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From the Washington Post news section:

As homicides soar nationwide, mayors see few options for regaining control

By Griff Witte and Mark Berman

June 22, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. PDT

The killings rolled over the country like a fast-moving storm. From Savannah to Austin, from Chicago to Cleveland. In six hours one night this month, four mass-shooting attacks. And in their wake, a sober recognition from city leaders that they don’t have many options left for curbing a surge in homicides that is traumatizing communities nationwide.

“We have done almost all we can do,” said Van Johnson, the mayor of Savannah, Ga.

The tools for fighting back are “limited” without state and federal help, said Austin Mayor Steve Adler (D).

“It’s going to get worse,” Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (D) said.

As the homicide rate climbed through a year of pandemic-imposed shutdowns and civil unrest, officials held firm to their belief that the rise was driven by that exceptional set of circumstances. As life returned to normal, the theory went, the killings would slow.

But even as coronavirus restrictions have been lifted and protests have quieted in recent months, the violence has not subsided. Indeed, it has continued to grow. And now, local leaders are grappling with a possibility they had long feared: that a decades-long era of declining murder rates in America’s cities may be over, and that the increased killings may be here to stay.

“There’s nothing,” said Jackson, “that’s going to bring this down in the near future.”

Officials and criminal justice experts offer abundant reasons: A nation awash in guns, now more than ever. Deep mistrust between police departments and the communities they serve, particularly in high-poverty areas. The still-painful stresses caused or exacerbated by the pandemic. A cycle of violence that, once set in motion, is hard to break.

But not the media-declared “racial reckoning.” That couldn’t have exacerbate the murder problem. It just couldn’t.

“The thing about violence is that it builds on itself. It cascades,” Princeton sociologist Patrick Sharkey said. “Each shooting brings the possibility of a reprisal.”

While the causes may be known — or at least theorized

Just so long as nobody theorizes that Black Live Matter got a whole bunch of black lives murdered.

— the solutions are more contested.

Going back to what we were doing on May 24, 2020 is inconceivable because it would require a lot of experts to admit they were wrong.

Even now, there is widespread disagreement over why the homicide rate fell for so long.

Because murder is bad, so anti-murderists took a whole bunch of reasonable steps to reduce it? Because we used to believe that all lives mattered?

How to bring it back down has become a subject of vigorous debate, with the issue taking center stage in Tuesday’s New York mayoral primary and offering yet another flash point in the country’s partisan divide.

Democrats almost universally say tighter gun laws are needed to curb violent crime, along with investments in education and jobs programs to reduce historic inequities.

“Guns and poverty are the two outliers that we have compared to other countries,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (D), whose city saw a near-doubling of homicide rates last year.

I can think of a third outlier.

“There are just guns everywhere.”

But new gun restrictions are a nonstarter in Washington, where Republicans have blocked repeated efforts, and in many GOP-controlled state legislatures the laws have been loosened this year.

Republicans — along with many police unions and some chiefs — say the real cause of the spike in killings has been an overzealous criminal justice reform movement that has devastated morale in departments and allowed too many criminals to go free.

“Nowhere do you see recognition that there are some people who cause incredible harm to the community and who unfortunately need to be in jail,” said Bill Bratton, a former police commissioner in New York, Los Angeles and Boston.

The argument that reforms are to blame for the increase in homicides doesn’t hold water, said the Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, a pastor and activist in Boston, which saw homicides rise last year but decline so far in 2021.

After all, what does Bill Bratton know about reducing crime?

“People don’t wake up and go, ‘You know what? I’m going to shoot you because of police reform,’ ” said White-Hammond, who is also the city’s top environmental official but spoke only in her capacity as a pastor and an activist. “If you know young people who are engaged in this world, they’re not emboldened because of police reform.”

They wake up and think: “Should I take my illegal handgun with me to the club? Are the cops likely to stop and search me? Or are they afraid I’ll go George Floyd on them and they’ll be all over the Internet in an hour so they are just going to drive on by?”

Putting reforms in place could lead to “a period of transition that’s tough” as officials figure out how to change things, she said. But the solution, White-Hammond said, “is to lean in and do the work to figure out how we’re going to shift, rather than being halfhearted and coming up with excuses to leave in place a system that doesn’t work, that takes people’s lives unnecessarily.”

“Is that what you’re saying?” she said of people linking reforms to the rise in killings. “We should just leave in place a broken system, because fixing it will be messy in the short term?”

Bratton, who helped pioneer the “broken windows” theory of policing in which even petty violations are punished to prevent more serious crime, had long posited that widespread urban violence could be kept at bay almost indefinitely.

By his own admission, the past year has proven him wrong.

… The violence has extended into the summer. In Philadelphia, homicides and shootings are both already ahead of last year. As of June 13, there were 238 homicides, up from 179 at the same point last year, along with more than 1,600 shootings, up from more than 1,300, according to police.

In New York, there were 181 slayings as of June 6, up from 162 on that date last year, police reported. And there were 687 shootings by that date, up from 409 a year earlier. Police in Los Angeles reported 148 homicides by last week, up from 121 over the same period in 2020.

But, keep in mind that the 2020 murder surge really only got into high gear around May 30 of last year, when Chicago had 18 murders in 24 hours during the George Floyd Memorial Pillaging. I don’t know whether murders are still increasing relative to the last seven months of 2020 or whether we’ve merely arrived at the Racial Reckoning’s New Normal.

… While some commentators have sought to link the increase in killings to the demonstrations that followed George Floyd’s murder and the ensuing push to cut police funding, Asher said there was no relationship between places with the heaviest protests and the largest increase in homicides.

Homicides and shootings were already up in several cities, including New York, Philadelphia and Chicago, among others, before Floyd’s death. Asher also found no connection between the increases in homicides and police funding, with little difference in the rise in bloodshed regardless of whether a city’s police budget rose or fell.

The increase is also not localized in big cities, but is extending to “cities of every size,” Asher said, including smaller communities.

But we know that the murder boom was focused on black neighborhoods. It’s almost as if last year blacks were encouraged to act out.

“Given how widespread it was, it suggests that there was a big national thing that drove it, or more likely, big national things that drove it,” Asher said.

I’m stumped as to what a big national thing related to crime and law enforcement there might have been last year.

Seriously, because the fact that the black minority makes up the majority of murderers in the U.S. is not news that’s fit to print, it’s hard for people to think productively about what the effect of Establishment rhetoric on the murder rate might be. In minds stuffed with approved ideas, there is no connection between how blacks are encouraged to behave and the national murder rate.

You know and I know that blacks were 55.9% of known murder offenders in 2019, so it’s not hard for us to conceive of the possibility that if blacks in 2020 are repeatedly lectured that the cops are the bad guys and they are the good guys, that that might have a big impact on the national murder rate. But many Americans don’t know this fact in the part of their brains that is devoted to thinking about controversies in the media (on the other hand, they do know it in the other part of their brain that thinks about real estate decisions and the like, but never the twain shall meet).

Experts and law enforcement officials alike point first to the flood of guns on American streets.

Gun sales swelled last year, particularly in the spring as the pandemic took hold and then in the summer after nationwide protests over racial injustice and policing, a Washington Post analysis previously found. That increase in people buying guns continued into the start of this year.

An increase in legal gun owners likely drives up the rate of completed suicides, but what percentage of murders are committed by the legal owners of rifles?

The sheer ubiquity of guns, said Bryanna Fox, an associate professor of criminology at the University of South Florida and a former FBI special agent, “facilitates impulsive decision-making.”

“Somebody who would’ve been able to calm down, walk away and make a better choice 30 minutes later now has access to a gun and can use it in a very destructive way,” she said.

In other words, people with criminal records who can’t legally own a gun should be too scared of the cops to be packing heat, but during the racial reckoning, they stopped worrying as much about the cops stopping them and find their gun and sending them to prison.

… Barnes [in Madison] said the people committing acts of violence in his community are notably younger than in the past, and he said for these people, shootings are seen as a way to gain “instant credibility” among their peers.

In other words, the incremental shooters in Madison are … young black males.

One thing I’ve noticed although I don’t have the stats at hand is that (non-domestic) white murderers tend to be Hardened Criminals who started breaking bad many years ago and finally worked themselves up to murder, often in their 30s. In contrast, very young killers tend to be black (or sometimes Hispanic).

… That’s particularly true at a time when the legal system in many parts of the country remains inundated by prosecutions after the extended shutdown of the courts because of the pandemic.

Nancy O’Malley, district attorney in the California county that includes Oakland, said she has a 12,000-case backlog, with no realistic prospect of clearing it.

“We’re just dismissing because we know we won’t see a courtroom,” she said.

Those dismissals come after a year in which lawmakers prioritized keeping people out of jails so that overcrowded conditions did not exacerbate the spread of the virus.

True, but the Establishment also prioritized not arresting blacks for racial reckoning reasons.

With bail rules relaxed under emergency orders, people arrested on weapons and other charges were free to roam.

“There was basically no consequence,” O’Malley said. “We saw some people who were released for low-level crimes come back and commit higher-level crimes.”

Those included murder: Oakland had 102 homicides last year, up from 75 the year before. The pace of killings this year is even faster….

Sharkey, the sociologist, said neighborhood by neighborhood might be more like it. Police, he said, have had to step back after community outrage over brutal and racist tactics, with violent crime creeping into the void.

Police leaders say officers might be pulling back in some cases, fearing potential backlash or controversy, but other experts said they were skeptical that “de-policing” was leading to the rise in killings.

Still, the environment could change if community leaders and groups start to fill that space with mentorship and job programs, redesigns of empty lots and after-school activities for youngsters, Sharkey said. All are initiatives, he said, that have been proven to work in reducing crime.

“Police dominating by any means necessary is not sustainable,” Sharkey said. “We need a new model.”

Sorry, but the alternative to the state having a monopoly on violence is not after-school activities for youngsters, but nobody having a monopoly on violence and thus lots more violence.

 
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  1. anon[169] • Disclaimer says:

    It was obviously a surge of White Privilege that somehow did something some way.

    “Guns and poverty are the two outliers that we have compared to other countries,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (D), whose city saw a near-doubling of homicide rates last year.

    Where did the massive upsurge in poverty come from in May, 2020?

    I can’t decide if these people are retarded, tripping, insane or really evil liars. Guess which one I’m leaning towards?

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Replies: @Kibernetika
    @anon

    "I can’t decide if these people are retarded, tripping, insane or really evil liars. Guess which one I’m leaning towards?"

    Hold on, sir. Some of those descriptors or adjectives are now forbidden in polite company! Not sure how you'd choose only one; I'd choose at least three of the four ;)

  2. anon[536] • Disclaimer says:

    On topic:

    https://nypost.com/2021/06/22/why-the-feds-cant-stop-nyc-shootings-with-illegal-gun-crackdown/

    Guns seized in NYC have typically been around for 11 years.

    According to ATF statistics from 2019 — the last year for which figures were available — the average time between a gun’s initial purchase and its confiscation in a crime in New York State was 11.75 years, with most of those seizures in New York City.

    So-called “buybacks” don’t do much of anything.

    A Brooklyn detective also panned the city’s attempts to seize guns through buyback events, arguing that the weapons brought in mostly aren’t on the street to begin with.

    “The buyback program sounds nice, but it doesn’t solve anything,” the detective said. “You are getting grandpa’s gun. No gang member is selling his gun.”

    Seems likely the same is true in other cities, such as Chicago.

    Meanwhile, in Texas, Constitutional Carry begins 1 September.

    https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/16/texas-constitutional-carry-greg-abbott/

    • Agree: PaceLaw
  3. Also from the Post, a mysterious magical something reduces crime on the MTA.

    https://nypost.com/2021/06/22/soaring-nyc-subway-assault-rate-drops-after-mta-cop-push/

    More cops means fewer robberies, etc. Who could possibly foresee such an unlikely coincidence?

    • Thanks: bomag
  4. Many of these mayors hire ex-Police brass to advise them. My sense is that they aren’t advising them on how to fight crime, but on how to avoid high-profile shootings. Hence, Lori Lightfoot’s biggest policing move during The Purge: prohibiting cops from chasing criminals on foot.

  5. Ben Affleck is a CIA Agent.

    Seriously.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @JohnnyWalker123

    If Hollywood stars are patriotic, that's bad. If Hollywood stars are not patriotic, that's also bad.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt, @ThreeCranes

  6. Semi-OT:

    ….and then they came for the local news:

    Fact-Checker Poynter Demands Local News Reduce Crime Story Coverage Because It Fuels “Systemic Racism”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/fact-checker-poynter-demands-local-news-reduce-crime-story-coverage-because-it-fuels

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Next they will paint over the windows of our houses and apartments so we can't see what's going on outdoors. We'll all have virtual-reality eyeglasses, required wearing along with our face diapers. The rest is already well in hand, with controlled media and controlled internet. Tell us, Howard! Why are you passionate about Diversity and Inclusion today? There's a good lad.

    Replies: @Uncle Dan

    , @Forbes
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    How else are local media going to get their Facebook and Google bucks (under proposals for social media to bankroll local media...)?

    And why does Poynter hate minority crime victims??

  7. The 13/50 stat is bs. It’s at least 13/60. It’s actually 2/33

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Danindc

    Or 3/50. Great title, by the way Steve.


    The tools for fighting back are “limited” without state and federal help, said Austin Mayor Steve Adler (D).
     
    You know those trillions in "covid relief" we got? Well who even knows where the money goes. Right? Be an ally, please. Or an accomplice. How little they knew the truth they spoke with that one.

    I can think of a third outlier.
     
    My other favorite line.

    Replies: @photondancer, @bomag

  8. Democrats almost universally say tighter gun laws are needed to curb violent crime, along with investments in education and jobs programs to reduce historic inequities.

    I am so sick and tired of these idiotic, DEM mantras.

    And for the umpteenth time this week alone, government spending is not “investment”. It is waste.

    Also, that last line about after-school activities, “proven to work” no less, attributed to Profster Sharkey (that’s good), is not a direct quote, so we really don’t know what he actually stated regarding those tax flushing programs (though I’m sure he favors them).

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Abolish_public_education

    A_P_E, every year the Buffalo Public School budget increases, this year, even with Covid restraints, it topped ONE BILLION DOLLARS. HS graduation rate of less than 70% and that is considered progress. Buffalo has a population of about 250K. Murders are up to 42 as of Monday, third world numbers. There is never enough money for public education or after school activities or meal programs. We basically raise black children for their parents and receive hate in return.

    Replies: @anon, @photondancer, @The Anti-Gnostic

  9. The killings rolled over the country like a fast-moving storm.

    For years I’ve been comparing the diction of media crime articles to that used to describe meteorological phenomena. I smirked a-plenty at that opening line.

    • LOL: Moses
    • Replies: @Lurker
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Someday a real rain will come. . .

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @JerseyJeffersonian

    , @Redneck farmer
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Which strangely only fell in black and brown neighborhoods....

  10. Lousy beatniks….

  11. As Karl Marx said about the (almost) almighty Napoleon in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte.

    The first as tragedy, then as farce.

    We have undergone a speed run of the societal decline of the Sixties and Seventies. We went from I Want to Hold Your Hand to full on Symbionese Liberation Army and the Peoples Temple in the course of a few weeks in the Summer of 2020. Arguably the fastest revolution in human history. I doubt we will get a Second Empire for our troubles. I do not see our turmoils leading to the most beautiful city in the world, no Baron Haussmann like reimagining of our civic landscape. The shift has been so dramatic and completely surreal.

    It is hard to imagine what could act as a countervailing force. One could imagine that a military defeat to China over Taiwan, for example, could awaken the elite to change course, but it most likely would lead to even more extreme behavior in response and hasten the decline as happened to the Russian Empire after the Russo-Japanese War.

    If you like history, you are living in it.

    • Thanks: Polistra
    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Clifford Brown


    We went from I Want to Hold Your Hand
     
    I heard an old Whitney Houston track on the radio the other day, but not quite recognising the song at first. I thought how positive and hopeful the song sounded and knew it wasn't a track from the Current Year. She was easy on the eye too. Now we have Lizzo.
    , @PhysicistDave
    @Clifford Brown

    Clifford Brown wrote:


    It is hard to imagine what could act as a countervailing force. One could imagine that a military defeat to China over Taiwan, for example, could awaken the elite to change course, but it most likely would lead to even more extreme behavior in response and hasten the decline as happened to the Russian Empire after the Russo-Japanese War.
     
    The ruling elite cannot admit the truth any more than the Pope could say that Mary was not a virgin or than the Bolsheviki could announce that socialism does not work (the Chinese Communists did, in effect, admit this, but Chinese culture is different).

