Friday, August 10, 2007

cultural marxism and race

WASHINGTON -- Nearly half of the nation's murder victims in 2005 were black, and the number of black men who were slain is on the rise.

A majority of the black murder victims were relatively young -- ages 17 to 29, the Justice Department said in a study released Thursday.

The department's Bureau of Justice Statistics report offers a snapshot of racial disparities among violent-crime victims. Black people represented about 13 percent of the U.S. population in 2005, the latest data available, but were the victims of 49 percent of murders and 15 percent of rapes, assaults and other nonfatal violent crimes nationwide.

Most of the black murder victims -- 93 percent -- were killed by other black people, the study found. About 85 percent of white victims were slain by other white people.

National Urban League President Marc Morial, a former mayor of New Orleans, said the trend would require changes in public education and a revival of federal summer jobs programs for economically disadvantaged young people.

"Illegal drugs, easy access to handguns, and young men who feel locked out of economic opportunity is what these statistics reflect," Morial said.

Those are the opening paragraphs of the article I linked to above. I have spent a lot of time chronicling the rise of cultural Marxism (political correctness) in America, and this article is a crystal-clear illustration of what I have been talking about.

After reading those paragraphs, it is self-evident that the author of the article (Lara Jakes Jordan of the Associated Press) has some definite opinions about the murder rate among blacks. She believes:

1. There is something "wrong" with a society that "allows" crime rates to be "bigoted." Crime rates, as a matter of "fairness," must correlate with demographics. In other words, if blacks make up 13% of American society, but constitute 43% of America's murder victims, America must be racist.

2. Gun control, legalization of drugs, and more government handouts to blacks would solve this "injustice."

Friends, this is cultural Marxism at its finest. This is also a great example of what passes for "journalism" these days. No wonder newspaper circulation is down! Ms. Jakes made absolutely no attempt to write a balanced story. She presented exactly ZERO information that would run counter to the agenda she was pushing with the story. In her world, the debate is over and the issue is settled. America is a racist nation that will never let blacks succeed, so the government (under Marxist control) must step in to achieve "justice." Implicit in that view is the notion that blacks are incapable of overcoming obstacles on their own. That's why they "need" the care offered to them on the Plantation of Political Correctness by Mommy and Daddy Socialist Government.

The silver lining here is that Ms. Jakes offers us a teachable moment with her leftist screed. Principled conservatism offers the factual counterpoint to Ms. Jakes' fable. Here are the facts (Warning: The facts I am about to present might very well make you angry. That's OK. It's good to get angry. Just understand that I will only deal in facts.).

1. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a four-term U.S. Senator, once said, “From the wild Irish slums of the 19th century Eastern seaboard to the riot-torn suburbs of Los Angeles, there is one unmistakable lesson in American history: a community that allows a large number of young men to grow up in broken families, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any set of rational expectations about the future -- that community asks for and gets chaos.” Well, almost 70% of all black children living in the United States live in a single-parent home, and the vast majority of those homes are headed by women. In other words--there aren't any positive male role models in the vast majority of black families in America today.

2. Children who live absent from their biological fathers, on average, are far more likely to be poor, experience educational, health, emotional and psychological problems, be victims of child abuse, and engage in criminal behavior than their peers who live with their married, biological mother and father. The numbers are so far apart that there is no comparison. We know that people who engage in criminal behavior are more likely to be murdered than are those who stay away from crime, so it is fair to say that the single-parent family contributes to the murder rate.

3. Roughly half of all murder victims are black, and over 90% of those black murder victims were killed by fellow blacks. Less than 7% of all of those black murder victims were killed by white people.

4. The Justice Department Study showed that poor blacks were in more danger of being murdered than higher-income blacks.

5. In 1960, the American murder rate was 5 per 100,000 population. By 1970, that number had climbed to almost 8 per 100,000 population, and the number stood at 10 per 100,000 by 1975. Wasn't that the era of LBJ's Great Society? Didn't government spending on welfare programs for minorities skyrocket during that era? I don't care what the National Urban League says--more government spending is NOT the answer.

Let's put all of those facts together and draw some conclusions. As a Christian conservative, I desperately want that murder rate to come down. I want lives to be saved in all of America's neighborhoods. So---how do we solve the murder problem?

1. Black people need to settle down and stop shooting each other. That would be a positive first step.

2. Black people need to get a handle on their sexual urges, and stop the practice of producing millions of babies each year out of wedlock.

3. White people need to stop letting the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons make us feel guilty about this problem. White people aren't killing black people. Black people are killing black people.

4. ALL OF US---black, white, yellow, red, brown---need to drop to our knees and ask God to forgive us for hating our neighbor, and to change our hearts so that we would lose the urge to kill each other.

Do you wish to avoid becoming a murder victim? Do you wish to avoid having one of your children murdered? You can greatly reduce the chances of becoming a statistic if you follow some common sense advice:

1. Stay in school and graduate from high school.
2. Abstain from sex until you are married.
3. Don't get married until after you turn 21. Marriages between people younger than 21 are twice as likely to end in divorce.
4. Stay married. Don't divorce, except in cases of obvious danger. Divorce creates poverty, and poverty creates murder victims.
5. Vote for conservative politicians who will end the Great Society-type social programs. They have caused our society to crumble, they have caused poverty to become "genetic," and they have contributed to crime of all sorts. Vote for a return to self-reliance.

Our problems become a lot easier to solve when viewed in the cold light of conservative truth.


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