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As I write America waits, again, to see whether blacks will riot, this time in Ferguson. Will they loot, burn, kill, and rape? The usual ? The police in Ferguson prepare to protect stores from looters, as rioters seem to regard their insurrections as shopping opportunities. Will it come, we wonder tensely? Will the destruction get out of hand, spread to other cities?

It is curious that blacks, the least educated thirteen percent of the population, the least productive, most criminal, and most dependent on governmental charity, should dominate national politics. Yet they do. Virtually everything revolves around what blacks want, demand, do, or can’t do. Their power seems without limit.

Courses of instruction in the schools, academic rigor, codes of dress, rules regarding unceasing obscenity, all must be set to suit them, as must be examinations for promotion in fire departments, the military, and police forces. Blacks must be admitted to universities for which they are not remotely qualified, where departments of Black Studies must be established to please them. Corporate work forces, federal departments, and elite high-schools must be judged not on whether they perform their functions but on whether they have the right number of blacks.

Do laws requiring identification to vote threaten to end multiple voting? The laws must go. Do blacks not like Confederate flags? Adieu, flags. Does Huckleberry Finn go down the Mississippi with the Nigger Jim, or Conrad write The Nigger of the Narcissus? These must be banned or expurgated to please blacks who haven’t read them or, usually, heard of them. Do we want to prevent people coming from regions infested with Ebola from entering the United States? We cannot. It would offend blacks.

We must never, ever say or do anything that might upset them, as virtually everything does. It is positively astonishing. One expects the rich and smart to have disproportionate power. But America is dominated from the slums.

One might think that a single set of laws should apply to all citizens, and that things should be done without regard to race, creed, color, sex, or national origin, and that all should have the same rights and responsibilities. It is not so.

The dominance of the media by blacks is impressive. If a white shoots a black to defend himself, it becomes national news for weeks, or months, and riots follow, but when blacks engage in their unending racial attacks on whites, the media demurely look the other way. The attackers are never black. They are “teens.” Reporters who say otherwise are likely to be fired. In effect, the thirteen percent censor the national press.

Much of their mastery has become so deeply engrained as no longer to be noticed. There is the DC Bob. In the bars and restaurants of Washington, a man weary of an incompetent affirmative-action hire in his office will, before commenting to a friend, lean forward, lower his voice, and look furtively over both shoulders to see whether anyone might overhear: The DC Bob. People don’t even know that they are doing this.

Defensive behavior by whites has become nearly universal. A sort of Masonic recognition-ritual occurs among white people recently introduced in social gatherings. Is the other person, for want of better terms, a liberal or a realist? Dare one speak? One of them will say something mildly skeptical about, say, Jesse Jackson. The other rolls his eyes in shared disgust. The secret handshake. Or, if the listener is politically correct, the bait is not taken. In either case, blacks dominate political conversation.

So extreme is the power to control speech and even thought that politicians have to avoid mentioning watermelons, that neighborhoods of high crime must delicately be called “sketchy” instead of “black,” though all understand what is meant.

The avoidance of racial reference is not an even-handed if despotic attempt to oppose racism since, as we all know, blacks freely apply any derogatory wording they choose to whites. In short, they rule. Which is amazing.

The dominance extends to children. When in junior high one of my daughters brought home a science handout with common chemical terms badly misspelled. “Is your teacher black?” I said without thinking. “Daaaaaaady!” she said in anguish, having made the connection but knowing that she shouldn’t have. Blacks control what you can say to your own children in your own home. And of course if I had gone to the school and demanded that the teacher be fired, it would have been evidence of my depravity and probable KKK membership.

The word “unbelievable” has lost all force. Things that ought to be unbelievable, and once were, have become routine. Still, there it was: Don’t expect a junior-high teacher to have the level of literacy I had in the fourth grade. Instead, make it dangerous to notice her stupidity.

This is not new, and it hasn’t changed. In 1981, in a piece for Harper’s, I wrote:

“The bald, statistically verifiable truth is that the teachers’ colleges, probably on ideological grounds, have produced an incredible proportion of incompetent black teachers. Evidence of this appears periodically, as, for example, in the results of a competency test given to applicants for teaching positions in Pinellas County, Florida (which includes St. Petersburg and Clearwater), cited in Time, June 16, 1980. To pass this grueling examination, an applicant had to be able to read at the tenth-grade level and do arithmetic at the eighth-grade level. Though they all held B.A.’s, 25 percent of the whites and 79 percent of the blacks failed. Similar statistics exist for other places.”s

Nothing has changed.

Blacks now control the presidency and thus, most importantly, the Attorney Generalship. In this the staggering political power of blacks is most evident. Obama was elected because he was black: an equally unqualified and negligible white pol would have had no chance. He is now fiercely pushing the most profound transformation of America ever attempted, by opening the floodgates to immigration from the south. To effect this end he apparently will simply ignore Congress. The people will not be consulted.

It is hard to imagine why he does it except from racism, from a desire to get even with whites by enrolling their country in the Third World. A short-sighted policy, yes, since Hispanics do not like blacks and will soon be more powerful—but that will come a bit later.

Note that self-inflicted problems of blacks consume inordinate amounts of public and governmental attention, even though only blacks can solve them. I might say, “should solve them,” since they never have and we all know they won’t. Yet we hear about them endlessly.

Are blacks in Chicago killing each other in large numbers? The solution might be to stop doing it, might it not? While I do not wish these young dead, I can do nothing to stop them, and it is not my problem. Are black children growing up illiterate? This gives me no pleasure, and I have various reasons both selfish and moral to wish it were not so. But perhaps the solution is for their parents, or parent, to see that they do their homework, or even to teach them. I cannot do this for them, and it isn’t my problem.

Why do I have to hear, endlessly, about the “achievement gap”? Whether of genetic or cultural origin, it seems as immutable as Avogadro’s number, and I can do nothing about it. I raise my children. They need to raise theirs.

They rule. It is astonishing.

