In an apparent Freudian slip of news reporting, the Fox News website juxtaposed the following two story links, just as shown below, in its page for September 28 2014:
"Added Tension. Two suspects sought after Ferguson officer shot.
Obama decries 'gulf of mistrust between minorities, police."
The lead-line about the shooting of a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer referred to the shooting of an officer by a suspect reportedly trying to burglarize a community center, who opened fire on the officer when he tried to question the suspect. On the same night, another case was reported in which an off-duty policeman was shot in his automobile while driving in Ferguson. The reports on these incidents predictably suppressed the race of the suspects, which (together with the totality of circumstances) provides a near certain indicator that they were black. As SR and others have repeatedly demonstrated, the mainstream American media systematically suppresses the race of the suspects in crime reports when the suspects are black – even when doing so will frustrate identification and apprehension of the suspect.
Both police and media practically fell over themselves trying to explain that the shootings were unrelated to the earlier fatal police shooting of a Ferguson felony suspect and the lawless rioting and pillage that were triggered by that episode. How the police and media were privy to the motives of those who shot the officers remains a mystery.
Regardless, rather than stimulating any remorse or soul-searching among the Ferguson street packs, the cop-shooting atrocities were followed instead with reports of further threats to kill officers.
More recently, other racial agitators interrupted a performance by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to bellow an off-key anthem about Michael Brown, the pot-loving street hooligan who was fatally shot by a police officer after Brown apparently attacked the officer when the latter confronted him after Brown had been reported for robbing a convenience store. Some members of the audience and the orchestra reportedly applauded this barbaric and boorish intrusion, in what (if true) can only be described as a display of invertebrate kowtowing reminiscent of the abject imperial eunuchs in China's Imperial City.
So not only do we have racially resentful mobs rioting lawlessly in the streets of Ferguson, but their fellow travelers are escalating matters to opening fire on police officers -- while other Ferguson protesters reinforce the reign of ugly anarchy in that benighted region by brazenly disrupting cultural and athletic events with impunity.
Meanwhile, other instances of black mob violence in the streets are too numerous to catalogue, but one admirable web site is at least trying to keep track of these repetitive racial atrocities. See "Black Mob Violence: So Many Stories, not enough Room," American Thinker (Oct. 2, 2014), http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/10/black_mob_violence_so_many_stories_not_enough_room.html.
The "Related" story in the above-quoted Fox headline – and the two stories are much more closely "related" than the headline writer might imagine -- reported yet another incendiary, racially-motivated speech by President Obama. Before a crowd of fellow blacks at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner – i.e., those who Obama's Afro-racist Attorney General, Eric Holder, would refer to as "my people" – Obama shamelessly placed all the blame for the "gulf of mistrust" to which he referred on the embattled and harried police. See http://www.Newsmax.com/US/Racism-speech-Congressional-Black-Caucus-dinner/2014/09/29/id/597415/#ixzz3EiODRfxn. He then proceeded to effectively exonerate the black street rioters, especially those who are "young", for their violent, offensive, and criminal conduct in the streets of urban America.
Obama, together with his radical henchman Holder, has descended to shameless falsification and demagoguery in his racially incendiary political manipulation.
In his Black Caucus speech, Obama repeated and emphasized the malicious canard that there is endemic anti-black discrimination in the enforcement of the criminal laws in America. As he intoned in his deliberately inflammatory speech:
"Too many young men of color feel targeted by law enforcement,
guilty of walking while black or driving while black – judged by stereotypes
that fuel fear and resentment and hopelessness."
He further fanned the flames with the following additional nonsense:
"There are significant racial disparities. That's just the statistics.
One recent poll showed that the majority of Americans think the criminal
justice system doesn't treat people of all races equally. Think about that.
That's not just blacks, not just Latinos or Asians or Native Americans
saying things may not be fair. That's most Americans.
"And the worst part of it is it scars the hearts of our children, that
it leads some youngsters to unnecessarily fear people who do not look like
them and others to constantly feel under suspicion no matter what they do."
In brief, Obama uses a fraudulent assertion that American police discriminate against minorities to generate the equally false impression that the black marauders who terrorize American cities are a bunch of oppressed innocents with "scarred hearts" who "constantly feel under suspicion no matter what they do."
No, Mr. Obama. You have it exactly wrong. A well-known category of delinquent street thugs are justifiably "under suspicion" because they commit lots of violent crimes -- like gathering in feral packs to attack solitary pedestrians or bystanders, usually white. The "suspicion" to which Obama alludes is not some irrational and arbitrary paranoia borne out of racial bias, but the exercise of simple logic in observing the realities of the street.