    Most people know the parasitic verbalist overclass is lying about a whole list of issues ranging from transgenderism to Black crime to catastrophic global warming.

    But the lies are not a bug; they are a feature.

    You prove your loyalty to the ruling elite by repeating the lies, even though you know they are lies.

    And the elite proves its power over the rest of us by punishing anyone who publicly says what everyone knows.

    No elite rules forever, and the current Western elite is a remarkably incompetent and stupid elite.

    But nothing will cause them to turn around on their own. It will only end when they produce a big enough disaster that the ordinary people mobilize and eliminate the current elite.

    When your local university administrator or school superintendant is cleaning toilets to make a living, then you will know that we have turned the corner.

    Replies: @Clifford Brown, @Inquiring Mind

  12. Steve, what’s interesting about the article you excerpted is that its whole tone bears a resemblance to the 4th stage in the 5 stages of grief– the depression stage, where

    there comes a time when our imaginations calm down and we slowly start to look at the reality of our present situation. Bargaining no longer feels like an option and we are faced with what is happening.

    https://www.verywellmind.com/five-stages-of-grief-4175361

    The key question is–can we move onto the “Acceptance” phase and then actually DO something about it?

    I fear we are going to be stuck in phase 4 for quite some time. Perhaps permanently.

    The cognitive dissonance among the left wing laptop class CNN watching elite is simply too great.

    After all, they live in leafy suburbs, or in gentrified Georgetown, or Palos Verdes, or Sag Harbor, or Haverford, and they just can’t bring themselves to recognize that the problem isn’t Billy Bob in Tulsa, but Devonte in Englewood, Tayvon in North Philly, or Rashawn in the Bronx.

    “But…but…” they say, “I see all these wonderful Black folk on TV ads, with nuclear families, high end houses with Wolf ranges, and these great cars. They are just like us.

    “Aren’t they?? Aren’t they???”

    No, they are not. And they won’t be anytime soon.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia

    Oh, they know--which is the main reason that all of the DC libs who live in Georgetown have blocked the building of a Metrorail station in Georgetown for the past 40 years. They ain't looking for an avalanche of negro "visitors."

  13. @Danindc
    The 13/50 stat is bs. It’s at least 13/60. It’s actually 2/33

    Replies: @Polistra

    Or 3/50. Great title, by the way Steve.

    The tools for fighting back are “limited” without state and federal help, said Austin Mayor Steve Adler (D).

    You know those trillions in “covid relief” we got? Well who even knows where the money goes. Right? Be an ally, please. Or an accomplice. How little they knew the truth they spoke with that one.

    I can think of a third outlier.

    My other favorite line.

    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Polistra

    I seem to recall the Federal government did offer troops and other assistance last year - which was rejected with much contumely and scorn. But of course now the right kind of person is in the White House so they can go back to whining for help.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Uncle Dan

    , @bomag
    @Polistra


    ...without state and federal help
     
    As far as gov't spending, there is getting to be an almost inverse relationship between the amount of money spent on a project and the resulting accomplishment.

    I suspect that after Biden spends 6 trillion on "infrastructure", there will be gasps and clutching about how it is failing faster than we can fix.

    Likewise, if this mayor gets his wishlist of spending and help, the crime rate will be even higher (thus needing even more money, which seems to be the point.)

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Harry Baldwin

  14. anonymous[284] • Disclaimer says:

    NOBODY knows what to do? Not quite: Actually EVERYBODY knows what to do. Derek Chauvin’s knee needs to be re-applied to neck of ghetto, nationwide, 24/7/365. Stop and frisk, rough treatment, no news coverage of Junivarious’s treatment at hand of ‘racist’ cops, no payouts to those killed or beaten, the word ‘racist’ detoxified, the ‘crime ‘racism’ returned to rightful place in moral pecking order after ‘failure to pick up socks’ and ‘failure to say ‘sir” to betters. Want a motto? What about SAVE LIVES, NOT DIGNITY..

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    @anonymous

    Agree, and I would like to see the word "white" purged from the "discussion of racial issues" that blacks always call for. The bone of contention is not "white" vs. "black" behavior, as our opponents wish to cast the terms of debate (which allows them to blame everything on "whiteness") it's a contest between those who condone and encourage uncivil, criminal behavior vs. those who wish to hold all of us to the same standard, a Universal Norm of viable, durable human interactions.

    What they propose is self defeating; it has no future--the ultimate litmus test. A society built upon the principle's espoused by supporters of BLM and the lot, cannot sustain itself. It is parasitic, as many have said. They need us, but we don't need them. Critical Race Theorists interpret this as our asserting our "supremacy", but it is only our asserting our independence, our freedom and power to self regulate. But in a sense, they're correct, inasmuch as their people, lacking the power to self regulate, aren't free and are therefore inferior to those who possess those characteristics, which is why they spitefully tear down what we create.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    , @ben tillman
    @anonymous


    the ‘crime ‘racism’ returned to rightful place in moral pecking order after ‘failure to pick up socks’
     
    Ha ha! That was awesome!
    , @anonymouseperson
    @anonymous

    ",,no news coverage,,"

    Unfortunately the media is largely controlled by Jews.

  15. But even as coronavirus restrictions have been lifted and protests have quieted in recent months, the violence has not subsided. Indeed, it has continued to grow.

    “There’s nothing,” said Jackson, “that’s going to bring this down in the near future.”

    Well, nothing we’re allowed to talk about anyway.

    As Steve has pointed out, who can even remember all the way back to the 1990s, when Giuliani and then Bloomberg turned NYC right around from crime-ridden cesspool to glittering World Capital drawing countless billions in tax revenue?

    How did they even do that? Near as we can figure from this great remove, it was an unholy marriage of racism, naziness, and sexual harassment.

    • Agree: PaceLaw
    • Replies: @Alden
    @Polistra

    Guilani had his license to practice law suspended yesterday for alleged misconduct statements in court about the November 2020 election.

    He was a real hero in the short lived movement to take back American cities from black anarchy.
    Now we’re going to live in tiny box LEGOland suburbs expensive commutes away from our jobs. Remote working is in essential conflict with the ever expanding DIE HR departments. What will the black witches do without Whites to harass and insult? What will the big city commercial landlords do without tenants?

    My prediction commercial real estate owners and affirmative action make work DIE workers
    will unite to bring back the suburban living working in the city way of life. And don’t forget the companies that build light rail subway and bus commuter lines.

    I might be wrong, but we’ll see

  16. @The Last Real Calvinist

    The killings rolled over the country like a fast-moving storm.

     

    For years I've been comparing the diction of media crime articles to that used to describe meteorological phenomena. I smirked a-plenty at that opening line.

    Replies: @Lurker, @Redneck farmer

    Someday a real rain will come. . .

    • Thanks: Polistra
    • LOL: West reanimator
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Lurker




    The killings rolled over the country like a fast-moving storm.
     
    For years I’ve been comparing the diction of media crime articles to that used to describe meteorological phenomena. I smirked a-plenty at that opening line.

     

    Someday a real rain will come. . .
     
    Don't go out tonight
    It's bound to take your life
    There's a bad moon on the rise...



    https://youtu.be/aO1LbkuPfqo
    , @JerseyJeffersonian
    @Lurker

    ...and it's a hard rain a-gonna fall...

  17. I would be willing to bet that every single one of those innocent pleading mayors keeps their ass out of black neighborhoods after dark. Probably after 11:30 A. M.

    • Agree: anonymouseperson
  18. A nation awash in guns…

    Firearms are a fluid?

    Refer to immigrants in watery terms,
    The SPLC will treat you like germs.
    But they’ll quickly beat a retreat
    If you use them to castigate cold-metal heat.

    Rev. Mariama White-Hammond

  19. @Clifford Brown
    As Karl Marx said about the (almost) almighty Napoleon in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte.

    The first as tragedy, then as farce.
     
    We have undergone a speed run of the societal decline of the Sixties and Seventies. We went from I Want to Hold Your Hand to full on Symbionese Liberation Army and the Peoples Temple in the course of a few weeks in the Summer of 2020. Arguably the fastest revolution in human history. I doubt we will get a Second Empire for our troubles. I do not see our turmoils leading to the most beautiful city in the world, no Baron Haussmann like reimagining of our civic landscape. The shift has been so dramatic and completely surreal.

    It is hard to imagine what could act as a countervailing force. One could imagine that a military defeat to China over Taiwan, for example, could awaken the elite to change course, but it most likely would lead to even more extreme behavior in response and hasten the decline as happened to the Russian Empire after the Russo-Japanese War.

    If you like history, you are living in it.

    Replies: @Lurker, @PhysicistDave

    We went from I Want to Hold Your Hand

    I heard an old Whitney Houston track on the radio the other day, but not quite recognising the song at first. I thought how positive and hopeful the song sounded and knew it wasn’t a track from the Current Year. She was easy on the eye too. Now we have Lizzo.

  20. Is the WaPo article serious, or a parody?
    We’ve had cycles, like the “cycle of poverty”, or “cycle of violence” since the 1960s. Why are they news today?
    Was the nation “awash with guns” in 2019? What’s changed since then?
    Was there “mistrust between police departments and the communities they serve” in 2019? What’s changed since then?
    What sets a “cycle of violence … in motion”? The phases of the moon?
    We’ve had “investments in education and jobs programs” since the 1960s. Long before most of today’s violent felons were born. Are the “investments … and jobs programs” a cause of violence, not its prospective cure?
    “[F]lood of guns”? Did the flood begin in 2020?
    How does the “ubiquity of guns” “facilitate … impulsive decision-making” and why did this facilitation begin in 2020?

    • Replies: @Moses
    @George Weinbaum

    Mass inability to understand why murder rate way up reminds me of “Crimestop” in Orwell’s “1984”:


    The mind should develop a blind spot whenever a dangerous thought presented itself. The process should be automatic, instinctive. Crimestop, they called it in Newspeak. . . . He set to work to exercise himself in crimestop. He presented himself with propositions—'the Party says the Earth is flat', 'the Party says that ice is heavier than water'—and trained himself in not seeing or not understanding the arguments that contradicted them.

    Crimestop means the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. Crimestop, in short, means protective stupidity.
     
    Crimestop is everywhere.

    Yesterday I saw a headline: “The US is increasingly diverse, so why is segregation getting worse?”

    https://twitter.com/caucasusinexile/status/1407526148242763781

    We may never understand why.
  21. Bratton, who helped pioneer the “broken windows” theory of policing in which even petty violations are punished to prevent more serious crime, had long posited that widespread urban violence could be kept at bay almost indefinitely. By his own admission, the past year has proven him wrong.

    I’m baffled by this. What proved him wrong? In New York City, the “broken windows” policy was a great success. Under mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg, New York City had the lowest crime rate of any of the nation’s large cities. Then came Mayor De Blasio. First elected in 2013, he was anti-police and soft on crime from day one. It took a while for him to unravel the success of his predecessors, but his policies have produced the results we see now.

    • Agree: kaganovitch
    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Harry Baldwin


    I’m baffled by this. What proved him wrong?
     
    You don't think like the Wokerati. Their beliefs and assertions are fundamentally religious/theological. They are looking for ways not to 'reduce crime' statistically, but instead to save the poor, misunderstood black youths who may perhaps 'act out', but only because they are victims of the evil white power deployed against them in the form of systemic racism.

    In this view, Bratton has failed utterly. He might have prevented some crimes for a time, but he obviously didn't seek out and save enough lost sheep. If he had succeeded, then there should have been a forever-and-ever reduction in the crime rate -- the Woke obviously adhere to the doctrine of the perseverance of their 'saints'.

    In this, as in many other aspects, you can discern the twisted, heretical ruins of their tribe's erstwhile Calvinist faith.

    , @Paco Wové
    @Harry Baldwin

    The article never quotes him "admitting" anything. The previous paragraph/sentence says

    Bratton, who helped pioneer the “broken windows” theory of policing in which even petty violations are punished to prevent more serious crime, had long posited that widespread urban violence could be kept at bay almost indefinitely.

    which conflates two separate ideas - the idea of broken windows policing being effective (idea 1), and Bratton's positin' that widespread urban violence could be kept at bay indefinitely (idea 2). Presumably, #2 depended on the continued application of #1. #1 has gone the way of the dodo, so not surprisingly #2 has also. Bratton may have made some comment to the effect that "I figured we would keep widespread urban violence at bay by continued application of broken windows policing, but obviously I was wrong". The propagandists at the Post had to spin that as best they could.

    The lazy reader will come away thinking Bratton has repudiated broken windows policing, when he likely did no such thing.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    , @peterike
    @Harry Baldwin


    Then came Mayor De Blasio. First elected in 2013, he was anti-police and soft on crime from day one. It took a while for him to unravel the success of his predecessors, but his policies have produced the results we see now.
     
    Indeed, NYC had the most successful crime reduction in modern history for a major city. And in a city that NOBODY in, say, 1990 would have predicted anything other then more decline. Fix crime in NYC? Impossible! Yet it was done. How did they do it? I guess that's too far in the past to understand.

    As for De Blasio, he had a great deal of help from the State as well, and the insane no-bail law. Combine that with the (((judge))) that stopped stop-and-frisk, an amazingly successful tactic, and there you go.

    Far as "broken windows" goes, the squeegee guys are back. Blacks enter the subway without paying with absolute impunity. Looters loot and are not prosecuted. Blacks may not be very smart, but they know which way the wind blows unerringly. They know that crime is now almost consequence free, and are told ten thousand times a day that "white supremacy" is the only real crime.

    What follows is like night follows day. Totally predictable.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

  22. @The Wild Geese Howard
    Semi-OT:

    ....and then they came for the local news:

    Fact-Checker Poynter Demands Local News Reduce Crime Story Coverage Because It Fuels "Systemic Racism"

    https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/fact-checker-poynter-demands-local-news-reduce-crime-story-coverage-because-it-fuels

    Replies: @Polistra, @Forbes

    Next they will paint over the windows of our houses and apartments so we can’t see what’s going on outdoors. We’ll all have virtual-reality eyeglasses, required wearing along with our face diapers. The rest is already well in hand, with controlled media and controlled internet. Tell us, Howard! Why are you passionate about Diversity and Inclusion today? There’s a good lad.

    • Agree: bomag, Escher
    • Replies: @Uncle Dan
    @Polistra


    Next they will paint over the windows of our houses and apartments so we can’t see what’s going on outdoors.
     
    It’s called TV. No need to paint over windows.
  23. @The Last Real Calvinist

    The killings rolled over the country like a fast-moving storm.

     

    For years I've been comparing the diction of media crime articles to that used to describe meteorological phenomena. I smirked a-plenty at that opening line.

    Replies: @Lurker, @Redneck farmer

    Which strangely only fell in black and brown neighborhoods….

  24. @Harry Baldwin
    Bratton, who helped pioneer the “broken windows” theory of policing in which even petty violations are punished to prevent more serious crime, had long posited that widespread urban violence could be kept at bay almost indefinitely. By his own admission, the past year has proven him wrong.

    I'm baffled by this. What proved him wrong? In New York City, the "broken windows" policy was a great success. Under mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg, New York City had the lowest crime rate of any of the nation's large cities. Then came Mayor De Blasio. First elected in 2013, he was anti-police and soft on crime from day one. It took a while for him to unravel the success of his predecessors, but his policies have produced the results we see now.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @Paco Wové, @peterike

    I’m baffled by this. What proved him wrong?

    You don’t think like the Wokerati. Their beliefs and assertions are fundamentally religious/theological. They are looking for ways not to ‘reduce crime’ statistically, but instead to save the poor, misunderstood black youths who may perhaps ‘act out’, but only because they are victims of the evil white power deployed against them in the form of systemic racism.

    In this view, Bratton has failed utterly. He might have prevented some crimes for a time, but he obviously didn’t seek out and save enough lost sheep. If he had succeeded, then there should have been a forever-and-ever reduction in the crime rate — the Woke obviously adhere to the doctrine of the perseverance of their ‘saints’.

    In this, as in many other aspects, you can discern the twisted, heretical ruins of their tribe’s erstwhile Calvinist faith.

  25. Anonymous[595] • Disclaimer says:

    WaPo: Pay no attention to the black man with the gun in front of the curtain! Instead, pay attention to the white supremacist who’s back there behind the curtain, somewhere!

    • LOL: ThreeCranes
  26. Whitney was a sweet and beautiful child of God with the voice of an angel once upon a time. Literally, a daughter of a gospel singer who grew up singing in a church in no joke Newark. I appreciate the folly of celebrity worship, but there is no denying that she was a special person and an impressive singer. Addiction is a bitch, but make no mistake she was destroyed by the satanic nature of the music industry. One must be eternally vigilant against the forces of evil.

