Thursday, May 13, 2010

#51. The Nashville Flood

Natural disasters have the ability to bring out the best in people and in many cases, the worst. Tornadoes that level small towns draw families - whose every possession now litters roadways – together.

In the seminal book Bowling Alone, Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam bemoaned the declining sense of community in America (which eerily parallels the decline of Pre-Obama America), and it is in natural calamities that people showcase their innate kindness and benevolence.

In the earthquake that ravaged Haiti, billions of dollars was sent by people in America to help that already beleaguered nation. Curiously, the same gifts to the nation of Chile were small when compared to the generosity bestowed to the Haitians, even thought the earthquake that hit the South American nation was of much greater severity and ferocity.

Looking back on Hurricane Katrina that ravaged New Orleans in 2005, one can again see the outpouring of grief from Americans for those people unfortunate enough to leave the city before intense flooding, panic and widespread looting was afoot. Lawlessness raged in New Orleans prior to the hurricane, just as lawlessness raged in Haiti prior to the earthquake.

In both cases, an outpouring of donations and relief was given philanthropically to the citizens who were incapable of containing the aftermath of Mother Nature themselves. The Chileans were ignored.

You recall, Kanye West went on national TV in 2005 and stated that “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people,” as the rapper decided the president’s response to the ongoing looting, murder and mayhem in New Orleans was the fault of a white president, when it was Black people engaging in said activity.

However, a flood of much greater brutality has devastated another southern city as of late, and yet the media is curiously absent from covering this remorseless act of nature. Oddly, incidents of rioting, looting, murdering and congregating inside a sports arena are noticeably absent from the news emanating out of Nashville.

Instead, citizens working together for the common good of overcome nature’s tragic indifference are all that seems to be transpiring. No “We are the World” telethons are being conducted to raise needed funds to combat the emotionless water that rises in Nashville, flooding such landmarks as the Grand Ole Opry.

Black people in others city paying attention to the flood in Nashville can only look on with utter horror at the dignity and civility in which the citizens of that town go about helping one another out to battle the forces of nature, without demanding governmental aid. The home of country music, Toby Keith has yet to get on national TV and state that “Barack Obama doesn’t care about white people."

Instead, citizens of Nashville fight the flood themselves and in the process illustrate that the thesis of the book Bowling Alone is grossly inaccurate. Whitopia’s still possess the ability to maintain a culture that breeds commonality and trust among their citizenry.

Indeed, it is times of trouble and anguish that neighbors showcase their true colors either pulling together to overcome obstacles that could endanger a fellow citizen or engaging in behavior more akin to anarchy. An odd correlation between the number of white people present in a city or country (think Chile) and the response to the natural disaster is appearing. Conversely, the amount of Black people and the exacerbation of a natural disaster only ensure the complete ruination of that city (New Orleans) or nation (Haiti).

In the case of the latter, millions upon millions of dollars will be collected through private philanthropy to help rebuild what was already broken – Haiti was a mess prior to the quake, New Orleans was the most dangerous city in America before 2005 and recently reclaimed that title though its Black population had been dispersed throughout the south – while Nashville will be left to rebuild by the citizens of that city alone.

One writer for Newsweek stated the flood in Nashville didn’t provide a strong enough “narrative” to warrant massive news coverage, despite writing that the flood could end up being one of the most expensive natural disasters in U.S. history a mere paragraph before:

As you may have heard, torrential downpours in the southeast flooded the Tennessee capital of Nashville over the weekend, lifting the Cumberland River 13 feet above flood stage, causing an estimated $1 billion in damage, and killing more than 30 people. It could wind up being one of the most expensive natural disasters in U.S. history.

Or, on second thought, maybe you didn't hear. With two other "disasters" dominating the headlines—the Times Square bombing attempt and the Gulf oil spill—the national media seems to largely to have ignored the plight of Music City since the flood waters began inundating its streets on Sunday. A cursory Google News search shows 8,390 hits for "Times Square bomb" and 13,800 for "BP oil spill." "Nashville flood," on the other hand, returns only 2,430 results—many of them local. As Betsy Phillips of the Nashville Scene writes, "it was mind-boggling to flip by CNN, MSNBC, and FOX on Sunday afternoon and see not one station even occasionally bringing their viewers footage of the flood, news of our people dying."

So why the cold shoulder? I see two main reasons. First, the modern media may be more multifarious than ever, but they're also remarkably monomaniacal. In a climate where chatter is constant and ubiquitous, newsworthiness now seems to be determined less by what's most important than by what all those other media outlets are talking about the most.

Many people now openly wonder if Barack Obama doesn’t like white people for his callow attitude toward refraining to acknowledge the floods in Nashville (recall, he spoke of the great tragedy that was the earthquake in Haiti mere hours after it hit Port-au-Prince) bespeaks someone completely neutral to the calamity unfolding in the heart of Tennessee.

This is besides the point and a query that is unnecessarily asked. Instead, the question Black people should be asking themselves is why is Nashville unlike New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina?

Why is the National Guard not being called into duty to police the streets of Nashville as they were needed to do in New Orleans of 2005 (and potentially war-torn Black areas of Chicago in 2010)?

