Monday, June 1, 2020

"A Real Civilization-Destroying Pandemic"

Another fan favorite on this blog, Heather Mac Donald has a few thoughts on the current state of the nation. She opens her column by remarking that the violence currently sweeping the nation’s cities feels like a real pandemic, one that is designed to destroy civilization itself. As it happens, some of the rioters, those who attended elite universities, have been taught that they should devote themselves to destroying Western civilization.

Mac Donald opens:

Savagery is spreading with lightning speed across the United States, with murderous assaults on police officers and civilians and the ecstatic annihilation of businesses and symbols of the state. Welcome to a real civilization-destroying pandemic, one that makes the recent saccharine exhortations to “stay safe” and the deployment of police officers to enforce outdoor mask-wearing seem like decadent bagatelles.

George Floyd was murdered by a policeman in Minneapolis. What did that city’s mayor, Jacob Frey, do? He ordered the police to evacuate a precinct, leaving it at the mercy of the mobs:

On the night of Thursday, May 28, Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey ordered the city’s Third Police Precinct evacuated as the forces of hatred, distinct from legitimate forms of protest, descended upon it for a third day in a row. The building was promptly torched, sending a powerful sign that society would not defend its most fundamental institutions of law and order.

Weakness invites aggression. Frey sent a signal to the rioters. Doubtless he was consumed by his white guilt. He got what he was asking for.

The media came together to explain that the rioting was taking place because Floyd’s murderer had not yet been arrested and charged. Then, when the police officer was arrested and charged, nothing changed. In fact, it got worse:

The media, visibly exhilarated by this latest explosion of black rage, had its own explanation for the chaos: people were outraged that the officer who had kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for a sickening eight-plus minutes had not yet been arrested and charged. But when that arrest came, along with murder and manslaughter charges after a lightning-fast investigation by the district attorney, the anarchy continued—not just in Minneapolis but across the country.

Why has the violence gotten worse? Mac Donald posits that the rhetorical violence directed against white people, especially against white privilege and white supremacy, has fueled it:

This pandemic of civil violence is more widespread than anything seen during the Black Lives Matter movement of the Obama years, and it will likely have an even deadlier toll on law enforcement officers than the targeted assassinations we saw from 2014 onward. It’s worse this time because the country has absorbed another five years of academically inspired racial victimology. From Ta-Nehisi Coates to the New York Times’s 1619 project, the constant narrative about America’s endemic white supremacy and its deliberate destruction of the “black body” has been thoroughly injected into the political bloodstream.

One might, she continues, put the police violence in some perspective. It’s the exception, not the rule. What is the rule, when it comes to crime, is black-on-white violence. Obviously, most blacks who are murdered in this country today are murdered by other blacks, not by white police officers:

Far from destroying the black body, whites are the overwhelming target of interracial violence. Between 2012 and 2015, blacks committed 85.5 percent of all black-white interracial violent victimizations (excluding interracial homicide, which is also disproportionately black-on-white). That works out to 540,360 felonious assaults on whites. Whites committed 14.4 percent of all interracial violent victimization, or 91,470 felonious assaults on blacks. Blacks are less than 13 percent of the national population….

The national media have been insisting on the theme of the allegedly brutal Minneapolis police department. They said nothing as black-on-white robberies rose in downtown Minneapolis late last year, along with savage assaults on passersby. Why are the Minneapolis police in black neighborhoods? Because that’s where violent crime is happening, including shootings of two-year-olds and lethal beatings of 75-year-olds. Just as during the Obama years, the discussion of the allegedly oppressive police is being conducted in the complete absence of any recognition of street crime and the breakdown of the black family that drives it.

As for the therapy culture’s contribution to the mayhem, we agree with Mac Donald. The urge to understand why people are committing acts of violence is, as noted in my previous post, an effort to exculpate them. If violence is committed for a righteous cause, it is not criminal:

Once the violence began, any effort to “understand” it should have stopped, since that understanding is inevitably exculpatory. The looters are not grieving over the stomach-churning arrest and death of George Floyd; they are having the time of their lives. You don’t protest or mourn a victim by stealing oxycontin, electronics, jewelry, and sneakers.


trigger warning said...

