important because its horror is but a shadow of the nightmare we dwell in now.

It follows that our current terrible situation will get much, much worse if more people don’t stand up to take Flaherty’s place.

Flaherty’s accomplishment is a challenge to all of us to fill the gap. Without many more like him, the past he uncovered through his fearless reporting will be just the precursor to the nightmare to come.

James Kirkpatrick [Email him | Tweet him @VDAREJamesK] is a Beltway veteran and a refugee from Conservatism Inc. His latest book is Conservatism Inc.: The Battle for the American Right. Read VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow‘s Preface here.

(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. krm says:

    Mr. F never stated (who) was at the core of this designed collapse and re-set… Either he was too scared to say it, or he wasn’t as smart as he appeared to be…

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Cauchemar du Singe
  2. Anon[160] • Disclaimer says:

    “Using ShotSpotter, The New York Times reported that neighbors called police only 10 percent of the time that guns were fired in a high crime area of San Francisco. In Oakland, 22 percent of gunshots prompted 911 calls.”

    So the bodies to shots fired is even lower than we thought because the bodies would ultimately be reported. They could really use pistol ranges in the hood to improve marksmanship.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  3. northeast says:

    Colin fought the good fight.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  4. I remember listening to a number of his podcasts. Many black people fail to make the connection or refuse to make the connection between their over hatred of whitey to “if it weren’t for whitey, there would be no -gibs me dose entitlements.” No on wants to see people of whatever color suffer unnecessarily, but as overt anti-white hatred of whites by many blacks continues, sympathy for blacks will dissipate even if it’s ever so gradually. I think for many woke whites, the wake up call is when black folks turn on them and possibly beat the crap out of them. Whites need to realize that the majority of the ills affecting large swathes of black people cannot be solved by white people. It has to come from their own community. Even black people who are working and have a stable life really don’t go out of their way to help black people -except for maybe their family members who may be having issues. Take the NYC subway system loaded with panhandlers. The majority of these people are either black or Spanish speaking. Most of the people reaching into their pockets for some change are either white or Spanish speaking. The black folks (nor the Asians for that matter) are reaching into their pockets for a quarter. Volunteer in any soup kitchen, there are never a great preponderance of black volunteers -only clientele. This speaks volumes.

    • Replies: @Philmuhcrevis
  5. Now, shall we move on to who has encouraged blacks to behave this way and made it possible?

    If my neighbor’s pit bull bites me, I don’t look at the pit bull; I look at the owner.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  6. @Anon

    ‘…They could really use pistol ranges in the hood to improve marksmanship.’

    No they couldn’t. We don’t want this to be any harder than it has to be.

  7. AceDeuce says:

    All kniggs are like this. That’s why there is so much material. There is no reforming them. Second best solution is exactly what they did down South a hundred years ago. Best solution is to get them as far away as possible.

    RIP Colin. You did more good work in any given week than most so-called journalists do in a lifetime.

  8. AceDeuce says:
    @Colin Wright

    If my neighbor’s pit bull bites me, I don’t look at the pit bull; I look at the owner.

    You still put the dog down.

    • Agree: anarchyst
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  9. anarchyst says:

    There is a family-friendly amusement establishment in suburban Detroit (Clinton Township) that (used to be) a nice place for many different activities from go-karts to carnival type rides to bowling and other fun things to do. Those who live in southeastern Michigan will know of the place.
    Despite being in a decent suburb, (Clinton Township) blacks have attempted to ruin things for this business and for the rest of us.
    After a number of altercations (always involving blacks), there are now metal detectors at the entrances. One must endure airport-style security to enter the establishment.
    To avoid accusations of (gasp!) “racism”, all of the security personnel are black. This is done so blacks do not feel “disrespected” by having to undergo security checks.
    It is still a nice place to frequent, but there are frequent altercations between blacks and “everyone else”, blacks pushing their way around.
    Once again, blacks ruin things “for the rest of us”…

  10. SMK says: • Website

    The only solution to the anarchy and mayhem and warfare of black male violence and criminality, the only way to end or reduce it dramatically, is to abolish a welfare system that induces low-IQ black females to have illegitimate children, roughly half of them males and most who will grow up to be violent recidivist criminals, and to sentence far more black males to prison for far longer periods of time. 10–40 years in prison for their first violent felony, or to death or life in prison for first-degree murder. But that will never happen, of course, nor will hiring far more police in all cities and policies like “stop and frisk” and “broken windows.”

    The is so much crime due to inner-city negro males, and increasingly Mestizos-Amerindians, that the system would grind to a halt and collapse if not for plea-bargaining. Imagine if plea-bargaining were abolished and the myriads of blacks and browns who commit murders and other violent and mala in se crimes went to trial. Imagine the cost and time and space that would entail. Imagine how many more prosecutors and judges would have to be hired and how many more jails and prisons and courtrooms and courthouses would have to be built and funded and maintained. The system would be untenable and collapse almost immediately.

