Saturday, March 24, 2018

Give a white man a pile of bricks, he'll build a city; give a black man a city, he'll turn it into a pile of bricks

Well... it's true what they say about Bell Curve City

Give a white man a pile of bricks, he'll build a city; give a black man a city, he'll turn it into a pile of bricks...[Amid drumbeat from falling bricks, St. Louis to ramp up demolition of vacant buildings, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3-24-18]:
ST. LOUIS • A chimney top set sail one night from a historic building in the 1900 block of Bremen Avenue and crash-landed with a solid thud. 
The three-story vacant building also rains insulation, rock tiles and bricks, said Rhonda Spencer, who has rented a home next door since 2010. She described a range of drumbeat sounds from the cascade of debris in the area.
As western civilization crumbles under the stewardship of Africans in America,  memories of a better yesterday are reflected back amid the horrors of tomorrow
Pointing across Hyde Park from her front doorstep, she said a roof collapse rumbled like a thunderclap. And a corner building roared when it smashed into the road. 
“This one sounded like an explosion,” said Spencer, 37. 
Thousands of crumbling buildings like these are reminders that St. Louis is a shell of what it once was, particularly on the North Side. Population has fallen to about 309,000 today from nearly 857,000 in 1950. 
Because bricks last so long, rebuilding often seems like a possibility; however, the city’s list of vacant structures has nearly doubled since the Great Recession ended in 2009. 
City officials said that there were 7,100 vacant buildings and that 4,000 of them should be razed for not being structurally sound. They expect to soon have $3 million over the next fiscal year, an increase from $2 million currently, to speed up demolitions. That amount does not include millions of dollars the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is spending to clear abandoned buildings for green space and private investors. 
“Even if we get $3 million, it’s not going to matter. We need more,” said Todd Waelterman, director of city operations. “It’s a big priority of the mayor to get these down.” 
This month, in a report titled “Resilient St. Louis,” Mayor Lyda Krewson’s administration identified abandoned property as one of the biggest challenges because it blights neighborhoods, poses a public safety risk and drains public resources. While there’s always interest in historic properties, nearly half of city’s land bank inventory has never received a purchase offer. 
Soulard and Lafayette Square serve as powerful examples of historic preservation realized on the grand scale, but many other areas have been waiting so long for developers that falling bricks are part of the backdrop. 
Krewson, who was elected to her first term as mayor in 2017, supports more demolition, and other leaders have stepped up. 
Former 3rd Ward Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr., 83, held off wrecking crews as much as he could for more than three decades. He sees unclaimed value, such as a jazz club and outdoor restaurants around Hyde Park one day like in the Central West End. 
“It’s kind of hard to continue on that path when you have all this deterioration around,” said his son Brandon, who now represents the ward.
The North Side of St. Louis is approaching 95 percent black...

 Bell Curve City indeed

Give a white man a pile of bricks, he'll build a city; give a black man a city, he'll turn it into a pile of bricks... St. Louis is proof of this dictum.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Forty Years Later... Alexander Solzhenitsyn's Harvard University Address

Is the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe our true hope? Almost forty years ago, a great man noted what courage meant in the twilight days of western civilization:

"A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today. The Western world has lost its civic courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, in each government, in each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling and intellectual elites, causing an impression of a loss of courage by the entire society. There are many courageous individuals, but they have no determining influence on public life. 
Political and intellectual functionaries exhibit this depression, passivity, and perplexity in their actions and in their statements, and even more so in their self-serving rationales as to how realistic, reasonable, and intellectually and even morally justified it is to base state policies on weakness and cowardice. And the decline in courage, at times attaining what could be termed a lack of manhood, is ironically emphasized by occasional outbursts and inflexibility on the part of those same functionaries when dealing with weak governments and with countries that lack support, or with doomed currents which clearly cannot offer resistance. But they get tongue-tied and paralyzed when they deal with powerful governments and threatening forces, with aggressors and international terrorists. 
Must one point out that from ancient times a decline in courage has been considered the first symptom of the end?" -- Alexander Solzhenitsyn, A World Split Apart, Commencement Address at Harvard University, June 8, 1978
As western civilization surrenders in Western Europe and the United States, does the courage necessary to survive exist in former Communist nations? 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

His Name is Anthony "Tony" Alberigi: 59-year-old White Manager of Birmingham, Alabama Mall Gunned Down in Shootout Between Rival Black Gangs

Previously on SBPDL: His Name is Mike Gilotti: Two Black Teens Murder White Iraq War Veteran in Hoover, Alabama

The wrong place at the wrong time. 

These words will increasingly be written in news stories and obituaries for white people, whose final moments on earth were spent seemingly carefree and peacefully, unaware the Fates had cut short the thread of their life. 
The local media in Birmingham did everything possible not to show a picture of Tony....

Cut short because the state, uninterested in protecting their liberty, has invested all of its power in promoting egalitarianism (by proxy, Black-Run America). 

The states provides the material, the Fates decide the precise moment to cut. 

For Anthony "Tony" Alberigi, his time ran out on February 15, 2018 in Fairfield, Alabama, roughly 13 miles from downtown Birmingham. This white man was the manager of the Western Hills Mall, and he was walking around the complex at 2:30 p.m. when he was in the... wrong place at the wrong time. 

