A Blind Pendulum

knockoutgameby Glenn Fairman   12/4/13
Without the anchor of a moral center, politics and culture move in tandem to and fro inexorably like a living pendulum — first migrating to one extreme at a glacial velocity and always alighting on the tempting antipode that evades moderation like a drunken man heading homeward. The victim in these cultural mood swings of political perception is always truth: whose tragic wreckage is caused both by the consequences of our destructive philosophies and the haunting desire to salvage whatever intellectual pride we have left, once our idols have come crashing down upon us.

While in the newspapers or on television you will not be informed about it in a form that makes sense, a growing cancer of racially-based violence is metastasizing in our cities. Moreover, unless you were to see these outrages first hand or in media outside the mainstream organs, you would know nothing of it — for it is being withheld from you. For reasons that we may want to speculate on, the news media have made an overt decision to avert your eyes away from the stone cold reality that a spectrum of young black men and women, motivated by race, rage, or entertainment, are increasingly committing crimes against life and property by the medium of flash mob violence.[pullquote]…the news media have made an overt decision to avert your eyes away from the stone cold reality that a spectrum of young black men and women, motivated by race, rage, or entertainment, are increasingly committing crimes against life and property by the medium of flash mob violence.[/pullquote]

From Oregon and Washington to New Jersey, packs of youth are targeting markets, shoe stores, county fairs, beach walks, and city parks in conducting brazen crimes by overwhelming police and security who find themselves increasingly unable to counter the element of surprise and viciousness that goes hand in hand with this phenomenon. As a result of this, brutal beatings of whites and Asians have become commonplace occurrences, resulting in public facilities being closed down to traffic as roving hordes materialize and vanish into the night like specters. And yet, the 900 pound gorilla in the room (that no one will dare look in the eye) is that there is an unassailable racial component involved. Furthermore, in the interest of multicultural harmony, cities which have long been in the clutches of Democratic political machines have lulled themselves to become anxiously oblivious to the mayhem. Because of this, those molders of opinion have taken to calling a serpent a stallion in hopes that the world, in turn, would also close its eyes.

In speaking to this epidemic of interracial mob beatings, robberies and maimings, Colin Flaherty’s 2012 book, “White Girl Bleed a Lot:” The Return of Racial Violence and How the Media Ignore It, offers an exhaustive account of this racial brand of violence. Moreover, it charts the reprehensible actions of: police chiefs, intellectuals, and media editors to sweep the undeniable racial aspects underneath the rug. In the media accounts of these crimes, rarely are the races of the perps and the victims given, except in the rare instances where blacks are on the receiving end of the injustice. Only then does unholy hell breaks loose as the usual coterie of racial extortionists flood the airwaves with their travelling Dog and Pony Shows of white racial condemnation. Rather than face the fact that an urban pandemic of this brand of violence, theft, and robbery is tantamount to a subculture gone amok, the newspeak term generally applied towards these perpetrators is simply “youth.” If, however, one scans the areas wherein these incidents occur or views the ubiquitous YouTube videos, often posted by the assailants themselves, the shocking images provide the necessary information as to their salient identities.

While the media remain intent on echoing the drum beat of white America’s persistent Jim Crow mentality or the perpetual congenital debt owed to African Americans for past discrimination, the pendulum has nevertheless swung Left to rationalize or diminish this reversed incarnation of racial violence. And as the racial component of this wilding is dismissed as uninteresting by the Usual Suspects, for he who has eyes to see, it is a direct consequence of a volcanic hatred that has been brewed from a well-cultivated array of cultural grievances. Grievances kept enflamed by liberal narratives of a divided society kept perpetually at war.[pullquote]And as the racial component of this wilding is dismissed as uninteresting by the Usual Suspects, for he who has eyes to see, it is a direct consequence of a volcanic hatred that has been brewed from a well-cultivated array of cultural grievances. [/pullquote]

If one looks to the 2011 FBI crime statistics, one notices that whites (Hispanics included) make up 78.1% of the U.S. population while Blacks comprise 13.1%. By race, blacks commit 45% of their crimes against whites while 43% target fellow blacks and 10% of their victims are Hispanic. when Whites commit violent crime, only 3% of their victims are black. By considering these crimes as a percentage of the population at large, blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites than vice versa and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.