    You could not conceive of perhaps of better metaphor for our national decline than what happened to Whitney Houston.

    https://www.bygonely.com/bg_item/39558/

    This inspiring performance once happened in the place previously known as America.

    ***Yes, I despise the Gulf War. Both of them, which were imposed on our nation under false pretenses. Whitney had no part in the cancerous lies behind those wars. Like the good natured Americans holding flags in the video, Whitney was likely, at heart, a good natured if naive person, deceived by and inevitably, like our nation itself, broken by evil and callous men.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @Pericles
    @Clifford Brown

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kovGM1ZrCck

    (In a destroyed voice) "I make too much money to ever smoke crack. ... We don't do that ... Crack is whack ..."

    , @AceDeuce
    @Clifford Brown

    She was a ghetto rat who, by the admission of her own "fambly" was a heavy drug user from childhood. Her family members, obviously unaware of how it sounded, told tales of her youth that certainly do not paint a very rosy picture. Her adulthood issues speak for themselves.

  27. @Lurker
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Someday a real rain will come. . .

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @JerseyJeffersonian

    The killings rolled over the country like a fast-moving storm.

    For years I’ve been comparing the diction of media crime articles to that used to describe meteorological phenomena. I smirked a-plenty at that opening line.

    Someday a real rain will come. . .

    Don’t go out tonight
    It’s bound to take your life
    There’s a bad moon on the rise…

  28. @Clifford Brown
    As Karl Marx said about the (almost) almighty Napoleon in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte.

    The first as tragedy, then as farce.
     
    We have undergone a speed run of the societal decline of the Sixties and Seventies. We went from I Want to Hold Your Hand to full on Symbionese Liberation Army and the Peoples Temple in the course of a few weeks in the Summer of 2020. Arguably the fastest revolution in human history. I doubt we will get a Second Empire for our troubles. I do not see our turmoils leading to the most beautiful city in the world, no Baron Haussmann like reimagining of our civic landscape. The shift has been so dramatic and completely surreal.

    It is hard to imagine what could act as a countervailing force. One could imagine that a military defeat to China over Taiwan, for example, could awaken the elite to change course, but it most likely would lead to even more extreme behavior in response and hasten the decline as happened to the Russian Empire after the Russo-Japanese War.

    If you like history, you are living in it.

    Replies: @Lurker, @PhysicistDave

    Clifford Brown wrote:

    It is hard to imagine what could act as a countervailing force. One could imagine that a military defeat to China over Taiwan, for example, could awaken the elite to change course, but it most likely would lead to even more extreme behavior in response and hasten the decline as happened to the Russian Empire after the Russo-Japanese War.

    The ruling elite cannot admit the truth any more than the Pope could say that Mary was not a virgin or than the Bolsheviki could announce that socialism does not work (the Chinese Communists did, in effect, admit this, but Chinese culture is different).

    Most people know the parasitic verbalist overclass is lying about a whole list of issues ranging from transgenderism to Black crime to catastrophic global warming.

    But the lies are not a bug; they are a feature.

    You prove your loyalty to the ruling elite by repeating the lies, even though you know they are lies.

    And the elite proves its power over the rest of us by punishing anyone who publicly says what everyone knows.

    No elite rules forever, and the current Western elite is a remarkably incompetent and stupid elite.

    But nothing will cause them to turn around on their own. It will only end when they produce a big enough disaster that the ordinary people mobilize and eliminate the current elite.

    When your local university administrator or school superintendant is cleaning toilets to make a living, then you will know that we have turned the corner.

    • Agree: rebel yell
    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
    @PhysicistDave

    Censorship appears to not necessarily cause societal collapse, but rather is indicative that a society may have already passed the civilizational Rubicon. A society that can be reformed and one that is worth saving allows for open discussion on the direction of said society and the nature of reality.

    The clampdown on open or even rational debate means that reform is no longer possible. The elite are acknowledging this through their censorship.



    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
     

    Replies: @Uncle Dan

    , @Inquiring Mind
    @PhysicistDave

    Yes, but who are Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey?

    Are they Stalin and Beria? Or are they merely the unnamed studio artists who airbrushed Nikolai Yezhov out of the photo and painted in the image of the canal?

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=SRdQ9Ft3&id=F606B3AE2ECCCC06CE7B9FCAB5A3123DAA299780&thid=OIP.SRdQ9Ft3MS7r2aiJJ61zswHaD8&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2fth.bing.com%2fth%2fid%2fR491750f45b77312eebd9a88927ad73b3%3frik%3dgJcpqj0So7XKnw%26riu%3dhttp%253a%252f%252fallthatsinteresting.com%252fwordpress%252fwp-content%252fuploads%252f2017%252f10%252fstalin-photo-altered.jpg%26ehk%3dUAvrY86707%252bzuQto6sLIfn%252fWb2zMNYta6XkW5j43i1I%253d%26risl%3d%26pid%3dImgRaw&exph=319&expw=600&q=stalin+airbrushed+photo&simid=608027945998943939&ck=2863FE2F545776354F799F1ABDD1D0BE&selectedIndex=6&FORM=IRPRST&ajaxhist=0&ajaxserp=0

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolay_Yezhov

    And what happened to the guys doing the photo-touchup? Did they just go about their lives in anonymity, or were they too liquidated to keep the secret?

    Replies: @PhysicistDave

  29. @Polistra
    @Danindc

    Or 3/50. Great title, by the way Steve.


    The tools for fighting back are “limited” without state and federal help, said Austin Mayor Steve Adler (D).
     
    You know those trillions in "covid relief" we got? Well who even knows where the money goes. Right? Be an ally, please. Or an accomplice. How little they knew the truth they spoke with that one.

    I can think of a third outlier.
     
    My other favorite line.

    Replies: @photondancer, @bomag

    I seem to recall the Federal government did offer troops and other assistance last year – which was rejected with much contumely and scorn. But of course now the right kind of person is in the White House so they can go back to whining for help.

    • Agree: Gamecock
    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @photondancer

    I seem to recall the Federal government did offer troops and other assistance last year – which was rejected with much contumely and scorn.

    Not only that, but during weeks of rioting and looting in NYC last summer, Governor Cuomo never activated the National Guard. In exasperation, WOR's Mark Simone asked why NY even has a National Guard, if not for this precise situation? Evidently, it was just not the right situation according to Cuomo, because after the Capitol riot, he dispatched 1,000 NY National Guardsmen to Washington, DC, to participate in the symbolic defense of the building.

    , @Uncle Dan
    @photondancer

    Federal troops will only be used to suppress White Supremacy.

  30. @PhysicistDave
    @Clifford Brown

    Clifford Brown wrote:


    It is hard to imagine what could act as a countervailing force. One could imagine that a military defeat to China over Taiwan, for example, could awaken the elite to change course, but it most likely would lead to even more extreme behavior in response and hasten the decline as happened to the Russian Empire after the Russo-Japanese War.
     
    The ruling elite cannot admit the truth any more than the Pope could say that Mary was not a virgin or than the Bolsheviki could announce that socialism does not work (the Chinese Communists did, in effect, admit this, but Chinese culture is different).

    Most people know the parasitic verbalist overclass is lying about a whole list of issues ranging from transgenderism to Black crime to catastrophic global warming.

    But the lies are not a bug; they are a feature.

    You prove your loyalty to the ruling elite by repeating the lies, even though you know they are lies.

    And the elite proves its power over the rest of us by punishing anyone who publicly says what everyone knows.

    No elite rules forever, and the current Western elite is a remarkably incompetent and stupid elite.

    But nothing will cause them to turn around on their own. It will only end when they produce a big enough disaster that the ordinary people mobilize and eliminate the current elite.

    When your local university administrator or school superintendant is cleaning toilets to make a living, then you will know that we have turned the corner.

    Replies: @Clifford Brown, @Inquiring Mind

    Censorship appears to not necessarily cause societal collapse, but rather is indicative that a society may have already passed the civilizational Rubicon. A society that can be reformed and one that is worth saving allows for open discussion on the direction of said society and the nature of reality.

    The clampdown on open or even rational debate means that reform is no longer possible. The elite are acknowledging this through their censorship.

    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

    • Replies: @Uncle Dan
    @Clifford Brown

    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

  31. There seems to be an extreme aversion to criticizing blacks. An old video recently surfaced of the pop singer Billie Eilish singing along to a song by the black rapper Tyler the Creator. Unfortunately, one of the words in the song was a racial slur used against Chinese. Starts with “c” and ends with “k”. This created so much controversy out on the internet that she had to put out a public apology saying she was 13 or 14 back then and didn’t know the word was a racial slur. I believe that. She was an insulated home schooled kid and her parents were liberal types who wouldn’t use that word.

    I looked through a couple dozen articles about the affair. It seems to me that if someone who is singing along to a song using racial slurs is doing something wrong, then the person who actually wrote and recorded the song did something worse. I could find no criticisms of this Tyler the Creator in any of these articles at all. Along with the usual reluctance to criticize blacks, another factor here is that this is just another example of blacks being racist towards Asians so there is a need to not point that out because it goes against the narrative that whites are the racist ones. There is a larger issue too of white middle class kids being exposed to the horrid language of black inner city rappers. Thirteen year old Eilish or any other child that age shouldn’t even be listening to that sort of thing.

    • Agree: ben tillman
  32. There will be no significant reduction in black crime until the mayors are willing to admit that George Floyd brought about his own death by resisting arrest.

    • Agree: TWS, anonymouseperson
  33. Rob says:

    Bratton, who helped pioneer the “broken windows” theory of policing in which even petty violations are punished to prevent more serious crime, had long posited that widespread urban violence could be kept at bay almost indefinitely.

    By his own admission, the past year has proven him wrong.

    What was Bratton wrong about? Being decades out of school, if he went to college, he did not know how thoroughly anti-white college educated white women have become. He did not know the media would want to start a race war for ratings and Orange Man Bad. He did not know Twitter could turn into real-life riots. He did not know the media would coverup violence, looting, and arson, lest the rubes start thinking BadThoughts.

    He likely did not know how much clear video and audio of an event would influence people into thinking that a quite aberrant event was normal. He did not know that only whites are on the side of civilization. The thin blue line protects us from the savages, but the savages almost outnumber us, and half of us think the fuzzy-wuzzies are half angel and the other half a different kind of angel.

    To keep a civilization going, you have to want to. Bratton probably knew that. But he did not know how many people would want to tear it down.

  34. You stop and frisk blacks in the cities, take their guns and jail them. Use existing codes and sentencing, no deals, pleas or reduction in sentencing. No parole. 5 years first offense, next offense 10, next offense life. Shoot at a cop you get 10 years, if they kill a cop, hang them. THAT’S how it gets done. It could be done, it’s how it used to be done, but they don’t have the stones to do it. Like the old Dons used to say, “they’re animals anyway, let them lose their souls”. We either stem the urban criminal cohort or surrender to it.

    Pretty simple stuff this, doesn’t get any simpler. Still, I’ll take the urban criminal cohort, giving 14 points.

  35. These killing surges are really actorless. Like the Lord’s Plagues, or the local Prince’s sudden surge in aggressivity. Or the leopard taking its toll.

    To paraphrase Kurtz, “I they gave me 1000 men, a lot of rope, and a dumpster truck, our troubles here would soon be over.”

  36. @Clifford Brown
    Whitney was a sweet and beautiful child of God with the voice of an angel once upon a time. Literally, a daughter of a gospel singer who grew up singing in a church in no joke Newark. I appreciate the folly of celebrity worship, but there is no denying that she was a special person and an impressive singer. Addiction is a bitch, but make no mistake she was destroyed by the satanic nature of the music industry. One must be eternally vigilant against the forces of evil.

    You could not conceive of perhaps of better metaphor for our national decline than what happened to Whitney Houston.

    https://www.bygonely.com/bg_item/39558/

    https://www.bostonherald.com/wp-content/uploads/migration/2009/09/14/cb0327f683_whitney_09152009.jpg

    This inspiring performance once happened in the place previously known as America.

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

    ***Yes, I despise the Gulf War. Both of them, which were imposed on our nation under false pretenses. Whitney had no part in the cancerous lies behind those wars. Like the good natured Americans holding flags in the video, Whitney was likely, at heart, a good natured if naive person, deceived by and inevitably, like our nation itself, broken by evil and callous men.

    Replies: @Pericles, @AceDeuce

    (In a destroyed voice) “I make too much money to ever smoke crack. … We don’t do that … Crack is whack …”

  37. • Replies: @Art Deco
    @RichardTaylor

    This is a side issue, but what kind of an idiot deploys a character string like 'poor Saddam Hussein'?

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @Jack D, @El Dato, @anonymous

    , @Goddard
    @RichardTaylor

    Not exactly tarring and feathering or the pillory, which our elites so richly deserve—but definitely a step in the right direction!

    , @Abolish_public_education
    @RichardTaylor

    LRC blog links to video. The shock-value is great, but getting down to the brass tacks:

    • schools districts are run by petty tyrants (though board composition cannot make schools suck less).

    • tax leech, school parents only oppose indoctrination when it’s of the sort they dislike, e.g. CRT bad, pro mil good.

    • the government cops who stand guard at these meetings, at OT pay rate, are there to enforce the government’s arbitrary (anti #1!) edicts.

  38. In Chicago, considering 82% of murder victims are black, it’s safe to assume (since most murder is intraracial) that at least 82% of assailants are black as well. No reason to think this doesn’t reflect the national trend.

    (Yes Buf Joe, stats from heyjackass! lol)

  39. @RichardTaylor
    https://twitter.com/RichardHanania/status/1407560116094705671

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Goddard, @Abolish_public_education

    This is a side issue, but what kind of an idiot deploys a character string like ‘poor Saddam Hussein’?

    • Replies: @RichardTaylor
    @Art Deco

    I don't know about his word choice in the tweet but he's no idiot. He's been pointing out all this Woke stuff is inevitable from the "civil rights" laws and agencies we're under.

    https://richardhanania.substack.com/p/woke-institutions-is-just-civil-rights

    , @Jack D
    @Art Deco

    No Baathist ever called me a cracker.

    , @El Dato
    @Art Deco

    Well, he shook hands with Rumsfeld, took a few wrong turns, and now he's the dead king of a country of pestilence.

    It's really as if biblical Jews were in charge of the US.

    Further afield:

    IKEA employees walk off job after company serves fried chicken and watermelon for Juneteenth

    IKEA confirmed in a statement to the Independent on Wednesday that roughly 20 employees walked out in protest at the lunch, but insisted that black staff had helped organize the menu, which “was created with the best of intentions” and included “recommendations from black co-workers.”

    “We got it wrong and we sincerely apologize,” a company spokesperson declared.

    Though the menu also included other items, like mac n cheese and potato salad, many employees considered the food choices to be racist – noting the connection of fried chicken and watermelon to many African-American stereotypes, as well as the food’s connection to slavery.
     

    I didn't know about fried chicken slavery!

    One employee told CBS46 that the incident “caused a lot of people to be upset” and that they “actually wanted to quit.”

    “People weren’t coming back to work,” the employee added, while another worker said, “You cannot say serving watermelon on Juneteenth is a soul food menu when you don't even know the history. They used to feed slaves watermelon during the slave time.”

    Racist illustrations and cartoons from American history frequently showed caricatures of black Americans eating slices of watermelon. Fried chicken has also had a similar history as a racist trope.
     

    Who ever heard of black eating fried chicken?

    Sweden: Fridays for Climate school walkouts. USA: Fulltime for Reparations work walkouts.

    Well, don't hire blacks.

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian, @MEH 0910, @photondancer, @black sea, @Joe Stalin

    , @anonymous
    @Art Deco

    It's obviously irony which went unnoticed by you.

  40. Again, some of the people writing these articles and some of the people they quote are lying to their readers. The rest are lying to themselves. Large swaths of people in our public life are worse than useless.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  41. @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia
    Steve, what's interesting about the article you excerpted is that its whole tone bears a resemblance to the 4th stage in the 5 stages of grief-- the depression stage, where

    there comes a time when our imaginations calm down and we slowly start to look at the reality of our present situation. Bargaining no longer feels like an option and we are faced with what is happening.
     
    https://www.verywellmind.com/five-stages-of-grief-4175361

    The key question is--can we move onto the "Acceptance" phase and then actually DO something about it?

    I fear we are going to be stuck in phase 4 for quite some time. Perhaps permanently.