(Republished from Fred on Everything by permission of author or representative)
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  1. D. K. says:

    If Blacks in America are both as demonstrably feckless and as seemingly omnipotent as you state, Mr. Reed, then a rational observer would need to conclude, I would think, that Blacks are merely “voting the proxy” of some other truly omnipotent party that is not feckless at all, yet wishes to remain above the fray or, perhaps, hidden behind the figurative curtain. As they used to “ax” when I lived down in New Orleans: “Who dat?”

  2. Jefferson says:

    Thanks to the left wing media, Ferguson which almost nobody has ever heard of 6 months ago is now as internationally famous as cities like Shanghai and Rome.

    Ferguson is now one of the most famous American cities in the world even though it only has a population of about 21 thousand people. I have been to sports games that have attracted way more people than that.

    Yet most people in the world have never heard of Knoxville, Tennessee which is the location where a White couple was raped, tortured, and burned to death by a group of Black thugs.

  3. shmiggen says:

    I will never ever understand why Fred and other whites are against mass hispanic immigration. (I’m white myself) The ‘spics will form a wedge between whites and blacks essentially cushioning us from the black mass. It’ll be the ‘spics that become future cops and teachers, so they’ll have to deal with them. Sure, working class whites won’t have as much insulation, but the ‘spic buffer will only help, not hinder. Not to mention the ‘spic birthrate will keep our population from tanking so far we cannot even meet our social security and medicare obligations. It’s a win-win situation.

    • Replies: @Jim
    , @Epaminondas
    , @Anonymous
  4. What a refreshing article! There will be a collective sigh of relief if the no-billing of Officer Wilson proceeds without major riots. Why should we feel grateful if a group of citizens decides to refrain from violent crime?

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    • Replies: @Realist
  6. @D. K.

    Yep. To say that blacks rule is similar to saying that the soldier rules or a the cop. Granted, they’re the force on the ground that you see. But they don’t rule. They’re simply the hammer.

    Nope. There is another group that rules, that pulls the strings. Blacks are the equivalent of their lap dogs. Actually, blacks are more than that to them. Whites feel the most guilt toward blacks, so they’re useful in pushing whites toward policies that will eventually displace whites or, at the very least, make the country that they built unrecognizable.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  7. retired says:

    All true. Obam et al have destroyed much progress on race relations but transgressions like Furgeson and thousands of crimes like the one mentioned above in Knoxville do the real damage. The solution? Live where you neighbors are peaceable, responsible and like minded. And where the idiot bureaucrats won’t introduce Section 8 housing.
    “Living well is the best revenge.”

  8. Mark Green says: • Website

    Here’s the shocking headline:

    Experts believe Black Americans will never achieve social or economic ‘equality’ with whites. Shocking, right?

    Here’s another shocker: Whites will soon be displaced from playing most professional sports. Well, sure.

    Nature does not disburse talent uniformly.

    But Fred, you’re exaggerating black power. Mob violence and racial agitation are not going to get blacks anywhere near the top of the American heap. Not even close. And blacks know this. All blacks can hope for is a continuation of affirmative action, various set-asides, free access to higher education, and more visible (and sympathetic) roles in Hollywood movies. But the ‘race gap’ will remain. All the rest is political theater.

    Sure, African-Americans are increasingly visible. But they are still not particularly powerful. And their status is low. They never will be equal in a free society with a white majority. Why? Whites possess more intellectual vigor. And whites are beautiful. When given the choice, whites will avoid blacks. This is nature talking. This is freedom in action.

    Blacks know this. They understand that they are not the the executive producers of this modern fairy tale involving ‘racial equality’. The big players are behind-the-scenes. Pretending to be race neutral. Ha! If only it was true.

    Indeed, all the double-standards involving blacks (and other minorities) which have emerged in the US over the past 60 years are not the result of black accomplishment, black solidarity and/or black legislative ingenuity. Blacks are merely the actors in a far bigger story. Black Americans have gotten a lot of help–critical help–from a certain class of wealthy, organized and intellectual whites who need no introduction. These whites have made all the difference as far as integrating blacks and elevating black status (and shaming whites) as a new ‘anti-racist’ paradigm in America is unfurled. But this objective, too, is a fantasy.

    Though the choreographers of this interracial dance are white, they have additional, unannounced agendas. Why not examine them, Fred?

    Racial equality and so-called black ‘advancement’ are steps on a longer road towards white displacement. The weapon, ironically, is ‘diversity’.

    The next privileged underclass to get a boost from these white ‘liberals’ are the millions of Hispanic gatecrashers who demand a ‘pathway to citizenship’ after entering the US illegally. Their ‘rights’ will not be denied. Who’s cooking all this boloney up, Fred? Not blacks.

    Indeed, the anti-white mainstream media invariably refers to this latest wave of cultural upheaval with euphemism and cant. Incredibly, it’s working. Whites are too ashamed/embarrassed to act on behalf of their collective interests. Racial advocacy (for whites) is taboo. Thus, a lot of good men are doing nothing beyond voting Republican. Good luck.

    But let’s be honest. The destructive process now underway in the West requires far more genius and sophistication then you’ll find in the black community. Blacks are mere tools in this process.

    The unwritten edict still apparently stands: ‘Don’t look at that man behind the curtain!’

    • Replies: @kikz
  9. Priss Factor [AKA "Andrea Ostrov Letania"] says:

    Much of what you say is true. But not this:

    “Obama was elected because he was black: an equally unqualified and negligible white pol would have had no chance.”

    Obama was elected because he was the unblack black. If being black is all it takes to win, would Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton have won in 2008?

    And was Bush II any more qualified than Obie?

    And how did dumbass Quayle become VP?

    And Palin?? What the hell was that?

    PS. Blacks get away with shit because Jews who really run this country play on ‘white guilt’ to paralyze white unity and power. So, Jews promote the narrative of the magical negro as victim of evil whites. As Jews have the power to force that Narrative, blacks get away with a lot of crap.

