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Why doesn’t the NAACP have faith in Black People?

The recently reported remarks of Ms. Charlette Manning, the chairwoman of Women in the NAACP, caught my ear the other day.

After Mitt Romney spoke at the NAACP convention she said “You cannot possibly talk about jobs for black people at the level he’s coming from. He’s talking about entrepreneurship, savings accounts — black people can barely find a way to get back and forth from work.”

Now, before I get to my main point let me say this about myself.  I am a white person and right about soon, if gas prices do not come down hard and fast I will be pretty much unable to find my own way back and forth to work, so I can really relate to such concerns.  And no, I am not kidding or even exaggerating.  When I moved to my current location, one hour and 40 miles (one way) to my job gas cost $2.00 a gallon.  Then it went up, then it came down, now it’s back up.  If it doesn’t get back to a lot closer to $2.0o rather than $4.00, I’ll pretty much have to get a second job just to be able to afford the commute to my first and best job.  And again, I AM NOT KIDDING.

But I want to dwell on Ms. Manning’s almost complete lack of confidence in her brother and sister African-Americans.

She’s just, you know, completely wrong.

It makes me wonder if the NAACP, like many other “legacy” organizations, has any relevance to anyone younger than, oh say, 45 years old.

I just watched one of my recorded stash of HGTV’s  Design Star show, in which they’ve winnowed the field to the final 4.  Two of the finalists are African-Americans (OK, somebody could be from Canada, because those Canadians are always sneaking in across the HGTV border) and another I think is at least part African-American.

Based on the coming attractions, next week will be spent in part as a feature on some TV show which is hosted by an African-American woman.  (Not Oprah, I don’t know who she is, and hey, she could be another of those stealth Candians, but you get my point.)

I don’t know if these contestants have savings accounts or have their acts totally together.  Of course, they struggle in the contest.  The last white man standing might win (sorry, Stanley, but I doubt it).

But, they sure as heck can find their way to work.  They strive mightily to succeed.  They are ambitious, determined,  creative and (dreaded word!) entrepreneurial.

I certainly hope every single one of them hears Ms. Manning’s low opinion of them and votes for Mitt Romney out of spite, at the very least.

What exactly is this woman saying?  She’s like a stereotyped race-card playing professional victim as featured in The Onion in a front page story written by Rush Limbaugh.

Does President Obama think her assessment of Black Americans is correct?

Oh right, don’t ask him, he wasn’t even there.

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Elizabeth Warren, Big Chief Bullshit Artist

So, I’m breaking a personal rule here and just using the word bullshit in all its vulgar stridency.

Because it’s important, it’s for the children, it’s truth to power.

Nah, that’s all bullshit too.  It’s because Elizabeth Warren is gosh darn annoying.

Ms. Warren has been revealed to have, in a squirmy, wriggling sort of way self-identified as a Native American in the past.  It is presumed by many that she did this in order to advance her career (and the facts revealed in the Washington Secrets column regarding her credentials vs. those of her peers is certainly intriguing if not dispositive) and stopped doing it when no further boosting was necessary.  What nobody, and I mean nobody, believes is that she did it to “meet friends” or  find those “who are like” she is.  Unless, of course, she was looking for late feminist bullshit artists who want to become one of the 1% without losing touch with their Inner Other.

That is the purest bullshit.

I remember years ago hearing that college degrees are more properly understood as BS (bullshit) MS (more shit) PhD (piled higher and deeper).  I suppose Esquire Warren has a JD so I guess that stands for jumbo dung heap.

I do believe that she was told by her family that she had Native American ancestry.  But that’s the thing about bullshit, as this book  indicates, it doesn’t have to be a lie.  In fact, most bullshit isn’t a lie, it’s some truth used in the furtherance of a short cut, a get around, a get over.

And that was how Warren used her ancestry, just as she has tried to name herself the originator of the occupy movement, and just as she is now furiously spinning to get out of the web she wove.  And get this, in searching for that link, I see Ms. Warren was a registered Republican into her 40s!  Did Harvard know about that?

