“Systemic” racism in America – that is, racism built into the system and thus dispensing injustice by default – is a fact-starved obsession with the Left as well as with ordinary, decent people who happen to be susceptible to the Left’s compassionate sounding lies. Yes, white racism against black people in America does exist and it is still a problem. Black racism against Jews is also real and is still a problem, as are various other brands of racism. But the idea that America is somehow peculiarly racist, inherently or institutionally, is only true in one place: Leftist-designed quota systems to ensure certain races are entitled to things that other races are not.
Mexico has racism against Guatemalans, Turkey has racism against Kurds. Every nation in the world suffers and has always suffered from racism of varying degrees. America is, however, one of the least racist nations in the world, as evidenced by (among many other things) the historic stampede of peoples from all corners of the globe to come to the U.S. to seek a better life. They came here – instead of China or Algeria or Venezuela – because there were opportunities here that were better than anywhere else they could go. They and their relatives wrote back that life in America was better, more equal, and more prosperous than their home countries.
Not without some racism, resentment, and cultural starts and stops, these immigrants eventually began to merge into the “melting pot” of America: a successful cultural, religious, and yes even racial assimilation into a society that was unlike anything the world had ever seen before and may ever know again. Everyone knows this is true, otherwise Americans wouldn’t be able to rattle off their own family trees that include so many different nationalities and races.
But the Left hates this, because it hates America. The United States is capitalist, democratic, Judeo-Christian, and free – everything that shines a painful light on the false assumptions, economic fallacies, and murderous historical record of leftist experiments. America isn’t close to perfect and has its share of shameful moments in its 300-year history. But it still beats the hell out of any nation leftists can point to that have tried it their way. Immigrants vote with their feet, and so do emigrants – unless an iron curtain has been built to keep them from escaping.
The Left’s current obsession with white-on-black racism has two purposes: the short-term purpose is to get out the black vote for the November elections; the longer term purpose is to lay the foundation for a permanent street agitation force whose purpose is to destabilize and intimidate. This is exactly what Obama’s hero Saul Alinsky advocated in his Rules for Radicals – constant guerilla warfare without rational arguments or civil debate. Chaos is good, because chaos creates the conditions favorable for the Left to take power permanently. It’s tried and true policy for famous radicals from Lenin to Hitler to Mao Tse Tung to Castro. A recent installment of Bill Whittle’s “Firewall” (Frontpage Magazine) below discusses Black Lives Matter as a movement, giving careful statistical details that show what a big lie they are telling.
BILL WHITTLE’S FIREWALL: BLACK LIVES MATTER KILLS PEOPLE
by Bill Whittle * 31 August, 2016
In this powerful and timely Firewall, Bill Whittle provides shocking evidence that demolishes the central, Big Lie of Black Lives Matter and then goes on to explain why a lie that size needs to be told by people like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Loretta Lynch.
BLACK LIVES MATTER is a Democratic Party scam. It’s a combination street army, terrorist organization and voter turnout machine, and has killed and will continue to kill policemen, white people, Hispanics and Asians. Oh, and Black Lives Matter gets black people killed too.
Let’s start by disassembling the lie that BLM is based on: the idea that white people – especially white policemen – are exterminating American young black males. A lie this big has to be broken down into individual lies to show just how shameless the BLM Big Lie really is, and I am deeply grateful to Heather McDonald, an actual journalist, who dug into the government reports to get a handle on what is actually happening in America today.
So what’s the truth?
The truth is that the police fatally shoot far more whites and Hispanics – both in total numbers and as a percentage of total homicides – than they do blacks.
According to a Washington Post report, in 2015 police officers killed 662 whites and Hispanics, and 258 blacks, and in the vast majority of these cases – White, Black and Hispanic — the victims were attacking or threatening the police officer with a gun.
Twelve percent of all white and Hispanic homicide victims are killed by police officers, compared to only four percent of all black homicide victims.
In 2014 there were a total of 6,095 black homicide deaths – that’s over twenty timesthe number of blacks killed by police. Virtually all of those black homicide victims had been killed by other blacks. And as far as the lie of blacks being exterminated by whites, the truth is that blacks commit murder at eleven times the rate of whites alone.
So if black lives mattered to Black Lives Matter, they would protest what is far and away the primary killers of young black males in America, which is other young black males.
But they don’t. So they don’t.
Now it is absolutely true that blacks make up 26% of the police-shooting victims, and yet are only 13% of the national US population. That means blacks are twice as likely as whites to be shot by police. Surely that is evidence of racial targeting on the part of racist officers.
But it’s not; in fact it is just the opposite. Let’s take New York, for example: 23% of New Yorkers are black, but they commit 75% of the shootings. Whites make up 33% of the population of New York City. They commit about 3% of the shootings
So what does that actually mean? It means that if blacks commit 75% of the shootings, and whites commit 3%, then cops are twenty-five times more likely to be looking for a black shooter than a white one.
In neighboring Brooklyn are two communities: predominately black Brownsville, and predominately white and Asian Bay Ridge. The shooting rate in Brownsville is not 25 times that of Bay Ridge. It is 81 times higher.
So what does this mean for BLM’s Big Lie: that white cops are assassinating black males?
The number of policemen killed in the line of duty has more than doubled in 2016. Over the last ten years, a police officer is 18 times more likely to be killed by a black assailant than an unarmed black being killed by a cop.
Oh, we have a national epidemic, all right. When it comes to who actually gets killed in confrontations between blacks and police, 18 times as many cops are killed by blacks than unarmed blacks are killed by police.
So why does the President invite the leaders of Black Lives Matters to the White House for support and encouragement? Why does the Attorney General, only a few days after a BLM-inspired murderer assassinated five policemen in Dallas, say to the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement that they “should not be discouraged” by the fact that there were dead policemen in Dallas, and that the Justice Department would continue to work with them in order to build “a brighter future.”
Well first, BLM is handy as Street Muscle; a private army of thugs they can send to disrupt Republican conventions and especially Donald Trump rallies. Leaked emails reveal that the Ford foundation, George Soros and a few other shady characters are raising $130 million dollars for the BLM cause. Even at the going rate for professional protestors, $130 million is far more money than they could spend on street protests. So why are they raising that kind of money? Because Big Players know the value of fear when it comes to getting their way.
You see, Black Lives Matter is really a get-out-the-vote machine that the Democrats cannot win without. They need a huge majority of black voters, and a huge number of them too, in order to win national elections. Blacks came out for Obama. They are not so keen on Hillary, but if the President and the Attorney General tell black America that they are being murdered by white policemen – despite the fact they know the numbers we just went over — then it’s in the vital interest of Democrats to gin up and keep up a perpetual race war in order to motivate the slaves on their vote plantation.
The BLM movement provides a moral fig leaf for the real message, which is this: keep the Democrats in power, and the entitlement bribes of Obama phones and EBT cards and all the rest are going to keep on coming. Throw the Democrats out – all of America’s black-on-black killing fields have been governed exclusively by Democrats for half a century or more – and the riots we see in Ferguson and Milwaukee and all the rest will be coming soon to a city near you.
By claiming victimhood these professional protesters are calling for reducing the police presence in black communities. And that means more black people – many hardworking, law-abiding and completely innocent black people — will die at the hands of other black people.
The Democrats not only don’t care about all of this – they actually need to keep these fires burning down black neighborhoods in black cities so that soulless, shameless mediocrities like Barack Obama can go golfing in the Hamptons with his rich white friends, and Hillary Clinton can make $100 million dollars selling political influence for cash.
It’s blackmail. And it’s going to get bigger. And it’s going to keep coming.