Saturday Night Card Game (What’s White got to do with it?)
This really is getting out of control.
Harriet and Charlotte write in WaPo, White men have much to discuss about mass shootings (emphasis added):
Imagine if African American men and boys were committing mass shootings month after month, year after year. Articles and interviews would flood the media, and we’d have political debates demanding that African Americans be “held accountable.” ….
But when the criminals and leaders are white men, race and gender become the elephant in the room.
Nearly all of the mass shootings in this country in recent years — not just Newtown, Aurora, Fort Hood, Tucson and Columbine — have been committed by white men and boys….
Unlike other groups, white men are not used to being singled out. So we expect that many of them will protest it is unfair if we talk about them. ….
What facets of white male culture create so many mass shootings?
Why are so many white men and boys producing and entertaining themselves with violent video games and other media?
Why do white men buy, sell and manufacture guns for profit; attend gun shows; and demonstrate for unrestricted gun access disproportionately more than people of other ethnicities or races?
Why are white male congressmen leading the fight against gun control?
Ann Althouse sums up the lunacy:
I would have thought white men were the one group that American elite media does feel free to single out… as evidenced by this article. And I didn’t know we were calling the Fort Hood killer a “white man.” But I’m sure you can find some other problems with this piece.
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Reading this piece in WaPo was like walking into the Twilight Zone….
of course, in their jargon, I’m just a clueless member of the hierarchy saying such a thing
The anti-gun folks for some reason always seem to forget about the Virginia Tech shooter (Or, in one case I remember, labeled him as an honorary white person since he didn’t come from an oppressed minority). Of course John Muhammed doesn’t count as a ‘mass shooter’ since his killings didn’t all occur on the same day. Also ‘failed mass shooters’ (many of them minorities) don’t count since some evil gun carrying person stopped them before they could rack up a score.
Thank you for reminding us of the Beltway Sniper (John Muhammed). How quickly “they” “forget”.
“Unlike other groups, white men are not used to being singled out. So we expect that many of them will protest it is unfair if we talk about them.”
It doesn’t bother me to talk about race in relation to murders and victims and I’m white. But, it appears to bother Harriet and Charlotte to single out black men and discuss their penchant for murder which is 6x white men.
Here are some FBI crime stats from 2011 –
Blacks were 12.6% of the population (2010) and were responsible for 49.7% of “Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter” for the year (4,149 of 8,341). Whites were 72.4% of population (2010) and were responsible for 48.0% of “Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter” for the year (4,000 or 8,341). Hispanics are grouped in the white category for FBI stats.
I don’t expect the Childress twins will address the #1 murder threat in the U.S. unless they can find a way to blame white men in the process.
Here is the silver lining for the young lady who didn’t get into her dream college because she didn’t resort to the deceit Elizabeth Warren made famous. Harriet and Charlotte have a boat load of college degrees and have taught it to boot. From their website:
Suzy Lee Wise already has way more common sense and has written a much more coherent article than these two numb-nuts.
Lock-up those who have been identified as bat-shit crazy! End of discussion!
VT shooter, Ft. Hood shooter, Aurora shooter and Newtown shooter all identified (some identified professionally) as bat-shit crazy!
This is what the Left does. They do this in America. They do this throughout the world. They exploit differentials and gradients in order to advance their political, economic, and social standing. They marginalize and eviscerate competing interests in order to establish monopolies which are enforced through indoctrination, litigation, and coercion by a central authority. The denigrate individual dignity. They devalue human life. Their ideology sponsors fundamental corruption. That is corruption as a rule, not as the exception.
They are not insane. They are greedy bastards. They are fundamentally corrupt.
It’s worth noting that evolutionary fitness is not a property associated with a species, but of individual life forms, who in sufficient numbers are capable of dominating their competing interests.
‘Gun control’ is simply ‘power control’ — the left will seize our ability to protect our freedom, no matter the ruse, no matter the consequences.
The irony of the year is western leftist darling Vladmir Putin ordering a ban on gay foreign couples (like Obama propagandists ‘Propaganda Dave’ Poulffe and ‘Creppy Jim’ Messina might be) adopting babies.
The Soviets were greedy bastards; but, they were not nearly as dysfunctional as the contemporary Left. Actually, the communists learned from their early dysfunctional behavior. A little too late to save their empire, but in time to learn from their mistakes.
That said, Putin is not a moron, and he is not purely an opportunist. He seems to actually envision a future for himself and the Russian people.
I posted a few comment in the >5,000 (at the time I visited). It was a swamp and I’ll bet it’s worse now. Clayton Cramer was there also making sense but few wanted to read it.
This piece was written to be picked up by TPM, HuffPo, Kos, and so on. It makes progressives feel good about themselves and it has the stamp of WaPo on it.
It’s progressive click-bait.
Of course they fail to mention that most of the mass shooters are suffering from serious mental illnesses, or that suicide rates among white men are much higher than any other demographic group in society. Could it possibly be society that’s to blame?
