Thursday, April 24, 2014

“Time” and “Newsweek” Noticed the scarce amount of Blacks at Apollo 11 Moon Launch in articles published in 1969; No one dares notice the scarce amount of whites present in Detroit at its historic bankruptcy in 2013

Gary Edgerton’s book The Columbia History of American Television offers another fascinating glimpse into the most striking example of racial differences in recorded history: when black people arrived on mule-drawn carts in Cape Canaveral – as part of the Poor People’s March – to protest the Apollo 11 moon launch.
From 2010, the Detroit City Council members. Yes, all members were black... the city is the black capital of America

Part of the Columbia Histories of Modern American Life, Edgerton’s work includes quotes from the July 28, 1969 issue of Newsweek and the July 25, 1969 issue of Time. Both periodicals lament the general whiteness of the moon launch:
On July 16, an estimated “1,00,000 earthlings, a record outpouring for a launch, had jammed the beaches near the Cape to give Apollo 11 a lusty, shoulder-to-shoulder send off. Among the gathered multitude were Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, Lady Bird and former President Lyndon Johnson, Senator Barry Goldwater, Jack Benny, Johnny Carson, 200 congressmen, 100 foreign ministers, and 275 leaders of commerce and industry. CBS reporter Charles Kuralt observed that Americans had gone “moon mad.” Time, in contrast, asked, “Is the moon white?” 
“On launch day,” the magazine continued, “the VIP grandstand was a miniature Who’s Who of white America; it was disturbing to notice that black faces were scarce.” Opposition to the expensive space program was especially strong inside the nation’s African American community. “Texas, with its oil wells, large farms, and now space center of the world, symbolizes the affluent America,” said Herbert James, the black field director of the National Welfare Rights Organization, “but there exists in this great state a despicable amount of poverty. Starvation and hunger are taking place within miles of the space center.” 
A "mule-cart procession of the Poor People’s March, led by Ralph Abernathy,” also arrived to protest the Moon launch on July 16. When the civil rights leaders saw the Apollo 11 liftoff, however, “he forgot about poverty and prayer for the safety of the men.” At least temporarily, the Moon landing generated an unprecedented level of interest in the space program, although some cohorts were clearly more excited by the telecast than others. “If to many the moon seemed white, it also seemed middle-aged,” Time further surmised; “the young, who have grown up in the TV and space age, seemed the most blasé of all. (p. 272-273)
NASA Mission Control in Houston, 1969: white America's footprint is on the moon; black America's footprint is 2014 Detroit

Time magazine wrote it was “disturbing to notice that black faces were scarce” at the launch of the Apollo 11, despite that outside of black custodians employed by NASA, there were few blacks involved in the space program.

How dare white America get to the moon without black involvement!

Well, it was only black involvement in the running of Detroit that brought the once proud city to its knees. Sadly, Time or Newsweek won’t lament the “disturbing” lack of black faces that were anything but scarce in the destruction of the city.

Luckily, Ze’ev Chafets 1990 book Devil's Night: And Other True Tales of Detroit supplies a quote that helps put into perspective the blight and ruin Detroit has become. In fact, it clearly shows what happens when black faces are no longer disturbingly scarce.

It shows what happens when white faces are scarce.

George Crockett, a longtime black judge in Detroit – during the racial transformation of the city from majority white to majority black – and eventual congressman, was a force in antagonizing the dwindling the white population of the city and convincing them to find new real estate to call home.

Chafets wrote:
A few days earlier, in a special report on the thirteenth District, the local NBC affiliate had called him “George Crockett, Third World congressman” – a reference to both his ideology and the devastation of his district. Crockett chose to take the reference as a compliment.

“Third World?” he mused. “Well, there’s something to that. Detroit is the black capital of the United States. When I first ran for City Council, back in 1965, I predicted that within ten years Detroit would be a majority black city with a black leadership, and I was right. One problem of postcolonial societies is a lack of prepared leadership cadres, especially in places like Angola and Mozambique, which were under Portuguese rule. We’re not quite that bad, but there’s room for comparison. 
“We had a white outflow that I’m not aware has been duplicated in any other metropolitan area in the United States,” he continued. “There is urban-suburban animosity because whites lost money in running, and because they still want access to the library, the symphony, the ballpark, and getting to them is inconvenient. So, that way, too, there is room for comparison to a postcolonial situation.” (p. 118-119)
Detroit was colonized. It was 98 percent white 100 years ago and was more than 84 percent white in 1950. Blacks had nothing to do with building Detroit, but everything to do with the destruction of Detroit.

