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Celebrating the racial diversity of the Charlotte protesters last week, William Barber II, chairman of the North Carolina NAACP, proudly proclaimed, “This is what democracy looks like.”

Well, if Barber is right, so, too, was John Adams, who warned us that “democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

Consider what the protesters, who, exults Barber, “show us a way forward to peace and justice,” accomplished.

In the first two nights of rioting, the mob injured a dozen cops, beat white people, smashed and looted stores, blocked traffic, shut down interstate highways, got one person shot and killed, and forced the call-up of state troopers and National Guard to rescue an embattled Charlotte police force.

This was mobocracy, a criminal takeover of Charlotte’s downtown by misfits hurling racist and obscene insults and epithets not only at the cops but also at bystanders and reporters sent to cover their antics.

We have seen Charlotte before. It was a rerun of Ferguson, Baltimore and Manhattan, after mobs in those cities concluded that innocent black men had been deliberately killed by “racist white cops.”

Yet, one week later, what do we know of the precipitating event in Charlotte?

Keith Scott, 43-year-old African-American father of seven, was shot and killed not by a white cop, but by a black cop who shouted to him, along with others, almost 10 times — “Drop the gun!”

An ex-con whose convictions included assault with a deadly weapon, Scott was wearing an ankle holster and carrying a handgun.

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney, also black, after viewing video from a dash-cam and a body-cam of the officers involved, recommended against filing any charges.

The chief concedes that he cannot, from the video footage, see a gun in Scott’s hands at the time he was shot.

But how is the legitimate investigation of the death of Keith Scott advanced by a mob? And if mass civil disobedience is what “democracy looks like” in 2016, why are we surprised that other nations look less and less to American democracy as their model?

Moreover, if these repeated reversions of the enraged to street action become the new normal, what do they portend for the country?

Blanket cable news coverage of the Ferguson riots split us along racial lines. But what purpose did they serve? Even Eric Holder’s Justice Department concluded that officer Darren Wilson should not be charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown, who tried to grab his gun.

A year ago, Baltimore divided the nation.

Six Baltimore cops, three of them black, were charged in an alleged “rough ride” in a police van that killed 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

This year, a black judge acquitted three of the cops in three trials, and all charges against the rest were dropped.

No evidence was produced that the cops had intended to injure Gray.

In New York, the five cops who piled on Eric Garner to subdue him never intended to injure him, said a grand jury. Well over 300 pounds, Garner suffered from obesity, diabetes, asthma and hypertension, and died, not of a police chokehold, but a heart attack.

ORDER IT NOW

Yes, there have been incidents when cops made mistakes and cases where cops acted criminally. In Tulsa last week, after a white cop shot and killed an unarmed black man who appeared to offer no threat, she was charged with first-degree manslaughter. Is not this, rather than marching mobs, the way to handle such incidents?

Inevitably, given the violent crime in our cities — 540 murders this year in Chicago and 3,000 shootings — white and black cops are going to be confronting white and black suspects. Inevitably, some of these collisions are going to result in police shootings and black deaths.

While most of those police decisions to shoot are going to be seen in retrospect as justified, some will not be unjustified, and some will be malicious.

The latter will be rare, but they are going to happen.

But in a nation of 320 million, if every collision between white cops and black men resulting in the death of a suspect is to be seen as legitimate grounds for mob action like Charlotte, we will never know racial peace.

Like moths to a flame, TV cameras are attracted to conflict, especially racial conflict. Networks and TV stations reward with airtime the most incendiary of racial charges. Thus, the news going out to homes and bars will continue to polarize us along racial lines.

And when the rage of one side and the disgust of the other dissipate, some new incident, between white cops and black men, will occur, and will be recorded, and rushed onto the air.

The street action in Ferguson, Baltimore and Charlotte may be what “democracy looks like” to Barber’s NAACP. But to most Americans, it looks like a formula for endless racial conflict — and a touch of fascism in the night.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.”

Copyright 2016 Creators.com.

 
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  1. Jason Liu says:

    Democracy kinda sucks, people. Just because some white dudes felt oppressed by their king a few hundred years ago doesn’t mean you should rule out authoritarianism forever.

    Give it another try. It’ll at least clear out the leftist vermin from positions of social power. Think about it, a more authoritarian government can easily squelch the news from going nuts everytime something happens to a black guy. Hell, even in hippie-ass Canada the national media is semi-controlled by the government. No reason you couldn’t do the same.

  2. Realist says:

    “Is Charlotte Our Future?”

    No it is our present. The future is much worse.

    • Agree: Travis
    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
    , @Pat the Rat
  3. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Yet, one week later, what do we know of the precipitating event in Charlotte?

