A National Look in the Mirror

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Jason Riley apty sums up (via HBL) the reaction of the left to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial as a "predictable" call for "a 'national conversation' about this or that aspect of the case". He also gives this drivel exactly the answer it deserves:

So let's have our discussions, even if the only one that really needs to occur is within the black community. Civil-rights leaders today choose to keep the focus on white racism instead of personal responsibility, but their predecessors knew better.

"Do you know that Negroes are 10 percent of the population of St. Louis and are responsible for 58% of its crimes? We've got to face that. And we've got to do something about our moral standards," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. told a congregation in 1961. "We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world, too. We can't keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do for ourselves."
Much has changed for the better since the words in the last paragraph were spoken, but some things have changed for the worse. The current "civil rights" establishment does a better job than any racist hick ever could have of ruining the prospects for millions of young black Americans. This it does by having them limit their own prospects -- by inducing them expect to have to do nothing to earn respect or to achieve the same standard of living that everyone else does.

-- CAV


Snedcat said...

Yo, Gus, you write, "The current "civil rights" establishment does a better job than any racist hick ever could have of ruining the prospects for millions of young black Americans."

Yep. One nice thing about living in a foreign country is that I don't get exposed to all the fakes and lies the American media fills the airwaves and pages with on any issue that gets the lefties all hepped up. Instead, if I want to learn about, say, this case, I have to go on-line and actually read about the basic facts of the case. Then I get to stare in amazement at all the morons who don't know the basic facts of the case (like, say, my sister) spout nonsense and propagate lies that have already been demolished, and then I thank my stars I live and work in a foreign country. And that I have basic reading and critical skills and a solid understanding of basic law. Nice.

Two good articles, by the way, that should be brought to a wider readership. First, a Florida criminal defense lawyer sets it straight for anyone willing to read. Second, on the Marissa Alexander case that uncritical people (like, say, my sister) have taken to harping on. Gawd, I despise emotionalism, and the leftier ones are showing the ugliness of it quite well.

Gus Van Horn said...

Thanks for the links, although, with your second does come a slightly weary, "Oh, no! Not another one!"

I hadn't heard of that one yet.