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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Johnnie Get Your Gun

“A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.” — Thomas Jefferson

In my last post I wrote about the African Americans running rampage at the Wisconsin State Fair. At the time I made the post the riots in England were just beginning and I did not realize how violent and out of hand they would become. After all isn’t the United Kingdom the land where guns are frowned upon and people are so wishy-washy towards strong law enforcement against their growing minority communities of blacks and Muslims. What is happening in London and other cities in the England makes the riots in Greece and the rampage in Milwaukee look like an afternoon tea.

What is going on in England is right out of the Cloward and Piven play book strategy for crashing the system and bringing down government so a totalitarian socialist society dedicated to social and economic justice can be instituted — a transformation of our capitalistic system.

You can view more of Glenn Beck explaining the roots and aims of the Cloward and Piven strategy by clicking here for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5. You can also hear Francis Scott Piven in her own words by clicking here. Many call Beck a nut and a fear monger for his expose the Cloward and Piven strategy for transforming America, but recent events in Wisconsin, Greece and England are beginning to prove him more a prophet than a nut.

What is happening in England is just a continuation of the riots they had had last year over the increase in college tuitions. This current round of violence, rioting, vandalism and looting began over the shooting of a suspected gang member by the police. Just as the Watts riots in Los Angeles began over a traffic stop of a black motorist by the highway patrol and the second round of riots in Los Angeles began over the decision in the Rodney King case these rioters in London are using the excuse of the shooting to run rampage through neighborhoods to vandalize and loot. Here are a few reports from the papers in the UK.

The Mail Online reports:

  • Prime Minister David Cameron recalls Parliament on Thursday as Government tries to quell uprising
  • Plastic bullets could be used for the first time in Britain if there are riots tonight
  • 'Unprecedented' 16,000 police on duty in London - compared with just 6,000 last night
  • Man, 26, shot in Croydon last night dies in hospital
  • Man, aged in his 60s, critically ill after clashing with rioters in Ealing
  • England game against Netherlands at Wembley tomorrow called OFF
  • 400% surge in 999 calls on night of violence with 20,800 dialing the emergency services in London
  • Birmingham Children's Hospital staff forced to barricade themselves in last night as yobs try and break in
  • Cost of clean-up expected to run into 'tens of millions'
  • Metropolitan Police use armored vehicles to push back 150 rioters in Lavender Hill, Clapham
  • 'There are no plans for the Army to get involved,' says police chief
  • Three arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of police officer
  • 525 people arrested in total and more than 100 people have been charged
  • 16-year-old arrested on suspicion of trying to incite riots via Facebook
  • All police cells in London are now FULL
  • Copycat riots in Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Liverpool and Leeds”

“Police today admitted they were prepared to use plastic bullets against rioters if a fourth night of lawlessness sees gangs of youths marauding across London and looting businesses.

With an 'unprecedented' 16,000 police officers due on the streets of London tonight, answers were today being demanded over the failure of police to bring last night's riots under control.

Just hours after David Cameron warned rioters they would face the 'full force of the law' shops were boarding up their windows across the capital amid fears of more violence across the capital. Businesses, pubs, schools and even medical centers were sending staff home early.

Disorder has already been reported tonight in Wolverhampton, West Bromwich and Salford.”

The BBC reported:

Two girls who took part in Monday night's riots in Croydon have boasted that they were showing police and "the rich" that "we can do what we want".

The pair who were drinking wine looted from a local shop at 09:30 BST on Tuesday morning, spoke to the BBC's Leana Hosea.

Croydon was one of several areas plagued by unrest on Monday night, on a third night of riots in the capital.

There were also violent scenes in several other English cities.”

Another BBC Report on how the night unfolded:

“Rioting spread across London on Monday in a third night of violence, with unrest also flaring in other English cities.

An extra 1,700 police officers were deployed in London, where shops were looted and buildings were set alight.

Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Bristol also saw violence.”

Katharine Birbalsingh writes in The Telegraph:

“What colour is Mark Duggan? Mark Duggan is the man who was shot dead by the police on Thursday in Tottenham. The Tottenham riots last night were sparked when people protested his death. This morning, I first heard of the riots on the radio, then on the television. I read articles on the internet. But oddly, no one would say what colour Mark Duggan was. No one would say the unsayable, that the rioters were, I suspect on the whole, black. Then, finally, Toby Young’s Telegraph blog post on the riots was published. Is Toby Young the only journalist out there who will dare say that these riots are about race?

Still, one paper did carry a photo of Mr. Duggan. When I saw the photo, it confirmed what I knew instinctively: black youths once again have set London alight.

Some of the black kids I used to teach will tell you that the riots are absolutely justified. A number of adults would agree with them. Everywhere I read that the protest was understandable because “people are very angry”.

I’d like to know what they’re angry about. Mark Duggan is dead. He was shot by the police in a shootout. Duggan was in a minicab and shots were fired from both the cab and the police elsewhere. A police officer was hurt in the incident and a bullet was found lodged in a police radio. Either Duggan was shooting at the police or the driver of the minicab was. Either Duggan was in the wrong place at the wrong time and his death is a terrible tragedy – he was caught in the crossfire – or he shot at the police and the police defended themselves. Whatever the explanation, the police did not kill this man in cold blood.”