    The cognitive dissonance among the left wing laptop class CNN watching elite is simply too great.

    After all, they live in leafy suburbs, or in gentrified Georgetown, or Palos Verdes, or Sag Harbor, or Haverford, and they just can't bring themselves to recognize that the problem isn't Billy Bob in Tulsa, but Devonte in Englewood, Tayvon in North Philly, or Rashawn in the Bronx.

    "But...but..." they say, "I see all these wonderful Black folk on TV ads, with nuclear families, high end houses with Wolf ranges, and these great cars. They are just like us.

    "Aren't they?? Aren't they???"

    No, they are not. And they won't be anytime soon.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Oh, they know–which is the main reason that all of the DC libs who live in Georgetown have blocked the building of a Metrorail station in Georgetown for the past 40 years. They ain’t looking for an avalanche of negro “visitors.”

  42. Did the cities and states that emptied their jails and prisons for COVID have higher increases than ones that didn’t? Were there ones that didn’t?

  43. The non-police ‘solutions’ various community advocates always call for invariably have 2 characteristics: one, it would mean a lot more money for connected non-profits and churches that are in places with the highest levels of social dysfunction with no track record of success, and two, the services they suggest are essentially stand-ins for parenting.

    In our current moment, almost no one gets better portrayal in the media than black women. The reality however is that they tend to get into lots of short term relationships that result in children and the subsequent children are national leaders in per-capita crime and producing more illegitimate children. Obviously our betters would say this is a result of white supremacy, but perhaps it’s another example of where refusing to enforce society’s cultural guardrails has disastrous consequences for the people a lax approach is supposed to help.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Arclight

    Blacks are reverting to African patterns in child rearing, criminality, etc. White norms were always a tight fit for them. They don't want to be confined in stiff Calvinist corsets of correct behavior and morality - they want to let it all hang out. Are these patterns genetic or cultural or what? Who knows, probably some combination of both.

    The fundamental struggle of our time (the essential meaning of Black Lives Matters) is, do we allow blacks to freely express their essential Blackness or do we engage in an endless struggle against it and try to force blacks into white modes of behavior? The societal pendulum in America tends to swing back and forth between these extremes. We periodically release blacks from their chains only to be periodically reminded by waves of crime (some of which washes over onto whites) why this is not a good idea.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @AceDeuce

    , @Art Deco
    @Arclight

    In our current moment, almost no one gets better portrayal in the media than black women. The reality however is that they tend to get into lots of short term relationships that result in children and the subsequent children are national leaders in per-capita crime and producing more illegitimate children.

    Black women are not particularly fecund. They reproduce at the replacement rate (2.1), with their first child is born somewhat earlier in life (at 23.0) that what's usually the case for white women (26.0). I suspect if you unpacked it, the more salient problem is that their specifically domestic relationships with men tend to be quite fragile and have high attrition rates.

    Replies: @Alden, @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

  44. @Polistra
    @Danindc

    Or 3/50. Great title, by the way Steve.


    The tools for fighting back are “limited” without state and federal help, said Austin Mayor Steve Adler (D).
     
    You know those trillions in "covid relief" we got? Well who even knows where the money goes. Right? Be an ally, please. Or an accomplice. How little they knew the truth they spoke with that one.

    I can think of a third outlier.
     
    My other favorite line.

    Replies: @photondancer, @bomag

    …without state and federal help

    As far as gov’t spending, there is getting to be an almost inverse relationship between the amount of money spent on a project and the resulting accomplishment.

    I suspect that after Biden spends 6 trillion on “infrastructure”, there will be gasps and clutching about how it is failing faster than we can fix.

    Likewise, if this mayor gets his wishlist of spending and help, the crime rate will be even higher (thus needing even more money, which seems to be the point.)

    • Agree: Gamecock
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @bomag

    Right, Bomag. Polistra and others have already mention that "without state and federal help" bit. That's what it's always about with the current ctrl-left Establishment. Don't let a crisis go to waste. Let's use this one for mo money and calls for more gun control. If the facts don't fit, as per Mr. Sailer's posts over the last 1/2 year, well, see, you don't get it ... that's... that's not what we do here... stick with the narrative and you'll be fine ...

    .

    Oh, and agreed, great title too, Steve!

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @bomag

    I suspect that after Biden spends 6 trillion on “infrastructure”, there will be gasps and clutching about how it is failing faster than we can fix.

    After spending nearly a trillion of stimulus money, much of it supposed to be for infrastructure, Obama was asked what happened to all the "shovel-ready jobs" he promised. He smiled in that aw-shucks manner that so endeared him to liberals, and said, " 'Shovel ready' was not as shovel ready as we expected, heh, heh."

    Yes, he had the gall to chuckle. That's something Biden won't do. He'll just say, "Huh?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skAOLejB4BA

  45. @Art Deco
    @RichardTaylor

    This is a side issue, but what kind of an idiot deploys a character string like 'poor Saddam Hussein'?

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @Jack D, @El Dato, @anonymous

    I don’t know about his word choice in the tweet but he’s no idiot. He’s been pointing out all this Woke stuff is inevitable from the “civil rights” laws and agencies we’re under.

    https://richardhanania.substack.com/p/woke-institutions-is-just-civil-rights

  46. @Harry Baldwin
    Bratton, who helped pioneer the “broken windows” theory of policing in which even petty violations are punished to prevent more serious crime, had long posited that widespread urban violence could be kept at bay almost indefinitely. By his own admission, the past year has proven him wrong.

    I'm baffled by this. What proved him wrong? In New York City, the "broken windows" policy was a great success. Under mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg, New York City had the lowest crime rate of any of the nation's large cities. Then came Mayor De Blasio. First elected in 2013, he was anti-police and soft on crime from day one. It took a while for him to unravel the success of his predecessors, but his policies have produced the results we see now.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @Paco Wové, @peterike

    The article never quotes him “admitting” anything. The previous paragraph/sentence says

    Bratton, who helped pioneer the “broken windows” theory of policing in which even petty violations are punished to prevent more serious crime, had long posited that widespread urban violence could be kept at bay almost indefinitely.

    which conflates two separate ideas – the idea of broken windows policing being effective (idea 1), and Bratton’s positin’ that widespread urban violence could be kept at bay indefinitely (idea 2). Presumably, #2 depended on the continued application of #1. #1 has gone the way of the dodo, so not surprisingly #2 has also. Bratton may have made some comment to the effect that “I figured we would keep widespread urban violence at bay by continued application of broken windows policing, but obviously I was wrong“. The propagandists at the Post had to spin that as best they could.

    The lazy reader will come away thinking Bratton has repudiated broken windows policing, when he likely did no such thing.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Paco Wové

    I believe you are correct. It's unlikely that Bratton would disavow his broken-windows policy, but the reporter decided to spin it that way. Reporters lie all the time, now more shamelessly than ever.


  47. [MORE]

    • Replies: @Possumman
    @MEH 0910

    I am Groot

    , @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1407826558035927042

    Replies: @anon

  48. Rules of engagement are more stringent for cops. Recent video fromChicago support this. Several cops followed a guy carrying a handgun for several blocks. He’d already taken a shot at someone, which had activated a shot spotter . The cops had weapons out but not aimed and let the guy walk up and shoot two of them non fatally before a third cop finally stopped him. In the old world they would have put him down minutes before for ignoring orders to drop the gun.

  49. This was one of your best posts, EVAH, Steve. You have already shown the data that your arguments about this big increase in black crime are based on, these idiots Griff Witte and Mark Berman pretend to ignore it or are really THAT stupid, and your snark is some of the best.

    It’s a micro-quibble here, but I would have added “After all, what does Bill Bratton know about reducing crime compared to the most REVEREND Mariama White-Hammond?” BTW, is she supposed to capitalize “white” there? Now, there’s a conundrum.

    This is why you get the big bucks in donations, Steve. (Coming.)

  50. @Lurker
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Someday a real rain will come. . .

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @JerseyJeffersonian

    …and it’s a hard rain a-gonna fall…

  51. @bomag
    @Polistra


    ...without state and federal help
     
    As far as gov't spending, there is getting to be an almost inverse relationship between the amount of money spent on a project and the resulting accomplishment.

    I suspect that after Biden spends 6 trillion on "infrastructure", there will be gasps and clutching about how it is failing faster than we can fix.

    Likewise, if this mayor gets his wishlist of spending and help, the crime rate will be even higher (thus needing even more money, which seems to be the point.)

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Harry Baldwin

    Right, Bomag. Polistra and others have already mention that “without state and federal help” bit. That’s what it’s always about with the current ctrl-left Establishment. Don’t let a crisis go to waste. Let’s use this one for mo money and calls for more gun control. If the facts don’t fit, as per Mr. Sailer’s posts over the last 1/2 year, well, see, you don’t get it … that’s… that’s not what we do here… stick with the narrative and you’ll be fine …

    .

    Oh, and agreed, great title too, Steve!

  52. Even now, there is widespread disagreement over why the homicide rate fell for so long.

    It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    @Jack D

    So you're saying it was the Russians?

  53. @JohnnyWalker123
    Ben Affleck is a CIA Agent.

    Seriously.

    https://twitter.com/GarlandNixon/status/1407284579162071041

    Replies: @Jack D

    If Hollywood stars are patriotic, that’s bad. If Hollywood stars are not patriotic, that’s also bad.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @Jack D

    Are you associating CIA support with patriotism?

    , @ThreeCranes
    @Jack D

    That's too Delphic, Jack. You're going to have to be more explicit and less ambiguous. Is working for the CIA patriotic or unpatriotic?

  54. @Art Deco
    @RichardTaylor

    This is a side issue, but what kind of an idiot deploys a character string like 'poor Saddam Hussein'?

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @Jack D, @El Dato, @anonymous

    No Baathist ever called me a cracker.

    • Thanks: Paperback Writer
    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  55. @PhysicistDave
    @Clifford Brown

    Clifford Brown wrote:


    It is hard to imagine what could act as a countervailing force. One could imagine that a military defeat to China over Taiwan, for example, could awaken the elite to change course, but it most likely would lead to even more extreme behavior in response and hasten the decline as happened to the Russian Empire after the Russo-Japanese War.
     
    The ruling elite cannot admit the truth any more than the Pope could say that Mary was not a virgin or than the Bolsheviki could announce that socialism does not work (the Chinese Communists did, in effect, admit this, but Chinese culture is different).

    Most people know the parasitic verbalist overclass is lying about a whole list of issues ranging from transgenderism to Black crime to catastrophic global warming.

    But the lies are not a bug; they are a feature.

    You prove your loyalty to the ruling elite by repeating the lies, even though you know they are lies.

    And the elite proves its power over the rest of us by punishing anyone who publicly says what everyone knows.

    No elite rules forever, and the current Western elite is a remarkably incompetent and stupid elite.

    But nothing will cause them to turn around on their own. It will only end when they produce a big enough disaster that the ordinary people mobilize and eliminate the current elite.

    When your local university administrator or school superintendant is cleaning toilets to make a living, then you will know that we have turned the corner.

    Replies: @Clifford Brown, @Inquiring Mind

    • Replies: @PhysicistDave
    @Inquiring Mind

    Inquiring Mind asked me:


    Yes, but who are Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey?

    Are they Stalin and Beria? Or are they merely the unnamed studio artists who airbrushed Nikolai Yezhov out of the photo and painted in the image of the canal?
     
    The Soviet system was an anomaly, and, in fact, even the Soviet system was not as much under central control as the Politburo liked to pretend.

    In a way, the most frightening thing about our society is that there is no Politburo, no Inner Circle. We suffer under a sort of anarchic totalitarianism in which no central power is actually in charge.

    Of course, the heads of the major intelligence agencies have more power than some DIE officer at the local DMV. But as Mike Flynn found to his sorrow, even they are only powerful compared to us ordinary folks.

    The parasitic verbalist overclass is this hugely dangerous lumbering beast that lacks a central brain. Each of its members is frantically looking around trying to figure out what the others are doing so as not to get out of step, not to get left behind.

    That is a major source of their disconnect from reality. Taking the time to actually look at the real world -- to figure out whether global warming really has any chance of destroying the biosphere, or learning enough accounting to actually understand the monstrous federal debt, or even thinking about actual crime statistics -- any of that would distract them from the frantic task of simply keeping in lockstep with the current direction of the mob.

    That is why this cannot last and will not last. In the end, reality always bites back, good and hard.

    But billions of innocent people may suffer horribly as their insanity unravels.
  56. The libertarians say try nothing is the only idea.

    Privatize the Police By Murray N. Rothbard Mises.org

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/06/murray-n-rothbard/privatize-the-police/

  57. @Harry Baldwin
    Bratton, who helped pioneer the “broken windows” theory of policing in which even petty violations are punished to prevent more serious crime, had long posited that widespread urban violence could be kept at bay almost indefinitely. By his own admission, the past year has proven him wrong.

    I'm baffled by this. What proved him wrong? In New York City, the "broken windows" policy was a great success. Under mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg, New York City had the lowest crime rate of any of the nation's large cities. Then came Mayor De Blasio. First elected in 2013, he was anti-police and soft on crime from day one. It took a while for him to unravel the success of his predecessors, but his policies have produced the results we see now.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist, @Paco Wové, @peterike

    Then came Mayor De Blasio. First elected in 2013, he was anti-police and soft on crime from day one. It took a while for him to unravel the success of his predecessors, but his policies have produced the results we see now.

    Indeed, NYC had the most successful crime reduction in modern history for a major city. And in a city that NOBODY in, say, 1990 would have predicted anything other then more decline. Fix crime in NYC? Impossible! Yet it was done. How did they do it? I guess that’s too far in the past to understand.

    As for De Blasio, he had a great deal of help from the State as well, and the insane no-bail law. Combine that with the (((judge))) that stopped stop-and-frisk, an amazingly successful tactic, and there you go.

    Far as “broken windows” goes, the squeegee guys are back. Blacks enter the subway without paying with absolute impunity. Looters loot and are not prosecuted. Blacks may not be very smart, but they know which way the wind blows unerringly. They know that crime is now almost consequence free, and are told ten thousand times a day that “white supremacy” is the only real crime.

    What follows is like night follows day. Totally predictable.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @peterike

    Just curious, why does the (((judge))) merit the ethnic signifier, but the rest of the gang (mostly Italian - the state is run by an Italian-American and the legislature is his bitch) doesn't?

    What the fuck is with you guys? Do you have a chip in your brains that goes AAOOGAH!!! when a Jewish, or Jewish-sounding name comes onto your radar screen? A chip which suppresses every other sensation?

    I'm genuinely curious. Not asking for a friend.

    Thanks in advance.

  58. @Art Deco
    @RichardTaylor

    This is a side issue, but what kind of an idiot deploys a character string like 'poor Saddam Hussein'?

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @Jack D, @El Dato, @anonymous

    Well, he shook hands with Rumsfeld, took a few wrong turns, and now he’s the dead king of a country of pestilence.

    It’s really as if biblical Jews were in charge of the US.

    Further afield:

    IKEA employees walk off job after company serves fried chicken and watermelon for Juneteenth

    IKEA confirmed in a statement to the Independent on Wednesday that roughly 20 employees walked out in protest at the lunch, but insisted that black staff had helped organize the menu, which “was created with the best of intentions” and included “recommendations from black co-workers.”

    “We got it wrong and we sincerely apologize,” a company spokesperson declared.

    Though the menu also included other items, like mac n cheese and potato salad, many employees considered the food choices to be racist – noting the connection of fried chicken and watermelon to many African-American stereotypes, as well as the food’s connection to slavery.

    I didn’t know about fried chicken slavery!

    One employee told CBS46 that the incident “caused a lot of people to be upset” and that they “actually wanted to quit.”

    “People weren’t coming back to work,” the employee added, while another worker said, “You cannot say serving watermelon on Juneteenth is a soul food menu when you don’t even know the history. They used to feed slaves watermelon during the slave time.”

    Racist illustrations and cartoons from American history frequently showed caricatures of black Americans eating slices of watermelon. Fried chicken has also had a similar history as a racist trope.

    Who ever heard of black eating fried chicken?

    Sweden: Fridays for Climate school walkouts. USA: Fulltime for Reparations work walkouts.

    Well, don’t hire blacks.

    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
    @El Dato

    One of my best friends in college was a black guy from NYC, but definitely from the talented tenth (dad was the head of security at the NY Public Library).

    Once, when visiting over the summer, he took me to a family picnic in a park. Featured items on the menu - fried chicken & watermelon.

    So these jumped up, anti-racist white folks know better than the black folks on the IKEA staff what might be the fare at Juneteenth?