In light of these numbers, the designation of “hate-crime” is at best a dicey proposition, since many police departments or courts, in conservative or liberal jurisdictions, are loathe to apply the term when designating black on white crime. However, white on black violence often earns this politically charged designation due to heightened cultural sensitivities or the fear of bad press that could bring racial upheaval. It is becoming increasingly evident that the “Hate Crime” designation is a selective arbitrary cudgel for blacks to use against whites only — a deconstructed justice that fits the prevailing Progressive stereotype of Caucasians as culturally predisposed to minority victimizing and oppression.

An old Russian proverb reminds us: “Forget the past, lose an eye, dwell on the past, and lose both eyes.” Racial violence, in a society fetishized with equality, carries with it a more odious quality inasmuch as race, ethnicity, or culture is the animating factor in injustice. But in the end a crime is a crime; and any underlying assumptions that either aggravate or mitigate evil are fraught with the temptation towards further injustice through the pitfalls of assuaging passionate interests.[pullquote]It is becoming increasingly evident that the “Hate Crime” designation is a selective arbitrary cudgel for blacks to use against whites only — a deconstructed justice that fits the prevailing Progressive stereotype of Caucasians as culturally predisposed to minority victimizing and oppression.[/pullquote]

The media, courts, political elite, intellectuals, and the prevailing voices of civil society were all culpable in their silence at the injustices of pre-Civil Rights America and they are more culpable now that we understand the effect that silence has had in perpetuating those crooked actions that take place in the dark alleyways of the averted gaze. The corrosive liberal guilt that comes from overcompensation, following on the heels of the adverse swing of the pendulum’s injustice against the black community, is again victimizing racial minorities in an even more dehumanizing form.

Holding a segment of a population to a lesser standard by excusing them from the burden of responsible conduct is the apex of pathological discrimination. This is akin to pronouncing a people exempt from accountability and thereby condemned to a state of ethical incoherence and perpetual adolescence. Moreover, by knowingly obfuscating the truth behind this novel form of racial wilding, government and civil society give assent to a volitional blindness that becomes outraged only when a pre-certified pack of wolves devour innocent sheep. In the end, those minorities afflicted by this Progressive ethical cancer are themselves revictimized as a result of liberal society’s cowardice in feeding a Frankenstein-like evil they have wrought with their own hands. Through the recurring injustice of denial, such lives are again fated to be crushed by that blind pendulum whose bitter inertia truth would not forestall.
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Glenn Fairman writes from Highland, Ca. He can be reached at arete5000@dslextreme.com. • (1112 views)

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9 Responses to A Blind Pendulum

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Racial identity-group politics is a key element of modern liberalism, which includes presenting blacks as perpetual victims, and never as victimizers. News coverage of violent inter-racial crimes reflects this political necessity.

    Perhaps the answer comes from Julius Limbani (who was based on Moise Tshombe) in The Wild Geese, to one of the mercenaries who rescued him: “We have to forgive you for the past, just as you have to forgive us for the present.”

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      The Trayvon Martin incident shows just how wickedly extreme, biased, and bigoted our society (at least the media and black leaders) have become. There is never this concern for black-on-black crime or, of course, black-on-white crime.

      The evil of Cultural Marxism is that it repeals the American ideal of not giving a flying fart about race or class. It’s one’s character and contributions that count.

      I owe blacks nothing but the normal respect due another human being, all things being equal. I never owned a slave. My father never owned a slave. My grandfather or great-grandfather never owned a slave. No black alive today was ever a slave.

      And the truth is, if an enduring racism exists today, it is mostly on the side of blacks. Black leaders, and the Democrat Party, have made a livelihood out of stirring up racial resentment under the guise of trying to do the opposite. And everyone knows it.

      But white guilt, and black grievance, have been so successfully instilled that no one dares talk about it. And regarding these issues, the Democrat Party is evil and twisted while the Republican Party is weak and wimpy.

