…and he found one of those white Hispanics who received a brutal privilege check.
Police say Jeremiah Bell, 22, went out Sunday looking to attack “anybody who wasn’t black.” On a residential street just a short walk from his apartment, they say, Bell, who is black, found Armando Barron, who is Latino, walking home from the grocery store, and attacked him about 2:30 p.m.
Barron, a 54-year-old grandfather, was beaten to death with a baseball bat. He was murdered for not being black…
So much for President Hopey Changey. Actually, I have read that people are more likely to revolt (or riot in this case since it is hardly organized enough to call a ‘revolt’) after their expectations have been raised but things haven’t turned out as they expected.
I can’t remember where I read it. It might have been Eric Hoffer’s excellent classic (1951) ‘The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements.’ It does not discuss Islam but I highly recommend it for its insight. It is still in print and even available on Kindle.
The pattern we are seeing of these riots would fit the scenario perfectly. If there was not a large IQ difference (on average) between blacks and other races the civil rights movement would be distant history.
Consider the history of anti-Semitism: Jews were once on a quota a elite universities and casual anti-Semitism was common. Once the quotas were dropped and attitudes changed, the Jews became extremely successful (they were even successful before attitudes changed).
The same things holds for the Chinese – once the target of gross racism, they are also very successful as a group.
People who keep looking for a magic key and whining about ‘micro-aggressions’ refuse to learn the lesson of why all these ethnic groups met such different fates.
I have no idea what can be done, but it does strike me that importing hordes of unskilled Mexicans and Central Americans can only make things worse for blacks. Yet Obama ignored that.
Programs to help blacks may have helped the most intelligent of them but ironically left the rest worse off than ever: trapped in neighbourhoods that the smarter blacks have long since left.
The addition of Islam – with its sanction for violence – can only make things worse. The future looks grim.