Blacks remade the city in their image, with whites an increasingly scarce sight in the city. Hell, the currently named GM Renaissance Center was built as a fortress to protect white workers from the increasingly dangerous black city streets.
As the Apollo 11 rocket sat idle, prepared to jettison into space, black people marched for money for their community, using a mule and buggy (items alien even to Africans) to illustrate the dichotomy of white America vs. black America. This picture is from the Poor People's March, circa 1968, just one year prior to the 1st manned moon mission

Underneath the stars, the universe was once ours. Those writers for Time and Newsweek who lamented the overt whiteness of the Apollo 11 moon launch in 1969 were part of the tidal wave of opinion that helped ensure the universe came to become the property of those who remade Detroit in their image.


Those same people who arrived at the July 16, 1969 Apollo 11 moon launch riding a horse and buggy; when juxtaposed with the Apollo 11 rocket, the culmination of individual white people’s collective will and brain power, you get a picture of why Detroit became the city it is today courtesy of black people’s collective will and brain power.

When four black males, accused of attacking a white male in 83 percent black Detroit, and their relatives laugh at their charges, you get a glimpse of the type of community black people create and culture they foster. [At Utash Court Hearing, Suspects' Relatives Laugh At Assault Details, Deadline Detroit, 4-21-14]

When a white immigrant from Australia moves to Detroit to seek his “American Dream” (being a slumlord tenant in an 83 percent black city is somehow a ‘dream’) and gets murdered by one of the black tenants he is evicting, you learn the true nature of what the city being the capital of black America means: one of the people who attacked him – before he was shot to death - stated, ''I'm tired of you white people.' [Detroit witness: 'Kill the dude', The Age World (Australia), 5-28-11] 

A pro-black, anti-white mindset permeates throughout modern, 83 percent black Detroit. After all, to quote Crockett, it's "the black capital of America."

Once, it was federal policy for Americans to reach for the stars; to reach for the heavens.

Today, it is federal policy for Americans to regress to the level of 2014 Detroit; to instead of reaching for the heavens, stare blankly at the stars while our future becomes increasingly that of the horse and buggy piloted by blacks back in 1969.

Time and Newsweek published articles back in July of 1969 lamenting the lack of black faces watching the greatest achievement in mankind’s history. Well, European history.

No one dared point out the scarcity of white people involved in the Detroit city government when black capital of America was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2013.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Longtime White Mayor of Baltimore William Schaefer: "He was certain [Kurt] Schmoke ... wanted to make Baltimore an all-black city."

It was something gleaned from C. Fraser Smith's book William Donald Schaefer: A Political Biography. The last white mayor of Baltimore - before the might of collective black voting power in a city rapidly losing its white population (fleeing black crime for the safe suburbs, where nary a black was to be found) made the executive seat a black seat of power - Schaefer had spent almost his entire life in the city, working to make it a better place for every citizen.
Blacks remade the city of Baltimore in their own image...

Not just white, not just black, but every citizen.

He was the proud mayor of Baltimore from 1971 to 1987, until he abdicated the position to become the governor of the state of Maryland. Kurt Schomke would become the first elected black mayor of the city of Baltimore in 1988.

Schaefer was born into a Baltimore that was 80 percent white; by the time he died in 2011, the city was less than 29 percent white.

It's in Smith's biography on the longtime Baltimore public servant, we learn this:
He spent a fair amount of time complaining publicly and privately about the Schmoke administration, sounding cranky and bitter or worse. He was certain Schmoke and [Larry] Gibson wanted to make Baltimore an all-black city. The old integrationist ideal was fading under Schmoke's housing and neighborhood revitalization policies, Schaefer thought, and he resented it. He resented Schmoke personally because he thought his successor had not paid his dues and had not accorded Schaefer the honor of recognizing that the job was a hard one, one that had to be learned. Schmoke was, in a sense, an accident of history, a man whose resume made him the ideal bridge from Schaefer's era to a new one. Schmoke had enormous promise, education, and charm, but he was not in a job he seemed particularly well suited for or one he might have chosen for himself on the basis of his talents or interests. History had chosen him... (p. 367-368)
William Schaefer was certain Schmoke and Gibson wanted to make Baltimore an all-black city... not exactly a fact or theory that got much airtime in David Simon's critically acclaimed documentary about black dysfunction in HBO's The Wire

