The Dallas police shootings by a black man Micah Johnson who before dying made it clear he wanted to kill whites, has opened up a new front in the unacknowledged insurrection of blacks in the USA. Insurrection a wild exaggeration , you say? Well, what else can one call a growing idea amongst American blacks that to kill whites and in particular white police officers is justified because of an imagined or at the least greatly inflated general oppression, both historical and contemporary, of blacks by whites .
As the frequent Muslim terrorist attacks in the West show all too vividly, the Internet is a most efficient instrument to radicalise people to reject the very idea of the rule of law, politics practised within a democratic system or the toleration of any ideas but their own. There are now unmistakable signs that the Internet is being seriously used in the radicalisation of blacks to adopt an anti-white mentality and to incite attacks on whites, for example, The Black Lives Matter group is being used as a vehicle for incitement to harm whites.
There are also already nascent black militias forming, for example, the Black Panthers, a group which is threatening to parade in numbers with guns around the Republican convention in Ohio. They can do this legally in Ohio because the carrying of guns openly is permitted there, but it is one thing to carry guns legally as a single person or even as a small group without any intent to threaten; quite another to be doing so in force outside a political convention of a party they demonise whilst claiming that white America is practising genocide against black America.
The idea that black America is being persecuted by white America falls on fertile black ground because of the victimhood promoted in blacks by white liberals since the 1960s and the sense of entitlement created by positive discrimination/affirmative action. The first provides blacks with an excuse for black failure and misbehaviour generally and a justification for black violence, especially black violence against whites. The second feeds into the victimhood where an individual has not benefited from positive discrimination/affirmative action, or worse, it has been applied to a black individual to get them into a job or a university course only for them not to be able to seize the opportunity they were given.
The ostensible reason for the rising black militancy is the killing of blacks by police officers. It is true that many blacks are killed by police officers in the USA but then so are large numbers of whites and ethnic minorities other than blacks. Comprehensive official figures for police killings are not collected in the USA, but it is clear from what statistics there are including research by private bodies such as the media that more whites are killed by police than blacks in the USA. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stats on “homicides by legal intervention”. These are killings by deadly force by anyone authorised to use such force by the state, in effect, the police. In the period 1999-2011” 2,151 whites died by being shot by police compared to 1,130 blacks”. Another more recent source is the Washington Post which found just under 50% of such killings were of whites.
The fact that so many whites are killed by the police suggests that the police kill not because of race but because of the behaviour and circumstances of suspects and the state of mind of police officers when they are in a situation which results in the killing of someone they have stopped either to arrest or question..
Why do black men get killed by police officers more often than whites or minorities other than blacks in proportion to their proportion of the US population? The quick answer is that they engage in far more crime and especially violent crime than whites and other minorities so the likelihood of them coming across police taking an interest in what they are doing is increased. They are also perceived, probably correctly, to be more likely to carry a weapon, especially a gun, and more likely to resist arrest with violence. Black males are also on average physically larger than other racial groups. All of this inevitably makes police officers jumpy when they are dealing with blacks, a nervousness that goes on top of the natural tension created by officers being armed.
On the black side of the equation, black men are very reluctant to accept any criticism from whites let alone the imposition of authority such as a police officer carries. This will probably make black men less likely to obey a police officer’s commands. The individual police officer is aware of all this and more inclined to draw and use their weapon. The Rodney King case is a good example of both this and the willingness of the media to censor video evidence to make the police look like violent hooligans by not showing what led up to their attack on King. The full video evidence showed King, a young and powerfully built man, refusing to obey police orders and charging an officer.
High rates of black delinquency also show up in the interracial violence statistics. Official US statistics for the 2012/13 period show 560,600 violent crimes against whites, whereas whites committed only 99,403 such crimes against blacks.