    Also, as white folks won’t state the obvious — that they are afeared of Negroes cuz blacks are naturally stronger and more aggressive — , a lot of sheltered and privileged whites have no idea that poorer whites are routinely victimized by black thugs.

    • Replies: @Retired
    , @Epaminondas
  10. Any credible Democrat would have won in 2008. However, a good many wealthy financial contributors wanted Obama to be the Democratic nominee.

    • Replies: @Rex Little
  11. Bliss says:

    This is not new, and it hasn’t changed. In 1981, in a piece for Harper’s, I wrote:

    So you have been bashing blacks all your professional life. And bashing white feminists too, let’s not forget. It is hard for decent people to take the side of congenital haters. Haters are so sleazy and low class…

    Your own statistic shows that in raw numbers there are far more unqualified white teachers as black ones, so why aren’t you getting your knickers in a bunch over them? Your obsession with demeaning blacks ad nauseam makes you look like a pathological case…

    Btw, since you are such a hispano-phile, can you share with us what percentage of hispanic teachers are unqualified to teach? Why aren’t you ranting and raging against tgem?

    • Replies: @Freemon Sandlewould
  12. Bliss says:

    Virtually everything revolves around what blacks want, demand, do, or can’t do. Their power seems without limit…..One expects the rich and smart to have disproportionate power. But America is dominated from the slums…..They rule. It is astonishing.

    What’s so astonishing is the outrageousness of your obsession with and paranoia of…the blacks. It’s truly bizarre, in a Stormfront kind of way…

    A short-sighted policy, yes, since Hispanics do not like blacks and will soon be more powerful—but that will come a bit later.

    Hmmm, so that’s why you emigrated to Mexico?

    Btw, you do know that mexican mestizos are between 5-10% african? I recommend you educate yourself about the black heritage of your beloved mexicans. You can start with this illuminating article by Steve Sailer:

    Most Americans, and even many Mexicans, don’t realize that a significant fraction of the Mexican population once looked markedly African. At least 200,000 black slaves were imported into Mexico from Africa. By 1810, Mexicans who were considered at least part-African numbered around a half million, or more than 10 percent of the population.

    What’s especially ironic about Mexico’s “racial amnesia” —
    a term coined by African-American historian Ted Vincent — is that during Mexico’s first century of independence, more than a few of its most famous leaders were visibly part black.

    Emiliano Zapata was perhaps the noblest figure in 20th century Mexican politics, a peasant revolutionary still beloved as a martyred man of the people. Although Marlon Brando played him in the 1952 movie “Viva Zapata!” the best-known photograph of the illiterate idealist shows him with clearly part-African hair. His village had long been home to many descendents of freed slaves.

    Similarly, Vicente Guerrero, a leading general in the Mexican War of Independence and the new nation’s second president, appears from his portraits and his nickname to have been part black.

    The apparent assimilation of Mexico’s ex-slaves into the overall gene pool is in marked contrast to America’s experience, where the black race has remained relatively distinct…….Cerda-Flores and his colleagues also examined the DNA of Mexican-Americans in Texas, who came out as about 6 percent black. Other studies of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans by molecular anthropologists have come up with black admixture rates ranging from 3 percent to 8 percent.

    • Replies: @Epaminondas
  13. Quercus says:

    Fred Reed you are a blistering idiot. The black community is one of the least educated and least wealhthy communities in the country, and since it is wealth which gives power you make the utterly absurd claim they rule?! Who runs the major corporations? Who gives the most money in political contributions? Who owns the news media? Shall I continue? Need I continue?

    You are it seems very much like the kind of Americans I find utterly contemptible – they wring their hands and tear their hair and express fear they will be victimized by blacks, the Hispanics will take their jobs, the terrorists will destroy the country, all while they sit on their soft asses and fatten because they have an abundance of food and machines to do all the physical labor.

    Shut up , Fred.

    • Replies: @Jim
  14. Tregon says:

    The dominance of the media by blacks is impressive.

    It’s their high IQs, Mr Reed, their long history of literacy, and their roles as fast-talking middlemen in the highly competitive mercantile civilizations of sub-Saharan Africa. Any society with blacks soon finds that they take control of the media. Except when they don’t.

  15. Jim says:

    Relying on a poorly educated population of manual laborers with an average IQ of perhaps 90 to support the extensive US entitlement system is a fantasy.

  16. Jim says:

    Quercus – You are talking about private economic wealth while Fred is talking about political power and cultural influence. In the latter domains blacks do have a surprising amount of power.

    Also you may perhaps overestimate the importance of economic wealth. An ancient Greek ruler was once asked which is it better to have – gold or iron? He replied – “He who has the iron will evenually have the gold as well.”

  17. Jim says:

    Regarding “The Nigger of the Narcissus”. James Wait – the Negro character in “The Nigger of the Narcissus” is generally interpreted as Josef Konrad Korzeniowski himself, a Polish aristocrat who could barely speak English living 24 hours a day with a bunch of lower class English sailers.

    • Replies: @Realist
  18. Jim says:

    Mass immigration into this country will in the long run be very bad for US blacks. They will wind up at the bottom of a very long totem pole.

    • Replies: @Sam
  19. Haha, nice writing, mr. Reed.
    In my beloved socialist monarchy of the Netherlands we have the same sort of diversity dominance, albeit from Morrocan decent.
    No significant problems with negroes though. Negroes here have more of cuddly stature.

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    , @Unzerker
  20. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    There’s the 13%, and then there’s the 2%…

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  21. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Much of their strength lies in their ability to be spoilers of whatever other groups may be trying to accomplish. They have all the time in the world to march and shout through bullhorns endlessly. If a part of the action isn’t handed off to them then they can spend their time sabotaging things, making life unpleasant for everybody else. They can’t build up but can only tear down and thus have to be bought off. Of course they’re being enabled by white fellow travelers who’ve bought into the black whine line and endless tales of woe and self-pity. The tail really does wag the dog.