According to Susan Rice, former Lightworker national security wallah, furriners, specifically Rooskies, is to blame. :-D

Sam L. said...

I am SO glad that I live in a rural area.

UbuMaccabee said...

Being a prophet is a burden, it really is. It weighs on me. But this is no surprise to anyone paying attention; it was an inevitability. I'm surprised the boogaloo took this long. Decades of white guilt begging for forgiveness from black psychopaths and teaching it at every level of the Cathedral, how was that going to play out?

Blacks are, by and large, violent, excitable, and incapable of either reason or serious critical self-awareness. They are an overcharged body with a malfunctioning emotive center stuck on top. This is not a reflective bunch; they don't think out ahead of anything. They just want to break things, yell at people, hit things, burn things, and blame everything on others. They destroy their own homes and businesses. They work in packs and can turn into an ugly mob at the drop of a hat. I have observed this my entire life firsthand, it is true in Africa, and it is supported by decades of overwhelming empirical evidence. Saw it in LA, saw it in Cincinnati, and I saw it up close in Denver. Always the same shit.

Yes, Thomas Sowell is a great genius, and John Hope Franklin was a fine historian, and I would leave Ma Ubu for Candyce Owens, but the lumpenblack prole is a nightmare--and that mentality governs a much larger segment of the black middle class as well. I've been to many black churches and heard the insanity and unreason with my own ears. They are not equipped to live in anything resembling reality. I would say 2/3 of black America is deeply poisoned by victim politics, resentment, and hatred for other groups and races. The real racists in America are black people. Not all blacks riot, but most justify riots privately and most fail to understand that the basis for their bad behavior is entirely unfounded. They actually believe they live in a world where they are targets--while they are the ones doing all the targeting. It is 180 degrees off. And everything our shitmedia tells them is that they are correct. White pussies egging on black racists about sums all of it up.

George Floyd is just a pretext. It has nothing to do with this. Blacks are, as a group, epic American failures when compared to all the other immigrant groups. Now they have been leapfrogged by Mexicans, Guatemalans, Vietnamese, Koreans, Yemenis, all of them. Black small business creation is dismal. If they work, it's disproportionately the preacher to a government job. I bet 30% of their actual GPD is drug dealing. It's their self-evident failure that gnaws at them. Hell, every black neighborhood it a shithole where people shoot one another for nothing. No fathers, no civilization, no direction, no aim, and everybody just lies and lies and lies and lies about it to make them feel good. Oh, and every immigrant knows it and avoids them like the plague. The curse of being poor is you have to deal with blacks--and low IQ blacks.

Hard truth dear piggies. Take it or leave it. The gears are already in motion and the train will be going to the next station no matter what fine sentiments are uttered. You know who agrees with Ubu? My Nigerian pal, an Igbo, black as the ace of spades. I am amused to hear him run his mouth about the subliterate malcontents his people sold into slavery centuries ago. He knows what a miracle America really is. We just bought him a new AR so he can defend what’s his from the slave uprising. There is an amusing irony there. I'll fight to the end with my Igbo mate against those feral animals who the media tells me are my countrymen.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Ubu: “Oh, and every immigrant knows it and avoids them like the plague.”


Uncomfortable with such a broad assertion? Start asking. The first-generation immigrants you know WELL. The people who trust you, and they can speak freely.

It’s not pretty, but listen. Listen.

UbuMaccabee said...

IAC, I recorded my very black Haitian Uber driver (nice ride, new Toyota SUV) the last time I was in NYC. I set him off and he unloaded. He and American blacks are decidedly unaligned. They hate him for his moxie and drive to be successful. And he has nothing but contempt for them. He is a walking testament to their lie, the one they tell themselves, that the game is all rigged for them because slavery. I told him to watch his back. If they murder him, their lie is easier to take. He laughed and said he just moved to the Jewish part of town. CNN will never ask him a question on live TV.