But the consequences of an all-black city (one where the burden of funding the city government and public institutions falls squarely on the dwindling white tax-base) is obvious in stories such as the push by the majority black city council of Baltimore to "Ban the Box" and make it illegal for employers to force predominately black ex-offenders to check on application designating them as ex-cons. ['Ban the Box' bill advances over opposition from businesses: Legislation intended to help ex-cons find work could get final vote this month, Baltimore Sun, 4-7-14]:
Supporters of a proposed law to help more ex-convicts land jobs in Baltimore scored a victory Monday when they fended off efforts by the business community to block the measure indefinitely.
The protracted debate over the so-called "Ban the Box" legislation — which would remove the box ex-offenders must check on job applications — underscores a sharp divide among city leaders over how to help those with criminal records become gainfully employed.
The issue has had resonance in Baltimore, with its sizable population of residents with a criminal record and relatively high unemployment.
Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young said city leaders have spent enough time talking about the problem, and need to take action. Young said he is especially concerned about the hardships faced by African-American men with criminal records.
"I am tired of people who look like me continuing to be discriminated against," said Young, who is black. "They paid their dues by serving their time. When is enough enough?
"I see it every day. I get the calls to my office every day. I get stopped on the street every day by people who want a second chance."
The measure would forbid an employer from searching a job candidate's criminal history until after a conditional job offer has been extended. The legislation would expand upon a similar restriction that prevents city agencies from running background checks on candidates for some government jobs.
How dare laws and regulations force ex-cons to note on applications for employment that they once broke the law? Don't they know Baltimore is destined to be an all-black city, where even black ex-cons are free from being subjected to the white man's law?

What could clearly illustrate Baltimore becoming all-black city, where anarchy - instead of law - reigns then the story of black teenage bikers who terrorize the street, with police helpless to do anything about it? [Baltimore Bikes: 12 O'Clock Boys is a better preface to a longer story than a stand-alone film, Tuscon Weekly, 1-30-2014]:
In inner-city Baltimore, it's a tradition and rite of passage for African-American men to ride dirt bikes through the streets. It's illegal, and that's at least part of the point. The police are forbidden from pursuing the riders because, when there are dozens of bikes going every which direction, it's simply too dangerous. So the cops have to track the dirt bikes with helicopters, catching only a few, and the attention hooks kids such as Pug.
The documentary 12 O'Clock Boys traces the culture but not much of the history, focusing more heavily on Pug and his family. We meet him at age 13, in 2010. Within a year or so, he's got gold grillz, a few arm tattoos, and finally his own bike. Says one of the veteran riders, "The thing about Pug, he's a real cool dude. Little dude; I think he's gonna grow up to be something."
The question, as a viewer, is whether Pug will grow up at all. A former Baltimore P.D. officer and independent security contractor says street racing kills about 15 people a year, a high number when fewer than 100 people participate. Most of the fatalities are riders, but some are bystanders. And the more the cops try to take it away, the more the community grows.
 Anarchy - a retreat from law and order that once marked the civilization white people created and maintained, and in their absence (and black people's watch) lost - is the hallmark of majority black Baltimore.

Black individuals collective footprint on the city of Baltimore is to trample - to the roots - the civilization whites had planted in the city.

The dangerous conditions black people create in any zip code, neighborhood, or community they claim the demographic majority of Baltimore makes the city incredibly unsafe for either walking or bike riding. Mike Bowman, a white 32-year-old, was attacked by more than 10 black kids while he was biking through the city recently. Thankfully, he had a camera on his helmet, which capture the vicious, unprovoked assault. Most peculiar to the situation, they didn't even steal anything from Bowman.

They just assaulted the white guy on the bike. [Police Investigate After Bicyclist Attacked By Group Of Teens, CBS Baltimore, 4-14-14]

Perhaps the experience Bowman had while biking while white through majority black Baltimore is why so few people dare bike to work in the Charmless City? [Can Cities Change the Face of Biking?: There's a growing trend of teaching young people (especially those from demographic groups that historically haven’t embraced biking) how to repair and ride bikes., Governing Magazine, 3-24-14]:
Of the few workers in Baltimore who commute by bike, a disproportionate share -- about 87 percent -- are white, according to aggregated five-year estimates by the Census. More than three-quarters have a bachelor's degree or higher. In contrast, the overall population of city workers is 39 percent white and about one-third have a bachelor's degree. Commuting to work by bike, "while not massively popular among any subset of Baltimore's population, is even less-so among low-income and black citizens," [Chris] Merriam said. "To be blunt, it is seen as a white, middle- and upper-class thing."
  Mr. Merriam, who serves as the executive director of Bikemore, can be forgiven for his faux pas.

It's civilization that is a white, middle and upper-class thing. It's even a white lower-class thing as well.