    Keith Scott, 43-year-old African-American father of seven, was shot and killed not by a white cop, but by a black cop who shouted to him, along with others, almost 10 times — “Drop the gun!”

    An ex-con whose convictions included assault with a deadly weapon, Scott was wearing an ankle holster and carrying a handgun.

    This is what the European media audience know of what happened.

    1) Racism by police keeps marring American society, unabated, despite eight years of the first presidency ever of an “African-American” [quotation marks mine]

    2) The black man shot was posing no danger, carrying no weapon, not resisting in any way.

    I guess they were aware the policeman was black, as they overlooked any detail regarding his identity, and experience assures me they wouldn’t have, had the shooter been a white.

    • Replies: @John Jeremiah Smith
  4. Renoman says:

    Sounds right on the money to me, trouble is I don’t see any way to fix it.
    I enjoy Pat’s writing style, he gets to the point quickly and with style.

  5. KenH says:
    @Jason Liu

    You actually think if Obama’s minions controlled the news cycle it would be more objective concerning police shootings of black men? There’s such a close relationship between the major networks (excluding FOX) and the Obama administration that you could make the case that they already do control what gets reported and how to help advance the radical social justice agenda.

  6. woodNfish says:
    @Jason Liu

    You think our racist, fascist government which has already turned this country into a police state banana republic is going to clear out leftists? It is leftist and it is clearing out conservatives and whites!

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  7. @Realist

    “Is Charlotte Our Future?”

    No it is our present. The future is much worse.

    I don’t know why you write that.

    After all, when the credit bubble finally bursts and interest rates rise a teeny-tiny bit such that interest on the National Debt consumes 100% of all tax revenues, and trying to sell new Treasury Debt into an illiquid market becomes impossible, so that SNAP, LINK, and ten thousand other disguised welfare programs go belly-up at once, why would anyone think “things will get worse?”

    /sarc off

    All catastrophes grow from seeds planted during prior periods of stupidity.

    The last 50 years have sown Stupid-Seeds (welfare dependency, enabling of every social pathology ever invented, etc.) on a scale never before witnessed on Earth.

    When this illusion of Unlimited Resources finally ends, the metaphor of the Zombie Apocalypse will be deemed too tame.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @Realist
  8. When the SHTF and the cops (and perhaps even the National Guardsmen) drop what they’re doing to go home to protect their own families, those who are Agents of Chaos will run completely amok.

    What I suspect they don’t realize is that
    1. They are more dependent on a day-to-day basis for food, water, etc. than are Agents of Order.
    2. The Agents of Order will put cross-hairs on the Agents of Chaos and drop them like herds of Whitetail Deer on an open plain.

    Today we see Chaos leaking out of urban cesspits and creeping toward places of relative safety.
    At the peak of violent crime in the USA in 1993 there were zero shootings outside of the urban ghettos. After 8 years of an Affirmative Action presidency such chaos has closed half the distance to my house, and now occurs within a mile or two, along with occurring in places I frequent for routine shopping, car license renewal, etc.

    Who is STUPID enough to think that as this shows up on my doorstep it will be business as usual? Do leftists really think people like me will don body armor and pack serious heat just to go to the grocery store, and just take it?

  9. Marcus says:

    No, immigration is the much bigger threat. Blax are still the media darlings, but they’re just throwing temper tantrums at this point.

    • Replies: @Buck Turgidson
  10. @Anonymous

    This is what the European media audience know of what happened.

    I will promise never to mention Anders Breivik again, if the European media will tend to European knitting, and not America’s.

    • Agree: artichoke
  11. @dc.sunsets

    1. They are more dependent on a day-to-day basis for food, water, etc. than are Agents of Order.
    2. The Agents of Order will put cross-hairs on the Agents of Chaos and drop them like herds of Whitetail Deer on an open plain.

    As to #1, I trust you are aware that the urban hives are sources of enormous revenue for the (((businesses))) that supply them with food and fuel? I can assure you that political donations will assure that convoys of food and water will be ordered by “civil authority” to supply the ghettoes at full cost to the taxpayer, even if it takes National Guard Mobile Armor escorts to get them there.

    As to #2, there is no doubt a threshold at which individuals will begin to take action against the Orc battalions; however, once again, “civil authority” will deal with those individuals quickly and harshly. Wealth and power are ascendant; the Constitutional United States of America is ended.