Apologists for black violence say that the difference in the frequency of violent crime by blacks on whites compared with whites on blacks is because there are far fewer blacks than whites in the USA and therefore a black person is much more likely to encounter a white person. This will not stand up because the argument works both ways. Because there are many more whites than blacks that will mean that many more whites will encounter blacks. If the propensity to commit violent crime is the same in both white and black populations this should mean that blacks are subject to more assaults by whites because more whites meet them. The fact that blacks commit so many more crimes of violence against whites can only mean that either/or blacks have a greater natural tendency to be violent generally or they are frequently choosing white victims simply because they are white,
There is also the question of how often blacks and whites meet. Much of the United States is segregated by race and ethnicity. This means that the likelihood of blacks meeting whites will be substantially below what a simple arithmetic calculation based on respective group population sizes gives. It could be that the crimes of violence committed against whites by blacks is even more dramatic because on average blacks encounter whites far less frequently than is thought because of the ghetto effect. .
Arrest rates of different races will depend on the type of crimes committed. Those committing very visible crimes such as street dealing and mugging – crimes favoured by blacks – are probably more likely to be arrested and charged than those committing less visible crimes such as burglary or a mail order fraud – crimes favoured by whites.
Finally, because blacks have a higher conviction rate than whites they will have a far larger proportion of their population who are known to the police as convicted criminals. This will make the likelihood of them becoming involved with the police much higher than it is for whites who commit fewer crimes.
Those who claim that the black experience in the USA is unique need to explain why other non-white groups in the USA such as Asians do not display the same antisocial and often violent behaviour that blacks in the e USA frequently display. The idea that it is all down to the legacy of slavery becomes thinner as each year passes. Slavery in the US was abolished 151 years ago. Taking a generation as 25 years that is six generations and two of those generations have seen the bestowing of privilege on blacks through affirmative action. Moreover, many of the blacks in the US today are not the descendants of slaves but the immigrants from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, many of whom are recent incomers. It is also telling that where blacks are in the majority in a country their behaviour is broadly reminiscent of that of blacks in the USA and the West generally, that is, prone to antisocial behaviour especially violence.
A more plausible explanation for the fact that blacks commit so much more crime and especially violent crime is likely to be found in their biology. Blacks have an inferior IQ distribution compared with whites and Asians of the Chinese type. American blacks have an average IQ of 85, whites 103 and Asians 106. It could be that Blacks as a group simply find it harder to cope in a sophisticated first world society such as the USA and their frustration in not being able to cope leads to criminality and violence. See my A low IQ individual in a high IQ society. The frustration of those who have benefitted from affirmative action and have failed to cope would probably be unusually sharp.
Blacks also have substantially higher testosterone levels compared to white. If testosterone leads to greater aggression this could be a partial explanation for the prevalence of black violence. Another partial explanation could be higher rates of the gene MAOA-3R — the “original warrior gene” – in blacks than whites, although this research is still questionable not in the sense that the amount of the gene which blacks have in comparison with other races (substantially higher) but in connecting the gene to violent behaviour..
Whatever the cause of black behaviour one thing is certain, the present radicalisation of blacks to in some cases a red-hot hatred of whites can only lead to more and more violence, more and more disorder. Already the violent crimes committed by blacks on whites are at a level which should have long ago brought US government action to protect whites. (Just imagine the elite uproar if the propensity of whites to assault blacks was the same as the actual current propensity of blacks to assault whites). Only political correctness has prevented this happening or a white grass roots really making waves in the US political mainstream. But political dams are like real dams, sooner or later they burst. Indeed, the bursting may be close to hand with Donald Trump making a realistic run for the White House.
There is a crying need for a politicians in the USA to breach to fantasy world of the politically correct clique which hold the reins of power and influence in the USA. White politicians must stop making excuses for black misbehaviour and give whites generally the confidence to complain when blacks behave badly, something which would require the dismantling of political correctness related to race including the ending affirmative action. On the black side of the matter, blacks with a public profile need to stop playing the victim and make it clear that blacks going around killing white police, far from dissuading the police from shooting black men will almost certainly increase the killing of black men not just out of revenge, although that will come into it, but also because white police officers will be ever more nervous when tackling a black suspect. In short, there needs to be a complete culture change in the USA’s attitude towards blacks.
Those with power and influence in the USA need to get a grip on this now because if the killing of whites by blacks continues it is easy to see how vigilante wars will break out with blacks and whites regularly killing one another for no reason other than they are black and white.