The free-way snipers of 10 or so years ago in VA and DC and MD were BLACK. The VA Tech shooter was oriental. The I95 serial killers were women. It think the WaPo article was pointless.
There is none of the “racism” about which the Looney Left continually accuses us, so they have to manufacture the next best thing: Thug Equality. By creating an imaginary white thuggery, the damage done to society by the hip-hop, largely African-American “thug life” is somehow mitigated.
Or, as they’d say at a Hollywood party or at a dinner on the upper east side, “The white working class is just as crime prone as any protected class, but the racist legal system and Fox News sees to it that only poor minorities are incarcerated.”
Nods and tsk-tsk all around.
“Blanca! Karisha! Please bring us some more Cabernet and brie.” Then sotto voce, “My regular girl had to go to El Salvador or somewhere. It’s so hard to find good help…”
More nods and tsk-tsk all around.
They manipulate perception in order to realize their preferred reality. The Fourth Estate bears a great burden to order a society. However, it’s not always clear what society they represent.
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Actually they are. It’s just that the media (who must be racist) doesn’t report these ongoing, daily shootings.
Fort Hood, Beltway, and VATech… and wasn’t the recent liberal Rambo-wannabe cop a black guy?
(And almost all of the terrorists have been Muslim, but shhh we’re not supposed to say that.)
White people celebrate Heat loss in exceedingly white fashion
-By Bill Hanstock on Mar 28 2013, 9:00a
We tend to view politics in a political bubble. It is not.
Brietbart said politics is downstream of pop culture, Palin echoed it.
On Combat Arms, a free to play online FPS, there’s a growing number of decidedly female voices. There’s plenty of Spanish speakers and even a large “Urban” contingent. I suspect that the writers of this piece have no idea of who’s playing what and are using surveys from 10 years ago.
The leftist media are past innuendo, past spin, past data-selection, and are now simply making shit up. Propanganda, pure and undiluted.
I’m a forensic psychologist, the intersect between criminality and mental illness. Race prevalence among mass or serial killers generally and consistently follows the proportions of the overall population. If you have a society that is 50% white, 30% black, and 20% Hispanic, your mass and serial killers will follow the same general percentages. The race with the highest percentage of the overall population will always have the highest percentage of mass and serial killers, averaged over time. There have been prolific mass and serial killers from every race.
That data set is apart from and unrelated to gang killings, which are born of something other than mental illness – drug business, poverty, ignorance, cultural/peer pressure, whatever, but they are not mentally ill. Such violence is the norm for their subculture, just as it is with the Mafia, and other forms of organized crime.
Take away the psychotic killers and the murderous-but-sane gangbanger and Mafia killers, and you have a chaotic mishmash of impulse/emotional killings, whether by jealous spouse, drunken rager, drug-desperate robber/burglar, etc. These too follow the general race percentages of the overall population. Along with the black kids in the city robbing folks, there are white kids in the suburbs and out in the country with crystal meth, coke, and oxycontin habits to finance, also robbing and burglarizing – and killing.
Our public education system is failing to educate and seeking to indoctrinate, followed by a leftist media increasingly putting out nothing but propaganda, and the result is a country of know-nothings.
Others have mentioned the VTech Asian killer.
Jiverly Antares Wong – Vietnamese immigrant. Shot up the American Civic Center in Binghampton NY, 2009. Killed 13 and self.
James Edward “Pop” Pough – Black. Killed nine people and wounded four others in a GMAC loan office in Jacksonville, Florida, before committing suicide, 1990. The day before he had killed a prostitute and her pimp, wounded two teenagers and robbed a convenience store.
Jeffrey James “Jeff” Weise – Ojibwe Indian. Murdered a total of nine people in a shooting spree, 2005. He first killed his grandfather and his grandfather’s companion before going to the reservation high school, where he murdered seven more people and wounded five others.
One L. Goh – Korean American. Oikos University shooting, 2012, killed 7.
Tyrone Mitchell – Black. Killed two people and wounded twelve others shooting at students leaving 49th Street Elementary School, LA, 1984.
So much for the ‘white’ part of the propaganda. I could fill up another page with women killers – of multiple races.
Sadly progressives believe, like all small undisciplined children and the writers of this WaPo article, that if you can denigrate someone else through projection you can then believe that you put yourself in a better place, on higher ground. Those they denigrate readily become scapegoats for all of their troubles and the troubles of others (they need others to side with them in their lie.)
This is more of not wanting to take responsibility for your own lives and wanting BO and Big Brother to make things “fair.” Little children always cry “not fair!”
This article was also probably meant to win some points for the writers within their cocktail circuit jerk. And, it also serves Barrack’s “Demonize, Divide and Denounce America Campaign” – more insecure bully kid behavior.
Were you wondering what the NSF spent $1 million of our taxpayer dollars on by these racist morons? —
“With $1 million in grants from the National Science Foundation, Charlotte researched what math, science, engineering, and technology would be like if the perspectives of females, African Americans, Latina/os, and American Indians were included.”