    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
  12. Anonymous [AKA "trumpdebatewinner"] says:

    Black supremacy is our present and will be our future unless our path changes. Down in New Orleans, a peaceful white man defending the statue of Andrew Jackson from being torn down by BLM anarchists was arrested with the irate black man who was going to begin tearing the monument down. As writer/blogger Colin Flaherty points out, and I agree as a 50+ New Yorker, black hostility toward white Americans has become mainstream and is accepted. The law-abiding white man protecting city property, etc., doesn’t have the moral high ground anymore. He has white privilege and is guilty by default. Meanwhile, black crime and mob violence pays for some who escape prosecution. Then you have immigrant hostility to the native population and long standing Jewish hostility to traditional white Christian America and you realize that unless things change to the contrary, European Americans will become a hated minority and every trace of the dominant, historical culture will be wiped out. People who cling to tribalism and preach globalism are the enemy.

  13. pyrrhus says:

    Pretty naive column, Pat. These riots are being funded by (((Soros))) and the DNC. In Chicago, gangs report being given crates of guns by the government…..Get it?
    My recommendation to anyone who lives in one of these cities is GET OUT…worse is coming.

    • Replies: @marylou
    , @Wade
  14. @dc.sunsets

    DC, why don’t you get out of there and move out to Fairfax, Roslynn, Old Town? Or better yet, chuck the entire thing and move up to Boston? New England is nice, the rubbish-people are stuffed into a few towns and are NOT permitted access to the outside. DC is just hideous, it is THE capitol of Dindu tolerance, violence and political correctness. Plus, it’s a juicy target for the next bullshit false flag or actual Muslim bullshit stunt. Capitol Hill is just nasty, all the SWPL-types can move in all they want, it doesn’t change the basic color and atmosphere, it only gives Dindu more reason to cross the Anacostia.

    I grew up in that region, worked in DC a lot for decades. By 2005, I started thinking about it, by 2007, it got too expensive to service IT and Telecom clients down there and finally, I chucked the entire region as too congested, expensive, hot, humid and especially, DIVERSE. I’m not fond of the Inidan and Paki-Whacki hoardes in Northern Virginia, either. Political correctness applies only to Whites, you aren’t allowed to defend yourself down there anymore, either..

    The vast web of law enforcement always pestering motorists like old Highway Robbers gets tiresome, too. Every town, county and city in the DC region has three police departments hassling you with bullshit tickets and even if you’re very good at driving, you wind up in court once a year fighting them off. Cops are a very persistent rash in Virginia, especially. And on top of that, the (again) vast web of Federal Law Enforcement. Shit, every GAO Accountant is packing heat and driving a Crown Vic with the Federal Tint.

    Up here? Tidy-Whitey, a last bastion on the East Coast. Maybe Blaxx don’t like the cold? I guess I didn’t make you feel any better about your particular situation, did I? It can be fixed, but ya have to get outta there.

    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
  15. WG Dupree says:

    Celebrating the racial diversity of the Charlotte protesters last week, William Barber II, chairman of the North Carolina NAACP, proudly proclaimed, “This is what democracy looks like.”

    Actually, I believe that what it really looks like is the infant stages of the shift from civilization to barbarism. The logical progression would look like a scene that we would associate with third world countries where mob justice prevails, complete with the dragging of bodies through the street and ultimately hanging them at the gates of the city.

    The roots of American justice reside within English common law. One precept of this is that the accused are innocent until proven guilty by due process of law. We have become so far removed from our roots that we are dangerously close to throwing this to the wind. Sorry, but the roots of Western Civilization, with American civilization being a subset, is planted in Europe. I suspect that this is why so many progressives are hell bent on destroying it. Europe is white, white is racist, and therefore Western civilization is racist.

    • Replies: @Marcus
  16. marylou says:
    @pyrrhus

    Interesting. Can you provide a link? which reminds me, back in the Nineties, there was a very short article in the “Stars and Stripes” claiming that China was supplying weapons to major gangs.

    • Replies: @Wade
    , @Wade
  17. Rurik says:

    Six Baltimore cops, three of them black, were charged in an alleged “rough ride” in a police van that killed 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

    This year, a black judge acquitted three of the cops in three trials, and all charges against the rest were dropped.

    No evidence was produced that the cops had intended to injure Gray.

    this is what bothers me. This sort of knee-jerk, automatic sympathy for either the police or the (black) victims. (no one ever gives a rip about white men who’re murdered by cop)

    the evidence that Freddy Gray was (viciously) murdered was available to anyone with a shred of honest curiosity. Because it is all available in videos on the Internet- as he was being unceremoniously loaded into that police van, while screaming in pain and obviously unable to walk, having obviously received very serious injuries before the ensuing “rough ride’. That those sadistic thugs didn’t call an ambulance is proof positive of gross criminal negligence (and murderous cruelty if you ask me).