  22. pyrrhus says:

    Fortunately, I believe that Obama’s presidency will prove the high water mark of Black political/media power, just as Harold Washington’s terms as Mayor of Chicago definitely marked the peak of Black influence there. Demographically, they will be swamped by hispanics, asians, and other minority groups, and since Blacks foolishly vote Democratic no matter what happens, they have no leverage.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  23. Realist says:

    Doesn’t work.
    A form of government that does not consider anyone too stupid to be able to vote is doomed to fail.

  24. Realist says:

    “….a bunch of lower class English sailers.’ I think you mean sailors or was that a play on Steve’s surname?

    • Replies: @Jim
  25. Priss Factor [AKA "Andrea Ostrov Letania"] says:

    The problem of blacks in America is that they are both the objects of fear and fawning.

    Suppose blacks were indeed nothing more than white folks with black skin, or black-white folks.
    Then, whites could feel sorry for the history of these ‘blacks’ and try to help them out. Over time, ‘blacks’ would merge with whites as, indeed, there would be no difference but skin color. It’s like most dark-skinned Hindus get along just fine with white folks.

    Real blacks were brought over here as slaves and did suffer discrimination–as well as other indignities–, so they are naturally the objects of pity. So, white folks fawn on them.
    But the problem is blacks are also the objects of fear since they are naturally stronger and more aggressive. White Libs rationalize that black criminality and pathologies are the product of ‘legacy of slavery’, but surely the ‘legacy of slavery’ didn’t make blacks stronger. Legacy of evolution in Africa made blacks stronger. What about black aggression and temperament? Could blacks be more aggressive because of rage/anger over past discrimination? There’s surely an element to that, but there’s greater likelihood that blacks are more aggressive because evolution made them fiercer and more warrior-like in their 100,000 yrs of evolution in hot Africa.
    If you take stronger muscles + higher aggression, you have a real problem.

    After all, most sexual violence is mostly male on female because of the simple fact that men are stronger and more aggressive than women. If we use the Liberal Logic, we should say the ‘legacy of male chauvinism’ made women so angry that they are going around robbing, raping, assaulting, and murdering men. But we don’t see that. Even though men have traditionally oppressed and brutalized women, most sexual violence is still mostly male on female. Biology trumps history.
    Likewise, biology trumps history when it comes to black problems. Blacks are stronger, more aggressive, more pathological, and less intelligent.
    If blacks were smaller and weaker and milder-tempered, they would pose fewer social problems EVEN IF whites had treated them twice as worse.

    Suppose a 1000 blacks had enslaved a 1000 scrawny Japanese. Suppose Japanese suffered slavery, racial discrimination, and insults from black slavers. But suppose blacks one day figure slavery is wrong and free the Japanese. What is the likelihood that Japanese would be robbing, attacking, raping, and murdering blacks? If we use the Liberal Logic of ‘legacy of slavery’, scrawny Japanese should be so filled with rage and anger that they’d be going around terrorizing blacks. But in all likelihood, even though blacks had historically wronged the Japanese, most of the violence will continue to be black-on-yellow since blacks are bigger, stronger, and more aggressive than Japanese who look and act like Yohei in SEVEN SAMURAI.

    Whites have been made to feel pity for blacks due to history. But whites also feel fear of blacks due to biology.

    The narrative says magical gentle-souled blacks were enslaved and done wrong, and therefore, good decent white folks must redress past wrongs. And many whites have been committed to doing just that.
    But biology says blacks are running wild, acting loutish, insulting and beating up honkey, and etc. because they are naturally stronger and more aggressive.
    Perhaps, things would have worked out better if the Cuban-system had been effected on blacks. Blacks in Cuba are better behaved because Cuba is a police state. And blacks tend to behave better in the military because there’s hard discipline for transgression.
    But in democratic American civil society, blacks have been given total freedom to do as they please, and the effect of this has been make them revert to their ugabuga jungle ways.
    People react to freedom differently. It’s like some dogs are naturally more hyper, some are calmer, some are more aggressive, some are more shy. If they let all of them to run free, they will all respond to freedom differently. Some will flee, some will fight more, some will dig a hole in the ground and hide, some will just lie down and take it easy.

    Anyway, because of white fawning and white fear of blacks, whites are often unsure when they’re motivated more by one or the other. Take Rand Paul the libertarian tard. His rhetoric calls for compassion and understanding for the blacks of Ferguson, but is it really motivated by white sympathy or white fear of black lunacy?
    No one wants to admit that he or she’s acting our of fear as it sounds cowardly. So, even when whites are scared of blacks and pandering to black demands out of fear/appeasement, they shroud their actions with highfalutin rhetoric of ‘understanding’ and ‘reconciliation’.

    We need some straight talk. Blacks be crazy. And they is stronger.

    • Replies: @Jim
  26. Art says:

    Is beating up on the weak a manly thing to do?

    After 200 years of slavery, 100 years of Jim Crow, and 50 years of liberal Jewish control – is it a manly thing to beat up on the blacks? It would seen that the courageous thing to do, is to take on the Jewish establishment that has created this sad situation. They have used the real victimhood of blacks to bolster their control of Gentile America. It is painfully obvious that some whites are helping them.

    Jesus said “to those who are given much, much is expected” Hmm?

  27. Biff says:

    Blacks have NO power. What they have is exactly what the 99% of whites have – an illusion of power, but none in the real sense of the word..

    As for destruction of their own neighbor hood – given the same opportunity they probably would do the same thing as Whitey did in Vietnam..

  28. Mohamed says:

    I thought Fred Reed was really smart, but he exposed that he isn’t. If he thinks that blacks have power, or influence, or importance in America today, he obviously has no clue of what he is talking about. Blacks today live in political, educational and economic slavery that isn’t much different than they lived in 1950s! True Obama is black and a president, but he does the bidding of NOT blacks but the people who put him in the office. Who are they? Well, I am sure everyone knows it. If Fred thinks Ferguson incident showed Black Power, he is either simpleton or a racist in the extreme. Let us just look at the facts: a white police officer shoots and kills a black teenager. What followed that incident will demonstrate whether blacks have any power or influence in America.

