Another Episode of Black Moral Chaos

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What’s been allowed to happen in Baltimore is a moral and cultural abomination. Once again, so-called activists, a large number of them black, have been allowed to attack and assault police officers in addition to destroying public and private property. These so-called demonstrators claim anger over what happened to 25-year-old Freddie Gray who died in police custody, allegedly from three fractured vertebrae and a crushed voice box. Specific details are still forthcoming and if the officers are in fact guilty of negligence, they should be fired, they should lose their pensions, and be prosecuted.  If found guilty, they should be punished.

Just like many incidents prior- notably Sanford, Florida and Ferguson, Missouri- protestors have decided to rob, loot, damage and destroy the city of Baltimore as an expression of justifiable outrage. Rather than comporting themselves with dignity and respect, and waiting for the details to be released in regards to how and why Gray died, these degenerate “protestors” and “demonstrators” are acting like wild animals who have escaped their natural habitat, wreaking havoc and terror on civilized society.

After all, nothing says “justice” like out-of-control blacks attacking random whites and causing chaos as they burn, damage, destroy buildings in addition to looting stores- making off with liquor, televisions and shoes- while inconveniencing thousands of city residents who had absolutely nothing to do with Gray’s death.

Aside from the ‘soft bigotry of low expectations’ that allow and excuses bad black behavior in such socially destructive ways we don’t dare allow from any other racial group, once again this despicable behavior unfairly stigmatizes those blacks who condemn and are embarrassed by such conduct.

Why has the mayor of Baltimore allowed these reprobates to cause this kind of damage to the city? And she did allow it, which is why Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is partially responsible for this citywide mayhem. She directed the Baltimore Police Department to “give those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.” Rawlings-Blake went on to say, “We work very hard to keep that balance [between free speech and destructive elements], and to put ourselves in the best position to de-escalate.”

Idiot. Moron.

What political leader in their right mind directs peace officers to stand by and watch as hooligans are given the chance to engage in violence and destroy property? You don’t cater to a mob made up of thugs who distrust and dislike law enforcement, and give them an outlet for their behavior-letting them vent- as if once these degenerates have gotten their misplaced anger out of their system, they’ll clean up their mess and quietly go home.

Because of the mayor’s failure to act quickly and appropriately, the Baltimore Police Department is in need of the National Guard to come in to help restore order in Baltimore after the Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency.

Scenes of burning and chaos in Baltimore are reminiscent of Gotham’s chaos in The Dark Knight Rises and Rawlings-Blake did her part to facilitate it. Her city is being destroyed and it shows- aside from the stupidity of allowing thugs an opportunity to start their demolition of the city she presides over- just how incompetent she is. It also shows just how stupid the policy of allowing blacks- the only group this low standard applies- to act in such disgraceful ways, just and only because they’re black.

For this reason, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake should be forced to step down. She’s obviously demonstrated a clear lack of leadership and competence. But she won’t be forced to leave, because she’s a woman, black and Democrat. But not just a Democrat, but a member of the Democratic National Committee.

Ah, affirmative action.

And for those who’re complaining that the people demolishing Baltimore aren’t residents- who cares? That’s not the point. What matters is the damn behavior that’s being allowed and which lends itself to scorn and condemnation- the riots, the fires, the looting, the attacking police, regardless of what geographic area these pieces of scum hail.

Unfortunately what we’re seeing is the culmination of what began with the Trayvon Martin circus. This is the environment that Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, the grievance industries, and the mainstream media helped create and nurture. Racial divisiveness, mixed with healthy and consistent doses of ‘blame whitey’ and ‘white privilege’- in addition to too many people excusing bad black behavior and justifying it under the guise of acceptable “anger” has created this environment.

More to the point, this behavior is precisely what happens when people completely embrace the idea that they’re forever victims of social, economic or racial injustice. Blacks are convinced- against any and all evidence to the contrary- that the “system” is “racist” and intentionally set up against them. Forget the idea of personal responsibility for one’s actions. When you’re a victim, you have grievances; when you have grievances, it’s always someone, anyone or everyone else’s fault. People who’re convinced that their identity is that of victim feel justifiably entitled to act in the way we saw in Sanford and Ferguson, that we’re seeing in Baltimore and which I’m sure we’ll see again very soon.

And where does this kind of damaging mindset of victimization and perpetual grievance come from? Leftism. Leftism in all its forms has done a tremendous disservice to blacks, having poisoned their minds and hearts, leaving them perpetually angry and racially paranoid. Though I still lay the blame on Obama, Holder and company- all Leftists, by the way- all of this anti-social behavior is the culmination of what the Left has done to blacks since the 1960’s. White progressives have made perpetual children of blacks, whose temper tantrums- which continues to be the only way blacks are able to articulate their frustrations- must be endured as proof of a still racist county absolving itself of its past racial sins and other injustices.