    Why is it that so few people are capable of looking at each one of these incidents separately and objectively without a jaundiced eye? Why does Pat (seemilngly to me) always come down on the side of the police? Why do the BLM racist idiots always assume it’s a racist white cop shooting an innocent black man? (Even when the cop himself is black?!)

    Inevitably, some of these collisions are going to result in police shootings and black deaths.

    and white deaths too!

    why is it that no one seems to give a flying *&^% when the victim of an obvious ‘murder by cop’ happens to be a white man?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYop6LssgVg

    both of these videos are proof of prima facia murder, and yet the murderous cop in the first was acquitted, and even tried to make out that she was the victim! Can you imagine?!

    (I don’t think the murderous, uniformed thug in the second video was even charged).

    anyway the problem I see is when people are always looking at these issued in a narrow-minded and prejudicial way. For some people Travon was and is innocent no matter what. That “creepy ass cracka” had no business following him, and if he got an azz whoopin’, it’s what he deserved. And there are white guys who were saying Zimmerman was innocent even before the facts were all in.

    We do have a great divide in this country, and I think the first place to start is in our own hearts, and see it there isn’t some bigotry there, on both sides of these issues.

    If we all just simply looked at each incident independently, without the media constantly haranguing us all and driving the put-upon blacks into a constant sense of rage, and cynically agitating them to the brink, and trying to always demand that our society is wrought with ‘endemic racism’, blah, blah blah, (knowing that we (blacks and whites) are different and demanding that all black failures are all a direct consequence of (working class, heterosexual, [especially Southern]) white men, then that would go a long way towards racial reconciliation, and black and white people enjoying their respective lives, rather than constantly wallowing and marinating in toxic race-hate bile. -which is what the ((media masters)) want

    we shouldn’t give in to them, black or white. Some cops are murderous thugs and deserve to be in pound-ass prison. And a lot of blacks are murderous thugs who need to be taken off the streets. (but by far most cops are decent and law-abiding and most young black men are too) But I can count on one hand the number of people I know who see it that way. They ALWAYS pick sides, when the truth is more nuanced.

    • Replies: @in the middle
  18. Corvinus says:
    @dc.sunsets

    “After all, when the credit bubble finally bursts and interest rates rise a teeny-tiny bit such that interest on the National Debt consumes 100% of all tax revenues, and trying to sell new Treasury Debt into an illiquid market becomes impossible, so that SNAP, LINK, and ten thousand other disguised welfare programs go belly-up at once, why would anyone think “things will get worse?””

    Yes, we are all familiar with your doomsday financial scenario. Except, the Jewish cabal and their bankster minions have well-conceived, well-hidden break the glass in case of emergency plans if and when this global catastrophe takes place. You think they’re going to allow this meltdown to consume their wealth and take away the purchasing power of their consumer slaves?

  19. jim jones says:

    What possible strategy can turn Africans into law-abiding citizens?

    • Replies: @Former Darfur
  20. paleo pat observes a police state and loves it. a useful idiot, he.
    the solution is to disarm the police. consider taking the police off the streets. they go looking for trouble and too often make it. how many readers of this site have been stopped, detained, lectured or harassed, and fined for some trivial motor violation? it’s another form of onerous taxation.
    in england police are not armed. as one might expect, hardly any citizens are killed by the police.
    america had no police in the early days.
    today, we have militarized police. we have killer cops who are rarely charged with any crime at all.
    no nation is free that has a large police presence. america is over-policed, to say the least.
    perhaps it’s time to do away with police altogether.
    back to the future.

  21. …William Barber II, chairman of the North Carolina NAACP, proudly proclaimed, “This is what democracy looks like.”

    For many black people, including the esteemed Chairman Barber, that is true.

    This fact, written by me without judgement, is the reason and proof that Charlotte will indeed be our future unless we throw away cultural relativism, with its concomitant worship of “diversity.”

    There are real differences between types of people en masse. These differences influence how the majority of people of each type see things and how they behave.

    The United States, its form of government, its Constitution, cannot survive if divergent ways are allowed free reign to overrun the core standards of the people that built the nation.

  22. NAACP=Now Apes Are Called People

  23. Marcus says:
    @WG Dupree

    Yes, I saw some white kids tagging along, supposedly they helped wash the tear gas out of blaqs’ eyes. Maybe some will eventually get the Amy Biehl treatment.

    • Agree: dc.sunsets
  24. Discard says:
    @Lawrence Fitton

    Diversity requires a police state. Get rid of diversity first if you want to put a leash on the cops.