  11. Truth says:

    Stupid Fuq spent his whole life worrying about “making black kids angry”; got sent to meet the saints by Medical-Industry honkees.

    • Replies: @throtler
  12. @AceDeuce

    ‘You still put the dog down.’

    To drop the analogy, I will insist that while blacks are hardly likely to ever be an ornament and an asset to our nation, they don’t have to be a problem; they weren’t under Jim Crow.

    It is, ultimately, our own fault that blacks have become the blight and plague that they are. All we need to do is drop the fantasy that they can ever be accorded the same rights and liberties as the rest of us, treat them in accord with their nature, and they will cease be an affliction.

    I’ve been victimized by blacks. I can certainly sympathize with the hostility many feel towards them. At the same time, I can see what is actually necessary, and realize that we should confine ourselves to that. One has to distinguish between what one would like to do, and what is right to do.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  13. SMK says: • Website

    How many negro males were lynched under “Jim Crow” for rape and/or murder? How many were executed or sentenced to prison under the law for raping, murdering, assaulting, and robbing whites during a 100-yeares of “Jim Crow” and partial segregation?

    the only solution, the only way to end black-on-white violence and criminality, is separation, total segregation. But the “ruling-elites” and governing-classes don’t even have the decency and sanity to separate and protect whites from blacks in jails and prisons so they can’t be terrorized, brutalized, harassed, bullied, assaulted, gang-raped, and murdered.

    Racial integration is a sacred ideal -even in jails and prisons.

  14. anarchyst says:
    @Colin Wright

    If one “does the right thing” concerning blacks, one will end up like the “Satilla Three” despite legally defending their neighborhood and their own lives from “jogger” Ahmaud Arbery.
    All three were convicted of capital crimes for merely defending their neighborhood and themselves from the likes of criminal jogger Ahmaud Arbery.
    They were convicted in the mainstream media, by jury intimidation and high-profile “civil-rights icons” present in the courtroom, threatening violence “if things did not go their way”…
    The only real solution, if one can get away with it, is “shoot, shovel and shut up”…tell absolutely NO ONE. Never speak of it again.
    I’ll bet that no one would have missed “jogger” Ahmaud Arbery if he had just “disappeared”.

    • Agree: Colin Wright, AceDeuce
    • Replies: @Truth
  15. There’s a black YouTuber who does a very similar job to Colin’s. Multiple daily videos of black violence and mayhem, with what the local media reports. The number of his subscribers has been frozen at 41K for over 8 months, of course. You should check him out and spread the message. AK Nation News.
    Here’s his page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVDiB5ltHaWOD1bAVKxqBFg

  16. Truth says:
    @anarchyst

    All three were convicted of capital crimes for merely defending their neighborhood and themselves from the likes of criminal jogger Ahmaud Arbery.

    My memory must be getting foggy; I could have sworn it was for shooting someone to death.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  17. My memory must be getting foggy; I could have sworn it was for shooting someone to death.

    One of them did.. Justifiably in my opinion. If jogger boy had been made good by a brutha, the mother f**ker would be walking the streets right now on bond looking to kill someone else. If that outcome isn’t a teaching moment for all whites when dealing with these obsolete farm implements I don’t know what is. I wonder when the Achmed statues will start showing up nation wide, as we all know how much nig-grows love celebrating their dead criminals when they’re not killed by a munt.

    • Replies: @Truth
  18. anarchyst says:
    @Truth

    Allow me to enlighten you…without the media and racial bias.
    Arbery was a POS who was casing construction sites for tools and other materials that he could steal and sell. He was observed at the same site previously, on camera as well.
    As there were break-ins and increased criminal activity, the three men were defending their neighborhood.
    Arbery refused to be questioned which was within his right.
    Arbery felt “disrespected” by being questioned and “doubled back”, attacking the man with the shotgun. Arbery pulled on the barrel of the shotgun causing it to fire. Anyone familiar with firearms knows that pulling on a barrel of a shotgun can cause it to fire.
    Arbery could (and should) have run off in any other direction, would not have been pursued, and would still be alive today. He chose to confront the man with the shotgun. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
    The original prosecutor refused to indict. The powers-that-be had to shop for a prosecutor who would take the case. It took three tries before they found one who would indict.
    The court was stacked against the white men just because they are white.
    Arbery’s previous extensive criminal record was not allowed to be disclosed and put into evidence.
    So-called “civil-rights icons” were in the courtroom, threatening violence if the “correct verdict” was not rendered.
    The jury was warned that there would be violence if they did not convict. The “judge” wen along with the threats and refused to run a proper court proceeding. the mainstream media fanned the flames of racial hatred against whites, making Arbery out to be a mere “jogger”, (yeah, right). Who in their right mind jogs in work boots?
    I pray that any appeals that the Satilla three place will be successful.
    Their kangaroo court “trial” was a sh!tshow railroad job from the outset.
    I hope this clarifies the situation.
    Regards,

    • Replies: @Truth
    , @Colin Wright
  19. Truth says:
    @PhilMuhCrevis

    I wonder when the Achmed statues will start showing up nation wide,

    Well, it has already been 27 months, Old Sport.