And the resentment this creates and nourishes among mainstream America might be too large to overcome.

That black people continue to humiliate themselves like this is disgusting and I’m sick of it. White people are too frightened to tell the truth about bad black behavior for fear of verbal and physical reprisals. Blacks are too afraid to speak out against criminal behavior that lends itself to black stereotypes because of racial empathy and racial solidarity.

But, those blacks that choose not to condemn these lawless actions- largely a product of the black underclass, but increasingly adopted and justified by blacks in the middle class- that sit silently on the sidelines out of fear and/or racial solidarity and empathy are, in my opinion, traitors to their race and their country. Their silence condones this behavior. Their lack of justifiable outrage for unjustifiable black lawlessness in cities across America sends a clear message that the jungle behavior that destroys our nation’s cities is an appropriate way to air one’s grievances, real or imagined. Black silence in the face of vandalism and continuing anarchic riots betrays everything their cultural ancestors achieved. Silent blacks are guilty of undermining the achievements of abolitionists and freed slaves, of undermining blacks who fought against insurmountable odds to prove to former slave owners and other whites who were suspect of black humanity that blacks were every bit as dignified as they were; of damaging the legacy of blacks who successfully fought their way into the American mainstream though legalized discrimination fought back. America isn’t perfect, but black silence is complicit in unnecessarily betraying a country that has given blacks every material benefit and social opportunity their forebears could only dream of.

Blacks will never- never– get ahead, or be taken seriously, as long as we endorse this kind of behavior- our silent complicity telling beleaguered onlookers that this kind of conduct is acceptable and must be endured.

This behavior shouldn’t be endured. The behavior we saw in Sanford, Florida was inexcusable.

The behavior we saw in Ferguson, Missouri was inexcusable.

The behavior we saw in New York City, where marchers chanted anti-police slogans including “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want it? Now,” was inexcusable.

The behavior of the so-called ‘black lives matter campaign’ characterized by stopping traffic on city streets and freeways, screaming at restaurant patrons or taking over department stores in multiple cities while annoying and inconveniencing people… this kind of petulance aside from not endearing people to their message, was and is, inexcusable.

And of course, the behavior in Baltimore is inexcusable.

Rev. King once said that, “non-violence is the most potent weapon available to the Negro in his struggle for freedom and justice. I think for the Negro to turn to violence would be both impractical and immoral.” King also added, “I would hope that we can avoid riots because riots are self-defeating and socially destructive.”

Having forgotten King’s message of civility and non-violence, the nation is once again witness to the reasons why more and more people increasingly have such a low opinion of blacks in general, and why moral expectations of blacks are so low. With behavior like this, we’ve earned every bit of the condemnation and ridicule we get. Racist, out-of-control cops, emblematic of a racist country aren‘t to blame.

We are.

To say black priorities are out of order is a tremendous understatement. The overwhelming majority of these black suspects killed by police were attacking the cops or resisting arrest (Freddie Gray ran from police after he made eye contact with them), or had criminal histories. These men aren’t martyrs and black reverence for them reveals our broken moral compass. In addition to making saints of slain black suspects- and completely ignoring any and all facts relevant to every situation in which this occurs- blacks set out to destroy their own neighborhoods while calling for “justice.” No wonder the ghetto is the ghetto- an economic and social wasteland. This is why property values, which are already low, continue to decrease in value. It’s why people with any sense, don’t invest in black neighborhoods- too much risk, too little reward. It’s why those who can, leave the ghetto the moment the opportunity arises.

More so, our skewed moral compass is even more recognizable for this very reason. Regardless of how many black suspects who’re killed by police, it still pales in comparison to the numbers of blacks killed by other blacks through abortion and black-on-black criminality every year. Shockingly, blacks can’t find the time to riot over that. Blacks aren’t burning businesses over it either. Blacks aren’t holding vigils and demonstrations over the injustice of black genocide. This reality goes completely ignored when compared to what happens when a black suspect with a rap sheet is shot and killed by police. Like I said before, when you’re a victim, it’s always someone else’s fault. When you’re a victim- or in the case of blacks, the victim- the notion of personal responsibility doesn’t exist. And as long as blacks embrace this destructive identity, black chaos will continue.