People like this are tiresome.  They don’t really want to do the hard work.  They just want to get over, get some for themselves, keep as much of it as they can, and tell you that you are not doing enough for others.  By which they mean you are not giving THEM enough money to do what they think best with.

They think the public are fools, and if they are members of the Democratic party they are pretty sure they can get away with their bullshit.

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John Derbyshire, Trayvon Martin and the Hard Truth

I’ve read Mr. Derbyshire’s article and I too have found it rather disturbing.  Yet I  can’t dispute the core of what he says.

But I think he’s said things very badly, needlessly offensively and that on the whole it is unhelpful.

And since this is clearly in response to the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman incident I will write about that too.

The plain fact of the matter is this: since the let-it-all-hang-out 1960s black people have largely been granted a license to commit crime.  Not by the criminal justice system and  not by white people in general.  By white elites, most certainly.  By black people, in general or the elites, I don’t know.  There seems to be a code of Omerta in many communities and a lack of leadership, but in this case I will just admit, I’m not black so I don’t know.

Black on white crime is almost never,  ever described or prosecuted as hate crime.  And it is likely that most of black on white crime isn’t borne out of race hatred it is just general crime of covetousness.  But there are many crimes for which, if the races were reversed, the hatred motive would never be doubted.  In fact we’d do nothing but hear about it, see about it, think about and “search our souls” about it for days, weeks, months on end.

Here is just one link to a senseless, lurid, black on white crime that if the races were reversed would be as famous as the Lindbergh Baby kidnapping.

Black on black crime is completely ignored.  OK, not completely, it gets reported in the local media, maybe there is a case or two that breaks through to large coverage, but to be honest and without searching I can’t think of one.  Yet day after day, in city after city, innocent black people are brutalized, raped and killed by other black people.  Sometimes these are little children who are merely in the wrong place at the wrong time, or elderly citizens who have made the same error.

The black crime rate is out of control and the overwhelming amount of the victims are black.  In fact, despite the babies and the grannies most of the vics are Trayvon Martin aged youth.

But Jesse Jackson will never have a march about that.  Al Sharpton will never fulminate about that.  President Obama will never be asked about that.  And John Derbyshire is not concerned about that.

John Derbyshire is concerned about his children being caught up in some crime, personal or random, in which blacks are the perpetrators.

And you really can’t blame him for that concern.

And you really can’t blame all of society for being fearful of black young men.  They are the primary malefactors in society.  One would have to be abysmally stupid not to be wary of strange black men.

Add to this well known fact the bias of the MSM in reporting crime.  Crimes with black perps and white victims are treated as though race is never a motive factor.  As I say, often it may not be, but you will not hear about it even if it is.

Yet crimes where the perp is white and the vic is black get national coverage

Even when there really hasn’t been a crime committed at all.  (See Lacrosse, Duke University, railroad job.)

So, this is what white Americans are up against:

The media, staffed almost entirely by white people, who don’t care about white people, who seek to damn white people (or “white-hispanic” people) even when the facts aren’t on their side.  Who will falsely report stories, ignore or willfully distort evidence (as George Zimmerman’s 911 call was distorted), and evade correcting their “errors” if they can only make “white” people look bad.

Black people who are criminals and who, for the most part don’t prey upon white people, but who basically get a free pass from the MSM when and if they do.

Rabble rousers, like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton who strive for media attention and get it most easily with the man-bites-dog stories of white on black crime.

And this is what black Americans are up against:

The media, staffed almost entirely by white people, who don’t care about black people,  who couldn’t care less when the victim isn’t white, unless the alleged perp is.

Black people who are criminals and who, for the most part don’t prey upon white people, but upon black people.

“Leaders” like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

It is one thing for a white parent to tell their child to avoid black people, what advice, exactly, is a black person supposed to give their child?

Because avoiding John Derbyshire,  George Zimmerman and even the Police just isn’t going to improve their odds by all that much.

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