Friday, August 23, 2013


At Fox Nation earlier this morning, this was the lead item:

The link goes to an American Thinker piece by an African-American right-winger named Taleeb Starkes. It begins:
Imagine the Left's reaction if the shocking, inter-racial murder of Christopher Lane had occurred when G.W Bush was president and he had stated, "If I had a son, he'd look like Christopher," or "Christopher Lane could've been me 35 years ago." Undoubtedly, the race-peddlers and entire grievance industry would've interpreted his comments as a subtle war declaration against Black America. Yet, when President Obama made these statements about Trayvon Martin, the Lefties claimed that he wasn't being divisive, he was simply "keepin' it real."
I don't think there would have been the slightest negative reaction to the latter comment. The former, I think, would have just been read as a reference to a resemblance, not to an issue of race. (We'd probably connect it to their shared love of baseball.) It's a potentially touchy subject, because there is an interracial element to this killing. On the other hand, no decent person of any race has any doubt that it's a horrible and utterly unjustifiable act of violence.

But Fox presumably wants you to read the rest of the article, which argues that this is part of an epidemic of black-on-white violence for kicks:
America had better realize that this cavalier behavior isn't an anomaly. These sociopathic tendencies are religiously embraced by a criminal subculture within the Black community whose idea of recreation is to wreck-creation. Sadistic activities such as "Knock-out King," "Polar Bear Hunting," "Apple Picking" etc. are favorite pastimes in urban America....

If society doesn't deal harshly with this anti-social, Black subculture that's empowered by liberal policies and excused by liberal sympathizers, we will see a significant increase of deaths and/or injuries stemming from "boredom." Advisedly, with Obama at the helm for the next few years, George Bush's sons may want to keep an eye out for Obama sons.
In the angry-wingnut subculture, those colorful names for "sadistic activities" are quite familiar, because of the sub rosa popularity of a book by Colin Flaherty called "White Girl Bleed a Lot": The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It. Flaherty explained a couple of the terms in this 2012 World Net Daily story:
DeAndre Felton and his crew had a problem: The mall was closed. The curfew in effect. But they were still high on drugs and wanted to have more fun. So they decided to beat someone up....

They had just come from a local park where DeAndre and 15 others beat up two girls, sending one to the hospital with a broken arm.

So DeAndre came up with an increasingly popular idea: In St. Louis they call it the Knockout Game. In Illinois, Polar Bear Hunting.

Regardless of what DeAndre in Meriden, Conn., called it, the rules are the same all over: Find a person who looks defenseless. Then punch him. Or kick him until you get tired or he is knocked out. Or worse. Game over....
Oh, and "Apple Picking"? Flahery explains elsewhere that this is "when (usually) a crowd of people steal an Iphone. Sometimes violently. Almost always black mob violence. It is at epidemic levels."

Is it? Violent crime in America has been trending downward for twenty years.

And while some on the right are linking the Christopher Lane killing to violent rap lyrics, it should be noted that this drop in crime began a couple of years after gangsta rap first gained widespread attention.

Meanwhile, also at the American Thinker, Jack Cashill -- yes, the guy who's obsessed with the notion that Bill Ayers wrote Barack Obama's first book -- has written a truly vile piece called "How Responsible Is Obama for the Oklahoma Killing?"
... If Obama's son would have looked like Trayvon, he would have also looked like James Edwards and Chancey Luna, both charged with first-degree murder in Lane's death. Although south central Oklahoma would seem to be a long way from south central LA, the national media have created a dysfunctional culture accessible to all disaffected youths everywhere, even the occasional white kid like getaway driver Michael Jones.

These young thugs apparently pulled their language, their vices, their aspirations, and their prejudices-- "90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM"-from what was broadcast their way. That same media told them what to think about the "Zimmerman court," and Obama refused to tell them otherwise.

... Edwards had a lot in common with brother Trayvon. He too boasted of his drug use, his affection for violence, his disdain for bitches. He too even took a photo of his hand on a pistol. Though only fifteen, Edwards was on a slightly faster track than Martin. "With my niggas when it's time to start taken life's," he tweeted three days before the shooting....