People, regardless of color, need to stop making excuses for black violence, criminality and chaos. Blacks need to take responsibility for themselves- and this starts by blacks publicly and consistently denouncing such poor, socially destructive and irresponsible behavior. The shame and embarrassment that accompanies victimization, which has permeated and debilitated black culture, must come to an end. It’s time for blacks to consistently demonstrate that we’re not second-class citizens who’re incapable of living up to the standards we expect of everyone else.

The only things at stake are black self-respect, dignity and our reputations. I mean, black lives matter, right?

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Ferguson Riots and Black Stigma

Rather than waiting until the specific details concerning the #MichaelBrown case were released- like the specifics of the autopsy, the detailed officers report, the toxicology report or the result of an investigation into Brown’s death- Ferguson residents decided to act. Not having learned anything from the media circus that accompanied and manipulated the previously exploited racial cause celebre, Trayvon Martin, locals took to the streets with retread chants of “justice,” homemade signs of protest, and a willing media hoping to exploit Brown’s death at the hands of- at that time- an unknown but racist, white officer.

The ensuing nights brought out the worst- looted and burned businesses, vandalized property; so-called civic leaders looking to “organize” and protest- the most awful and self-serving of which are Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

Regardless of the feelings one may have about the case- the details of which are still forthcoming, we’re in need of some honest reflection about the behavior of people assembling in Ferguson.

The self-destructive, self-defeating behavior on display in Ferguson is inexcusable, unjustifiable and unbecoming of people who are obligated to comport themselves in a manner expected from their racial counterparts. We do a disservice to the residents of Ferguson by taking a sympathetic and accommodating view of these anti-social, regressive behaviors- the majority of which are committed by blacks. Sympathizing with these behaviors- the looting, vandalizing, personal violence, confronting and provoking law enforcement- is the equivalent of excusing them, which emboldens the participants. Further, these acts are committed at the expense of law-abiding residents whose lives have been disrupted by this turmoil – the majority of those lives being black.

This dysfunction- aside from being disgraceful- presents severe economic consequences for the residents of Ferguson. While these vandals have looted and destroyed property while reveling in their own self-created chaos, they proved to many why opening businesses in these areas simply isn’t worth the risk. The violent social disorder sends the message to would be proprietors that attempts to locate businesses in these neighborhoods isn’t worth it because the economic and physical risks are too great.

What the country has witnessed during these pathetic events stems from a moral decay. There is a noticeable absence of moral values and ethical virtues in the country as a whole, but this deficiency is concentrated in the inner cities/poor neighborhoods, which unfortunately are disproportionately populated by blacks. Here, American values are rejected and the church has flunked its mission. The optics are devastating; the stigma associated with these sorts of incidents and behaviors, characterized by a subculture represented by a certain and distinguishable element, are projected onto blacks as a whole, seemingly and unfairly defining an entire race by the negative behaviors and cultural influence of a relative few.

Whether the disruptive behaviors the country has witnessed in Ferguson are from Ferguson residents or are from self-seeking opportunists bussed in from other areas is really of no consequence. Yes, outside influences may have tarnished Ferguson’s reputation, but bad values – just like good values – are transported by the very individuals who embrace and personify them. People, regardless of race, shouldn’t hesitate to condemn and shun these behaviors out of fear of- or allegiance to- political correctness. I don’t expect many whites to publicly condemn this condemnable behavior, though many earnestly desire to do so. Whites have been culturally conditioned into silence- withholding honest commentary and astute observations on race, particularly when those commentaries include blacks, because such common sense has been labeled “racist,” by the racial gatekeepers/racial grievance industry, regardless of how benign- or true- the explanations may be.

But the realization is that the stigmas of these disgraceful activities and the inverted morality behind them, are projected onto blacks as a whole, and are extremely difficult to overcome.

The point is- to use a sports metaphor, blacks have swallowed their whistle. We’ve forfeited our obligation of self-policing our own community when it comes to condemning self-destructive behavior. We’re far too hesitant to publicly confront conduct that undermines our reputation and which stunts our socio-economic growth and progress. Blacks are guilty of engaging in the ‘soft bigotry of low expectations’ when we refuse to denounce disruptive behaviors of members of our own community. We don’t rightfully confront those who, in the words of Bill Cosby, aren’t holding up their end of the bargain.

