Selma, Alabama is in the news today as the President and everyone in the media is all hot under the collar about the hard-won battles of the Civil Rights movement is celebrated with anti-cop speeches and threats of the DOJ to take over policing places due to ‘racism’ while black people glory once again with being victims even as the machine of destruction destroys Selma which is in steep decline despite all the help and heroism, the city is dying. Like many cities that ended up being mostly black, this dynamic is being totally ignored.
Law and order has pretty much vanished in Selma. No more mean cops. It simply gave up and looking at the statistics for this town, one can see how it is dying and how reviving it is increasingly difficult.
Angry protests as cops kill ‘unarmed’ teen in Wisconsin – days after the release of Ferguson report and on Selma anniversary weekend: another violent black teen with a record interacts with the cops and gets killed. None of these are people doing the ‘hands up/don’t shoot’ thing. They are doing the Ferguson ‘grab a cop’s gun and resist arrest’ thing.
Attorney General threatens to DISMANTLE Ferguson Police Department if they don’t reform in wake of damning report revealing widespread racism because there were some snide emails so people were fired and that is the end of that and Ferguson will join Detroit and other cities and towns down the road to ruin as crime shoots through the roof and shoots literally a swath through the community as blacks kill each other and manhandle anyone else who comes near.
Obama calls Ferguson an example of ‘broken and racially biased’ policing in America ahead of historic Selma anniversary speech while he refuses to tell blacks that resisting arrest is wrong. Dr. Martin Luther King was very big on NOT resisting arrest. Justice comes when one uses the right road, the right tools and he figured this out and worked very hard, in greatest danger, to convince people that nonviolent cooperation with arrest means one is in the right and they can’t even accuse you of resisting arrest and the illicit arrests would then stand out as illegal and then legal teams would go in and go after the state to change laws which was the goal.
Here is what Obama should be really talking about: Two brothers charged with killing Philadelphia cop who interrupted their robbery as he went to buy video game for his son. The officer who was shot dead was a black man protecting law and order. The two killers are young blacks who have a criminal record. This is yet another of the thousands of black on black murders that rage daily. On top of this, it is a thug murdering a cop who was trying to enforce the laws. Not a peep from the President!
Instead, Obama tosses even more gasoline on the racism pyre.
Now we have ‘let’s loot!’ excuses for every single event even if these events are due to cops killing people who are far from passive cooperation but rather, are fighting back to avoid arrest because they know perfectly well, they are breaking the law.
Selma is most interesting because the dying town is being flooded with media hounds who will ignore the present mess. Here is one interesting statistic:
19 to 24 years old are wiped out??? We know where many of them are: prison. The 7-18 year olds go to what we kids in Tucson, Arizona called ‘Mother Higgens’ as a inside joke (‘juvie’ to NYC kids). So they are counted as ‘at home’.
I looked for race statistics and one site had older data showing that half the population was white. Now, just 6 year later, only 20% are white and I bet the majority of them are elderly and can’t sell their homes easily.
Crime up and jobs down. Like Detroit. Many including Rosa Parks who is from Selma, went to Detroit which deteriorated rapidly. Income is lower than the already low income of all of Alabama. Median income is less than half the US income. Then there are the schools:
All of the public schools of Selma are in the bottom quartile. Selma High is near rock bottom for the state and education in Alabama is ranked poorly to begin with so one wonders what is going on in Selma High?
Here is Bill Moyers telling some of the truth: 50 Years After Bloody Sunday in Selma, Everything and Nothing Has Changed | BillMoyers.com
The statistics are staggering — Dallas County was the poorest in Alabama last year, with unemployment double the state and national average. More than 40 percent of families live below the poverty line. The violent crime rate is five times the state average. The Alabama Policy Institute named Selma the “least Business-Friendly City” in the state. Selma describes itself as the “Queen City of the Black Belt,” but The Birmingham News more aptly labeled the region, named the Black Belt because of its rich soil, as “Alabama’s Third World.” Ten thousand white residents have left Selma in the past three decades, leaving it 80 percent African-American. There are nearly as many vacant buildings as occupied ones in the once picturesque downtown, and side streets are desolate.
Blacks now control Selma politically, but long-standing racial disparities persist. The west side, where most whites live, has tall pines, manicured lawns and the city’s only country club, which remains all-white. Despite Selma’s stark poverty, girls were playing tennis and the parking lot was filled with Escalades on a recent Saturday afternoon.
Oakland, California, Detroit, Compton CA, etc: all the same. Yes, there are still white enclaves and they are clean and tidy and have landscaping that hasn’t been blasted away. But when I toured the Nice Neighborhoods in Selma today via Google Maps, I saw a lot of black neighborhoods with abandoned houses and the white ones, the little that is left, have a LOT of ‘for sale’ signs up and the houses, according to Zwillow, are for sale for less than $175,000 which is very cheap. Many for much less.
Moyers notes that Selma High School is now nearly 100% black. Here is a most revealing story:
Sean and Tylisa Black moved from Denver to Selma in 2007, after Sean visited on a civil-rights pilgrimage. It was too late to enroll their 4-year-old daughter, Shania, in public school, so they sent her to a predominantly white private pre-school. When it came time for kindergarten, Shania told her parents she wanted to attend Morgan Academy, a segregated private school founded by whites three months after Bloody Sunday.
The story goes on to say that the whites at the school didn’t want the child to go there and protested loudly. But the moral of the story actually is…this black child did NOT want to go to a school where black children congregate! According to her parents, the white families were mean to her and they assume this was due to racism and not other causes.
Even white children are excluded by the popular kids! My children weren’t popular but they never assumed this was due to something except the fact that the popular kids didn’t like them for whatever dumb reasons. I did have a very paranoid black mother in my upper class school district in South Orange, NJ, assume everyone was racist so some of the high school kids would play the racism game just to see her blow up.
This stopped when I intervened and had several of them arrested for vandalizing my neighbor’s property. My reward was for my neighbor coming over and accusing ME of being a racist when I was the one who stopped the torment! It was very bizarre.
Both blacks and whites have chips on the shoulder and knocking these off is great fun if you don’t mind a messed up community falling off a cliff and self-destructing. We all need mirrors to see reality in this matter. and
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