    When the white officer killed the teenager, the police REFUSED to give even the officers name! They refused to release his picture. The white community rallied around the killer officer and collected over $400,000.00( four-hundred-thousand) dollars. All the police officers in Ferguson started wearing a band that says “We are all Daren Wilson!” All that for killing an unarmed teenager! And you say blacks have power in America?

    Now turn the tape around. And let us assume a white police officer(don’t bother with black officer), but a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed white teenager. Would the police have refused to release the officer’s name? Would they have refused to release the officer picture? They wouldn’t and they couldn’t! Would the community have rallied around the killer of the white teenager and collected $400,000.00 dollars for him? Would the officers wear a badge that say “They are Daren wilson, after he shot a white boy?” Are you kidding me! The officer would be in jail for killing an unarmed white teenager. That is the difference. Whites have power, and the police protects them. Blacks don’t have any power or influence, so the police shoots them left and right. A white police officer killed an unarmed black teenager, and instead of paying for his crime, he is elevated into near hero status. And you claim blacks have power in America? Fred, you are either buffoon or a hate filled racist, or victim of the Jewish media that is bent on turning the blacks into political and economic slavery.

    If the media were on the side of the blacks, Daren Wilson would have been in jail for killing an innocent teenager. The community would have disowned him, and wouldn’t have given him a penny. The police department would have disassociated with him. That is the power of the media.

    • Replies: @Jim
    , @Priss Factor
    , @quercus
  29. Jim says:

    Sorry – I’m not good at spelling.

  30. Bliss says:
    @Willem Hendrik

    No significant problems with negroes though. Negroes here have more of cuddly stature.

    Well, you just blew some fuses in the binary black-obsessed brains of the bloggers Fred Reed, Derbyshire et al. And their ignorant, narrow and shallow minded (and mean-spirited) amen corner here.

    The moroccans in Netherlands, algerians in France, turks in Germany, gypsies in Romania who are to euros what blacks and hispanics are to american race realists ( laughable that realist part) are all classified as white caucasians…

  31. Jim says:
    @Priss Factor

    Regarding blacks in the military. They can enlist only if they score a high enough score in what is essentially an IQ test. Also if they act crazy once they are in they would be quickly discharged.

  32. Jim says:

    We will be in a better position to judge what actually happened in Ferguson when the Grand Jury testimony is released. But based on what has been leaked so far it doesn’t look as if Wilson did anything wrong.

  33. Neutral says:

    While I enjoy these frank articles about race, that will not be allowed in most outlets, lets take it a bit further – who is behind this black power ? Who dominates the media and the cultural discourse, who decides what are correct thoughts and what is not, who controls finance and thus the levers of power, obviously its not the blacks. I am talking about jew power, the fact that even here this risks getting one banned already tells you where real power lies.

  34. @Bliss

    How are all those groups doing in social and economic metrics in Europe? Also – none of them are “white Caucasians.”

    What are you seeing of American blacks that convinces you the race-realists are wrong?

  35. Priss Factor [AKA "Andrea Ostrov Letania"] says:

    “I thought Fred Reed was really smart, but he exposed that he isn’t. If he thinks that blacks have power, or influence, or importance in America today, he obviously has no clue of what he is talking about.”

    Blacks do and don’t have great power. In economic terms, they are behind other groups.
    And in many elite areas, blacks are woefully underrepresented.

    But in some ways, blacks are indeed very powerful.

    1. There are many blacks in the government/public sector, and those blacks are cannot be touched or fired, not even for gross negligence, corruption, and incompetence. Government power cannot be ignored.

    2. Blacks have sports power. As American are sports-nutty, many worship black athletes as demigods. White boys have orgasms about their Negro hero athletes. They wet their pants like white girls wet their pants over Elvis the Pelvis. Negro sports dominance has pussified the white boys.

    3. Blacks have musical power. As today’s pop music is mostly about funky music and ‘yo ass’ and ‘muh dick’, black music has tremendous cultural cachet. Black music is such a cool and hip thing among whites that entire European nations wanna import more blacks to have more funky music. Irish want more blacks because U2 sang all those songs about how great and magical Negroes are.

    4. Blacks have street power. Most street thug violence is black on non-black. Most school violence is black on non-black. Many people are afraid of blacks in public areas. When blacks decide to riot and beat up people, non-blacks are so afraid that they cower and beg for mercy.

    5. Blacks have sexual power. Because black men have bigger muscles and dongs, they dominate Jewish-controlled porn. And Jewish media promote ‘Afro-Aryan’ quasi-fascist imagery. So, whites are convulsively enslaved to black studliness. White women lust after Negro studs, and white boys dream that they could be like a Negro football player who makes all those touchdowns and humps all those blonde girls.

    6. Blacks have moral power. Because of slavery and ‘Jim Crow’ narrative and because of the Protestant culture of moral conscience among Americans, there is a great deal of ‘white guilt’ associated with blacks.
    Though black moral power is associated with black powerlessness in the ‘racist’ past, it is also associated with black powerfulness in style. It’s like MLK had a mega-boom-box voice. If blacks were short and stubby like Mexicans and if MLK didn’t have a set of pipe organs, no way he would have been seen as a godlike figure. Same goes for Morgan Freeman. It’s the voice. A lot of white folks hear black voice and hear godliness. God is supposed to be powerful, and black voice is more powerful than white voice. So, the white mind conflates the powerful black voice and black victim-hood under slavery, and hears the voice of the new messiah. Why is the cult of Christianity so potent. It wasn’t only because Jesus was whupped and killed but because He was said to have suffered so nobly as the Son of God.