Ms. Birbalsingh continues:

“Yet, a friend of Duggan who gave her name as Niki, 53, said marchers had wanted “justice for the family” and “something had to be done”. She said some of them lay in the road to make their point. “They’re making their presence known because people are not happy. This guy was not violent. Yes, he was involved in things but he was not an aggressive person. He had never hurt anyone.”

I wonder what “involved in things” means? I also wonder whether the police officer who was hurt at the scene believes Mark Duggan never hurt anyone. “Something had to be done”? She makes it sound as if the police are killing black people every other weekend and finally someone decided to take a stand.”

I believe Ms. Birbalsingh is partially correct in her assessment of the riots in London and other UIK cities. I think, however, she misses the larger point. Yes, race is no doubt a factor because, like blacks in the United States, the blacks in the UK are undereducated and underemployed due to their lack of education and their adherence to a gangster culture. The Washington Times has the guts to report on comments made by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter concerning the disgraceful actions of black youths in his city, and across the United States. The Washington Times article states:

“Mayor Michael A. Nutter, telling marauding black youths “you have damaged your own race,” imposed a tougher curfew Monday in response to the latest “flash mob” — spontaneous groups of teens who attack people at random on the streets of the city’s tourist and fashionable shopping districts.

“Take those God-darn hoodies down, especially in the summer,” Mr. Nutter, the city’s third black mayor, said in an angry lecture aimed at black teens. “Pull your pants up and buy a belt ‘cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt.”

“If you walk into somebody’s office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied, and your pants half down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won’t hire you? They don’t hire you ‘cause you look like you’re crazy,” the mayor said. “You have damaged your own race.”

Mr. Nutter announced that he was beefing up police patrols in certain neighborhoods, enlisting volunteers to monitor the streets and moving up the weekend curfew for minors to 9 p.m.

Parents will face increased fines for each time their child is caught violating the curfew.

The head of Philadelphia’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, J. Whyatt Mondesire, said it “took courage” for Mr. Nutter to deliver the message.

“These are majority African-American youths and they need to be called on it,” Mr. Mondesire said.”

Of course the left-wing, progressive ACLU had a different take on the mayors comments”:

Mary Catherine Roper, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, said her group sees the curfew move as legal with its sole caveat being that it not evolve “into an excuse to hassle” any youths on the street.

The state ACLU filed a federal lawsuit last year challenging Philadelphia police’s use of “stop and frisk” searches. A settlement announced in June allowed the program to continue, along with safeguards to prevent the use of racial profiling.

In the past two years, the City of Brotherly Love has been the scene of several flash mobs in which youths meet at planned locations by texting one another and then commit assorted mayhem.”

U.S. media coverage of all this has been remarkably muted. They haven’t ignored the story, but the coverage has been superficial, and noticeably out of proportion to the scale of these horrible events. Watching an American news report about London on TV, and then taking a look at the coverage by the BBC, presents a jarring contrast. Of course, our weekend coverage was dominated by the U.S. government’s credit rating downgrade, and later we had the awful chopper attack in Afghanistan to deal with, but these events shouldn’t have crowded out the amazing story of a major Western capital – the storied city that gave birth to our own political system, and much of our culture – torn to shreds by gigantic hordes of rioters.

Perhaps the identity of these rioters made the U.S. media uncomfortable. The riots began after police officers from a unit that “investigates gun crime in the black community” stopped a taxicab and shot Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old father of four. The circumstances of the shooting were murky, and rumors quickly filled the void of official information.

Soon after the riots began, the mobs acquired a significant Muslim population, and eventually white anarchists joined in the fun. It may have started with a racial component, but it ended up being an impeccably multicultural disaster.

British politicians have been rushing to indict the loss of government programs through austerity measures as the true, underlying cause of the violence. Before you groan at their opportunism, consider that they have a point… and it doesn’t reflect well on British socialism at all.

The American media might have found itself a bit squeamish about those London riots, not just because of the black and Muslim participants, but because it became a broad collapse of British society, driven by the angry dependents of a collapsing welfare state. The dole leaves people with time on their hands, fills them with resentment over their meager circumstances, fosters despair over the lack of opportunity, and leaves them with various forms of “community organizing” as the only way to improve their lot in life.

Search the rubble left by every “austerity” program in the developed world, from Greece to London to Wisconsin, and you’ll find burning cars and riot police. The dependency class is enraged by what it views as broken promises, and it’s not about to turn that anger against itself, for being naïve enough to accept them. The Tea Party movement in the United States is the only thing standing between us and a near future of powder-keg cities waiting for spark to set them off. It’s not as if we haven’t dealt with riots here in the past but take a long look at London today, and understand that you ain’t seen anything yet.

As run out of money for the myriad of social welfare programs and promises are not kept these flash mob rioters will become bolder and bolder in their attacks on society as they are urged on by politicians and academics preaching their garbage of economic and social justice. It will not be long before a flash mob visits your neighborhood demanding economic justice. As John Adams said:

"Democracy, while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide."

As the anarchy spreads Thomas Jefferson’s admonition will become more relevant than ever; Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.”

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