Instead, we excuse detrimental behavior. We’ve destigmatized behavior, minimizing the shame that used to accompany dysfunctional, destructive activity. We justify our excuses of counterproductive behavior- and the actual behaviors themselves- as a result of the “legacy of slavery and discrimination.” We believe we’re entitled to behave in ways that are above reproach. We act as if we have– or are– a standard unto ourselves, separate and apart from- and unaccountable to- the standard society expects- demands– from our racial counterparts. By continuing to excuse behavior that’s inexcusable for the rest of society, we’ve sullied our reputation, proving in the eyes of many that we’ve spent our currency as a moral, cultural and political force. The bar has been set so low that many don’t expect anything more than what’s on display in Ferguson (or Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Oakland…).

Yet when we are called out on this truth, we predictably and reflexively react, claiming that s/he that offers the critique, is “racist.”  As a result, the behaviors of a disproportionate few have come to define blacks as a whole in the eyes of wider society. In other words, blacks perpetuate the very stereotypes used against us.

People don’t do blacks any favors when the behavior we’ve seen in Ferguson and elsewhere are excused by white enablers or black defenders. Blacks must realize that racial solidarity and racial empathy is much less important than dealing with the Sisyphean task of overcoming the stigma associated with undistinguished behaviors.

Blacks have a moral obligation to reclaim the values and dignity that are worthy of respect and admiration.  It is incumbent upon blacks, particularly the black middle class, to forthrightly and aggressively condemn the attitudes and behaviors that thwart our progress and impugn our individual and collective character.

And it begins with condemnation of stigma-creating behaviors.

Fire in Ferguson

Ferguson, Missouri is on fire. Once again, a city is in chaos because of an “injustice” inflicted upon a black person at the hands of a (racist) white person. In this case, that white person happens to be- as of now- an unidentified cop.

Though the details are still sketchy, the narrative is something like this: two unarmed, black males were walking, minding their own business, when a cop approaches them and directs them to get out of the street. Words were exchanged between the cops and the two men, at which point- based on the testimony of the man who survived the incident- tensions escalated resulting in the cop hitting one of them with the door of his cruiser. More words were exchanged and a struggle ensued between the “victim,” Michael Brown and the unidentified cop resulting in the discharge of the officer’s firearm in the cabin of the vehicle. More struggle ensued; Michael Brown and his friend retreat, at which point Brown was shot numerous times which resulted in his death. The eyewitness account from the survivor claims that Brown had raised his hands in a position of surrender, when he was shot and killed. The officer involved, it’s reported, sustained facial abrasions that developed into a partially swollen face.

The only detail that seems to be an agreed upon regarding this situation was that Michael Brown was unarmed when he was shot and killed. Everything else is pure conjecture, especially considering that the officer involved in the shooting hasn’t been identified (to protect the safety of he and his family) and the details of his account, or the autopsy of Michael Brown, haven’t been released. The internal investigation is ongoing.

The parents of Michael Brown have hired- of all people qualified and available- former Trayvon Martin family attorney, Benjamin Crump, to represent them in inevitable criminal and civil lawsuits against the city of Ferguson. If that weren’t enough, the family asked Al $harpton to come to the city to “bring attention” to the case- as if the black criminality directly responsible for burned, looted and vandalized businesses- along with police confrontations- since Sunday, hadn’t brought enough attention to Ferguson.

The public may never know for sure what happened the night of Brown’s death. But it’s unfortunate that one of the results was Michael Brown’s death.

But facts apparently didn’t- and don’t- matter to the residents of Ferguson as they unleashed destruction, chaos and criminality upon their community. Soon after the shooting, people in Ferguson took to the streets in “protests” that quickly devolved into unjustified and out-of-control, over-emotional mayhem. A QuickTrip convenience store which was reported to be the place where the officer-involved confrontation began- was looted and burned. Angry “protestors” looted a Walmart, which scared employees into barricading themselves inside to protect themselves from the chaos. An AutoTire store had its windows broken where “protestors” made off with rims and tires. These are only a few examples of the egregious acts of vandalism that’s occurred over the last several days.

How does any of this criminality help bring closure or “justice” to Ferguson or to the Brown family?

These pathetic events lay bare the moral and civil dysfunction that continues to characterize the (inner) cities that are disproportionately populated by blacks. It’s no wonder why everyone who can, leaves areas that Ferguson represents, for socio-economically greener and safer pastures. No one in their natural mind desires to live around such maladjusted people and the dangerous environments they create.

Furthermore, the black criminality displayed since Sunday is inexcusable- period. Every single participant in these violent, non-peaceful “demonstrations” chooses to be there, intent to engage in raucous and (un)civil disobedience. Whether these are Ferguson residents or people who have been bussed in from other areas, as the claim goes, is of no concern. Black criminality is black criminality, regardless of residence or geographical importation.

