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PC Police Unable To Determine If ‘Beat Whitey Night’ Attacks Racially Motivated, And The Growing Unrest

August 26, 2010

There comes a point when one is so “tolerant” that one’s brains spill out of one’s head and splatter all over the floor.

As a nation, we reached that point in the 1990s.  Out-of-control and frankly demonic political correctness was one of the fringe benefits of the Clinton years.

John Wayne may have put it best to describe our current situation when he said, “Life’s tough. It’s even tougher if you’re stupid.”

And, oh my Lord, are we ever getting dumber and dumber:

‘Beat Whitey Night’: Racism suspected in Iowa State Fair attacks
From The Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA — Des Moines police are trying to determine what led to a series of attacks outside the Iowa State Fairgrounds over the weekend that included the assault of two police officers.

At least three people were arrested Friday through early Monday morning. Other arrests may occur as officers investigate the incidents, officials said.

There are indications that some of the fights – which appear to involve mostly teenagers and young adults – were racially motivated, police said.

“We don’t know if this was juveniles fighting or a group of kids singling out white citizens leaving the fairgrounds,” Sgt. Lori Lavorato said. “It’s all under investigation, but it’s very possible it has racial overtones.”

Officials announced last week that they were stepping up security outside the fairgrounds after a series of attacks Aug. 14 that included a pair of stabbings. Investigators are still investigating those assaults and victims intend to pursue charges.

Sgt. David Murillo stated in a report on Friday night, “On-duty officers at the fairgrounds advise there was a group of 30 to 40 individuals roaming the fairgrounds openly calling it ‘beat whitey night.’ “

Jammie Carroll, 36, of Polk City, was seriously injured in the 3000 block of East Grand Avenue Friday night after a group of people beat him up, causing severe injuries to his eyes, cheekbones and nose, Murillo wrote. Carroll is white, and many of the suspects are black, police said.

State Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad, D-Des Moines, who has worked to fight gang-related violence, said he doesn’t have enough information to decide if the fights were racially motivated. He said police comments that race was involved could miss other factors, such as nonracial taunting.

“Unfortunately, like any other city, you have certain parts of town that individuals congregate in,” Abdul-Samad said. “You have those that go into that area with no problem, and those who cannot.”

And you know that our cultural elites would have every bit as much difficulty in determining 30-40 white guys savagely beating a black man and calling it “whack blacky night” was racially motivated.

You can see the puzzled police scratching their heads and pondering, “Maybe they meant ‘beatwhi teynight’.   We’d better let them off.”

You know what Obama “justice” is: “Never bring a lawsuit against a black.”  We’ve got a president who prejudges situations based on race and who basically says, “I don’t know – not having been there and not seeing all the facts – but I think it’s fair to say that those white police acted stupidly.”  And I hope all you white, dirty cracker whores out there are good with that.

Let me explain something: there is nothing more undermining of civil society than misguided “tolerance.”  If everyone is treated equally under the law, and violators are punished according to one colorblind standard, we have justice and we have peace.  Otherwise, we have one group of people taking advantage of the unfair treatment, and another group of people becoming increasingly embittered over the unfair treatment.

This is the thing.  For much of American history, black people have been unfairly discriminated against.  And that was evil.  But the one thing that saved America from massive civil unrest is that blacks were in the minority.  Now, too many black “civil rights leaders” demand that the scales be balanced by essentially discriminating against whites.

But whitey – who all too soon WILL be a minority group in America – aint one yet.  And whitey is going to increasingly get pissed off about “beat whitey nights,” and about the many forms of preferential treatment that “minorities” are regularly receiving.

Treating 79.6% of the American population in a racially biased manner is bad, bad mojo.

Which is why articles such as this Washington Times piece entitled, “Is Obama fomenting a race war?” describes an incredibly troubling trend.

Even more troubling is Obama’s own racist background, given the theology of his racist church and his racist pastor for more than twenty years.  That racism can be expressed in one quote by Jeremiah Wright’s favorite theologian:

“If God is not for us and against white people,” writes Cone, “then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill gods who do not belong to the black community.”

That’s not just “beat whitey,” but “kill whitey.”  And a man who imbibed that The Audacity of Hope” came directly from a Jeremiah Wright sermon in which Wright said, “white folks’ greed runs a world in need.”

Some white groups – and some black groups and some Hispanic groups, for that matter – have been planning for a race war.  If you don’t want to see one, demand one standard of equality under the law.  If you WANT to see one, keep defining “racism” as something like this:

“[R]acism happens when members of society’s most powerful ethnic group suppresses other ethnic groups — through economic power, for example, or by having the power of the majority group.”

Such that blacks like Samir Shabazz who said the following –

SHABAZZ:  I hate white people.  All of them!  Every last iota of a cracker, I hate him!  You want freedom? You’re going to have to kill some crackers! You’re going to have kill some of their babies.