  25. TheBoom says:

    “But to most Americans, it looks like a formula for endless racial conflict — and a touch of fascism in the night.”

    It is hard to tell what it looks like to Americans. Many white Americans are increasingly buying into the narrative of white racism against blacks. Others, as the comments on the leftist media sites (when they still allow comments) indicate, are angry about the leftist propaganda and aren’t buying into it.

    Most people pay so little attention to politics that they can believe anything.

  26. RUBIES, DIAMONDS, LUXURY CARS,
    WE AIN’T SO DUM AS YOU THINK WE IS

  27. If Jim Morrison were alive today, what would he make of all this?
    “The Negroes in Charlotte boisterously entitled, they are saying, forget personal responsibility, live with us in crumbling ghettoes, out here in the perimeter there is no whitey, out here we is black lives matter immaculate”
    Apologies to the late Mr. Morrison, but it certainly puts the other lyrics in perspective, the meagre food for souls forgot, the maiden with a wrought iron soul and the hopeless night wandering the western dream.

  28. @Discard

    Diversity requires a police state. Get rid of diversity first if you want to put a leash on the cops.

    Need to get rid of both diversity and inclusion political schemes, at least at the federal government level.

    Diversity is a professional, anti-white-straight-gentile-male victim cult.

    Inclusion is endless government entitlements demanded and received by victim cult people in exchange for their votes.

    http://www.mindexchange.com/diversity.htm

    Diversity By Group: African American, Alternate Lifestyle, Asian, Disabled, Hispanic & Latino, Jewish, Native American, Women

  29. @Lawrence Fitton

    British police today are frequently armed and there is far more gun violence there now than there was a few years back. British cops do kill innocent civilians too but are clearly in a lower league than in the USA, the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    • Replies: @Lawrence Fitton
  30. @Realist

    Or it could get a lot worse.

    What happened to the Kulaks in Russia, or the middle class Chinese in the Cultural Revolution in China, or the middle class in Cambodia, or indeed Christians now in the Middle East.

    The left wing governments in the west will one day have a choice.

    The could give up their cultural revolution, admit abortion, the sexual revolution, feminism, homosexuality, pornography, the politics of race and identity, etc, etc, were all wrong. They would have to destroy the welfare state. Finances would rapidly recover.

    Do you really think they will ever do that? Cut off government money to those who vote for them. Never, they would not exist without the vote buying ensured by the welfare state and the massive grievance industry fed by left wing organisations and political parties.

    No, the stories in St Johns Apocalypse are true, one day they will strive to destroy real money all together in order to allow their wealth to grow indefinitely and feed the grievance industry indefinitely with welfare. When that happens persecution and enslavement are not far behind.

    They have managed to convince large populations throughout the world that killing their own unborn babies is fine, that destroying their family is fine, that adultery and all sorts of perverse activities are completely normal and morally ok, that men are basically evil and suppressed and persecuted women throughout history, that porn is a normal expression, etc.

    Why would they stop there. They won’t, and they will descend to even greater evils.

  31. Wade says:
    @pyrrhus

    Yes, please provide a link showing this.

  32. Wade says:
    @marylou

    Here’s a link to a BBC documentary with multiple gang members saying “it’s like crates of guns got dropped off.” Are people taking these statements out of context? I’m not sure yet I haven’t watched the video.

  33. @Discard

    that’s right. only puritans should be allowed to live in the usa.

  34. @NoseytheDuke

    just read england went back to disarmament. never researched it further. although, guns are available for certain operations.
    if i’m wrong about england today, i apologize for the misinformation.

  35. @Jim Christian

    Er, sorry, my screen moniker may have misled you.

    I live nowhere near the District of Criminals. OTOH, I do live quite close to a mid-sized US city ranked 5th for violent crime per capita, by far #1 in the state, so your notion is still perhaps accurate.

    I respect your moving to a safe(r) place. Maybe I’ll tarry here too long and pay the Big Price, but I surely hope not. This is certainly turning into quite an adventure.

  36. @John Jeremiah Smith

    No one knows the future, but I suspect the Power Center of the last 50 years is living on borrowed time and that what follows won’t be as happy with the pets in the urban ghettos.

  37. @Lawrence Fitton

    You can seriously look at something like this and spout your pacifistic platitudes?

    http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/09/26/police-chanted-mob-attacks-chp-officers-vehicle/

    Doesn’t look like “militarized killer cops” to me, and it sure doesn’t look like a community that is exactly intimidated by their presence.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  38. To answer the question posed by Pat’s title: Yes, of course. And worse to come.