    Cracker, please...

    , @MEH 0910
    @El Dato

    The New York Times endorsed watermelon for Juneteenth:

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1405641414436864000

    , @photondancer
    @El Dato

    "They used to feed slaves watermelon during the slave time."

    Obviously, blacks need to stop eating anything. It's the only way to protest slavery!

    The fried chicken and watermelon thing has always struck me as particularly inane but it's mind boggling how seriously SJWs take it. Years ago, I saw online comments frothing about a KFC ad in Australia where cricketers, both white and black, were enjoying some KFC chicken. The commenters stated it was utterly offensive of Australians not to share the USAain stereotype about these foods. Now they're stating the Swedes have to take it on too. This is just good old US imperialism under a different guise as far as I'm concerned.

    It's a pity IKEA truckled on this. They should have said bluntly that the menu was approved by blacks and any person who didn't like it was free not to eat it. If they truly didn't return to work, good riddance. Refuse to provide any reference other than "this person is a troublemaker".

    , @black sea
    @El Dato

    The only way IKEA could have avoided this controversy would have been to employee black-run catering operations to develop the menu, at exorbitant prices to ward off accusations of cultural appropriation. There would of course also have to be substantial donations to various "civic organizations" into which black race-hustlers have dipped their snouts.

    This issue doesn't really have anything to do with appropriate gestures of sensitivity. There would have been complaints regardless of the menu. Those black IKEA employees who were offended didn't know to be offended until someone told them that this action would buy them a few days of extra vacation, some time in the public eye, and the opportunity to make a nuisance of themselves.

    By the way, the so-called "slave diet," as described by some of these food historians, would have consisted of unusually balanced, nutritious, and calorie-dense foods. Not to mention quite tasty foods. However, such fare was not the norm for pretty much anyone in mid-19th century America. Not that it matters, because it's all confused and self-contradictory mythology at this point.

    , @Joe Stalin
    @El Dato

    Hey! IKEA released their secret Swedish Meatball Recipe last year.

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

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  59. @photondancer
    @Polistra

    I seem to recall the Federal government did offer troops and other assistance last year - which was rejected with much contumely and scorn. But of course now the right kind of person is in the White House so they can go back to whining for help.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Uncle Dan

    I seem to recall the Federal government did offer troops and other assistance last year – which was rejected with much contumely and scorn.

    Not only that, but during weeks of rioting and looting in NYC last summer, Governor Cuomo never activated the National Guard. In exasperation, WOR’s Mark Simone asked why NY even has a National Guard, if not for this precise situation? Evidently, it was just not the right situation according to Cuomo, because after the Capitol riot, he dispatched 1,000 NY National Guardsmen to Washington, DC, to participate in the symbolic defense of the building.

    • Agree: photondancer
  60. @Arclight
    The non-police 'solutions' various community advocates always call for invariably have 2 characteristics: one, it would mean a lot more money for connected non-profits and churches that are in places with the highest levels of social dysfunction with no track record of success, and two, the services they suggest are essentially stand-ins for parenting.

    In our current moment, almost no one gets better portrayal in the media than black women. The reality however is that they tend to get into lots of short term relationships that result in children and the subsequent children are national leaders in per-capita crime and producing more illegitimate children. Obviously our betters would say this is a result of white supremacy, but perhaps it's another example of where refusing to enforce society's cultural guardrails has disastrous consequences for the people a lax approach is supposed to help.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Art Deco

    Blacks are reverting to African patterns in child rearing, criminality, etc. White norms were always a tight fit for them. They don’t want to be confined in stiff Calvinist corsets of correct behavior and morality – they want to let it all hang out. Are these patterns genetic or cultural or what? Who knows, probably some combination of both.

    The fundamental struggle of our time (the essential meaning of Black Lives Matters) is, do we allow blacks to freely express their essential Blackness or do we engage in an endless struggle against it and try to force blacks into white modes of behavior? The societal pendulum in America tends to swing back and forth between these extremes. We periodically release blacks from their chains only to be periodically reminded by waves of crime (some of which washes over onto whites) why this is not a good idea.

    • Thanks: Alden, AceDeuce
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Jack D

    Blacks are reverting to African patterns in child rearing, criminality, etc.

    There's actually large variation in and among negroid societies in homicide rates, fertility rates, bastardy &c. Which African pattern did you have in mind?

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @AceDeuce
    @Jack D

    No negroes? Know peace.
    Know negroes? No peace.

  61. @bomag
    @Polistra


    ...without state and federal help
     
    As far as gov't spending, there is getting to be an almost inverse relationship between the amount of money spent on a project and the resulting accomplishment.

    I suspect that after Biden spends 6 trillion on "infrastructure", there will be gasps and clutching about how it is failing faster than we can fix.

    Likewise, if this mayor gets his wishlist of spending and help, the crime rate will be even higher (thus needing even more money, which seems to be the point.)

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Harry Baldwin

    I suspect that after Biden spends 6 trillion on “infrastructure”, there will be gasps and clutching about how it is failing faster than we can fix.

    After spending nearly a trillion of stimulus money, much of it supposed to be for infrastructure, Obama was asked what happened to all the “shovel-ready jobs” he promised. He smiled in that aw-shucks manner that so endeared him to liberals, and said, ” ‘Shovel ready’ was not as shovel ready as we expected, heh, heh.”

    Yes, he had the gall to chuckle. That’s something Biden won’t do. He’ll just say, “Huh?”

  62. @Jack D

    Even now, there is widespread disagreement over why the homicide rate fell for so long.
     
    It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.

    Replies: @Hunsdon

    So you’re saying it was the Russians?

  63. @Polistra
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Next they will paint over the windows of our houses and apartments so we can't see what's going on outdoors. We'll all have virtual-reality eyeglasses, required wearing along with our face diapers. The rest is already well in hand, with controlled media and controlled internet. Tell us, Howard! Why are you passionate about Diversity and Inclusion today? There's a good lad.

    Replies: @Uncle Dan

    Next they will paint over the windows of our houses and apartments so we can’t see what’s going on outdoors.

    It’s called TV. No need to paint over windows.

    • Agree: Polistra
  64. @photondancer
    @Polistra

    I seem to recall the Federal government did offer troops and other assistance last year - which was rejected with much contumely and scorn. But of course now the right kind of person is in the White House so they can go back to whining for help.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Uncle Dan

    Federal troops will only be used to suppress White Supremacy.

  65. @Jack D
    @JohnnyWalker123

    If Hollywood stars are patriotic, that's bad. If Hollywood stars are not patriotic, that's also bad.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt, @ThreeCranes

    Are you associating CIA support with patriotism?

  66. @Clifford Brown
    @PhysicistDave

    Censorship appears to not necessarily cause societal collapse, but rather is indicative that a society may have already passed the civilizational Rubicon. A society that can be reformed and one that is worth saving allows for open discussion on the direction of said society and the nature of reality.

    The clampdown on open or even rational debate means that reform is no longer possible. The elite are acknowledging this through their censorship.



    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
     

    Replies: @Uncle Dan

    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

  67. “People don’t wake up and go, ‘You know what? I’m going to shoot you because of police reform,’ ” said White-Hammond

    I would guess most of these shooting are spur-of-the-moment crimes of opportunity. Even drive-bys don’t strike me as involving much more planning than: “Did you hear Stradivarius is at Massapequa’s party? Let’s get him.” Also, ever notice how many of these crimes happen after 2 am? I wonder how much many black lives would be saved with a strict curfew.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Matttt


    ever notice how many of these crimes happen after 2 am? I wonder how much many black lives would be saved with a strict curfew.
     
    If you study the crime reports that's very true. But how about not just a curfew but maybe a job? A family? Some sense of structure and a reason to get up in the morning so you're not out at 2 am all the time in the first place? But these are not things the government can just impose or hand out
  68. @Jack D
    @Arclight

    Blacks are reverting to African patterns in child rearing, criminality, etc. White norms were always a tight fit for them. They don't want to be confined in stiff Calvinist corsets of correct behavior and morality - they want to let it all hang out. Are these patterns genetic or cultural or what? Who knows, probably some combination of both.

    The fundamental struggle of our time (the essential meaning of Black Lives Matters) is, do we allow blacks to freely express their essential Blackness or do we engage in an endless struggle against it and try to force blacks into white modes of behavior? The societal pendulum in America tends to swing back and forth between these extremes. We periodically release blacks from their chains only to be periodically reminded by waves of crime (some of which washes over onto whites) why this is not a good idea.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @AceDeuce

    Blacks are reverting to African patterns in child rearing, criminality, etc.

    There’s actually large variation in and among negroid societies in homicide rates, fertility rates, bastardy &c. Which African pattern did you have in mind?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Art Deco

    Perhaps there are variations but there is no black country on earth whose statistics in the areas that you mention are as low as those of white countries inside the Hajnal line. And the worst of the worst are orders (plural) of magnitude higher - the 41.25/100k homicide rate of Lesotho and the 43.85 rate of Jamaica is 100x worse that the the .47 rate of Norway (and I'll bet that even that .47 is largely immigrant driven).

    On paper, Benin and Guinea-Bissau have very low rates but I wonder whether they really have an effective reporting system at all such that their stats are meaningful. In some countries the police are so corrupt that even the families of victims don't want to have anything to do with them. You just bury the victim and seek private revenge and you don't involve the police in it at all. Not unlike the way it works in the ghetto come to think of it.

  69. @RichardTaylor
    https://twitter.com/RichardHanania/status/1407560116094705671

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Goddard, @Abolish_public_education

    Not exactly tarring and feathering or the pillory, which our elites so richly deserve—but definitely a step in the right direction!

  70. @Arclight
    The non-police 'solutions' various community advocates always call for invariably have 2 characteristics: one, it would mean a lot more money for connected non-profits and churches that are in places with the highest levels of social dysfunction with no track record of success, and two, the services they suggest are essentially stand-ins for parenting.

    In our current moment, almost no one gets better portrayal in the media than black women. The reality however is that they tend to get into lots of short term relationships that result in children and the subsequent children are national leaders in per-capita crime and producing more illegitimate children. Obviously our betters would say this is a result of white supremacy, but perhaps it's another example of where refusing to enforce society's cultural guardrails has disastrous consequences for the people a lax approach is supposed to help.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Art Deco

    In our current moment, almost no one gets better portrayal in the media than black women. The reality however is that they tend to get into lots of short term relationships that result in children and the subsequent children are national leaders in per-capita crime and producing more illegitimate children.

    Black women are not particularly fecund. They reproduce at the replacement rate (2.1), with their first child is born somewhat earlier in life (at 23.0) that what’s usually the case for white women (26.0). I suspect if you unpacked it, the more salient problem is that their specifically domestic relationships with men tend to be quite fragile and have high attrition rates.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Art Deco

    It’s not how many children black women have. It’s what kind of children black women have. The kids produced by black women become the majority of American criminals.

    , @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @Art Deco

    Black fertility just recently fell to 2.1 and is still much higher than white fertility. White fertility has been below the replacement rate since 1970 and is now just 1.7 and still falling.

    All Black females have Black babies , even when the father is white their babies will be Black. Yet not all White mothers will have White babies. Barrack Obama and Halle Berry are both considered Black, despite having white mothers. It takes two white people to make a white baby, but just one Black parent to have a Black baby. the Black population will still grow if Black female fertility stays at 2.1 since 4% of White females have Black babies. Over the last decade white women gave birth to 750,000 Black babies.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @Johann Ricke

  71. The tools for fighting back are “limited” without state and federal help, said Austin Mayor Steve Adler (D).

    Federal takeover is what he wants, not ‘help.’ That is the goal, the reason for the defund the police movement.

    I’d love to ask him publicly just what exactly it is he thinks the feds can help with. These are not federal crimes they are having trouble with. Are federal cops more better than local Austin cops? What makes them different?

    The feds could fix voter fraud so so many Democrats aren’t elected*. Austin’s mess is theirs; they own it. Calling for others to fix it is fraud.

    *“Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.” ― Joseph Stalin

  72. “Guns and poverty are the two outliers that we have compared to other countries,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (D), whose city saw a near-doubling of homicide rates last year.

    What a moron! Those things haven’t changed in the last 13 months.

  73. It would cost NOTHING to implement Constitutional Carry in Chicago so that criminals could finally risk getting shot by the ordinary citizen.

    Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx shows the way:

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and police Supt. David Brown on Tuesday assailed Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for airing criticism of CPD’s soaring arrests for nonviolent gun possession.

    At separate news conferences, Lightfoot and Brown took aim at a webinar last week by Foxx’s office showing CPD arresting more and more people for gun possession who have no criminal record, pulling people into the criminal justice system who are likely not driving the city’s gun violence. Those arrests have ascended in recent years as arrests for violent gun crimes have trended down — even amid a shooting surge that began more than a year ago. The webinar suggested that the police are not arresting “the right people” who possess guns.

    “I fundamentally disagree with that,” Lightfoot said. “We are a city that’s awash in illegal guns. Those illegal guns cause deep pain and injury and death. So the suggestion that somehow the Police Department is wasting its time [by] arresting people who illegally possess firearms at the height of this crisis, I just fundamentally disagree with that.”

    https://www.wbez.org/stories/chicagos-mayor-and-top-cop-trash-kim-foxx-for-challenging-cpds-gun-arrest-priorities/90863e32-7697-42f1-8b67-66290ac5f713

    A judge thinks an IL FOID qualifies you as a not-a-bad-guy-to-be-locked up.

    2 more gun arrests at North Avenue Beach; 6 firearms seized since Memorial Day

    Around 3:38 p.m. Saturday, Isaiah Simpson was with a group of beachgoers when police allegedly found alcohol in one of their bags. Simpson, 24, tried to leave, but police told him he was on park property and his bag was subject to search, prosecutors said.

    Cops allegedly found a loaded handgun in his bag. Simpson has a valid Firearm Owner’s ID card, but he is not a concealed carry licensee, prosecutors said. Judge John Lyke released him on his own recognizance.

    https://cwbchicago.com/2021/06/2-more-gun-arrests-at-north-avenue-beach-6-firearms-seized-since-memorial-day.html

    Simply order the Chicago police not to arrest thise carrying concealed firearms who have a valid FOID and Kim Foxx could follow suite and not charge an UUW.

    Constitutional Carry achieved without the permission of the communist cosmopolitans in the IL House, Senate and Executive branch.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Joe Stalin


    We are a city that’s awash in illegal guns. Those illegal guns cause deep pain and injury and death.
     
    They are like green card doctors.
    , @Gamecock
    @Joe Stalin


    Those illegal guns cause deep pain and injury and death.
     
    Them damn illegal guns have a mind of their own. They jus jumpup and shoot peoples.

    Behavior of legal guns is not discussed.
  74. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco
    @RichardTaylor

    This is a side issue, but what kind of an idiot deploys a character string like 'poor Saddam Hussein'?

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @Jack D, @El Dato, @anonymous

    It’s obviously irony which went unnoticed by you.

  75. Is there a function of the state which was designed and implemented in order to deal with crime?

    I’d suggest they work out whatever that is, fund it better, give it moral support and allow it to do its job.

  76. Anon[255] • Disclaimer says:

    Mayors could crack down, but they don’t want the bad publicity. They think they’ll get voted out of office if they’re tough on crime. One the contrary, in the past, those big-city mayors who were tough on crime made their cities economically prosperous. If the mayor was tough on crime, it made the middle-class feel safe to live–and vote–within the city limits.

    We have a generation of scummy mayors who don’t face the fact that they’ve driven the middle-class out of American cities.

  77. @The Wild Geese Howard
    Semi-OT:

    ....and then they came for the local news:

    Fact-Checker Poynter Demands Local News Reduce Crime Story Coverage Because It Fuels "Systemic Racism"

    https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/fact-checker-poynter-demands-local-news-reduce-crime-story-coverage-because-it-fuels

    Replies: @Polistra, @Forbes

    How else are local media going to get their Facebook and Google bucks (under proposals for social media to bankroll local media…)?

    And why does Poynter hate minority crime victims??

  78. Los Angeles county supervisors plan to close the big down town men’s central jail and not build a replacement. More criminals out on the streets. They are also very supportive of the Soros district attorney Gascon.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Alden

    NY is also supposed to close Riker's Island for the same reason.

    Typical magical thinking. The bricks have bad juju. America increasingly operates according to African modes of thought. It used to be if there was a school/church/whatever shooting or bombing, you'd clean up the blood and resume classes/services/whatever - the building was not responsible. The current trend is that you have to level the building to the ground and build a brand new one. I guess this is what comes from having an infinite number of taxpayer dollars to pay for such nonsense.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

  79. @Art Deco
    @Jack D

    Blacks are reverting to African patterns in child rearing, criminality, etc.