What Obama falsely and irresponsibly ascribes to mean-spirited racism and unfounded stereotypes is rooted instead in reality-based self-preservation.
Splashing Rocks and others have repeatedly demonstrated the insidious fallacy of the "bloody shirt" of discriminatory law enforcement that is routinely employed by Obama, Holder, and their minions on the left. It is true that blacks are convicted and sentenced for violent criminal offenses in raw numbers that exceed their percentage of the general population. But it is also true – and this is the decisive point -- that the percentage of violent crimes committed by blacks is far, far higher than the black percentage of the population. As but one notable example that has been consistently documented by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (a part of Holder's Justice Department), blacks commit roughly 50% of U.S. homicides, year-in and year-out, even though blacks constitute but 13% of the U.S. population. Specifically, data compiled by BJS shows that for the period 1980-2008, 52.5% of homicides were committed by blacks. See BJS, Homicide Trends in the United States, 1980-2008, Table 7 (Nov. 20111).
In short, it is hard proven fact that a vastly disproportionate share of violent crimes in America are committed by black perpetrators. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that blacks – mainly young black males – represent such a high percentage of those in prison. That is not a stereotype. That is hard reality.
Moreover, my recent blog on this same topic conclusively demonstrated, on the basis of extensive BJS data, that white murderers are about twice as likely to be sentenced to death and executed than black murderers. http://splashingrocks.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-capital-canard-of-death-penalty.html. So when Obama asserts that blacks are victimized by discriminatory law enforcement in this respect, he is lying. In fact, he speaks the very opposite of the truth.
And such inflammatory lies by the President of the United States, and by his Attorney General, have serious and dangerous consequences. In effect, Obama and Holder continue to give a kind of anticipatory dispensation and license to young black males to persist in their lawless behavior. When the President and the Attorney General proclaim that you are unjustly oppressed and persecuted, and that it is the police who are the bad guys, there is little incentive to "stand down" in the streets.
It is not surprising, therefore, that police in many cities are increasingly reluctant to apply a firm hand in confronting violent street crime, especially the fast-moving and fast-dispersing urban packs that have recently waged barbaric attacks in Memphis, Rochester, Orlando, Madison, and elsewhere. It is increasingly apparent that reliance on police and government to provide effective protection in these situations is problematic, since both the police and the government are intimidated by the media and politicians of the left, who are poised to denounce them for racist practices whenever the crimes they seek to punish or prevent are committed by favored racial minorities.
Consequently, and short of attaining highly effective martial arts proficiency, the most effective citizens' defense against such mob criminal attacks is effective and disciplined use of an efficient handgun with the legal backing of a concealed carry permit. A permit, one might add, that Obama and Holder would deny you if they could. Don't let them.
In short, when Obama and Holder stoke their constituencies by condemning the allegedly disproportionate prosecution of blacks by American law enforcement, they are engaged in spreading dangerous falsehood. The hackneyed slogans of "walking while black" and "driving while black" are insidious canards with no basis in fact. On the contrary, the constant reiteration of these fallacies by the President, the Attorney General, and their sycophants in the media have a chilling effect on law enforcement, which causes police to be overly reluctant, rather than overly predisposed, to enforce the criminal laws against blacks and other favored minorities. The extraordinary passivity of the police in the face of the appalling orgy of criminal behavior by the Ferguson rioters is but one recent case in point.
Why would the President and the Attorney General resort to such racially incendiary use of their prestige and authority? Because they believe that an angry and resentful black populace will be more highly motivated to rally behind Obama and the Democratic Party candidates that support him and his twisted agenda. And because they knew their allies and sycophants in the dominant media will parrot their false claims without question or reservation.
So the Fox News headline writer got it right, intentionally or not, in printing that the "added tension" in Ferguson is "related" to Obama's racially loaded speech to his fellow Afrocentric politicians and ideologues. Anti-police and more general anti-white violence in Ferguson, Mo., Memphis, Tennessee, Rochester, NY, and elsewhere are indeed related to racial agitation and condonation of criminality by Obama, Holder, and their leftist minions in government and media.
This is precisely the kind of hard-edged and genuine issue that should be highlighted by Republican candidates in the crucial battle for control of Congress in the forthcoming elections – and precisely the kind of issue that most of these feckless candidates are too timid and clueless to pursue. But if there are some candidates who have the guts and perception to pursue an issue that directly impacts the safety and security of their constituents, they are apt to be richly rewarded by the voters.