A tour of West Robinwood Street in Detroit: US manufacturing cities lie in ruins
The Not So Strange Fruit of Racial Murder » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names: as part of the ongoing hysteria about blacks (and whites) dying due to police brutality while arresting people who resist arrest, many are trying to make this a race issue and not a ‘how do we arrest people who fight back or refuse to cooperate with the police?’ There is no easy solution to this problem. Some people suggest having fewer (or even no) laws to enforce and some people simply want the cops to vanish except when they want them for specific things like protecting themselves from other people’s crimes. In all this confusion, we have people thinking these police deaths are lynchings. This is utterly false.
Lynchings happened when people attacked blacks specifically though again, in the history of the South, whites were also lynched, too. These were mob attacks when people were angry that the law was being obeyed and instead, wanted revenge. The connection between demands that cops be arrested and punished when they accidentally or stupidly kill people who are resisting arrest is more similar to lynchings due to anger with how the laws are enforced and a desire for revenge.
Professor Kato joins the mob in refusing to differentiate between illegal lynchings which were done in order to defy the rule of law and instead, take revenge, and the present demands of many (but by no means all) for police to be punished while doing their jobs. Their jobs, by the way, are by the nature of the occupation, violent. They interact daily with violent people and violence is the result. Mistakes can be made and if cops must be always perfect, they will gain this status by not interacting with violent people but rather, like the majority of us, run off or hide from or avoid places haunted by violent people.
In the first paragraph, the professor figures out something I keep harping on: blacks are no longer seen as labor to be exploited, they are now ‘lumpenproletariat’ who are the underbelly of the big cities and nearly all gathered in the cities since they no longer are peasants working the land, this concentration of ‘useless labor’ is is exploited as sex workers, drug runners, entertainment for the secure masses and other underground economic uses. This means, of course, that the State has to arrest these ‘lumpenproletariat’ to keep things from spiraling out of control like say, in the South Bronx during the 1970’s.
The underclass cannot be allowed to burn the entire city to the ground. Except when the entire city is seen as ‘useless’ like say, Detroit or Camden. Then, the burning is allowed. These cities that are burning down, by the way, are all former industrial giants no longer needed by our elites who make most of their profits overseas exploiting cheaper labor in distant lands. Here is the professor touching slightly on this issue:
Which makes the entire business useless.During slavery and Jim Crow, we needed to exploit the labor of blacks. But after de-industrialization, Wacquant and Alexander notice the de-proletarianization of the black working class that no longer makes them susceptible to the kinds of exploitation seen during previous eras and introduces a new element: blacks as extraneous. As Alexander states, “the new system of does not seek primarily to benefit unfairly from black labor, as earlier caste systems have, but instead views African Americans as largely irrelevant and unnecessary to the newly structured economy – an economy that is no longer driven by unskilled labor.” And with that change came the need to sequester African-Americans into prisons where they could languish outside of the body politic. For that to occur, blackness was criminalized and the state replaced lynch mobs as the central actor in administering, maintaining and regulating racial violence.
He hits the truth accidentally and then rushes off on the wrong track with his claim that ‘blackness was criminalized.’ This is false. Blacks have seen social collapse of an astonishing degree. The majority of black women now are not married and increasingly, never married. Children out of wedlock is the norm now. Inability to successfully finish high school for black boys is the norm, too.
Black youths murdering each other and a lot of other people is also the norm with 93% of all black murders being committed by blacks. Blackness isn’t criminal, it is a predictor of the chances of being victimized by a criminal. In other words, blacks commit far more crimes especially murder, than any other racial group therefore, people are very scared of blacks and go out of their way to avoid black population centers unless, of course, they want the services of blacks in the underground economy, namely sex, drugs and illicit goods of various sorts!
Since these things are illegal, people doing these things end up in prison. If blacks commit most crimes per capita, they will, ipso facto, also be the predominant population in prison. The ‘racial violence’ we see is generated mainly by black people living in our inner cities where industry has fled and welfare families poured in. What has been disposable isn’t just black families but entire cities. Like sink holes, these once-thriving manufacturing communities are now rapidly being destroyed internally and externally because our elites no longer need them except as population fly traps for undesired labor.
Lynchings were a tragedy that was democratic in form and the response was for more law enforcement, stronger courts and more governmental involvement. Unlike in lynchings, where the question of state action was constantly an issue of debate, there is no doubt what state action constitutes here. The state, from the police department, to the judicial system and even the president is all backing the proceduralization of the murder of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The state has absolved itself of any wrongdoing. If we can’t look to the state, then aren’t we back to the problem we had with lynchings? We looked to the state to save us from lynch mobs and when the state is the one doing the killing, what are we left with?
Lynchings were POPULAR with racists in the South. They were NOT ‘law enforcement’ and the mob did not want a trial for fear that the victim of the lynching might be found innocent! The lynch mob did NOT want ‘government involvement’, quite the contrary. They wanted the State to stay out of it. Just like today, blacks demanding the cops cease arresting them if they resist arrest actually want no more patrols because this interferes with the underground economy based on selling illicit goods, stealing stuff, mugging people, sex services, etc.
Articles: Black Crime Claims Life of Apologist for Black Crime is a story one of my readers brought up which is rather sad. One part of the article talks about Baltimore and how this white reporter, Halvorsen, is protected by the police while blacks are not. I know Baltimore very well. It is yet another city that went from ‘very useful’ to ‘wastelands no one wants so let’s hand it over to criminals and gangsters’.