    There's actually large variation in and among negroid societies in homicide rates, fertility rates, bastardy &c. Which African pattern did you have in mind?

    Replies: @Jack D

    Perhaps there are variations but there is no black country on earth whose statistics in the areas that you mention are as low as those of white countries inside the Hajnal line. And the worst of the worst are orders (plural) of magnitude higher – the 41.25/100k homicide rate of Lesotho and the 43.85 rate of Jamaica is 100x worse that the the .47 rate of Norway (and I’ll bet that even that .47 is largely immigrant driven).

    On paper, Benin and Guinea-Bissau have very low rates but I wonder whether they really have an effective reporting system at all such that their stats are meaningful. In some countries the police are so corrupt that even the families of victims don’t want to have anything to do with them. You just bury the victim and seek private revenge and you don’t involve the police in it at all. Not unlike the way it works in the ghetto come to think of it.

    • Agree: Alden, anonymouseperson
  80. @Art Deco
    @Arclight

    In our current moment, almost no one gets better portrayal in the media than black women. The reality however is that they tend to get into lots of short term relationships that result in children and the subsequent children are national leaders in per-capita crime and producing more illegitimate children.

    Black women are not particularly fecund. They reproduce at the replacement rate (2.1), with their first child is born somewhat earlier in life (at 23.0) that what's usually the case for white women (26.0). I suspect if you unpacked it, the more salient problem is that their specifically domestic relationships with men tend to be quite fragile and have high attrition rates.

    Replies: @Alden, @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    It’s not how many children black women have. It’s what kind of children black women have. The kids produced by black women become the majority of American criminals.

  81. @Alden
    Los Angeles county supervisors plan to close the big down town men’s central jail and not build a replacement. More criminals out on the streets. They are also very supportive of the Soros district attorney Gascon.

    Replies: @Jack D

    NY is also supposed to close Riker’s Island for the same reason.

    Typical magical thinking. The bricks have bad juju. America increasingly operates according to African modes of thought. It used to be if there was a school/church/whatever shooting or bombing, you’d clean up the blood and resume classes/services/whatever – the building was not responsible. The current trend is that you have to level the building to the ground and build a brand new one. I guess this is what comes from having an infinite number of taxpayer dollars to pay for such nonsense.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Jack D

    That was one of Dumb Blasio's genius ideas. I don't think he even got it from some CRT hack - it was his.

    Wonder if Adams (NYC's sure bet next mayor) will quietly shelve it.

    Replies: @Known Fact

  82. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/politico/status/1407654959185866755

    https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1407674978057822212

    Replies: @Possumman, @MEH 0910

    I am Groot

  83. Off Topic. I don’t quite know where to put this, so it goes here.

    Computer security legend John Macafee found dead in his cell in Barcelona, Spain.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/security-software-entrepreneur-mcafee-reportedly-found-dead-in-barcelona-jail-cell-11624477579?mod=home-page

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @anon

    He was a colorful individual.

    R.I.P. Killed by IRS.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McAfee

    , @MEH 0910
    @anon

    https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1407783517535223815
    https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1407824941593120773

  84. @Joe Stalin
    It would cost NOTHING to implement Constitutional Carry in Chicago so that criminals could finally risk getting shot by the ordinary citizen.

    Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx shows the way:

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and police Supt. David Brown on Tuesday assailed Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for airing criticism of CPD’s soaring arrests for nonviolent gun possession.

    At separate news conferences, Lightfoot and Brown took aim at a webinar last week by Foxx’s office showing CPD arresting more and more people for gun possession who have no criminal record, pulling people into the criminal justice system who are likely not driving the city’s gun violence. Those arrests have ascended in recent years as arrests for violent gun crimes have trended down — even amid a shooting surge that began more than a year ago. The webinar suggested that the police are not arresting “the right people” who possess guns.

    “I fundamentally disagree with that,” Lightfoot said. “We are a city that’s awash in illegal guns. Those illegal guns cause deep pain and injury and death. So the suggestion that somehow the Police Department is wasting its time [by] arresting people who illegally possess firearms at the height of this crisis, I just fundamentally disagree with that.”

    https://www.wbez.org/stories/chicagos-mayor-and-top-cop-trash-kim-foxx-for-challenging-cpds-gun-arrest-priorities/90863e32-7697-42f1-8b67-66290ac5f713
     
    A judge thinks an IL FOID qualifies you as a not-a-bad-guy-to-be-locked up.

    2 more gun arrests at North Avenue Beach; 6 firearms seized since Memorial Day

    Around 3:38 p.m. Saturday, Isaiah Simpson was with a group of beachgoers when police allegedly found alcohol in one of their bags. Simpson, 24, tried to leave, but police told him he was on park property and his bag was subject to search, prosecutors said.

    Cops allegedly found a loaded handgun in his bag. Simpson has a valid Firearm Owner’s ID card, but he is not a concealed carry licensee, prosecutors said. Judge John Lyke released him on his own recognizance.

    https://cwbchicago.com/2021/06/2-more-gun-arrests-at-north-avenue-beach-6-firearms-seized-since-memorial-day.html
     
    Simply order the Chicago police not to arrest thise carrying concealed firearms who have a valid FOID and Kim Foxx could follow suite and not charge an UUW.

    Constitutional Carry achieved without the permission of the communist cosmopolitans in the IL House, Senate and Executive branch.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Gamecock

    We are a city that’s awash in illegal guns. Those illegal guns cause deep pain and injury and death.

    They are like green card doctors.

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
  85. @anon
    Off Topic. I don't quite know where to put this, so it goes here.

    Computer security legend John Macafee found dead in his cell in Barcelona, Spain.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/security-software-entrepreneur-mcafee-reportedly-found-dead-in-barcelona-jail-cell-11624477579?mod=home-page

    Replies: @El Dato, @MEH 0910

    He was a colorful individual.

    R.I.P. Killed by IRS.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McAfee

  86. @Paco Wové
    @Harry Baldwin

    The article never quotes him "admitting" anything. The previous paragraph/sentence says

    Bratton, who helped pioneer the “broken windows” theory of policing in which even petty violations are punished to prevent more serious crime, had long posited that widespread urban violence could be kept at bay almost indefinitely.

    which conflates two separate ideas - the idea of broken windows policing being effective (idea 1), and Bratton's positin' that widespread urban violence could be kept at bay indefinitely (idea 2). Presumably, #2 depended on the continued application of #1. #1 has gone the way of the dodo, so not surprisingly #2 has also. Bratton may have made some comment to the effect that "I figured we would keep widespread urban violence at bay by continued application of broken windows policing, but obviously I was wrong". The propagandists at the Post had to spin that as best they could.

    The lazy reader will come away thinking Bratton has repudiated broken windows policing, when he likely did no such thing.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    I believe you are correct. It’s unlikely that Bratton would disavow his broken-windows policy, but the reporter decided to spin it that way. Reporters lie all the time, now more shamelessly than ever.

  87. @Joe Stalin
    It would cost NOTHING to implement Constitutional Carry in Chicago so that criminals could finally risk getting shot by the ordinary citizen.

    Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx shows the way:

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and police Supt. David Brown on Tuesday assailed Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for airing criticism of CPD’s soaring arrests for nonviolent gun possession.

    At separate news conferences, Lightfoot and Brown took aim at a webinar last week by Foxx’s office showing CPD arresting more and more people for gun possession who have no criminal record, pulling people into the criminal justice system who are likely not driving the city’s gun violence. Those arrests have ascended in recent years as arrests for violent gun crimes have trended down — even amid a shooting surge that began more than a year ago. The webinar suggested that the police are not arresting “the right people” who possess guns.

    “I fundamentally disagree with that,” Lightfoot said. “We are a city that’s awash in illegal guns. Those illegal guns cause deep pain and injury and death. So the suggestion that somehow the Police Department is wasting its time [by] arresting people who illegally possess firearms at the height of this crisis, I just fundamentally disagree with that.”

    https://www.wbez.org/stories/chicagos-mayor-and-top-cop-trash-kim-foxx-for-challenging-cpds-gun-arrest-priorities/90863e32-7697-42f1-8b67-66290ac5f713
     
    A judge thinks an IL FOID qualifies you as a not-a-bad-guy-to-be-locked up.

    2 more gun arrests at North Avenue Beach; 6 firearms seized since Memorial Day

    Around 3:38 p.m. Saturday, Isaiah Simpson was with a group of beachgoers when police allegedly found alcohol in one of their bags. Simpson, 24, tried to leave, but police told him he was on park property and his bag was subject to search, prosecutors said.

    Cops allegedly found a loaded handgun in his bag. Simpson has a valid Firearm Owner’s ID card, but he is not a concealed carry licensee, prosecutors said. Judge John Lyke released him on his own recognizance.

    https://cwbchicago.com/2021/06/2-more-gun-arrests-at-north-avenue-beach-6-firearms-seized-since-memorial-day.html
     
    Simply order the Chicago police not to arrest thise carrying concealed firearms who have a valid FOID and Kim Foxx could follow suite and not charge an UUW.

    Constitutional Carry achieved without the permission of the communist cosmopolitans in the IL House, Senate and Executive branch.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Gamecock

    Those illegal guns cause deep pain and injury and death.

    Them damn illegal guns have a mind of their own. They jus jumpup and shoot peoples.

    Behavior of legal guns is not discussed.

  88. @Abolish_public_education
    Democrats almost universally say tighter gun laws are needed to curb violent crime, along with investments in education and jobs programs to reduce historic inequities.

    I am so sick and tired of these idiotic, DEM mantras.

    And for the umpteenth time this week alone, government spending is not "investment". It is waste.

    Also, that last line about after-school activities, "proven to work" no less, attributed to Profster Sharkey (that's good), is not a direct quote, so we really don't know what he actually stated regarding those tax flushing programs (though I'm sure he favors them).

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    A_P_E, every year the Buffalo Public School budget increases, this year, even with Covid restraints, it topped ONE BILLION DOLLARS. HS graduation rate of less than 70% and that is considered progress. Buffalo has a population of about 250K. Murders are up to 42 as of Monday, third world numbers. There is never enough money for public education or after school activities or meal programs. We basically raise black children for their parents and receive hate in return.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @anon
    @Buffalo Joe

    Joe, that's a budget equal to ten Dr. Evils!

    TEN!

    https://media1.tenor.com/images/e6bec27c8458c7b428d08043976e5d84/tenor.gif

    , @photondancer
    @Buffalo Joe

    How's that even possible?

    For comparison, the NSW state budget just handed down has $24.4 billion for education ($18.5 billion in US dollars). That covers the whole state (800,000 public school students) and includes a large tertiary education (skills and vocational training) sector for adults.

    , @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Buffalo Joe

    Congratulations on your new mayor.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/former-nurse-could-be-first-socialist-mayor-of-a-large-u-s-city-in-more-than-60-years/ar-AALlJTj?ocid=uxbndlbing

  89. @Buffalo Joe
    @Abolish_public_education

    A_P_E, every year the Buffalo Public School budget increases, this year, even with Covid restraints, it topped ONE BILLION DOLLARS. HS graduation rate of less than 70% and that is considered progress. Buffalo has a population of about 250K. Murders are up to 42 as of Monday, third world numbers. There is never enough money for public education or after school activities or meal programs. We basically raise black children for their parents and receive hate in return.

    Replies: @anon, @photondancer, @The Anti-Gnostic

    Joe, that’s a budget equal to ten Dr. Evils!

    TEN!

  90. @Jack D
    @Alden

    NY is also supposed to close Riker's Island for the same reason.

    Typical magical thinking. The bricks have bad juju. America increasingly operates according to African modes of thought. It used to be if there was a school/church/whatever shooting or bombing, you'd clean up the blood and resume classes/services/whatever - the building was not responsible. The current trend is that you have to level the building to the ground and build a brand new one. I guess this is what comes from having an infinite number of taxpayer dollars to pay for such nonsense.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    That was one of Dumb Blasio’s genius ideas. I don’t think he even got it from some CRT hack – it was his.

    Wonder if Adams (NYC’s sure bet next mayor) will quietly shelve it.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Paperback Writer

    DeBlasio is largely motivated and activated by real-estate contributors as well as his foolish ideology; if he wants to close a prison or a horse stable ask what the site might next be used for

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

  91. “Still, the environment could change if community leaders and groups start to fill that space with mentorship and job programs, redesigns of empty lots and after-school activities for youngsters…”

    This is an excellent proposal and one which every “community leader” should get behind. We could effect the “redesign of empty lots” with a tomato crop and “youngsters” could be set to cultivating them as an “after-school activity”.

  92. Anonymous[488] • Disclaimer says:

    “People don’t wake up and go, ‘You know what? I’m going to shoot you because of police reform,’ ” said White-Hammond

    Her entire rhetorical syndrome is so feminized, so plonking weak & push-over unto death. “If we just give these boys a chance they’ll be good boys! You’re being too hard on them!”

    What portion of this stems from actual sincere desire to be the cool mom/good cop, versus insincere rank sh*t-testing in the passive effort to provoke the firm smack of government from the bad cop?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Anonymous

    https://youtu.be/BNaddvSPWj0?t=159

    Well, SOMEONE has got to let Jack back out of the pantry. Poor boy.

  93. @RichardTaylor
    https://twitter.com/RichardHanania/status/1407560116094705671

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Goddard, @Abolish_public_education

    LRC blog links to video. The shock-value is great, but getting down to the brass tacks:

    • schools districts are run by petty tyrants (though board composition cannot make schools suck less).

    • tax leech, school parents only oppose indoctrination when it’s of the sort they dislike, e.g. CRT bad, pro mil good.

    • the government cops who stand guard at these meetings, at OT pay rate, are there to enforce the government’s arbitrary (anti #1!) edicts.

  94. @Anonymous

    “People don’t wake up and go, ‘You know what? I’m going to shoot you because of police reform,’ ” said White-Hammond
     
    Her entire rhetorical syndrome is so feminized, so plonking weak & push-over unto death. "If we just give these boys a chance they'll be good boys! You're being too hard on them!"

    What portion of this stems from actual sincere desire to be the cool mom/good cop, versus insincere rank sh*t-testing in the passive effort to provoke the firm smack of government from the bad cop?

    Replies: @El Dato

    Well, SOMEONE has got to let Jack back out of the pantry. Poor boy.

  95. @Jack D
    @JohnnyWalker123

    If Hollywood stars are patriotic, that's bad. If Hollywood stars are not patriotic, that's also bad.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt, @ThreeCranes

    That’s too Delphic, Jack. You’re going to have to be more explicit and less ambiguous. Is working for the CIA patriotic or unpatriotic?

  96. Steve, you are thinking about this wrong. The mayors and others who run these cities could if they wanted to, curb the crime rate and would have done so if they wanted to — they just don’t want to, in fact.

    And you are not thinking ahead. Since the mayors don’t want to (get to why in a bit) cities will be nothing but crime-ridden hellholes like those depicted in Escape from New York. A place for mostly black thugs to be exuberantly vibrant, without any issues of Whiteness descending upon them.

    Every city in the West will look like Detroit or Oakland, a bombed out hulk. That’s it. Whites and Latinos will flee as far as they can to rural living, the more rural and isolated the better. For the first time since the Fall of the Roman Empire in the West and the Dark Ages, life will be ever more rural, and far less urban.

    Now, why do mayors like Lightfoot of Chicago, Garcetti of LA, Wheeler of Portland, Breed of SF, and de Blasio of NYC not want less crime in the slightest? That is because the function of the city is to provide lots and lots of fake/fraudulent votes for Democratic candidates, and graft opportunities for federal and state bloc grants which both are threatened by actual decent, responsible citizens living there. The ideal city is Detroit — filled with black thugs and homeless and nothing else. Or perhaps Oakland where “Paul Kersey” has noted on VDARE that thousands of black partiers obstructed an ambulance responding to a mass shooting of black people on Juneteenth by two black men. Black women were twerking on top of the ambulance.

    Try and be less White, and see the beauty in that. Oakland is the perfect city. Filled with homeless, junkies, criminals, no one to bother the political class looting every grant sent their way. There is a reason Rahm Emmanuel or someone like him is not mayor of Chicago and Lori Lightfoot is.

    No one important lives in a city. Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Hillary, Kamala Harris, Rob Reiner, all those Hedge Fund guys, none of them live in a city. They live in Malibu, or the Hamptons, or Martha’s Vineyard, or someplace like that. They don’t care if the city crumbles into chaos and disorder, all the better in fact. There is nothing our elites love more than misery of the proles who they hate, black and White alike. [Though they hate the White ones far, far more.]