Samir: We didn’t come out here to play. There is to much serious business going on in your black community to be sliding through south street with white, dirty cracker whores on your arms. What’s a matter with you black man, you got a doomsday with a white woman on your arm.
……
“We keep begging white people for freedom. No wonder we’re not free. Your enemy can not make you free fool. You want freedom you’re going to have to kill some crackers. You’re going to have to kill some of their babies.

Let us get our act together. It’s time to wake up, clean up, and stand up.”

“I can’t wait for the day that they’re all dead. I won’t be completely happy until I see our people free and Whitey dead.”

“When you have 10 brothers in uniform, suited and booted and ready for war, white folks know these niggas ain’t their niggas. We kick white folks asses. We take it right to the cracker.”

We’re going to keep putting our foot up the white man’s ass until they understand completely. We want freedom, justice and mutha[expletive]‘ equality. Period. If you ain’t gonna give it to us, mutha[expletive], we’re gonna take it, in the name of freedom.”

– by some bizarre standard of political correctness can’t possibly be racist because the very concept of “racism” has been so radically redefined to suit the ideology of the rabid left.

Such definitions, and the far-leftist racial groups that advance them, are evil.  Allow me to provide a definition: “‘Racism’ is when people believe that members of any race or racial group are biologically or morally inferior based solely or primarily upon race.”

One can hate one’s own race, by the way.  For example, Karl Marx was a Jew-hating Jew.  And an ideology based in part on the racist hatred of his own people resulted in the murder of over a million Jews inside the Soviet Union.  Not only that, but there is evidence that Adolf Hitler – the rabid anti-Semite – had Jewish genes as well.

If radical race-based political groups keep pushing their racist policies and standards of labeling one racial group as inherently racist, while defining their own groups as incapable of the stain of racism, there is trouble coming.  Because the political-correctness-protected class can literally get away with anything, even as the overwhelming majority of Americans becomes increasingly angry.  Think of the “black rage” defense, which would have been utterly unimaginable in previous times.  In these awful economic times, that mindset will be like gasoline poured on a growing fire of unrest.

Jesus Himself prophesied that in the last days, “race will rise against race” (Matthew 24:7).  Jesus used the word “ethnos,” meaning “ethnic group,” “race.”

Jesus said it, and it’s coming.  But please, PLEASE, don’t rush the day of destruction.

Update, August 26: Am I right, or am I right? From an article reporting that the Aryan Nations is coming to Iowa:

The Aryan Nations may be headed to Des Moines, Iowa. Why? Because the Des Moines, Iowa police department say they cannot confirm racial motives behind the “beat whitey night” assaults at the Iowa State Fair. The Des Moines, Register reports that the police now say that they cannot confirm that anyone said “beat whitey night”.  This is contrary to the reports immediately following the assaults.  An officer was even on TV and said that they were likely racially motivated attacks. […]

City Councilman Bryan Meyer said he didn’t want the Aryan Nations coming to Des Moines. Saying that they could take care of their own problems. Maybe the Aryan Nations view the handling of beat whitey night like the rest of us. It isn’t being handled.

Let me make it clear: I don’t want the Aryan Nations coming to Des Moines either.  And the best way to handle this moment and this event is to treat this black racist mob the identical same way we would treat a white racist mob.

Reverse racial discrimination fuels more and then more racial discrimination like nothing else.  We need to end this leftist radical stupidity and hold ALL people accountable for their actions and their attitudes.  Or America will face the bitter consequences.

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New Orleans and Cedar Rapids: A Tale of Two Mindsets

June 30, 2008

Why didn’t we see rioting and looting in Cedar Rapids such as we saw in New Orleans?

The question has been raised in forums and blogs, but hasn’t become a topic that journalists have examined. Maybe they haven’t asked the question because they know they wouldn’t like the answers?

Last week, somebody asked the question, “Why aren’t the people of Iowa not looting and rioting like the people [sic] New Orleans did after Katrina floods?

It’s a darn good question to ask.

And – before somebody starts to say that comparing the flooding in Iowa with the flooding in New Orleans is apples and oranges, let me make it apples and apples: Let’s compare the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

The Associated Press ran this article describing the broken FEMA response in Hancock County, Mississippi:

WASHINGTON — Facing a growing body count and shortages of food, water and ice, federal emergency officials braced for riots in Mississippi in the days following Hurricane Katrina, new documents reveal.

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials knew their response system had been shattered by the Aug. 29 storm and were unable to provide fast help _ even when the needs were obvious.

“This is unlike what we have seen before,” William Carwile, FEMA’s former top responder in Mississippi, said in a Sept. 1 e-mail to officials at the agency’s headquarters. He was describing difficulties in getting body bags and refrigerated trucks to Hancock County, Miss., which was badly damaged by the storm.

Carwile wrote that he personally authorized Hancock County to buy refrigeration trucks because “the coroner was going to have to start putting bodies out in the parking lot.”