Nothing that’s been said or written can sanely be used to justify blacks vandalizing their own community- particularly the businesses and other property that played no part in killing Michael Brown. Blacks constantly lament that businesses refuse to come into their neighborhoods, and the example of Ferguson, demonstrates why. There’s too much economic and physical risk involved in opening businesses in “economically disadvantaged” neighborhoods where violent crime disproportionally permeate the (areas). The hoodlums in Ferguson showed absolutely no regard for the owners and proprietors of these businesses, of the local residents these businesses employed, or other contributions of these businesses to the local economy. The result will be fewer businesses and higher prices for goods and services for the people of Ferguson.

This unjustified petulant reaction- and its corresponding calls for “justice”- to a situation where all the knowable facts haven’t been presented is embarrassing. Ferguson residents should be shamed and condemned for not comporting themselves in a civilized manner in which we would expect their white, Asian and Hispanic counterparts to act.

And speaking of “justice”- how is “justice” in this instance, specifically defined? I continue to hear cries for “justice” along with the tired and worn chant, “no justice; no peace.” But what does it mean, exactly?

For starters, these hooligans acting out and terrorizing their community surely aren’t doing “justice” to those folk who own and run businesses they’ve enthusiastically destroyed.

What do Ferguson residents mean when they claim they want justice- especially since the details surrounding the case haven’t been disseminated? Are these vague calls for “justice” for Michael Brown, who might have played a key role in his own death? “Justice” for the unidentified officer whose safety and the safety of his family are in danger by a reckless, hate-filled, vigilante mob? “Justice” for the members of the Ferguson community who refuse to take part in its destruction, but who will still suffer the economic consequences and threats to public safety? Is “justice” defined as the numerous rioters, looters and vandals who won’t be arrested for engaging in criminality? “Justice” for the police officers who’ve been unfairly tarnished and slandered, and physically attacked because of fragmented and incomplete information? What exactly is “justice” and how is it defined? No one knows- and ultimately, for the race rioters, looters “protestors” and “demonstrators”; the media and $harpton, it doesn’t really matter. For the lawless, it “justice” provides them justification and license for their abhorrent and condemnable behavior. For $harpton it provides international media attention and elevated platform that assures his agenda of future meddling and unfortunately, continuing relevance.

For the Brown family- I believe they want answers; and they deserve them. If those answers include an admission by the Ferguson Police Department of the wrongful death of their son, then they can- and should- seek justice.

It’s obvious that the media is exploiting this case in the same manner it exploited the Trayvon Martin case, for various and self-serving reasons- one of which is the pernicious exploitation of black Americans who always seem willing to be manipulated.

Regardless of how one thinks, this isn’t a national issue, but that will not stop the media from advancing the implicit narrative- that America is still virulently racist against blacks, which is tragically false; and the explicit narrative (proof of the implicit narrative) that racist cops are increasingly targeting blacks because black lives are worth less than white lives in the eyes of law enforcement. This is intentional race baiting, and it’s so stupid and untrue it’s almost not worth responding to.

Black-on-black violence (and black-on-white violence) including the effects it has on blacks and black communities across the country, is a national issue. Yet, it receives no rabid media providing pictures accompanied with stories for national coverage; there are no “protests,” no “demonstrations,” no cries for “justice”; no Al $harpton prayer vigils and demands for the violence to cease; no Obama press conferences or “If I had a son, he’d look like a kid who was killed by another black kid” inflammatory statements; no federal investigations by Eric Holder and the Justice Department; nothing.

The selective outrage reeks of hypocrisy. Stories of black violence aren’t told because they undermine the narrative of black victimhood, resulting in the inability of white guilt being exploited. Additionally, there’s no political capital in admonishing blacks to be accountable for their actions.

Also, in today’s America, it’s considered racist to demand blacks embrace personal responsibility and self-respect.

Again, though the Martin and the Michael Brown incidents- and other examples of white-on-black violence are unfortunate, they’re statistically rare. Black violence is much, much more common and is much more of a pressing concern that needs to be addressed, which includes some very frank and direct language- most of which would be aimed at blacks.

But we know that we are no closer to having that conversation to address that issue now than we were five and a half years ago when the election of Barack Obama was said to be accompanied with the promise of racial healing. As a result of not having this conversation, blacks continue to be active and wiling participants in their own destruction. Blacks will continue to kill themselves, destroy their communities and continue their descent into the moral and cultural abyss while the country moves on without them until the country is reluctantly forced to acknowledge the black plight- again- at which point, whites/the country/the system will be blamed for it.

 

* This morning the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown has been named as Officer Darren Wilson.