  39. @Rurik

    Mr. Rurik:

    I totally agree with you. No matter what color the victim is, cops act like little gods! Its pass time that cops get the same treatment that any other public servant gets. They kill and are murderers because they KNOW that they will be acquired. I know, I was a cop for 11 yrs! Cops are trained to use other than deadly force, and yet, hardly ever they are compelled to use it, since most know that no, they will not be called to account for their actions. Pepper spray, stunt gun, etc, and no use. SO, lets forget the color, and concentrate in the crime. Many, not all cops know that they can in truth, get away with murder literally. So, yes, a victim is a victim, regardless of skin color. Put aside the divide, and concentrate in bringing cops’ violence to an end.

    ps. I never pulled my gun in anger, only once to detain a trespasser.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  40. KenH says:

    Yes, Charlotte and Ferguson are our future, but that future is now. White people think they can lay low and wait for a magical leader to appear and make everything better. Life doesn’t work that way. At some point and very soon whites will need to adopt a very confrontational stance towards blacks and most other minority groups.

    The white race are the only people in history that lets itself be bullied and pushed around by minority groups. It’s time we use our political power to marginalize and racial minorities like they use their power against us, but whites are so wimpy and sentimental and have internalized the racial egalitarian poison to such a degree that that’s a pipe dream.

    The black race is insufferable and apparently so collectively stupid or blinded by racial hatred of whites that even when the cop who uses force is black and the city government is black or mostly black they still blame and attack whites.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  41. @SteveRogers42

    You and Fitten are both right. It depends on where you live and the situation. But for me, seven or eight years ago, when I was living in Northern Virginia out by Dulles Airport in Fairfax County, I would agree with Fitton. The sheer quantity of police out there was/is remarkable and that’s putting it mildly. Every incorporated city has a police force and these are 6 square miles, Herndon, Falls Church, Fairfax City, etc. The place was crawling with cops, but that’s just the beginning.

    Then you have Fairfax County Police overlaying everything, jurisdiction-all. Fairfax County is 800 square miles and they have a LOT of cops. Then, you have two flavors of Virginia State Police, regular troopers and another branch that is known as Brown Shirts, they’re the Deputy Sheriff department for courts, jails and small towns without their own City force. Both of those branches all have jurisdiction everywhere. You have a substantial number of Fire Marshals, Detectives from every other branch out there on the streets, too, all of them armed, with full powers. Because this is the DC area, you also have FAA Police, DEA, FBI, U.S. Marshals, DIA, and a few other letters in the Alphabet Soup mixed all sorts of ways to add into the Law Enforcement mix plus the Military has THEIR cops running around, too..

    These are serious police forces, armed to the teeth and every encounter from a traffic stop to a situation is begun hand-on-gun. They’re rude, they assert with nasty attitude their authority and most, if memory serves, are bulked up at the gym quite nicely. Add the Second Chance vests, radios and Sam Brown belts loaded with their Glock .40, with lots of extra magazines, sprays, tasers and cuffs, I saw little difference between these muscle-heads and Robo-Cops. And every encounter with them always leaves you with a bad attitude when it’s done, if not a ticket to fight. It’s an interesting environment also, to have a Concealed Handgun Permit in too. I’ll leave that story for another post, never. And so I get Fitton, he’s right. In that environment, cops are Gestapo in a collective sense.

    And so? I move to North of Boston and all there is, is one city force, all Irish, no women, maybe one, an “auxiliary”, haven’t seen a Black or Latino in the local force here, the White Patriarchy must still be intact. They’re armed and all, but they aren’t robo-cops. They aren’t arms of a massive revenue ticket-writing scheme, they’re what cops were when I was a kid. The one time I’ve been pulled over, it was to say “Hi, I have a friend lives in Fairfax” (I still had the Virginia tags). Nice guy, welcome to the town, no tickets, no threatening demeanor.

    In THAT light, Steve Rogers42 is right. As usual, I do go on, but this is complicated stuff and I have the benefit of having lived in two vastly different environments. Anyone can bring their experience to the table and argue it, but there’s always another side. Imagine the Chicago Cops, if you can (I cannot, my imagination for what they go through is too shallow).

    The lessons are written in blood and cash and politics and now riots and it’s all a frightening expense, too. I can tell you one thing though. Fairfax County Virginia has lots of shootings of Blacks over the years, beating and whatnot, Virginia State Police, too. Can’t remember any riots since MLK in 1968. Where’s the coverage for all that? Pretty sure the press is cowed. Nobody screws with these guys. But then, maybe the wealth and people they guard are of a higher authority themselves. Cheers.