But as we can see with majority black Baltimore in 2014, the civilization whites created and eventually abandoned (entirely due to the black crime and property devaluation that came with it) is dead. In its place, something else has grown on the same grounds and land where a young William Schaefer grew up.

Baltimore was once a great city.

When it was majority white.

Baltimore is now a failed city.

When it is majority black.

Family Day Erupts into Violence at National Zoo in Washington; Wait, it was African-American Family Day Erupting into Violence at National Zoo...

This is an example of "burying the lede" in a news story. [Police: 2 people shot near National Zoo in D.C., USA Today, 4-22-14]:
The usual way a celebration of blackness ends...
Two people were shot and injured near an entrance to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., police confirmed Monday. 
One victim was injured in the arm, the other in the hand, police said. Both have non-life threatening injuries. Police said around 5:17 p.m., a male was shot in the 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue, N.W., across the street from the zoo. 
According to the Washington Post, there was no indication that the shooting involved the zoo or its visitors. Police confirmed that the incident happened outside the zoo. The National Zoo closed after the incident. 
Each year on Easter Monday, families are welcomed to the National Zoo for family-focused activities and Easter entertainment, according to the National Zoo's website. There is a history of some violence at this family event at the zoo that the police say they are aware of. 
"We were not expecting (a shooting) but we had a heavy police presence up here," said Commander Michael Reese of the Metropolitan Police Department. "This is a very festive event. 
Numerous times nothing happened up here, but it was very important for us to show a force, and that's what we did." 
Three years ago on Easter Monday, a teen was stabbed multiple times. Shots were fired about an hour after thousands were at the zoo to celebrate African American Family Day and Easter Monday. 
Police say the large crowds were complicating the search for the suspects. A spokeswoman said about 16,000 people had visited the zoo as of 4:30 p.m. Monday. Police, who are looking for two black males, said they do not know the motive for the shootings.
Not until the second to last paragraph do we learn the event was the African American Family Day at the National Zoo.

Violence at events designated as celebrations celebrating blacks, black family, black family reunions, black fraternities, or anything black is not abnormal. 

What's abnormal is one of these events occurring without violence... [Police: 2 men shot outside National Zoo, MyFoxDC, 4-21-14]:

On Monday, the National Zoo traditionally held its annual Easter Monday celebration, which was known as African American Family Day years ago. The event features special family-focused activities, live entertainment and an Easter Egg Hunt. 
This is not the first time violence has broken out on Easter Monday at the National Zoo. 
Three years ago, a 16-year-old was arrested and charged for stabbing another teen inside the zoo on Easter Monday that year. The attacker was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison. 
In 2000, a 16-year-old shot seven people near the zoo's entrance. He later received a 25-year prison sentence.
And so it goes, and so it goes...


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

John Swoveland Jr.: A Two-Year-Old White South Bend Toddler, the Collateral Damage of Rival Black Gangs

In many cities across the United States of America, innocent civilians being struck by errant bullets is news of increasingly regularity.

Chicago and Baltimore provide acres upon acres of dangerous real estate no sane person would dare set foot on; zip codes where the only white person to be found is the occasional cop called to investigate a fresh crime scene.
John Swoveland Jr. RIP

You've read about children who step on land-mines planted years before, by an members of an army participating in a long finished war. Well, it's time we consider those citizens hit by errant bullets - usually fired from the gun of a black individual, with the intentions of maiming another black individual - to be in a similar circumstance.

Those large swaths of Chicago, Baltimore, Newark, Kansas City, and Milwaukee now uninhabitable to those unwilling to raise their children in a war-zone (funny how almost entirely black zip codes across the US are more dangerous than war-zones around the world) can simply recall the story of one young white child in South Bend, Indiana. 

 2-year-old John Swoveland Jr., a toddler, was playing in his yard not far from the campus of Notre Dame. 

A toddler, enjoying a beautiful day in their own yard. 




Such an activity should never be restricted, due to the dangerous conditions of a community. 

That such communities exist throughout America - well, zip codes without whiteness, where black privilege is visible in the blight and decaying homes - is a reminder civilization is retreating back to the wilderness white people long ago tried to tame. 
The Hateful Eight: These eight black males are charged with in the murder of a white toddler. 

But in a city of just more than 100,000 (55 percent white and 26 percent black), young John Swoveland Jr. became a symbol of why living around blacks is a more frightening proposition than swimming with sharks. 

You can be protected in a cage when you swim with sharks. 

You can't protect your children from the ramifications of blackness. 