  97. @anonymous
    NOBODY knows what to do? Not quite: Actually EVERYBODY knows what to do. Derek Chauvin's knee needs to be re-applied to neck of ghetto, nationwide, 24/7/365. Stop and frisk, rough treatment, no news coverage of Junivarious's treatment at hand of 'racist' cops, no payouts to those killed or beaten, the word 'racist' detoxified, the 'crime 'racism' returned to rightful place in moral pecking order after 'failure to pick up socks' and 'failure to say 'sir'' to betters. Want a motto? What about SAVE LIVES, NOT DIGNITY..

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @ben tillman, @anonymouseperson

    Agree, and I would like to see the word “white” purged from the “discussion of racial issues” that blacks always call for. The bone of contention is not “white” vs. “black” behavior, as our opponents wish to cast the terms of debate (which allows them to blame everything on “whiteness”) it’s a contest between those who condone and encourage uncivil, criminal behavior vs. those who wish to hold all of us to the same standard, a Universal Norm of viable, durable human interactions.

    What they propose is self defeating; it has no future–the ultimate litmus test. A society built upon the principle’s espoused by supporters of BLM and the lot, cannot sustain itself. It is parasitic, as many have said. They need us, but we don’t need them. Critical Race Theorists interpret this as our asserting our “supremacy”, but it is only our asserting our independence, our freedom and power to self regulate. But in a sense, they’re correct, inasmuch as their people, lacking the power to self regulate, aren’t free and are therefore inferior to those who possess those characteristics, which is why they spitefully tear down what we create.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @ThreeCranes


    They need us, but we don’t need them. Critical Race Theorists interpret this as our asserting our “supremacy”, but it is only our asserting our independence, our freedom and power to self regulate. But in a sense, they’re correct, inasmuch as their people, lacking the power to self regulate, aren’t free and are therefore inferior to those who possess those characteristics, which is why they spitefully tear down what we create.
     
    • Agree
  98. @Jack D
    @Arclight

    Blacks are reverting to African patterns in child rearing, criminality, etc. White norms were always a tight fit for them. They don't want to be confined in stiff Calvinist corsets of correct behavior and morality - they want to let it all hang out. Are these patterns genetic or cultural or what? Who knows, probably some combination of both.

    The fundamental struggle of our time (the essential meaning of Black Lives Matters) is, do we allow blacks to freely express their essential Blackness or do we engage in an endless struggle against it and try to force blacks into white modes of behavior? The societal pendulum in America tends to swing back and forth between these extremes. We periodically release blacks from their chains only to be periodically reminded by waves of crime (some of which washes over onto whites) why this is not a good idea.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @AceDeuce

    No negroes? Know peace.
    Know negroes? No peace.

  99. Steve this is a masterpiece of annotation, and the WaPo piece is a perfectly chosen example — so dismaying to me regarding my former profession — of column inch after column inch dancing around the obvious facts.

  100. @Paperback Writer
    @Jack D

    That was one of Dumb Blasio's genius ideas. I don't think he even got it from some CRT hack - it was his.

    Wonder if Adams (NYC's sure bet next mayor) will quietly shelve it.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    DeBlasio is largely motivated and activated by real-estate contributors as well as his foolish ideology; if he wants to close a prison or a horse stable ask what the site might next be used for

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Known Fact

    Let us pray that Adams is motivated by the real estate interests as well. I'm scared he could be Dinkins II.

  101. @Matttt

    “People don’t wake up and go, ‘You know what? I’m going to shoot you because of police reform,’ ” said White-Hammond
     
    I would guess most of these shooting are spur-of-the-moment crimes of opportunity. Even drive-bys don't strike me as involving much more planning than: "Did you hear Stradivarius is at Massapequa's party? Let's get him." Also, ever notice how many of these crimes happen after 2 am? I wonder how much many black lives would be saved with a strict curfew.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    ever notice how many of these crimes happen after 2 am? I wonder how much many black lives would be saved with a strict curfew.

    If you study the crime reports that’s very true. But how about not just a curfew but maybe a job? A family? Some sense of structure and a reason to get up in the morning so you’re not out at 2 am all the time in the first place? But these are not things the government can just impose or hand out

  102. @El Dato
    @Art Deco

    Well, he shook hands with Rumsfeld, took a few wrong turns, and now he's the dead king of a country of pestilence.

    It's really as if biblical Jews were in charge of the US.

    Further afield:

    IKEA employees walk off job after company serves fried chicken and watermelon for Juneteenth

    IKEA confirmed in a statement to the Independent on Wednesday that roughly 20 employees walked out in protest at the lunch, but insisted that black staff had helped organize the menu, which “was created with the best of intentions” and included “recommendations from black co-workers.”

    “We got it wrong and we sincerely apologize,” a company spokesperson declared.

    Though the menu also included other items, like mac n cheese and potato salad, many employees considered the food choices to be racist – noting the connection of fried chicken and watermelon to many African-American stereotypes, as well as the food’s connection to slavery.
     

    I didn't know about fried chicken slavery!

    One employee told CBS46 that the incident “caused a lot of people to be upset” and that they “actually wanted to quit.”

    “People weren’t coming back to work,” the employee added, while another worker said, “You cannot say serving watermelon on Juneteenth is a soul food menu when you don't even know the history. They used to feed slaves watermelon during the slave time.”

    Racist illustrations and cartoons from American history frequently showed caricatures of black Americans eating slices of watermelon. Fried chicken has also had a similar history as a racist trope.
     

    Who ever heard of black eating fried chicken?

    Sweden: Fridays for Climate school walkouts. USA: Fulltime for Reparations work walkouts.

    Well, don't hire blacks.

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian, @MEH 0910, @photondancer, @black sea, @Joe Stalin

    One of my best friends in college was a black guy from NYC, but definitely from the talented tenth (dad was the head of security at the NY Public Library).

    Once, when visiting over the summer, he took me to a family picnic in a park. Featured items on the menu – fried chicken & watermelon.

    So these jumped up, anti-racist white folks know better than the black folks on the IKEA staff what might be the fare at Juneteenth?

    Cracker, please…

  103. @Art Deco
    @Arclight

    In our current moment, almost no one gets better portrayal in the media than black women. The reality however is that they tend to get into lots of short term relationships that result in children and the subsequent children are national leaders in per-capita crime and producing more illegitimate children.

    Black women are not particularly fecund. They reproduce at the replacement rate (2.1), with their first child is born somewhat earlier in life (at 23.0) that what's usually the case for white women (26.0). I suspect if you unpacked it, the more salient problem is that their specifically domestic relationships with men tend to be quite fragile and have high attrition rates.

    Replies: @Alden, @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    Black fertility just recently fell to 2.1 and is still much higher than white fertility. White fertility has been below the replacement rate since 1970 and is now just 1.7 and still falling.

    All Black females have Black babies , even when the father is white their babies will be Black. Yet not all White mothers will have White babies. Barrack Obama and Halle Berry are both considered Black, despite having white mothers. It takes two white people to make a white baby, but just one Black parent to have a Black baby. the Black population will still grow if Black female fertility stays at 2.1 since 4% of White females have Black babies. Over the last decade white women gave birth to 750,000 Black babies.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco


    Black fertility just recently fell to 2.1 and is still much higher than white fertility.

     

    Not according to this:

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/226292/us-fertility-rates-by-race-and-ethnicity/

    All Black females have Black babies , even when the father is white their babies will be Black.

     

    True, but it's "black," not "Black."

    Replies: @Truth

    , @Johann Ricke
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco


    the Black population will still grow if Black female fertility stays at 2.1 since 4% of White females have Black babies.
     
    Whatever their racial classification, mulattoes are far less likely to be involved in crime. Given that blacks are gonna have children regardless, half-black children are our best bet for reducing murder rates, all other things being equal.
  104. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/politico/status/1407654959185866755

    https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1407674978057822212

    Replies: @Possumman, @MEH 0910

    • Replies: @anon
    @MEH 0910

    More fakery around "gun control" because it's easier than doing something.

    Whatever happened to "Defund the po-po"?

    How many social workers will get into the street?

    Midnight basketball for everyone!

    It's Back to the Future with the Biden hologram..."Evidence based" is already a worn-out buzzword.

  105. @El Dato
    @Art Deco

    Well, he shook hands with Rumsfeld, took a few wrong turns, and now he's the dead king of a country of pestilence.

    It's really as if biblical Jews were in charge of the US.

    Further afield:

    IKEA employees walk off job after company serves fried chicken and watermelon for Juneteenth

    IKEA confirmed in a statement to the Independent on Wednesday that roughly 20 employees walked out in protest at the lunch, but insisted that black staff had helped organize the menu, which “was created with the best of intentions” and included “recommendations from black co-workers.”

    “We got it wrong and we sincerely apologize,” a company spokesperson declared.

    Though the menu also included other items, like mac n cheese and potato salad, many employees considered the food choices to be racist – noting the connection of fried chicken and watermelon to many African-American stereotypes, as well as the food’s connection to slavery.
     

    I didn't know about fried chicken slavery!

    One employee told CBS46 that the incident “caused a lot of people to be upset” and that they “actually wanted to quit.”

    “People weren’t coming back to work,” the employee added, while another worker said, “You cannot say serving watermelon on Juneteenth is a soul food menu when you don't even know the history. They used to feed slaves watermelon during the slave time.”

    Racist illustrations and cartoons from American history frequently showed caricatures of black Americans eating slices of watermelon. Fried chicken has also had a similar history as a racist trope.
     

    Who ever heard of black eating fried chicken?

    Sweden: Fridays for Climate school walkouts. USA: Fulltime for Reparations work walkouts.

    Well, don't hire blacks.

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian, @MEH 0910, @photondancer, @black sea, @Joe Stalin

    The New York Times endorsed watermelon for Juneteenth:

    [MORE]

  106. @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1407826558035927042

    Replies: @anon

    More fakery around “gun control” because it’s easier than doing something.

    Whatever happened to “Defund the po-po”?

    How many social workers will get into the street?

    Midnight basketball for everyone!

    It’s Back to the Future with the Biden hologram…”Evidence based” is already a worn-out buzzword.

  107. @anon
    Off Topic. I don't quite know where to put this, so it goes here.

    Computer security legend John Macafee found dead in his cell in Barcelona, Spain.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/security-software-entrepreneur-mcafee-reportedly-found-dead-in-barcelona-jail-cell-11624477579?mod=home-page

    Replies: @El Dato, @MEH 0910

  108. @anon
    It was obviously a surge of White Privilege that somehow did something some way.

    “Guns and poverty are the two outliers that we have compared to other countries,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (D), whose city saw a near-doubling of homicide rates last year.
     
    Where did the massive upsurge in poverty come from in May, 2020?

    I can't decide if these people are retarded, tripping, insane or really evil liars. Guess which one I'm leaning towards?

    Replies: @Kibernetika

    “I can’t decide if these people are retarded, tripping, insane or really evil liars. Guess which one I’m leaning towards?”

    Hold on, sir. Some of those descriptors or adjectives are now forbidden in polite company! Not sure how you’d choose only one; I’d choose at least three of the four 😉

  109. • Thanks: photondancer
  110. @ThreeCranes
    @anonymous

    Agree, and I would like to see the word "white" purged from the "discussion of racial issues" that blacks always call for. The bone of contention is not "white" vs. "black" behavior, as our opponents wish to cast the terms of debate (which allows them to blame everything on "whiteness") it's a contest between those who condone and encourage uncivil, criminal behavior vs. those who wish to hold all of us to the same standard, a Universal Norm of viable, durable human interactions.

    What they propose is self defeating; it has no future--the ultimate litmus test. A society built upon the principle's espoused by supporters of BLM and the lot, cannot sustain itself. It is parasitic, as many have said. They need us, but we don't need them. Critical Race Theorists interpret this as our asserting our "supremacy", but it is only our asserting our independence, our freedom and power to self regulate. But in a sense, they're correct, inasmuch as their people, lacking the power to self regulate, aren't free and are therefore inferior to those who possess those characteristics, which is why they spitefully tear down what we create.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    They need us, but we don’t need them. Critical Race Theorists interpret this as our asserting our “supremacy”, but it is only our asserting our independence, our freedom and power to self regulate. But in a sense, they’re correct, inasmuch as their people, lacking the power to self regulate, aren’t free and are therefore inferior to those who possess those characteristics, which is why they spitefully tear down what we create.

    • Agree

  111. @El Dato
    @Art Deco

    Well, he shook hands with Rumsfeld, took a few wrong turns, and now he's the dead king of a country of pestilence.

    It's really as if biblical Jews were in charge of the US.

    Further afield:

    IKEA employees walk off job after company serves fried chicken and watermelon for Juneteenth

    IKEA confirmed in a statement to the Independent on Wednesday that roughly 20 employees walked out in protest at the lunch, but insisted that black staff had helped organize the menu, which “was created with the best of intentions” and included “recommendations from black co-workers.”

    “We got it wrong and we sincerely apologize,” a company spokesperson declared.

    Though the menu also included other items, like mac n cheese and potato salad, many employees considered the food choices to be racist – noting the connection of fried chicken and watermelon to many African-American stereotypes, as well as the food’s connection to slavery.
     

    I didn't know about fried chicken slavery!

    One employee told CBS46 that the incident “caused a lot of people to be upset” and that they “actually wanted to quit.”

    “People weren’t coming back to work,” the employee added, while another worker said, “You cannot say serving watermelon on Juneteenth is a soul food menu when you don't even know the history. They used to feed slaves watermelon during the slave time.”

    Racist illustrations and cartoons from American history frequently showed caricatures of black Americans eating slices of watermelon. Fried chicken has also had a similar history as a racist trope.
     

    Who ever heard of black eating fried chicken?

    Sweden: Fridays for Climate school walkouts. USA: Fulltime for Reparations work walkouts.

    Well, don't hire blacks.

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian, @MEH 0910, @photondancer, @black sea, @Joe Stalin

    “They used to feed slaves watermelon during the slave time.”

    Obviously, blacks need to stop eating anything. It’s the only way to protest slavery!

    The fried chicken and watermelon thing has always struck me as particularly inane but it’s mind boggling how seriously SJWs take it. Years ago, I saw online comments frothing about a KFC ad in Australia where cricketers, both white and black, were enjoying some KFC chicken. The commenters stated it was utterly offensive of Australians not to share the USAain stereotype about these foods. Now they’re stating the Swedes have to take it on too. This is just good old US imperialism under a different guise as far as I’m concerned.

    It’s a pity IKEA truckled on this. They should have said bluntly that the menu was approved by blacks and any person who didn’t like it was free not to eat it. If they truly didn’t return to work, good riddance. Refuse to provide any reference other than “this person is a troublemaker”.

  112. @Buffalo Joe
    @Abolish_public_education

    A_P_E, every year the Buffalo Public School budget increases, this year, even with Covid restraints, it topped ONE BILLION DOLLARS. HS graduation rate of less than 70% and that is considered progress. Buffalo has a population of about 250K. Murders are up to 42 as of Monday, third world numbers. There is never enough money for public education or after school activities or meal programs. We basically raise black children for their parents and receive hate in return.

    Replies: @anon, @photondancer, @The Anti-Gnostic

    How’s that even possible?

    For comparison, the NSW state budget just handed down has $24.4 billion for education ($18.5 billion in US dollars). That covers the whole state (800,000 public school students) and includes a large tertiary education (skills and vocational training) sector for adults.

  113. @anonymous
    NOBODY knows what to do? Not quite: Actually EVERYBODY knows what to do. Derek Chauvin's knee needs to be re-applied to neck of ghetto, nationwide, 24/7/365. Stop and frisk, rough treatment, no news coverage of Junivarious's treatment at hand of 'racist' cops, no payouts to those killed or beaten, the word 'racist' detoxified, the 'crime 'racism' returned to rightful place in moral pecking order after 'failure to pick up socks' and 'failure to say 'sir'' to betters. Want a motto? What about SAVE LIVES, NOT DIGNITY..

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @ben tillman, @anonymouseperson

    the ‘crime ‘racism’ returned to rightful place in moral pecking order after ‘failure to pick up socks’

    Ha ha! That was awesome!

  114. @El Dato
    @Art Deco

    Well, he shook hands with Rumsfeld, took a few wrong turns, and now he's the dead king of a country of pestilence.

    It's really as if biblical Jews were in charge of the US.