  42. Rurik says:
    @in the middle

    Hey in the middle,

    Yep, it’s not about race, it’s about the police state, and the increasing thuggishness and unaccountability of same.

    Are urban young black men often criminal and violent and aggressive towards cops and others? Yes, sure they are. They’re being bull-horned into believing it’s all about race, and that we live in a ‘racist society’, where white men are targeting black men just because they’re black, and railroading them into prison, and blah, blah, blah

    all while carefully and studiously ignoring the endemic black criminality and violence and media hyped celebration of ‘thug life’

    and this is ALL carefully orchestrated from above, by our ((media masters)), to create hostility and rage on the streets of America. And divide us all into two camps, where there’s very little time or energy left to look at who’s looting the place dry.

    I confess I can’t stand to hear liberal, SJW types bewail and blubber over all the terrible gun violence of ‘racist’ white [redundant] men going around shooting innocent black undergraduates with their hands up out of racist hate, when at the exact same time they’re perfectly sanguine over the slaughter of untold hundreds of thousands of brown men, women and children by their black messiah.

    The pungent stench of hypocrisy reeks.

    But as long as our masters can maintain the narrative, and keep all the blacks and SJW obsessed with the occasional black man who’s killed (sometimes murdered) by a white (or black) cop (while studiously ignoring any police violence against white men or black on black violence or black on white violence- none of which matters), then the ((PTB)) can continue to slaughter the Arabs in the Middle East and spend trillions of dollars that could be going towards infrastructure in the cities and programs to ameliorate the hopelessness and despair that so many poor people (black and brown and white) in this country are languishing in.

    We’re all being led around as if we had an actual nose ring,

    only they don’t even need to fasten that to our faces, all they need to do is program us with the msm, and we’re more obedient than the four legged version.

  43. No surprise here…

    Like moths to a flame, TV cameras are attracted to conflict, especially racial conflict. Networks and TV stations reward with airtime the most incendiary of racial charges. Thus, the news going out to homes and bars will continue to polarize us along racial lines.

    Can anyone imagine gripping scenes of pin striped, greedy, scheming white guys slopping themselves at the public trough to the tune of millions upon untold millions of dollars?

  44. @Marcus

    Amen. We need to close our borders, deport illegals, and stop immigration. Our internal racial problems we can deal with. A tsunami of useless violent demanding third worlders is our #1 problem by far — even bigger than nuclear weapons Mr. Trump. I am a hard core, “all in”, Trump fan but debating is not his strong suit. I’m not voting for the best debater but I wish he had had the stones to raise immigration as the #1 security issue facing the nation.

  45. Charlotte is our future unless we can entice the groids to move to an independent, all-dindu separate nation encompassing the territory of those few Southern states where they currently constitute the majority of the population anyway. Any amount we have to pay (to any current White property owners and to the groids themselves) to make this a reality will be worth it.

  46. @Jason Liu

    Well,women and monkeys should surely not be voting!

  47. Corvinus says:

    Father O’Hara…

    “Well,women and monkeys should surely not be voting!”

    And this comment is indicative of the Alt Right. Did not white men secure liberties for females and non-whites?

    fredyetagain aka superhonky…

    “Charlotte is our future unless we can entice the groids to move to an independent, all-dindu separate nation encompassing the territory of those few Southern states where they currently constitute the majority of the population anyway.”

    So how do you propose to entice them? What support do you believe you will receive for that enticement?

    • Replies: @KenH
  48. Corvinus says:
    @KenH

    “At some point and very soon whites will need to adopt a very confrontational stance towards blacks and most other minority groups.”

    SOME whites, but not all whites. See, not all or most whites share the same sentiments. Bullying them to submit to your whims is anti-civilizational.

    “The white race are the only people in history that lets itself be bullied and pushed around by minority groups.”

    Do you even think before you type? People from all races have been pushed around. You sound exactly like an SJW who plays the victim card.

    “It’s time we use our political power to marginalize and racial minorities like they use their power against us, but whites are so wimpy and sentimental and have internalized the racial egalitarian poison to such a degree that that’s a pipe dream.”

    That internalization is baked into the cake.

  49. El Dato says:

    In New York, the five cops who piled on Eric Garner to subdue him never intended to injure him, said a grand jury. Well over 300 pounds, Garner suffered from obesity, diabetes, asthma and hypertension, and died, not of a police chokehold, but a heart attack.

    It takes 5 cops to “subdue” a 300 pound guy with obesity, asthma and hypertension problems, who then additionally croaks from the concentrated attention?????

    Maybe these “cops” should eat their daily minimal dose of protein, just saying.

    I would fire the lot for extreme suckiness.

