Category Archives: Race

UPDATE II: Venomous #MichelleObama ‘Letting Out Her #RevWright’

Affirmative Action, Education, Race, Racism

Venomous #MichelleObama Poisons The Racial Well: Michelle Obama is disgraceful. She’s still spitting venom like a cobra, poisoning the minds of Tuskegee university graduates, “a historically black school in Alabama,” about how hard it is to be black in America. What lies. Venomous Michelle Obama is a product of privilege, not deprivation. If anything, the woman has led a charmed life, a fact that has made Michelle Obama more racially militant. “My experiences at Princeton [who among us can say THAT?!] have made me far more aware of my ‘blackness’ than ever before,” she whined in a university thesis so banal and sub-par intellectually; that it would have been failed were American schools and corporation not wild about black and female recruits; blacks in STEM, women in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), etc.

UPDATE I: Michelle Obama is ‘Letting Out Her Rev. Wright,’ says Ann Coulter. Mrs. Obama is certainly modulating her voice in the way Wright made his voice rise and fall. It’s so fake.

UPDATE II: FACEBOOK Thread:

This Timeline is mainly for those familiar with the work of this writer and are of the libertarian-paleolibertarian bent. That precludes name-calling, using the constructs of cultural Marxism:(“racist”).

Racism is immaterial in libertarianism. Libertarianism is a political philosophy resting on the axiom of non-aggression. That’s it. Your mitts stop at my face. The rest can serve as a point of discussion, but not as a stick with which to beat others into submission.


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Cyril Wecht On Freddie Gray’s Likely Cause of Death

Criminal Injustice, Ethics, Race, Reason, Science

Forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht has been around the block a few times. Two minutes and 31 seconds into this typically tedious, CNN broadcast, Dr. Wecht ventures the following with conviction, about the Freddie Gray murder. I paraphrase:

Legs shackled and hands cuffed, placed in a prone position, face down—a position that has been banned for decades, claims Wecht—how, pray tell, did Freddie Gray run around, banging himself against the van’s interior?

The victim is yelling and screaming for help. His body is inert and the van is moving. Right there is the velocity needed to create the force for the injuries! Those injuries are not spontaneous pathological fractures; the injuries came as the body flapped back and forth, breaking the vertebrae in the neck and eventually severing the spinal cord.

Indubitably, the injuries were sustained by the police by their stopping Gray. Gray did not sustain those spontaneously. Also quite possible, says Wecht, and as I’ve hypothesized, the initial injuries were produced when police compressed and leaned into Gray’s back, to be aggravated by the flopping around in the van.


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‘Honky’ Beaten Into Coma For Lending A Helping Hand

Crime, Criminal Injustice, Race, Racism

Maybe whites who come close to dying because of their self-effacing do-goodism ought to read the “The Talk” John Derbyshire had with his kids. For “The Talk: Nonblack Version,” in which the writer cautioned his kids about life’s dangers, Derbyshire was dismissed from National Review, where he freelanced. (My position is explained in “National Review Eunuchs.”)

“Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway,” Derb advised his youngsters, in the hope of prolonging their lives. (The father in “Sacrificing Kids To PC Pietism” was happy to make the sacrifice.)

This is Richard Fletcher before and after he intervened between “two girls fighting near his truck.” For his trouble, “a mass of youths, mostly from the nearby Baltimore Community High School, attacked him.” He is in a coma.

I bet that if he emerges from the coma, Mr. Fletcher will declare that he’d to it again in a heart beat.

MORE @ WND (where you can also read my latest column).


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UPDATED: Gray Snapped His Own Spine. Yeah. Right.

Crime, Criminal Injustice, Justice, Race

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, who when calm speaks in CAPS, was super-excited tonight. The cause for her excitement was a stupid report released by the Washington Post, according to which Freddie Gray appears to have broken his own neck and spinal column. Ridiculous.

The source of this nonsense was a “prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray,” and who was “separated from Gray by a metal partition and could not see him.”

That settles it, then. Mr. Gray severed his own spinal column.

“We disagree with any implication that Freddie Gray severed his own spinal cord,” said Jason Downs, one of the attorneys for the Gray family. “We question the accuracy of the police reports we’ve seen thus far, including the police report that says Mr. Gray was arrested without force or incident.”

I believe it is as I had surmised: The oafs likely dug their knees into the spinal column and snapped it.

The video “shot by several bystanders …shows two officers on top of Gray, their knees in his back, and then dragging his seemingly limp body to the van as he cried out.”

UPDATE (4/30): NO RESOLUTION, YET.

“Baltimore police,” reports the Wall Street Journal, “… have concluded their investigation into the death of Freddie Gray and turned the results over to the city’s chief prosecutor.”

Police officials also revealed that the police van carrying Mr. Gray after his arrest made a previously undisclosed stop before he reached the Western District police station and was taken to a hospital. Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said a privately owned surveillance camera captured the stop. He offered no additional details, and it was unclear if that stop shed any new light on Mr. Gray’s injuries.

Based on an earlier police timeline, this stop occurred after one where Mr. Gray was placed in leg shackles because he was acting “irate” and before another where police moved Mr. Gray off the van floor and placed him in a seat. At a fourth stop, police picked up an additional prisoner before reaching the station.

Mr. Gray wasn’t buckled into his seat and wasn’t offered medical attention he requested, police have said.

MORE.


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An English Speaker’s View Of ‘A Room To Destroy’ *

Crime, English, Race

I’m going to defend Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who claims she misspoke or was misconstrued when she said about the rioters in Baltimore: “We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.”

This is a case of English misspoken. These days I no longer understand what most people around me say, because they can’t put together grammatically coherent sentences. What the mayor meant to convey is that there were unintended consequences to giving the crowds the “space” to protest: hooligans took advantage of the provisions put in place for peaceful protest.

“We also gave those who wished to destroy, space as well” came out wrong. The fact that the mayor’s response to the riots mirrored her botched words—her police force stood down—didn’t bolster the credibility of her office’s clarification.

* The post’s title is a botched play on E. M. Forster’s “A Room With A View.” Sorry, my bad.


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Waiting To Exhale In Baltimore

Crime, Criminal Injustice, Critique, Race

After waiting on the signal from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Maryland’s Republican governor, Larry Hogan, finally called up the National Guard, late Monday, to deal with the “Black Lives Matter” riot that is “convulsing” the city. This time, on account of the murder of Freddie Gray, earlier this month.

Had he failed to wait that period of grace for an OK from the black mayor, the white governor would have probably been called a rrrrrrrrrracist.

Officials like the governor continue to renounce the connection between the ubiquitous gangs—on this occasion, the Black Gorilla Family, Bloods and Crips—and rioters who put the finishing touches to each “Black Lives Matter” protest. The protest is 95 percent peaceful, promised the governor of Maryland, today. The looting, arson, rock-lobbing, robberies and assaults are executed by an element separate from the peace lovers.

Whatever you say, Gov.

Yawn.

One suggestion to liven things up a bit more: When addressing the media, Baltimore officials should consider hiring the sign-language guy who rocked Nelson Mandela’s funeral, instead of the stuffy woman who currently gesticulates for them. The South African was the coolest, most creative and original act at the funeral. All the more so considering he didn’t even know sign-language.


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