Or the inherent dangerous of proximity to blackness. [Funeral held for 2-year-old shot and killed while playing outside, ABC57 South Bend,4-14-14]: 

 SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- A funeral was held Saturday for 2-year-old John Edward Swoveland Jr. who was shot and killed while playing outside on Wednesday. At the service his family said they are relying on faith to make it through this difficult time. 
Metro Homicide said two groups were shooting at each other when a stray bullet took the life of John Swoveland Jr. Police are still investigating and have no one in custody at this time. Reverend Greg Brown attended the funeral and he is begging the community to come together to stop all the gun violence. 
Reverend Brown said, “They came together in unity and they left in unity. But one thing I know in this community is that it’s going to take the whole community to cease this fire.” 
After the funeral the family was too upset to go on camera but they asked us to share the poem below on the news: 
He couldn't really fight you  
He couldn't hold a gun 
He couldn't pull the trigger 
John Swoveland's story is unfit for printing in nation whose sole purpose is the continued uplifting of a population incapable of said actions on their own
And yet he's the one gone He is only two years old 
Doesn't really know what's right or wrong 
He just knows his family 
And that he likes to have fun 
Playing with his sister 
Enjoying the warm sun 
Then in the blink of an eye 
Baby boy is gone 
He couldn't really fight you 
He couldn't hold a gun 
He couldn't pull the trigger 
And yet he's the one gone 
Heaven got a handsome angel 
Open your wings and fly baby boy 
And watch over your family.
John Swoveland Jr., a two-year-old white toddler.


A stray bullet.

Not 20 yards from his own front door, the carnage of a equality spilled onto the front-yard of the Swoveland family, taking the life of their youngest child.

Initially, police ran into the dead end of black silence, where the code of "no snitching" protected black criminals from the perceived 'white-arm' of justice.

Eight black males have now been charged in the murder of two-year-old Swoveland. 


They gathered in South Bend for a fight, rival black gangs duking it over respect or territory, in a city where more and more real estate is being marked "no-go" areas. [8 charged in South Bend toddler's shooting death -- 2 still on the run,, 4-17-14]:
 Eight people are facing criminal charges for their involvement in the murder of 2-year-old John Swoveland Jr. of South Bend. Police say the shooting happened during a fight between two rival gangs. 
Two of the eight suspects are still on the run, say police, and are armed and dangerous. Those charged are: 
Joshua Hodge - 18 years old - charged with assisting a criminal 
Tarez Buchanon - 19 - charged with murder and attempted murder 
Xavier Prim - 23 - charged with assisting a criminal 
Daniel Williams - 17-years old - Charged with assisting a criminal, carrying a handgun without a license within 1,000 feet of school property 
Robert Griffin - 19 Charged with murder and attempted murder 
There are also three juveniles who will be charged as adults: 
15-year-old Cedric Washington Jr., 17-year-old Malcom Buchanon and 15-year-old Tyre Bradbury. The Buchanan's, along with Bradbury, Washington Jr. and Williams are also being charged with gang enhancement. 
Robert L. Griffin and Xavier Primm ARE NOT in custody. Police say they are still on the loose and are considered armed and dangerous. 
Investigators say a stray bullet hit Swoveland in the chest last week while he played outside a relative's home on Campeau Street. 
They say the shots were fired while two gangs were fighting blocks away. The two rival gangs met up at Coquillard Park for a fight. 
Things escalated. People pulled out guns and started shooting. Court documents show a bullet from one of those guns, a revolver, traveled three blocks before it hit the young boy. 
The day before the shooting, members of two rival gangs were involved in a fist fight: "Westside" gang and the "Eastside/Evilside" gang. 
After that fight, there were social media conversations indicating that another fight would happen on the night of the shooting.
Collateral damage.

John Swoveland Jr., a two-year-old white toddler.


A stray bullet.

Rival black gangs, battling it out in South Bend's Coquillard Park, ended with the death of John Swoveland Jr.

The cheers coming from the football stadium where Notre Dame plays, in the shadow of "Touchdown Jesus," could be heard from the home of the Swoveland's on fall Saturdays.

John Swoveland Jr. is a symbol, a reminder of the wisdom our ancestors:

Those who dared defend the legality of restrictive covenants in protecting the property values and the ability for white families to be protected/sheltered from the every day "normal" standards of community practiced by blacks.

Laws passed by white men long ago, overturned in the triumphant 1960s, weren't passed to discriminate against black individuals; they were passed to discriminant against the dysfunction and negative community standards collectively created by black individuals.

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