    Whites feel far less sympathy for the natives of South American even though they suffered much more than Negroes. There were 60 million natives in South America, but European diseases wiped out 55 million of them. Rest were enslaved and their women were raped by Conquistadors and produced the mestizo.
    So, why isn’t there much white guilt or sympathy for indigenous peoples? They are short, wimpy-voiced like Guillermo, funny-looking, and etc. So, even though they suffered a lot, it seems they were born to be subservient since they are so small and Gomez-looking-and-sounding.

    The cult of Jesus wouldn’t be potent if He was just some loser Jew. It’s potent because He was said to be the Son of God. It was noble power + noble suffering.
    Even though the real Negro is just some wild-ass mofo, silly white folks have created this Christo-Negro image of the black as the new messiah. It is the combination of white folks’ pity for the helpless Negro who be whupped by cruel massuh AND of white folks’ fascination with Negroes of bigger stature, bigger voice, and greater magnetism.

    7. Blacks have numerical power. 13% of the population aint peanuts. Also, if not for massive immigration of past decades, the black percentage of the population today would be close to 30% or 35%. Though massive immigration is pretty shitty, it might be preferable to whites being overrun with Negroes.
    Consider that in 1960, whites were 89% of the population while Negroes were 10%. With massive immigration, white share of the population has gone down drastically but black share hasn’t gone down but wet up. It means that while white folks stopped having babies, blacks were having tons of babies, which is why their share of the population has either remained constant or has even gone up despite massive influx of browns and yellows and Muslims(and some whites too).
    Though I don’t like immigration, unless we deal with the Negro problem, immigration is better than the gradual Negro-ization of America. Better mestizo or yellow than Negro.

    8. Blacks have ‘usefulness’ power. Jews, the real elites of the US, find Negroes useful in manipulating ‘white guilt’. Consider how the Jewish-run media treated Paula Deen. As long as Jews see white gentiles as their main rivals for power, they will favor and use Negroes to guilt-bait whites.
    Without Negroes, there isn’t much with which Jews can guilt-bait and paralyze white power. Sure, there’s the tragedy of American Indians, but that narrative is too much like what Zionists did to Palestinians, so Jews would prefer to bury that.

    • Replies: @Sam
  36. Ivy says:

    The French have said ‘you Americans have your blacks, we have our Arabs’.

    • Replies: @Bliss
  37. Neutral says:

    Some may classify them as white, but that is certainly not accepted by others.

    • Replies: @Bliss
  38. quercus says:

    I thought too, Mohammad, that Fred Reed, possessed some intelligence, but perhaps his brains have all drained out his nether regions.

  39. Retired says:
    @Priss Factor

    If Jews, who are 3% of the population really run things then the rest of us must be really stupid.

  40. Retired says:

    Speaking of stupid, a minority only has power to the extent they earn it (Jews) or the majority gives it to them (Blacks)
    As part of the setback in race relations, there will be more pushback against affirmative action, rationalization of bad behavior by blacks, and attempts to make whites feel guilty about black underachievement.

  41. Priss Factor [AKA "Andrea Ostrov Letania"] says:

    We are. Most people are dumb. Remember Hindus were ruled by handful of Brits for 200 yrs.

    We is so dumb.

  42. @D. K.

    Precisely. Blacks are enabled by a combination of wealthy and foolish white liberals. We all know who they are in our communities.

  43. @shmiggen

    You can put down that bong now.

  44. @Priss Factor

    Yep. And snotty whites with wealth and position don’t care about poor whites.

  45. @Bliss

    Tell us about yourself, Bliss. Of mixed race? Irish? Do tell.

  46. Neutral says:

    Depends how you define stupid and smart. If the ability to be unscrupulous, corrupt and have no qualms in doing anything to have your way is clever, then you are right, they are clever.

  47. Victor says:


    Fred is surprised that blacks have so much power. Actually, they do not. It is all given to them by the Jewish controlled media and our Jewish controlled govt. The civil rights movement was a Jewish racket. Judaists have been behind affirmative action and more 3rd world immigration.

    So who gives the Judaists so much power? Well, the Christian white majority does. They worship a Jew called Jesus and believe he is God. So for many of them, any Jew must be related to God, and therefore is God!!

    Never mind the Judaists hate Christians, believe Mother Mary was a whore and Jesus is in hell in boiling excrement. See Talmud Unmasked. See Israel Shahak’s book: Jewish history, Jewish religion. They are both available online. Judaists are destroying the white majority by giving blacks power and even importing more fresh blacks from Africa to destroy more Whites so the Judaists have exploit and control a fragmented society with all groups fighting with each other and the Judaists on top of them all (divide and conquer strategy).

    So the root of the problem is gullible white Christians—too stupid to see their biggest enemy out to exterminate them by using Blacks and Mexicans as proxy—the Judaists.

  48. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Now white people act the same way. whites kill, rape, and traffic little kids everyday! why is black always have to bad or negative? white people murder and get away with it everyday. they call black animals and stuff but whites have been the biggest animals and rapist, serial killers, kidnappers and all since slavery. God made all races he didn’t make one race better then another race, all black are not bad so the article should have said some blacks. So tell me if polices shot white people for no reason why people wouldn’t act out like that? what gives police officers the right to shoot people for no reason at all. So if the world is waiting for too see if blacks with act up again I am sure the world is waiting to see what other white kid will take a gun to school and shoot up other kids. white student on a college campus will take a gun and shoot other students, white teacher will have inappropriate relationship with another student in her class. you know I am telling the truth what the world better be afraid of is when Satan himself come to rule the world and he is coming soon. it doesn’t matter if your white or black or whatever if you don’t have his mark or bow down to him he will have you killed.

  49. Sean says:

    Fred lives in Mexico. LOL..
    Write about the wonders of illegal mexicans, and their incompetence.

  50. Stealth says:

    I agree; black people do dominate public spaces, even when they’re outnumbered. A large portion of them are ill-mannered, aggressive and confrontational. Most whites probably have the sensation of powerlessness whenever they’re in the presence of a lot black people. But, what I do not agree with is the notion that black people, by themselves, have any real political power. When you look past the superficial, you begin to see this. Blacks have neither the human capital nor the resources to serve as a foundation for actual clout.