    • Replies: @PhilMuhCrevis
  20. Truth says:
    @anarchyst

    Allow me to enlighten you…without the media and racial bias.
    Arbery was a POS who was casing construction sites for tools and other materials that he could steal and sell. He was observed at the same site previously, on camera as well.
    As there were break-ins and increased criminal activity, the three men were defending their neighborhood.

    Then I’m guessing they should have been more consistent.

    Arbery could (and should) have run off in any other direction, would not have been pursued, and would still be alive today.

    Kres, I used to love you back in the 70s! I never figured out how you knew so much…

  21. @anarchyst

    ‘Allow me to enlighten you…without the media and racial bias…’

    Why are you bothering to argue with a coon?

    Are you in the habit of attempting to reason with barking dogs?

    • Agree: silviosilver
  22. Truth says:

    Are you in the habit of attempting to reason with barking dogs?

    Settle down Collie, we’ll get Derbyshire to give you and English Milk Bone and rub you behind the ears.

  23. @Truth

    Well, it has already been 27 months, Old Sport.

    More proof that unlike running , destroying schools and neighborhoods there isn’t a whole lot they do expeditiously. Maybe it’s because he wasn’t killed by a cop, so there’s no lottery money.

    • Replies: @Truth
  24. Truth says:
    @PhilMuhCrevis

    LOL.

    Old Sport, have you ever had one good day in life?

    • Replies: @PhilMuhCrevis
  25. Southie says:

    Girls gone Wild in Downtown Boston has spread to the suburbs two white females were beaten senseless in Dedham and the teens escaped on an MBTA bus. The police tactics of ignoring these teenage troublemakers is not working.

  26. @Truth

    Old Sport, have you ever had one good day in life?

    Everyday is a good day for me, but one in particular stands out…. The day I moved out of one of the many munt infested toilets in northern Ohio.

  27. @JustBrooklyn Here

    Whites need to realize that the majority of the ills affecting large swathes of black people cannot be solved by white people. It has to come from their own community.

    Apologies to the talented 10th.. Looking at black communities to solve their own problems is like a married couple looking to their 4 year old’s to take care of themselves. All one needs to do is look at cities where they’ve seized (good a word as any) majority political control to understand how silly a notion it is to expect them to solve anything that requires even a modicum of critical thought.

  28. @krm

    Flaherty, like Carlson and some others comes close to touching the third rail which is exactly (((Who))) manages the Flying Chimp shock troops and hired stooges of systemic, intentional nation wrecking.
    Do not, even for a few minutes, believe that the cultural mayhem and flirting with nuclear warfare is a product of ignorance or stupidity on the part of (((The Ruling Swine))).
    The current toilet bowl spindown of ZOGUSA is INTENTIONAL !

    The White citizenry remaining in ZOGUSA…as well as White Russia…stand in the way of Khazar Zionist world conquest; THAT IS WHY THINGS ARE ORCHESTRATED AS THEY ARE.

    Forty Billion Dollars massively approved by Clowngress, on top of previous Thirteen Billions of graft/corruption/kickback/NGO and Agency/Weapons sugar, and the ovation adulation of the prancing fronter for the Ukraine money laundering cartel is clear evidence that The Feds are the real enemy of The People, regardless of which side of The Uniparty coin, R or D, they occupy.

    Voting in Federal elections is, in old Naval parlance, like Pissing Up A Rope.
    The vast chasm that now exists between The Feds and The People…the Founders’ posterity… is now unbridgeable.
    The geopolitical seperation of regional secession seems inevitable.
    Speed The Day.

  29. throtler says:
    @Truth

    As usual you speak no truth. Colin did not worry about making black people angry. He was a tough fellow. He was concerned about the safety of other people. And for your information, he said one of his doctors was black. Maybe he is to blame for Colin’s death.

    • Replies: @Truth
  30. Truth says:
    @throtler

    Maybe, and maybe his dumb-ass eating and drinking the wrong things and taking the white-man’s prescription medicine, and lethal injection was the problem. We will never know, But we do that it wasn’t a gang-banger from Cabrini-Green…

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