Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Black Power Demonstration

I grew up in the 1960s and remember a few events with clarity.  The Cuban missile crises, the civil rights riots in major cities, the desegregation busing, the voting rights laws, the protesting by college students who screamed about the inherently evil establishment while being supported by their parents... these were turbulent times.

We also had the Weathermen, the White Panthers, and the Black Panthers, all of who were violent groups.  Now we have this crap, and I'm beginning to wonder if there's some truth to organized violence on the horizon.

On Memorial Day, 100 years ago in 1921, an armed mob of white men attacked the black residents of the Greenwood district, informally known as Black Wall Street, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Property was completely destroyed, people were killed and injured.  The whole thing lasted two days, and it took place with the tacit approval of the local police and government.  It was called the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.

Last Memorial Day, in Tulsa, OK, various hate groups decided to have a demonstration to protest the government's response to the Tulsa Race Massacre.  Here are a few pertinent excerpts, all of which I think have been seen in the news.

'Kill everything white in sight!': Shocking footage from 'National Black Power Convention'  As published on May 31, 2021 4:21 PM EST

From the article:
"We're pushing death to white supremacy, death to capitalism, death to imperialism, and death to fascism. We're pushing an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a head for a head, and a life for a life," a man shouts through a megaphone to the gathered crowd.

The speaker doesn't understand what he's asking for, but I think a rough interpretation is: kill whitey, kill the rich people (middle class and higher), kill the police, kill the authorities.

Again, from the article:

Another speaker took the megaphone and said "Black people will kill everything white in sight," because of "all what you've done to us, all of what you're done in the 6,000 year span and killing 600 million of us and 408 years in particular," he said.

"They are a race that's trying to hold on to power, and a race has beginning and an ending and your ending time has been made up since 1914, no-good peckerwood," he said.

"This is the time when Malcolm talked about," he said. He spoke about a "united front," and that it was time to "give these crackers hell."

Emphasis mine.  Note that none of these speakers' names are given.  I'm betting that no one will ever release the names.

The Gateway Pundit had an article with a little more information.

Armed Black Supremacists in Tulsa: ‘There Will Come a Time When We Will Kill Everything White in Sight’

From the article:

Black activists from the New Black Panther Party and other groups staged an armed march in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday.

Organizers held a Second Amendment “March for Reparations” and marched through downtown Tulsa.

“The struggle for Reparations must be escalated,” a news release from organizers read. “We must fight on every front to achieve redress and Reparations for the atrocities committed upon Tulsa Massacre descendants; and we must intensify the fight to achieve Reparations for all 40-million Blacks still grossly affected by racism, inequality, wealth disparity, police brutality and the like. Tulsa will mark a new beginning in the upgraded fight for Reparations for Black people.”

Again, no speakers names are listed.  However, from the Pundit:

The following groups participated in Saturday’s march:

  • The Huey P Newton Gun Club (HPNGC)
  • The Elmer Geronimo Pratt Gun Club (EGPGC)
  • The New Black Panther Party for Self- Defense (NBPP)
  • The Fred Hampton Gun Club (FHGC)
  • The New Black Liberation Militia (NBLM)
  • The Panther Special Operations Command (PANSOC)
  • Multiple other groups and private gun owners

The New Black Panther Party was the main organizer here.  They're a hate group and are big and bold until confronted by an armed opponent.  I suspect the rest of these groups fall into the same general category - brave and noisy until confronted.

My own thoughts about this are that almost everyone reading this are equally likely to have racist armed demonstrators in their neighborhood, and when that happens you'll be much better off if you're armed, have fire control in your home, and a plan for retreat should you be forced out of your home.

This kind of demonstration, along with recent history, illustrates why We the People should be legally able to own fully automatic weapons, including ma-deuce and her relatives.

Now me, I've got my Bible in one hand and my rifle in the other.  I'm hoping the whole business will die a natural death of old age, but I'm also ready with a fire extinguisher should a white hating black leader throw some more gasoline on the fire.


Glen Filthie said...

Our ancestors were not haters, bigots, or blood thirsty. But they understood the black man, and how to deal with him. These guys never invented the wheel, writing, or any kind of architecture. Historically blacks have been slaves, servants... or criminals. Black justice has to be simple, swift, and brutal. Genetics are real, and anyone that denies that is at serious risk. The best weapon against feral blacks are superior firepower, tactics, prudence and preparedness.

The Neon Madman said...

I am more fortunate than many in that I get to watch this developing insanity from a distance. I live in a semi-rural suburb in the upper midwest, and things have always been pretty quiet in my locality. Yes, the Big City about 10 miles away had nightly demonstrations last summer, but the cops kept things under control - no vandalism, arson, violence. Just a lot of loud-mouthing and sympathetic news coverage. My own community is pretty quiet, three cops live within walking distance, and there are probably enough guns in my neighborhood to equip a small army.

It is my feeling sometimes that this country has had an outbreak of hysteria or insanity, induced by the instant access to a country-wide soapbox afforded by social media and the internet. Loudmouth morons who would never have had an audience 20 years ago now can instantly get their idiocy out to millions of others, and these millions actually pay attention to the crap they hear. Critical thinking, logic, objective analysis and reasoned judgement are long-gone skills, wiped out by the tweet and 30 second soundbite.

And the bad part is that it's going to get worse, before it gets better. Keep your powder dry and follow Remus' rule : avoid crowds.

Mad Jack said...

I was hoping you guys would sound off.

Glen: You're right about genetics, and here I point wordlessly at The Bell Curve, which the Left never brings up and wants to pretend doesn't exist. The exception to this being the blacks who have made it out of the ghetto and into the next socioeconomic class up. The buy a house, a car, and their children are well-behaved. You don't see Black Lives Matter! signs in the yard, which is mowed regularly and is devoid of trash.

You're right about punishment. I never agreed with public floggings until recently - now I'm practicing with my bullwhip.

Neon Madman: I'm glad you've got a nice, quiet place to live. I note that where boom cars are tolerated, other problems follow. Get rid of the boom cars, the graffiti, and the loitering on the sidewalks and a lot of the crime will vanish.

I've often wondered what kind of affect the immediacy and accessibility of the Internet was having on society. Many years back (when 2400 baud was a huge achievement and acoustic couplers were still common) my brother Big Mike observed that the Internet would eventually replace television. He was right. Everyone can be a talking head, and it doesn't matter if you're right, wrong, or indifferent. As a result, if enough people say it, it'll be true.

Logical fallacies are ignored. Citing a source is ignored, and investigative reporting oftentimes isn't. People who know nothing of physics or economics declare themselves fully qualified to scream their opinion as fact, and readers believe them. When someone knowledgeable points to a complete untruth in their screed, the crowd of followers shouts them down.

I avoid crowds. I'll suffer inconvenience before I'll mix with a crowd, and I'll keep that up until things clear.

Glen Filthie said...

The upcoming kids call that "not all blacks are like that" by an abbreviation - NAXALT - or Not All 'X' Are Like That. 'X' can be any official victim group you choose such as blacks, women, asians, queers, etc. Of course there are going to be genius level blacks, that work hard, pay their bills and pull their weight. Obviously we must make exceptions for them and use common sense. But we must keep in mind that the exception to the rule does not disprove it, and that the exception IS the exception. Implementing that fairly is not a problem - it just requires judgement... and as these lefty liberals prove every day - they ain't got any.

Anonymous said...

You realize the weathermen were the enablers of the obamas, right?

His political game was born in the home of one of they founders of the people who really DID blow up the us capitol.