    I’ll give you an example. Whenever a group of white people begin to complain about black people, one of them will inevitably bring up Al Sharpton – very early in the conversation. They might bring up Jesse, too, but usually just to say “Al and Jesse.” Well, Al Sharpton doesn’t own MSNBC. Somebody who’s not black gave him his show and allows him to stay on the air. It’s not only MSNBC, though. Whenever you see him being interviewed by any news outlet, keep in mind that black people in the ghetto didn’t pull strings to get him on the program. White people chose to put him in front of the camera. Trust me, he didn’t earn his position on merit (alone or at all, for that matter). Watch what happens when the teleprompter malfunctions.

    Barack Obama is in the White House, likewise, because a bunch of supposedly wise white people, throughout the country, thought it would be peachy keen swell to have a black guy occupy the office, and Obama was the first black candidate to come along who wasn’t an outright clown. Those white people had been waiting a long time for him.

    “Well, we’re held hostage to the threat of mass violence,” someone might say. I say, keep in mind that white people are often responsible for whipping up that violence in the first place. We only know about Michael Brown’s death because the press chose to make it a big deal. White journalists know that the ghetto is filled with people who are waiting for an excuse to loot and vandalize. Instead of approaching racial issues judiciously, they do everything they can to anger the black population.

    • Replies: @Stealth
  51. Stealth says:

    Oh, I forgot: It is white people who blacklist and shun other white people as a punishment for politically incorrect speech.

  52. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Wow. I get it – footsoldiers. And I know the group you are talking about who really rules behind the curtain – as Voltaire said “If you really want to know who rules over you, ask which group it is that you cannot speak badly of” and we all know who that is… not blacks (even though as their proxy they are also protected). Very interesting to see that people might be putting this all together. If people can figure out that their nation is being swindled from them, they just might be able to save it.

  53. Victor says:


    This is my addition to my previous comment.

    Here is the facial reconstrution of Jew-sus, oops, I mean Jesus, aka Lord Jesus.

    So if you still believe Jesus is Lord (and I presume you believe he existed, because some people at do not), please look at his face.

    Scientists have reconstructed it. Really. Here it is, in a science mag:

    This is the root of Black and Jewish power.

  54. God, but there are some stupid people posting comments. Fred did his damndest to preserve a literary effect without resorting to drawing stick figures and coloring-in with crayon.

    And you DAs still missed it.

    Oh, well.

  55. Sean says:

    Ramblings of a man with the onset of dementia.
    Blacks, as a group, control nothing.

    • Replies: @Stealth
    , @Sean
  56. Stealth says:

    White America’s goose is still cooked, though. Eventually, nonwhite activists and politicians will no longer need the patronage of rich white people to function, and they’ll be so numerous that they can just elect their own to political office. They’ll reach critical mass, you might say. While living as a minority among the various nonwhite groups in the US might be doable, “anti-racist” whites have been hard at work for a long time to prevent any future for the country in which everyone gets along.

    The term social justice warrior is popular these days. Most SJW’s I’ve known were raised in upper middle or upper class households, and money allowed them to do and have anything they wanted. As a result, they suffer from delusions of invincibility. They’re arrogant, over-confident and too optimistic about the future. They can’t imagine that their fashionable anti-white activities will have consequences not only for the redneck proles they don’t like, but also for themselves. Rich liberals cannot see – or perhaps refuse to acknowledge – that their ship is sinking.

  57. Cato says:

    Fred: You’ve always been a straight talker and this time you were exceptionally brave. Much appreciated. But I’m puzzled by most of the comments. My guess is that at least half are blacks who are trying to smear you by association as an Anti-Semite.

    • Replies: @John Jeremiah Smith
  58. Of course all of this is media generated, as several here have already said. The media tell us what people are thinking even before the thought came to them – and even if it didn’t. Blacks are said to be outraged – and if somebody tells you that you are outraged you think a bit and decide that maybe you ought to be – because evidently it’s expected of you. You therefore become outraged and angry and find you will get support from the media if you go and take it out on somebody: this culture of anger has been fabricated.

    It isn’t restricted to the USA and Canada either – if you listen to the BBC Overseas Service 30-40% of their time is devoted to Africa and Africans, regardless of their contribution to the world or the relative importance of the news. A recent BBC Director General made the remark that his organization was “hideously white” – that has all changed since: black announcers abound and one has English so poor he is barely intelligible.

    But, so far, nobody here has figured out why this is being done.

    Here are three reasons:

    (1) It’s handy to stifle racism – and a buffer created using blacks serves that purpose – they have been fashioned into a ‘hate-focus’ to draw off fire we might otherwise be directing elsewhere. In all the examples Fred gives they have been manipulated into becoming pretty obnoxious while, inherently, they are actually no more so than we are. They are being used and abused all right – but by the media, not by us.

    (2) Elevation of certain blacks to the status of role models will, in general, assist in the degeneration of the young and, certainly, brainwashing them into thinking it’s cool to behave like a rappist or a spoiled sports-star will not do a lot for their intellects. If you think there is a move afoot to dumb everybody down you are right.

    (3) Don’t discount the well-meaning whites who sincerely believe everything they are being told – we all know somebody like that – these are the unwitting executioners of the big plan.

  59. @Cato

    Fred: You’ve always been a straight talker and this time you were exceptionally brave. Much appreciated. But I’m puzzled by most of the comments. My guess is that at least half are blacks who are trying to smear you by association as an Anti-Semite.

    More than likely, Cato, they are just stupid, as in “Never attribute to conspiracy that which is more readily explained by stupidity”.

    I find it interesting that Fred is no longer zealous about guarding his market segment, and more frequently speaks the unvarnished truth. And expresses it quite well. That many in the plaza are just plain stupid is just business as usual.