The next day, in another e-mail to headquarters about substandard levels of food, water and ice being distributed in Mississippi, Carwile reported, “System appears broken.”

In a Sept. 1 exchange, FEMA regional response official Robert Fenton warned headquarters that the expected levels of water and ice being sent were far below what was needed.

“If we get the quantities in your report tomorrow we will have serious riots,” Fenton wrote.

But, guess what? We didn’t see rioting, looting, rapes or murders in Hancock County either, in spite of the predictions and in spite of the total collapse of the relief effort.

I saw little pieces such as the following:

Mississippi citizens did not riot in the streets. Did not ransack neighborhoods or shoot at rescuing personnel. We helped, and continue to help, each other. We are not looking for handouts from the government, but we surely need everyone’s help. And we thank those that have done so

And (under the heading, “Mississippi IS Different“):

What I’m about to say is a bit controversial. But I’ve given this a lot of thought. While no disaster could come close to what the Mississippi Gulf Coast has endured, there have been similar situations. I think that most people in most places would not be so generous, so thoughtful of others. My gut feeling is that if right after a disaster there was a truck distributing gallons of water, with debris everywhere and people standing in line in the hot sun with no idea of when the next truck would be coming or what they were going to do next, people there would not only take the 5 gallons being offered, but would ask for another 5.

But that didn’t happen here. I have heard this sort of story too many times in too many towns to question it. There weren’t riots in Mississippi. There wasn’t a rampage of looting. People took enough for their basic needs and looked out for their neighbors. Ken Wetzel of Project Teamwork told me how there were no distribution points in East Biloxi so he spent every morning and afternoon picking up supplies and driving them through Point Cadet in East Biloxi, bringing water and MREs to help those who had lost their cars and couldn’t get to the supplies.

It’s just one of the things that I love about Mississippi.
Posted by Ellathebella

So let’s just acknowledge the fact that New Orleans completely self-destructed, when other communities banded together and took care of their own.

It’s not about race. Yes, New Orleans was predominantly black, and Iowa is predominantly white. But there have been black people who have heroically banded together in the aftermath of disasters, and there have been white people who have fallen apart (for example, remember the all the horror in Bosnia?).

It’s not even about political affiliation, although I think that how a community votes is a far better indicator as to how they will handle a crisis like a hurricane or a flood than the color of their skins.

Mississippi has generally been pretty reliably Republican. Iowa is a “battleground” state, in that it narrowly voted for Gore in 2000, and narrowly voted for Bush in 2004. But the Democrats in Iowa are as different from the Democrats in New Orleans as the night is different from the day.

I’ve got a big load of relatives living in Iowa: in Iowa City, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Lone Tree. Some are Democrats and some are Republicans, but they are overwhelmingly conservative, with conservative religious values to match.

I remember all the anger and bitterness and BLAME and the sheer spirit of self-centered entitlement that characterized New Orleans from the very first moments that the TV cameras arrived and started interviewing people. It was all Bush’s fault; it was all the government’s fault; it was all racist white people’s fault. It didn’t matter that New Orleans was firmly in Democratic hands, from the governor to the mayor. It didn’t matter that federal money for levies had been squandered on silly projects going back years. It didn’t bother that the local leadership on up didn’t have a plan or a clue. It didn’t matter that most of the residents were so completely unprepared that they didn’t even have an inflatable raft in a city that was UNDER sea level and surrounded by water.

By way of contrast, I’ve seen a total lack of blame coming from these other towns that suffered quite terribly.

We’ve got a tale of two mindsets: independent vs. dependent; moral vs. shameless, selfless vs. selfish, grateful vs. greedy.

There is a real contrast between the thousands of decent, hard-working, and self-sufficient Iowans from all over the state who got in their trucks and drove for hours to help communities in crisis such as Des Moines and Cedar Rapids fill tens of thousands of sandbags and the residents of New Orleans who had to be terrified of their neighbors. To the extent that things went well, it was because people banded together and took care of one another in an amazing way; to the extent that the society didn’t completely collapse when the water won, it was because people didn’t prey on one another, but stood together in solidarity in the face of crisis.

Liberalism teaches that people are helpless, and that they must constantly look to their government to take care of them. So nobody prepares, nobody plans, nobody takes individual responsibility or individual initiative. And nobody helps anybody. That’s supposed to be the government’s job. When a crisis hits liberal cities such as New York (remember the power outage that led to rioting and looting?) and Los Angeles (remember the Rodney King verdicts, that led to rioting, looting, mayhem, and people burning down their own communities?), there is a moral disaster of epic proportions characterized by anger, entitlement, and blame.

The Iowa caucus (which went to Barack Obama) is proof enough that Iowans aren’t racist. But there is no way that Iowans would ever have tolerated New Orleans’ Mayor Ray Nagin, or his culture of dependence and blame.