Activists in Baltimore corrected her quickly and in large numbers: Race had everything to do with it, they said. Her white privilege gave her an unrealistic expectation of safety in her neighborhood. Her white race blinded her to the real causes of black crime.
“I think the problem here is that many white and/or upper/middle-class residents of Baltimore – and, of course, the Maryland suburbanites who work or play in Baltimore – show no sense of the structural problems plaguing the city and the roots of violence,” said a commentator known as Shereen at a local blog that focuses on journalism and music operated by NPR reporter Lawrence Lanahan.
Lanahan says it’s time to give some tough love to the white people in Baltimore who do not like crime.
“It’s tough to talk about white privilege in the face of crimes like the ones Halvorsen cites, with innocent victims killed and badly injured and stunned families left to grieve,” Lanahan said. “There’s also a lot that goes on, from individual decisions to local, state, and federal policy, that ensures – whether intentionally or not – that all the social ills stay where they ‘belong’ in the neighborhoods that people like Halvorsen and, frankly, I won’t live in.”
According to Lanahan, whites are privileged if they are civil and don’t break laws or create mayhem or mug people or murder anyone in their path. If we read the comments by Lanahan, she first of all, admits even she, a black person, doesn’t want to live in the ‘bad neighborhoods’ either! Lanahan thinks that these ghettos are deliberately made by our rulers instead of being the final effect of globalized trade that has eliminated the need for domestic manufacturing labor.
The ‘tough love’ Lanahan wants to dish out to white people is, ‘You just have to live with crime because you are a nasty white lady, so there.’ Not, ‘We should fix this mess and save the black underclass that is destroying itself and attacking everyone outside the ghetto’. The article from the conservative blog, American Thinker, continues:
Or as President Obama called it in a recent speech to the Black Caucus: The “justice gap.”
This is the kind of atmosphere that David Ruenzel helped to create with his early and oft-cited work on white privilege for the Southern Poverty Law Center. The kind mentioned in his obituaries. The kind that blinded him to the dangers of being a white person in a black neighborhood in Oakland.
Other visitors to the Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve where Ruenzel was murdered describe the trail as idyllic. An oasis. A hidden gem.
But commentators to the Oakland news site that reported Ruenzel’s death were a bit more explicit: “That parking lot is a well known site for smash and grabs,” said one of several. Others pointed out graffiti and other crimes.
The point here being, the professor in Oakland, California who pushed hard for the cops to be punished while whites should always feel guilty about racism, was murdered by a pair of black dudes from the slums in the valley below the Oakland foothills which is where the remaining 28% of the white population lives uneasily and now, quite scared since black killers are now roaming the neighborhood, murdering white people.
I looked at crime stats for Oakland, CA and saw that in the upper hill community there, crime has risen by 200% in the last ten years which is very significant. This is a neighborhood with very little crime, it being mostly upperclass. But now it is under siege as are many other communities as the underclass swells in size each generation and the memory of working an honest job for honest wages dims and vanishes into the deep past.
Another sad story from the past was the 1994 Mugging of Rosa Parks in Detroit. Jeanne Theoharis explains how this Reveals Rosa Park’s True Character | Womens eNews
On Aug. 30, 1994, at the age of 81, Parks was mugged in her own home by a young black man, Joseph Skipper. Skipper broke down her back door and then claimed he had chased away an intruder. He asked for a tip. When Parks went upstairs to get her pocketbook, he followed her. She gave him the $3 he initially asked for, but he demanded more. When she refused, he proceeded to hit her.
“I tried to defend myself and grabbed his shirt,” she explained. “Even at 81 years of age, I felt it was my right to defend myself.”
He hit her again, punching her in the face and shaking her hard, and threatened to hurt her further. She relented and gave him all her money–$103. Hurt and badly shaken, she called Elaine Steele who lived across the street and had become a key source of support. Steele called the police who took 50 minutes to arrive. Meanwhile, the word went out that someone had mugged Parks.
“All of the thugs on the Westside went looking for him,” Ed Vaughn recalled, “and they beat the hell out of him.”
…While saddened by the attack, Parks did not see it as a sign of community dysfunction, rejecting the idea that the biggest problem facing the black community was now black people themselves.
This story illustrates perfectly what is going wrong from top to bottom. First: Rosa Parks was NOT ‘mugged’. This was a HOME INVASION AND ASSAULT. Just as Brown didn’t ‘shoplift’. He did an assault and robbery.
Secondly, Rosa Parks said she had a right to defend herself from a violent black youth attacking her. The Trayvon mess was all about how Zimmerman, who was jumped from behind by Trayvon who turned into the stalker by hiding in the bushes and then attacking…the left demanded that Zimmerman allow his assailant to batter him on the ground rather than fight back and in fighting back, if he killed Trayvon, it was to be his fault and to hell with laws allowing us to fight assailants who attack us!
Third and key to this entire mess: the black writer praising Rosa Parks for not blaming the black community for black violence and crimes, mentions with greatest pride that the kid who assaulted her in this illegal home invasion…was basically lynched by a mob!!!
And last point here: Rosa Parks like nearly all black leaders and icons, blames whites for black crimes and doesn’t want to talk about how blacks can be responsible for fixing this. And the very last point here is, NO ONE on the left is mentioning illegal aliens and how they have been used by the elites to displace black workers. All the jobs once held by lower class blacks have been turned over to illegal aliens. Jobs held by poor whites, ditto.
Poor whites and poor blacks are in the same boat here! And liberals hate poor whites and they pet and encourage poor blacks…only to give them a green light to be depraved and violent. Slowly, we are grinding our nation to dust.
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