  60. Clyde says:

    Fortunately, I believe that Obama’s presidency will prove the high water mark of Black political/media power, just as Harold Washington’s terms as Mayor of Chicago definitely marked the peak of Black influence there. Demographically, they will be swamped by hispanics, asians, and other minority groups, and since Blacks foolishly vote Democratic no matter what happens, they have no leverage.

    Lets hope so. You logic is good but due to blacks actually living here for six plus generations/ being more senior stakeholders/ they have wormed their way into the political and bureaucratic infrastructures of The Feds and the more liberal States. In a massive way beyond their numbers. The Congressional Black Caucus (BTW full of chiselers) has more power than any Hispanic bloc in Congress

    The other minorities have just recently parachuted in. Even Hispanics whose numbers were nil until post WW2 when Puerto Ricans started moving here (see West Side Story). Hispanic numbers in voting and living off the taxpayers via being govt employed drones is still much less than blacks. I give credit to all Hispanics (legal, illegal. citizen) for being 100x more clever and entrepreneurial than blacks.

  61. Bliss says:

    The French have said ‘you Americans have your blacks, we have our Arabs’.

    Actually France has plenty blacks as well. Yet it is the MENAs, who are classified as white caucasians in America, who are seen as the troublesome ones there. Ditto in the Netherlands: according to a recent post by a dutch forumite here blacks are seen as cuddly there in stark contrast to the white (US census definition) morroccans.

    In the UK there is a similar contrast between the blacks from the carribean and west africa vs the pakistanis (defined as caucasians) from the northwest corner of the indian subcontinent. Blacks intermarry with the native white brits at a far higher rate than south asians.

    These examples from Europe should serve as a reality check for the binary brained american race realists (aka ignoramuses) who are brainwashed into the belief that blacks are the biggest problem in every corner of the world.

    • Replies: @Hare Krishna
  62. Bliss says:

    Some may classify them as white, but that is certainly not accepted by others.

    In other words race is to a large extent a social construct? Tell that to the race realists who subscribe to obviously irrational 19th century race fantasies.

    I am just going by the official racial classification system of the US Census Bureau, in which MENAs are white caucasians along with europeans. If you got a problem with that take it to the census guys…

  63. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:


    then i suggest you take Spanish classes, with most younger Hispanics i meet knowing/speaking Spanish is all the rage and many won’t speak in English even though they know it fluently. There are some older Hispanics that will never speak English they feel it’s an insult to use that language and they have a saying for it that loosely translates into “English is the language of the dogs”

    then there was the soccer game back in 2004 (i think) where the US team played the Mexican team in Pasadena and the US team was the ‘visitor’ as the vast majority of the fans were for the Mexican team, booed the US nation anthem or blew air horns during the whole thing but one young Hispanic American summed it up best “i was born in the USA and all that i have is because i live here but my heart will always be with Mexico” how long do you think he’ll wanna keep paying SS so your silly white privileged ass can sit around all day?

  64. Hersh says:

    I live in New Jersey in an area that is overwhelmingly white. In New Jersey, anyone who lives in an overwhelmingly white area wants to live in an overwhelmingly white area. Its that simple.

  65. Cameron says:

    “There are about 4.2 million American adults who say they are Jewish by religion, representing 1.8% of the U.S. adult population. But there are roughly 5.3 million Jews (2.2% of the adult population) if the total also includes “Jews of no religion,” a group of people who say they are atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” when asked about their religion but who were raised Jewish or have a Jewish parent and who still consider themselves Jewish aside from religion. This is the net Jewish population as defined by the Pew Research report.”

    You people who believe that Jews are the cause of all of your and the world’s problems are paranoid, dumb clucks looking for scapegoats to blame for your lack of success. You should be ashamed of yourselves. It’s time for you to crawl back into your holes with your thumbs in your mouths.

    • Replies: @Tony
  66. Tony says:



    So before Judaists go around calling normal people names, Judaists need to look at themselves first.

  67. Fred,

    “They rule. It is astonishing.”

    How so? How do you imagine our skin became white? Because our ancestors dominated theirs’, or the other way around?

  68. @David In TN

    Any credible Democrat would have won in 2008.

    Absolutely right. In fact, I think any Democrat would have won that year even if he’d sported horns, cloven hooves and a tail.

    However, it seems likely that if Obama wasn’t (sort of) black, Hilary would have won the nomination.

  69. @Bliss

    American “race realists” are the most deluded people on the planet outside of the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. They are so bound up on the illusory notion of “race” that they neglect things like culture, religion, and other factors. Especially Islam

    • Replies: @Sam
  70. Unzerker says:
    @Willem Hendrik

    No significant problems with negroes though. Negroes here have more of cuddly stature.

    Utter Bollocks. Caribbean Blacks are by far the most criminal people in our country, followed by African blacks. Moroccans come in third.

    Just to give you an example: Caribbean black men are being murdered at 15 (!) times the rate as native Dutch people. And it aren’t the natives who are murdering them.

  71. Sam says:
    @Priss Factor

    All of the power that you attribute to them, ignoring the ridiculous ‘sexual power’ stupidity, is attributed to them. They don’t generate it. Therefore, it’s not power. All real power is generated from within a group, not confered to it via decree.

  72. Sam says:
    @Hare Krishna

    Illusory? No problem. There are plenty of black people for you to procereate with. Get moving, have some kids, check back in 10 years, and please update us to your opinion on the illusory nature of race. If you are black, your comment is meaningless. Culture, religion, and “other factors” excuses are the highest form of BS straight out of the far-left’s playbook.

  73. Sam says:

    Yes, in some countries in South America they are veritably untouchable.

  74. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    you speak of the black male 13-30 years old responsible for more than half of all US violent crime?

  75. kikz says:
    @Mark Green

    unc’ fred won’t even touch that ‘red heifer’…….

  76. @Bliss

    Crazy talk Bliss. You’re just trying to shut him up rather than argue the point.

    All numbers should be looked at on a per capita basis. Therein lies your math errors.

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