Monday, March 16, 2009

Cowards and Frauds on race

Eric Holder, you are a coward.

So is Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Michael Eric Dyson, and all of the other race hustlers out there. Since I am calling people out, let's ALSO call out every Ku Klux Klan member (Robert Byrd?), every Aryan Brotherhood white racist bigot, and anybody else who thinks of COLOR before CHARACTER. (Fortunately most of the white racist jerks don't get a lot of air time, so they are not household names. At least, I don't listen to them so I don't know who they are. If you know of them, feel free to call them out by name in the comments...I'll support you in the interest of fairness and equality.)

Anybody who is not willing to have an HONEST discussion (not just a "frank" discussion) on racial issues in America is a coward. This goes for the current Attorney General, and anybody else who thinks that the gains made in racial equality over the last 144 years don't count for something...

Whether you are on the right or the left, you need to drop your pet statistics and petty issues about race and deal with people on their merits. This goes double for those people and groups who are trying to disarm the honest, law-abiding citizens in the inner cities of America who are just trying to make life work day-to-day.

These elitist pigs in Government who think that they know what is best for their constituents and keep them on the government plantation, disarmed, dependent, and discouraged about their future should all be thrown out on their ears. Really. You Statist elitists should be ashamed of yourselves. Your constituents need to throw the yokes of wage and welfare slavery off and start holding you accountable for your actions instead of holding out their hand for another dole.

One of the tools that these elites use to bolster their position is the use of crime statistics as justification for their actions. I think it is especially telling when I hear people using crime statistics to bolster their particular position regarding race and criminal propensity. To hear the "radical white" tell it, every black person is a crime waiting to happen. To hear some like Jackson or Sharpton tell it, America is a racist country where whites prey disproportionally upon black victims and "the Man" makes a special effort to hold them down.

Both sides are full of uncomposted fertilizer...

Now, to the point about crime statistics. If you want to "prove" a point about racial hate crime, you just go to the Federal crime statistics (2006 Supplementary Homicide Report data used here), pick your category, and use it out of context to justify whatever fraud you are trying to perpetrate.

An example of statistics fraud:

"A black person in America is more than 4 times as likely to be murdered by another black person than a white person is" (B/W 1,026 vs. B/B 4,803)

While this may be true in the abstract, if the point is that black people are more violent towards each other, or more violent in general, then it is a fraudulent representation of reality.

Here is the counterpoint: "A white person in America is 13 times more likely to be murdered by another white person than a black person is" (W/B 356 vs. W/W 4,633).

Again, true in the abstract but meaningless. Using raw numbers, a white person is 4 times more likely to be murdered by another white person than by a black person. True, and still meaningless. The statistics mean NOTHING as raw data. Anybody trying to use them to shape social policy is LYING TO YOU.

The truth about homicide statistics is this: In 2006, murders committed where the victim knew-by relation or acquaintance-their attacker amounted to 7,243 deaths. Murders where the victim and attacker were complete strangers: 2,169. (For accuracy, there were an additional 7,622 where the relationship is unknown and I would hazard a guess that those probably broke along the same lines...roughly 7:2). The lesson here is a simple one. You are more likely to be killed by someone you know than by a stranger. Since most people hang out with people who are LIKE THEM, this should not surprise anybody when the racial statistics show a correlation

Consider this: More than 70% of people who died in vehicle accidents had eaten carrots within the previous 24 hours. Does this prove that if you eat carrots you are more likely to die in a traffic accident? NO. There is no causal relationship. It is a coincidence. It proves nothing. Just like the racial component proves nothing.

Here is something that IS causal, long-term:

The twin scourges of drugs and poverty are greater factors in murder than any other factor in the murder statistics. Fact. Poverty is a contributing factor in drug use. Fact. The number one contributing factor to poverty? Birth out of wedlock. According to the Census Bureau data, 50% of unmarried mothers who had a child within the previous year were at or below the poverty line.

This is a Man issue. Want to reduce poverty? Don't have children out of wedlock. Don't get a girl pregnant and leave her to fend for herself. And if you do father a child, MAN UP and support it. Otherwise you are just another coward and a fraud and your child deserves better than you.

Eric Holder, if you want to have a frank (and hopefully honest) discussion about race, let's start with what we can do as a nation to end the cycle of destructive poverty caused by unwed mothers and absentee fathers. It affects both whites and blacks, but disproportionally more blacks than whites. Follow Dr. Cosby's lead and start speaking the truth and we might listen to you. Clean your own house before you call out mine. This is not a race issue. It is a VALUES issue.

Finally: I don't know about you, gentle reader, but I have enough trouble trying to keep my bills paid and my kids fed to worry about skin color. Leave me alone, I'll do the same. I'll be polite, you do the same.

I have friends who range across the entire spectrum of skin color and political philosophy. I love them all because of WHO they are, not because of the box they get to check on their census form.

If color matters to you, you need to grow up.



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