    At least Frank Reed doesn’t attempt to curry sympathy for Bad Blue Shit.

  50. dfordoom says: • Website
    @woodNfish

    You think our racist, fascist government which has already turned this country into a police state banana republic is going to clear out leftists? It is leftist and it is clearing out conservatives and whites!

    I’m not sure but you may be misunderstanding Jason’s comment. He’s arguing for authoritarianism and there are valid arguments to be made there but is he actually suggesting that the current U.S. government should be trusted with authoritarian powers?

    The fact is that any real change from the current disastrous course is unlikely to be achieved by non-authoritarian means.

  51. woodNfish says:

    He’s arguing for authoritarianism…

    That is why I replied as I did. The leftists are already pushing us toward an authoritarian government. Without a full blown bloody revolution to turn it around what we will get is complete fascism.

  52. KenH says:
    @Corvinus

    Do you even think before you type? People from all races have been pushed around. You sound exactly like an SJW who plays the victim card.

    Are you blind, deaf and dumb or just willfully stupid? Show me examples where American whites are rioting and beating blacks and Latinos for their violent crimes against us and for supporting Barack Obongo, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. But it’s high time whites start beating them senseless for every infraction and slight they commit against us or for supporting a political candidate we don’t like.

    With your insinuation that since whites did it to blacks 50-200 years ago it’s ok for them to do it to whites now is vintage SJW reasoning.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Corvinus
  53. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Columbus got out in front of the story. By accident. But it saved their ass.

    13 year old Tyre King was shot pointing a replica bb gun at a cop.

    However, the Columbus Dispatch got this from the other suspect: Nineteen-year-old Demetrius Braxton had told The Columbus Dispatch he was with Tyre King on Wednesday night and Tyre had sought to rob someone.

    And then, there was the 911 call where the gang of youths was sticking up people for the money in their wallets. The victim was of a mind to just let it go — wasn’t much money. However others called 911 and were witnesses.

    Demetrius blew the lawsuit by admitting armed robbery to a newspaper reporter.

    The gun looked real enough for someone to give up his money to a 13 year old kid. Demetrius had something in mind … he said he thought they wouldn’t do more than tase him. I have a feeling that the 13 year old was in the group as a young juvenal to take the minimal punishment if they got caught.

    Social Media means a lot. What to do? Immediately get the victim’s criminal record, mug shots, gun play on Facebook. All that stuff ASAP and serve it to the mainstream media on a platter. And then, a lot of these victims aren’t beloved members of the community — so find someone to say something bad about them.

    The police shouldn’t do it, but they need to make sure it gets done. They can also ‘leak’ their version to the media.

    If you look at all police shootings, in the vast majority of cases the victims are not sympathetic. And even if the families talk about how loved he was and how much he will be missed, etc. — a millimeter under the surface and, at the minimum, the guy was trouble — but more likely, the guy has a serious history.

    Vonderritt Myers was tried out as a victim, but at roughly the same time his mother said he was only carrying a sandwich, YouTube photos show him holding the exact gun that was claimed the cop planted. Plus he failed a gunshot residue test. And, yea … he was awaiting trial on another gun charge and wearing an ankle monitor. If it had taken a week to get this in the media, there would have been a major riot.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/10/st-louis-shooting-victim-vonderrit-myers-tests-positive-for-gunshot-residue/

  54. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @KenH

    your insinuation that since whites did it to blacks 50-200 years ago it’s ok for them to do it to whites now is vintage SJW reasoning.

    In most cases, it’s learned from the training given by the media et al.
    In some cases, it may be a rationalization: since Whites, by their own will or not it is not much relevant here, are impotent, some of them can feel better thinking they aren’t being abused after all. If they can’t return the abuse they receive, they can choose to believe there’s no abuse going on.

  55. Corvinus says:
    @KenH

    “Show me examples where American whites are rioting and beating blacks and Latinos for their violent crimes against us and for supporting Barack Obongo, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.”

    Oh, American whites riot all right…

    https://mic.com/articles/105198/9-photos-of-white-people-rioting-put-the-ferguson-demonstrations-in-perspective#.mVYWhOoYM

    “But it’s high time whites start beating them senseless for every infraction and slight they commit against us or for supporting a political candidate we don’t like.”

    It’s high time for whites to keep making their own racial decisions rather than be duped by you and your ilk to do your dirty work. Why don’t you actually get involved for once?

    “With your insinuation that since whites did it to blacks 50-200 years ago it’s ok for them to do it to whites now is vintage SJW reasoning.”

    That’s the insinuation YOU made.

  56. Lasher says:

    Great post, Corvinus!

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