      The only way for the ideas of “all men are created equal” and “equality under the law” to be fulfilled is to ignore race and give it no special treatment, either positive or negative. But many people have much emotionally and financially invested in racial grievance.

      This is where the politics of this country — on both sides — has turned toxic and evil. And given that human nature is prone to the idea that someone else is at fault for your troubles and thus owes you, it leads easily and inevitably to these crimes where black mobs invoke violence on innocent whites, for no other reason than the color of their skin.

      That the media doesn’t report it plainly shows just how much evil pervades our society now. Mr. Kung assures me that it is man’s nature to be social. He is, of course, correct. But “social” too often means cowardly sheep. We need many more “anti-social” people who are willing to call a spade a spade. Count me amongst the latter — and never, hopefully, will I be an ignorant and smarmy apologist for this gunk.

  2. faba calculo says:

    “By considering these crimes as a percentage of the population at large, blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites than vice versa and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.”

    And while this number may rely disproportionately on property crime, even once you get to murder, blacks are still about 13 times as likely to murder a white than whites are to murder blacks. However, this is mostly due to the fact that blacks simply commit more murders. Thus, while about 6.4% of the murders whites commit are of black victims, about 14.6 percent of the murders blacks commit are of whites.

    “In light of these numbers, the designation of “hate-crime” is at best a dicey proposition, since many police departments or courts, in conservative or liberal jurisdictions, are loathe to apply the term when designating black on white crime.”

    How so? From the FBI data (see: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/hate-crime/2012/tables-and-data-declarations/1tabledatadecpdf/table_1_incidents_offenses_victims_and_known_offenders_by_bias_motivation_2012.xls), it looks like about 657 anti-white hate crimes were committed out of a total of 2797 (race-based) hate crimes, or about 23% to the total. Assuming that it is, by definition, impossible (or at least very unlikely) for whites to commit a hate crime against other whites (again, limiting our analysis to hate crimes that are race-based) then, then, all racial groups were equally likely to commit hate crimes, then the highest percentage that could be against whites would be the same as the percentage of the population that is non-whites, which (as you yourself state and I can confirm) is right at 20%. Thus, the published statistics are hardly in line with a theory of the police being unwilling to label qualifying crimes against whites as hate crimes.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      In urban areas with large, influential black groups, there’s a reluctance to allow black hate crimes to be acknowledged as such, since that goes against the facial grievance racket. The FBI statistics are based on those reports, and thus very likely greatly underestimate black hate crimes.

      • faba calculo says:

        But what I’m asking is how do we know that this is a large-scale problem?

        • Timothy Lane says:

          How big does it have to be to qualify as large-scale? And does the answer change for those who are victims?

          • faba calculo says:

            Obviously even one case of bias in which crimes are ruled hate crimes is an injustice. But you aren’t just saying that the hate crime statistics aren’t perfect, which would be obvious to anyone who has ever tried to collect data from people. You’re saying that they “GREATLY underestimate black hate crimes” (emphasis added). So I am asking, how are you estimating the scope of the problem?

            • Timothy Lane says:

              It’s been a while since I specifically read anything on the subject, but the cities where black hate crimes are ignored tend to be those with large black populations and enough non-blacks to generate enough hate crimes for black activists to pressure the authorities not to list them as hate crimes. Most of those probably are large cities, which probably means there are a lot of hate crimes being swept under the rug. How many interracial crimes are committed by blacks? How many are called hate crimes?

              • faba calculo says:

                So it’s a coincidence that the number of hate crimes against whites shown in the FBI report I cited is almost exactly what it would be were whites having the number of hate crimes committed against them that you would expect solely from their share of the population?

                I’ve seen a number of claims recently claiming that the police ignore hate crimes against whites, but none of them have given me any reason to believe that this is any large scale problem. Frankly, I’m not sure what such evidence would look like. How do you get a handle on how many crimes aren’t being investigated?

                Note, however, what I’m saying here pertains to the police who take the reports and then pass them on (or don’t). The media is a VERY different matter. There the evidence would be (fairly) easily available by just comparing their coverage of hate crimes against the FBI reports. If the two are seriously in disagreement, there ‘ya go!

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