    Further afield:

    IKEA employees walk off job after company serves fried chicken and watermelon for Juneteenth

    IKEA confirmed in a statement to the Independent on Wednesday that roughly 20 employees walked out in protest at the lunch, but insisted that black staff had helped organize the menu, which “was created with the best of intentions” and included “recommendations from black co-workers.”

    “We got it wrong and we sincerely apologize,” a company spokesperson declared.

    Though the menu also included other items, like mac n cheese and potato salad, many employees considered the food choices to be racist – noting the connection of fried chicken and watermelon to many African-American stereotypes, as well as the food’s connection to slavery.
     

    I didn't know about fried chicken slavery!

    One employee told CBS46 that the incident “caused a lot of people to be upset” and that they “actually wanted to quit.”

    “People weren’t coming back to work,” the employee added, while another worker said, “You cannot say serving watermelon on Juneteenth is a soul food menu when you don't even know the history. They used to feed slaves watermelon during the slave time.”

    Racist illustrations and cartoons from American history frequently showed caricatures of black Americans eating slices of watermelon. Fried chicken has also had a similar history as a racist trope.
     

    Who ever heard of black eating fried chicken?

    Sweden: Fridays for Climate school walkouts. USA: Fulltime for Reparations work walkouts.

    Well, don't hire blacks.

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian, @MEH 0910, @photondancer, @black sea, @Joe Stalin

    The only way IKEA could have avoided this controversy would have been to employee black-run catering operations to develop the menu, at exorbitant prices to ward off accusations of cultural appropriation. There would of course also have to be substantial donations to various “civic organizations” into which black race-hustlers have dipped their snouts.

    This issue doesn’t really have anything to do with appropriate gestures of sensitivity. There would have been complaints regardless of the menu. Those black IKEA employees who were offended didn’t know to be offended until someone told them that this action would buy them a few days of extra vacation, some time in the public eye, and the opportunity to make a nuisance of themselves.

    By the way, the so-called “slave diet,” as described by some of these food historians, would have consisted of unusually balanced, nutritious, and calorie-dense foods. Not to mention quite tasty foods. However, such fare was not the norm for pretty much anyone in mid-19th century America. Not that it matters, because it’s all confused and self-contradictory mythology at this point.

  115. @anonymous
    NOBODY knows what to do? Not quite: Actually EVERYBODY knows what to do. Derek Chauvin's knee needs to be re-applied to neck of ghetto, nationwide, 24/7/365. Stop and frisk, rough treatment, no news coverage of Junivarious's treatment at hand of 'racist' cops, no payouts to those killed or beaten, the word 'racist' detoxified, the 'crime 'racism' returned to rightful place in moral pecking order after 'failure to pick up socks' and 'failure to say 'sir'' to betters. Want a motto? What about SAVE LIVES, NOT DIGNITY..

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @ben tillman, @anonymouseperson

    “,,no news coverage,,”

    Unfortunately the media is largely controlled by Jews.

  116. @Inquiring Mind
    @PhysicistDave

    Yes, but who are Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey?

    Are they Stalin and Beria? Or are they merely the unnamed studio artists who airbrushed Nikolai Yezhov out of the photo and painted in the image of the canal?

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=SRdQ9Ft3&id=F606B3AE2ECCCC06CE7B9FCAB5A3123DAA299780&thid=OIP.SRdQ9Ft3MS7r2aiJJ61zswHaD8&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2fth.bing.com%2fth%2fid%2fR491750f45b77312eebd9a88927ad73b3%3frik%3dgJcpqj0So7XKnw%26riu%3dhttp%253a%252f%252fallthatsinteresting.com%252fwordpress%252fwp-content%252fuploads%252f2017%252f10%252fstalin-photo-altered.jpg%26ehk%3dUAvrY86707%252bzuQto6sLIfn%252fWb2zMNYta6XkW5j43i1I%253d%26risl%3d%26pid%3dImgRaw&exph=319&expw=600&q=stalin+airbrushed+photo&simid=608027945998943939&ck=2863FE2F545776354F799F1ABDD1D0BE&selectedIndex=6&FORM=IRPRST&ajaxhist=0&ajaxserp=0

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolay_Yezhov

    And what happened to the guys doing the photo-touchup? Did they just go about their lives in anonymity, or were they too liquidated to keep the secret?

    Replies: @PhysicistDave

    Inquiring Mind asked me:

    Yes, but who are Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey?

    Are they Stalin and Beria? Or are they merely the unnamed studio artists who airbrushed Nikolai Yezhov out of the photo and painted in the image of the canal?

    The Soviet system was an anomaly, and, in fact, even the Soviet system was not as much under central control as the Politburo liked to pretend.

    In a way, the most frightening thing about our society is that there is no Politburo, no Inner Circle. We suffer under a sort of anarchic totalitarianism in which no central power is actually in charge.

    Of course, the heads of the major intelligence agencies have more power than some DIE officer at the local DMV. But as Mike Flynn found to his sorrow, even they are only powerful compared to us ordinary folks.

    The parasitic verbalist overclass is this hugely dangerous lumbering beast that lacks a central brain. Each of its members is frantically looking around trying to figure out what the others are doing so as not to get out of step, not to get left behind.

    That is a major source of their disconnect from reality. Taking the time to actually look at the real world — to figure out whether global warming really has any chance of destroying the biosphere, or learning enough accounting to actually understand the monstrous federal debt, or even thinking about actual crime statistics — any of that would distract them from the frantic task of simply keeping in lockstep with the current direction of the mob.

    That is why this cannot last and will not last. In the end, reality always bites back, good and hard.

    But billions of innocent people may suffer horribly as their insanity unravels.

  117. @Clifford Brown
    Whitney was a sweet and beautiful child of God with the voice of an angel once upon a time. Literally, a daughter of a gospel singer who grew up singing in a church in no joke Newark. I appreciate the folly of celebrity worship, but there is no denying that she was a special person and an impressive singer. Addiction is a bitch, but make no mistake she was destroyed by the satanic nature of the music industry. One must be eternally vigilant against the forces of evil.

    You could not conceive of perhaps of better metaphor for our national decline than what happened to Whitney Houston.

    https://www.bygonely.com/bg_item/39558/

    https://www.bostonherald.com/wp-content/uploads/migration/2009/09/14/cb0327f683_whitney_09152009.jpg

    This inspiring performance once happened in the place previously known as America.

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

    ***Yes, I despise the Gulf War. Both of them, which were imposed on our nation under false pretenses. Whitney had no part in the cancerous lies behind those wars. Like the good natured Americans holding flags in the video, Whitney was likely, at heart, a good natured if naive person, deceived by and inevitably, like our nation itself, broken by evil and callous men.

    Replies: @Pericles, @AceDeuce

    She was a ghetto rat who, by the admission of her own “fambly” was a heavy drug user from childhood. Her family members, obviously unaware of how it sounded, told tales of her youth that certainly do not paint a very rosy picture. Her adulthood issues speak for themselves.

  118. Per GVA, gun murders in the US on 6/20/21 are up to 82, the 99.8%ile daily total for 2019 and 2020. It’s very likely to develop to 90+, putting the day in second place since 1/1/19.

    The highest in that period is 106 on 7/5/20.

    It was also a near record holder (8th) in killed to wounded at 40%, vs an average 26% pre-Floyd, and 29% post.

  119. @Known Fact
    @Paperback Writer

    DeBlasio is largely motivated and activated by real-estate contributors as well as his foolish ideology; if he wants to close a prison or a horse stable ask what the site might next be used for

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    Let us pray that Adams is motivated by the real estate interests as well. I’m scared he could be Dinkins II.

  120. @peterike
    @Harry Baldwin


    Then came Mayor De Blasio. First elected in 2013, he was anti-police and soft on crime from day one. It took a while for him to unravel the success of his predecessors, but his policies have produced the results we see now.
     
    Indeed, NYC had the most successful crime reduction in modern history for a major city. And in a city that NOBODY in, say, 1990 would have predicted anything other then more decline. Fix crime in NYC? Impossible! Yet it was done. How did they do it? I guess that's too far in the past to understand.

    As for De Blasio, he had a great deal of help from the State as well, and the insane no-bail law. Combine that with the (((judge))) that stopped stop-and-frisk, an amazingly successful tactic, and there you go.

    Far as "broken windows" goes, the squeegee guys are back. Blacks enter the subway without paying with absolute impunity. Looters loot and are not prosecuted. Blacks may not be very smart, but they know which way the wind blows unerringly. They know that crime is now almost consequence free, and are told ten thousand times a day that "white supremacy" is the only real crime.

    What follows is like night follows day. Totally predictable.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    Just curious, why does the (((judge))) merit the ethnic signifier, but the rest of the gang (mostly Italian – the state is run by an Italian-American and the legislature is his bitch) doesn’t?

    What the fuck is with you guys? Do you have a chip in your brains that goes AAOOGAH!!! when a Jewish, or Jewish-sounding name comes onto your radar screen? A chip which suppresses every other sensation?

    I’m genuinely curious. Not asking for a friend.

    Thanks in advance.

  121. @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @Art Deco

    Black fertility just recently fell to 2.1 and is still much higher than white fertility. White fertility has been below the replacement rate since 1970 and is now just 1.7 and still falling.

    All Black females have Black babies , even when the father is white their babies will be Black. Yet not all White mothers will have White babies. Barrack Obama and Halle Berry are both considered Black, despite having white mothers. It takes two white people to make a white baby, but just one Black parent to have a Black baby. the Black population will still grow if Black female fertility stays at 2.1 since 4% of White females have Black babies. Over the last decade white women gave birth to 750,000 Black babies.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @Johann Ricke

    Black fertility just recently fell to 2.1 and is still much higher than white fertility.

    Not according to this:

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/226292/us-fertility-rates-by-race-and-ethnicity/

    All Black females have Black babies , even when the father is white their babies will be Black.

    True, but it’s “black,” not “Black.”

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Paperback Writer


    True, but it’s “black,” not “Black.”
     
    Hey, it's difficult to get the significance of "The Big Bamboo" across literarily without a device...
  122. @George Weinbaum
    Is the WaPo article serious, or a parody?
    We've had cycles, like the "cycle of poverty", or "cycle of violence" since the 1960s. Why are they news today?
    Was the nation "awash with guns" in 2019? What's changed since then?
    Was there "mistrust between police departments and the communities they serve" in 2019? What's changed since then?
    What sets a "cycle of violence ... in motion"? The phases of the moon?
    We've had "investments in education and jobs programs" since the 1960s. Long before most of today's violent felons were born. Are the "investments ... and jobs programs" a cause of violence, not its prospective cure?
    "[F]lood of guns"? Did the flood begin in 2020?
    How does the "ubiquity of guns" "facilitate ... impulsive decision-making" and why did this facilitation begin in 2020?

    Replies: @Moses

    Mass inability to understand why murder rate way up reminds me of “Crimestop” in Orwell’s “1984”:

    The mind should develop a blind spot whenever a dangerous thought presented itself. The process should be automatic, instinctive. Crimestop, they called it in Newspeak. . . . He set to work to exercise himself in crimestop. He presented himself with propositions—’the Party says the Earth is flat’, ‘the Party says that ice is heavier than water’—and trained himself in not seeing or not understanding the arguments that contradicted them.

    Crimestop means the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. Crimestop, in short, means protective stupidity.

    Crimestop is everywhere.

    Yesterday I saw a headline: “The US is increasingly diverse, so why is segregation getting worse?”

    We may never understand why.

  123. @El Dato
    @Art Deco

    Well, he shook hands with Rumsfeld, took a few wrong turns, and now he's the dead king of a country of pestilence.

    It's really as if biblical Jews were in charge of the US.

    Further afield:

    IKEA employees walk off job after company serves fried chicken and watermelon for Juneteenth

    IKEA confirmed in a statement to the Independent on Wednesday that roughly 20 employees walked out in protest at the lunch, but insisted that black staff had helped organize the menu, which “was created with the best of intentions” and included “recommendations from black co-workers.”

    “We got it wrong and we sincerely apologize,” a company spokesperson declared.

    Though the menu also included other items, like mac n cheese and potato salad, many employees considered the food choices to be racist – noting the connection of fried chicken and watermelon to many African-American stereotypes, as well as the food’s connection to slavery.
     

    I didn't know about fried chicken slavery!

    One employee told CBS46 that the incident “caused a lot of people to be upset” and that they “actually wanted to quit.”

    “People weren’t coming back to work,” the employee added, while another worker said, “You cannot say serving watermelon on Juneteenth is a soul food menu when you don't even know the history. They used to feed slaves watermelon during the slave time.”

    Racist illustrations and cartoons from American history frequently showed caricatures of black Americans eating slices of watermelon. Fried chicken has also had a similar history as a racist trope.
     

    Who ever heard of black eating fried chicken?

    Sweden: Fridays for Climate school walkouts. USA: Fulltime for Reparations work walkouts.

    Well, don't hire blacks.

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian, @MEH 0910, @photondancer, @black sea, @Joe Stalin

    Hey! IKEA released their secret Swedish Meatball Recipe last year.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Joe Stalin

    No thanks, Joe. I'm used to Swedish meatballs without soy sauce and MSG.

  124. @Polistra

    But even as coronavirus restrictions have been lifted and protests have quieted in recent months, the violence has not subsided. Indeed, it has continued to grow.

    “There’s nothing,” said Jackson, “that’s going to bring this down in the near future.”
     

    Well, nothing we're allowed to talk about anyway.

    As Steve has pointed out, who can even remember all the way back to the 1990s, when Giuliani and then Bloomberg turned NYC right around from crime-ridden cesspool to glittering World Capital drawing countless billions in tax revenue?

    How did they even do that? Near as we can figure from this great remove, it was an unholy marriage of racism, naziness, and sexual harassment.

    Replies: @Alden

    Guilani had his license to practice law suspended yesterday for alleged misconduct statements in court about the November 2020 election.

    He was a real hero in the short lived movement to take back American cities from black anarchy.
    Now we’re going to live in tiny box LEGOland suburbs expensive commutes away from our jobs. Remote working is in essential conflict with the ever expanding DIE HR departments. What will the black witches do without Whites to harass and insult? What will the big city commercial landlords do without tenants?

    My prediction commercial real estate owners and affirmative action make work DIE workers
    will unite to bring back the suburban living working in the city way of life. And don’t forget the companies that build light rail subway and bus commuter lines.

    I might be wrong, but we’ll see

  125. @Buffalo Joe
    @Abolish_public_education

    A_P_E, every year the Buffalo Public School budget increases, this year, even with Covid restraints, it topped ONE BILLION DOLLARS. HS graduation rate of less than 70% and that is considered progress. Buffalo has a population of about 250K. Murders are up to 42 as of Monday, third world numbers. There is never enough money for public education or after school activities or meal programs. We basically raise black children for their parents and receive hate in return.

    Replies: @anon, @photondancer, @The Anti-Gnostic

  126. @Paperback Writer
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco


    Black fertility just recently fell to 2.1 and is still much higher than white fertility.

     

    Not according to this:

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/226292/us-fertility-rates-by-race-and-ethnicity/

    All Black females have Black babies , even when the father is white their babies will be Black.

     

    True, but it's "black," not "Black."

    Replies: @Truth

    True, but it’s “black,” not “Black.”

    Hey, it’s difficult to get the significance of “The Big Bamboo” across literarily without a device…

  127. @Joe Stalin
    @El Dato

    Hey! IKEA released their secret Swedish Meatball Recipe last year.

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

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    No thanks, Joe. I’m used to Swedish meatballs without soy sauce and MSG.

  128. “People don’t wake up and go, ‘You know what? I’m going to shoot you because of police reform,’ ” said White-Hammond, who is also the city’s top environmental official but spoke only in her capacity as a pastor and an activist.

    Ah, so she’s speaking ex cathedra.

  129. @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @Art Deco

    Black fertility just recently fell to 2.1 and is still much higher than white fertility. White fertility has been below the replacement rate since 1970 and is now just 1.7 and still falling.

    All Black females have Black babies , even when the father is white their babies will be Black. Yet not all White mothers will have White babies. Barrack Obama and Halle Berry are both considered Black, despite having white mothers. It takes two white people to make a white baby, but just one Black parent to have a Black baby. the Black population will still grow if Black female fertility stays at 2.1 since 4% of White females have Black babies. Over the last decade white women gave birth to 750,000 Black babies.

    Replies: @Paperback Writer, @Johann Ricke

    the Black population will still grow if Black female fertility stays at 2.1 since 4% of White females have Black babies.

    Whatever their racial classification, mulattoes are far less likely to be involved in crime. Given that blacks are gonna have children regardless, half-black children are our best bet for reducing murder rates, all other things being equal.

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