The president let the idea stand that Martin was one of the victims of violence, but not one of the perpetrators. If Obama had called attention to the fractures in Martin's domestic life, his suppressed criminal record, his all but unseen descent into drugs and violence, and especially his reckless attack on Zimmerman, he might have lent a dollop of moral seriousness to his remarks.

But he did not. Instead, he tacitly encouraged his audience to project their anger and anxiety on to racial scapegoat, George Zimmerman and, indirectly at least, on to other [whites] like Chris Lane....
So Obama didn't write his own memoir, but he did effectively kill Chris Lane.


Here's the thing: Nobody approves of crimes like this. If there's any sort of fad or wave of this kind of crime, everyone can agree that efforts should be made to stop it.

But right-wingers don't want across-the-board agreement on that point. Right-wingers' sole reason for harping on this subject is a desire to stoke white resentment -- resentment of non-whites and (maybe primarily) of liberals and Democrats. It's all part of the great game of crushing the enemy and ushering in the Republican/Randian paradise. If race war is a means to that end, well, they're going to go for it.


AND: Just to restate the obvious, there is no controversy about arresting the perpetrators of acts like these. There were arrests immediately in the Lane case. There's been an arrest, leading to murder charges, in the beating of a World War II veteran on Wednesday in Spokane. But Todd Starnes of Fox News gets to the point for the right with this headline: "World War II Vet Beaten to Death by Black Teens." No update mentioning an arrest, naturally. And check out the "Related Posts":


Victor said...

Lane was a genuine athlete.

W was a prep-school cheerleader, who grew-up to ride mountain bikes in the plains of Texas, and fall off Segway's at factories.

So, the only thing they have in common, is their color.

Oh, and, being from Australia, I assume the late Mr. Lane earned his way to college, and wasn't just a legacy.

Eric Dondero said...

If someone or a group of people declare war on you or your group, is it wrong to fight back?

Is the Ghandi lay down and let yourself be trampled over, the correct approach?

In Nazi Germany some Jews took that course. (I am a Jew btw.) Others, the Belorussian forests, and in the Warsaw Ghetto fought back.

Not all of those who fought back survived. But those who didn't fight back at all, were marched off to the gas chambers.

If gangs in America are purposely looking to "revenge Trayvon" and kill white people, should Americans of European origin just roll over and allow the ethnic cleansing as those Jews who decided not to fight back did in Nazi Germany?

Eric Dondero, Publisher

Fmr. Senior Aide, US Cong. Ron Paul - TEXAS

O’Hollern said...

One of Christopher Lane's killers was white, but you would never know that looking at the Drudge Report, where the black guy's mug shots are displayed but the white guy has been conspicuously left out.

Someone mentioned this inconvenient fact in the comments of the demented Front Page Mag. The response? "He was only half white!"

Victor said...

Put the Libertarian pot-pipe down, and tell us what race war you've seen declared, except in yours, and the Reich-Wing's, fevered imaginations?

Please provide links, so I'll know that, like with almost all Conservatives and Libertarians, you didn't just use your favorite sources - Otto Yeras.

Steve M. said...

So a few random kids = the entire Nazi regime, Eric?

Yes, they did a horrible thing. But the government agrees with that and intends to prosecute them to the full extent of the law.

The Nazis, by contrast, were the government.

If you can't see the difference, I can't help you.

Ten Bears said...

I can't wait to see the look on there faces when it starts. The light in their eyes when they realize that, like egg-sucking dogs, the only solution os to shoot them.

Ten million or so of my ancestors were put to the sword in the name of the jew dog, I'm looking forward to it.

No fear.

Tommy said...

The inability of Mr. Dondero and his ilk to see or acknowledge the fundamental distinctions that made the Trayvon case worthy of comment by the President and intense media scrutiny is the worst kind of willful ignorance. They can't seem to come to grips with the idea that innocent or guilty, the facts of the case warranted an arrest, rather than the pat on the back and "Have a nice day!" George Zimmerman got. Had that happened, nobody outside of Florida would've ever heard of Trayvon Martin. But admitting that pulls down the whole "No, you're the racists!" house of cards they are so desperate to create

Tommy said...

Just read your previous post and realized I'm making a point you and everybody else is already making. I'll shut up now. My work here is done.

Prudence Goodwife said...

If rap music is to blame can we blame the killing of Bobby Franks on Al Jolson?