Rival black gangs got into an altercation, and then an exchange of gunfire. Alberigi, a white man in the wrong place at the wrong time, was struck by one of these bullets. ['It's shocking': Western Hills Mall manager killed in crossfire; 3 suspects in custody,, 2-16-18]:
Gunfire erupted outside Western Hills Mall Thursday afternoon, leaving the mall manager dead on the sidewalk, an innocent victim caught in the crossfire, police said. 
Dozens of bullets were exchanged at the mall's north entrance when police say two groups of young men recognized each other and opened fire. 
The manager - Anthony Alberigi, 59 - was struck and collapsed on the sidewalk where he was pronounced dead.  
Witnesses and police said the gunfight continued well after the warring groups left the mall parking lot. 
Multiple cars were shot up in the Western Hills lot, a nearby car dealership also took stray bullets and another innocent victim was grazed as he drove along Interstate 59/20. 
Three suspects were taken into custody off the interstate. It wasn't immediately clear just how many more were involved and are still sought. 
"It's shocking,'' said Fairfield Police Chief Nick Dyer. "It's devastating actually."Dyer said it all began about 2:30 p.m. There was one group of young men outside of the mall when another group of young men exited the building. "They recognized each other and started shooting each other and the mall manager was caught in the crossfire,'' Dyer said. 
Mall workers said Alberigi went to see what was going on and that's when he was gunned down. Police have not confirmed that account, and said Alberigi was often known to walk the building's perimeter. "He was just an innocent victim standing outside the mall,'' the chief said.
"Caught in the crossfire."

This is how a white man dies in 2018 America, a land ruled by an egalitarian iron fist, ruthlessly demanding obedience every waking hour to the dictates of capitulation.

In not one story surrounding Alberigi's murder (in a shootout between rival black gangs) do we see a picture of him. In one of the lone nightly news stories broadcast in the local Birmingham market do we learn what a swell guy Tony Alberigi was, but we still see no picture of him.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Washington Post Laments President Trump's Proposal to Execute Drug Dealers Will Disproportionately Affect People of Color (Black and Brown Drug Dealers)

PK Note: Discouraging news today. We'll be back to normal tomorrow. 

At the end of 2017, NPR asked, "Why is the opioid epidemic overwhelmingly white?"

Shot. [Largely White Opioid Epidemic Highlights Black Frustration: Of all deaths in 2015 from opioid and heroin overdoses in Tennessee and nationwide, about 90 percent of the people were white.,, 4-1-2017]:
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The circle of patients gathered for group therapy at a doctor's family practice in McKenzie could well represent the face of the state's opioid epidemic. 
An admission by the Washington Post most drug dealers are people of color (black and brown people) that must be protected?
They were in a small city in a rural county, fertile ground for prescription drug addiction, though they traveled from as far as Nashville and Missouri. They were young or middle-aged and ranged from blue-collar workers to businesspeople. They said painkillers prescribed after accidents or injuries paved the way to their dependence on opioids. 
They also were all white. 
Of all deaths in 2015 from opioid and heroin overdoses in Tennessee and nationwide, about 90 percent of the people were white. 
Black people accounted for little more than 6 percent in Tennessee and 8 percent across the country, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. 
Among African-Americans critical of the modern drug war launched four decades ago by President Richard Nixon, the fact that the opioid epidemic is primarily striking the majority race helps explain why it is largely being called an epidemic and treated as a public health crisis, rather than a war. 
"Look at the inner city, it's always been what we consider an epidemic," said the Rev. Ralph White, pastor of Bloomfield Full Gospel Baptist Church in Memphis."If this had been the case in other areas, the community would have been crying out long ago," White said. "But now that it's taking the lives of European Americans, we find that it's at a time of crisis." 
Michael Eric Dyson, a Georgetown University sociology professor as well as minister and author, offered a similar view after an appearance in February at the University of Memphis. 
Blacks are mad any media dare highlight the white death from the opioid epidemic
"White brothers and sisters have been medicalized in terms of their trauma and addiction. Black and brown people have been criminalized for their trauma and addiction," said Dyson, whose latest book is "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America." 
Doctors and other health care professionals certainly are calling for a health care-led response to the opioid epidemic.
Chaser. [Trump’s proposal to execute drug dealers has some fearing people of color will be harmed most, Washington Post, 3-21-18]:
President Trump’s proposal to execute serial drug dealers has attracted significant criticism from those aware of how disproportionately people of color are sentenced to execution. 
In his speech this week on the opioid epidemic, the president suggested the Justice Department pursue capital punishment sentences for people who illegally sell narcotics that cause deaths. 
“If we don't get tough on the drug dealers, we are wasting our time. And that toughness includes the death penalty,” said the president on Monday when speaking at an event in New Hampshire, a state Trump referred to as a “drug-infested den” during the campaign. 
What is certain is that data shows that African Americans are overrepresented in the country's execution chambers. Although they make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, they represent 34 percent of those executed since the 1970s, according to “Death Row USA,” a report by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. 
Those critical about the implications of the War on Drugs for people of color are expressing their concerns — especially as Trump continues to praise Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and other leaders who execute drug dealers. 
Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.) said that Trump's proposal, while concerning, was not surprising.