The Tennessean reports on areas of Nashville that have received scant help from the government save the kindness of neighbors:

"If it wasn't for individuals saying, 'I'll help,' we'd be in a bad situation," East Nashville Councilman Jamie Hollin said. "I'm not sure what government infrastructure support we've received, if any. The reason East Nashville has done so well is because of its volunteers stepping up to the plate and taking ownership of this situation."

Unlike “The Chocolate City” New Orleans, Nashville doesn’t have as many pitiful Black faces to showcase to the nation and cause feelings of inadequacy and self-pity among Disingenuous White Liberals. Unlike Atlanta, Birmingham, Detroit and other majority Black municipalities that are poorly run and stand on the verge of collapse and ruination (currently and if a national disaster hit), Nashville is a majority white city:

As of the 2005-2007 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, White Americans made up 64.8% of Nashville's population; of which 60.2% were non-Hispanic whites. Blacks or African Americans made up 28.3% of Nashville's population; of which 28.1% were non-Hispanic blacks. American Indians made up 0.3% of the city's population. Asian Americans made up 3.1% of the city's population. Pacific Islander Americans made up less than 0.1% of the city's population. Individuals from some other race made up 2.4% of the city's population; of which 0.1% were non-Hispanic. Individuals from two or more races made up 0.9% of the city's population; of which 0.8% were non-Hispanic. In addition, Hispanics and Latinos made up 7.3% of Nashville's population.

White people helping out white people is inherently racist, which is why philanthropy must always go from white people to blighted Black cities or nations (or the entire continent of Africa). Giving money to fellow white people makes little sense to white people, as they only feel moral superior when they give their money to piteous Black people. As the situation in Nashville illustrates, white people are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves.

Thus, why the Nashville flood is receiving a complete media blackout, and why precious few dollars flow into the city in the form of relief for those citizens who dare band together and brave the elements and flood alone.

Like the flood that ravaged Des Moines, Iowa a few years back, the act of nature affected the wrong population group. Had it been Cleveland, Ohio instead of lily-white Des Moines, then the national news would have had a natural disaster worth covering.

Stuff Black People Don’t Like includes the flood in Nashville, for the stark differences between disparate demographic groups battling the uncontrollable elements is once again on display for the world to see. Haiti vs. Chile once round one. New Orleans vs. Nashville is round two.

The white response to natural disasters is now cemented through the peaceful flood battle in Nashville, while the Black response is sadly remembered through Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the tragedy that continues to befall Haiti.

When – not if – a situation like the one in Greece (national insolvency) occurs in the United States, would you rather be in a city like Nashville or New Orleans?


Silent Running said...

Diversity is inversely related to community. That's America's equation.

I'm not sure if you're familiar with the mathematician La Griffe du Lion. In this study he shows that as the number of blacks in a white neighborhood increases, so increases the likelihood of violence against whites.

CWN said...

Whites have the special position of being the black man's savior and oppressor. It all depends on the situation. When whitey is not doing something for the black man he is trashed and shitted upon. Altho blacks sure don't mind the white man saving them from themselves, like with Katrina. Because blacks cannot control themselves and act decent in an emergency. They loot, rape, murder, and act like wild animals.

But ofcourse, Whites, when faced with an emergency, pull together and fix it themselves. Instead of waiting for a black hand out. Not that blacks have anything to give, they just take. Take, and take, and take, and take some more.

Katrina showed us all how blacks act with an emergency in their neighborhoods. They resort to savage behavior and forget all of the good whiteness whitey has taught them over the years. You just cannot take the blackness out of them. No matter how many times you whip, lynch, or beat them. Not that I am advocating that stuff, I'm not.

Whites just need to let blacks fall flat onto their faces . If it wasn't for the white liberal race traitors, we could do just that. Ignore the sharptons and jacksons, and NAACP's ,and not have all of the liberal ass kissing guilt. But certain whites are gluttons for punishment and abusive behavior. They must enjoy it. There must be a fetish, an S&M streak in them. To constantly allow the black man to shit all over them and not fight back. Attacking other whites and bending over, taking it up the ass.

This will lead to the white man's destruction, as in about 50 years we will most likely be a minority, partly because of liberal whites.

The movie Idiocracy was pretty good, huh?

Desiree said...


"Not that blacks have anything to give, they just take. Take, and take, and take, and take some more."

"certain whites are gluttons for punishment and abusive behavior. They must enjoy it. There must be a fetish, an S&M streak in them. To constantly allow the black man to shit all over them and not fight back. Attacking other whites and bending over, taking it up the ass."

Jeez, CWN, you truly sound absolutely adorable. Like a little whining child, complete with snot and dribble, and a child's brain to boot. You used to repulse me but not anymore. I officially want to squeeze you until your eyes bug out of your head, my little white nationalist teddy bear.

"You just cannot take the blackness out of them. No matter how many times you whip, lynch, or beat them. Not that I am advocating that stuff, I'm not."

Really? Did you not tell me you had your cotton and whip ready to be my massa? Don't back pedal, now...once your sexual freak is exposed, it can't go back into hiding.

( sounds as if you have a thing with anal rape and shit. Get that together, boo...)

CWN said...


"Jeez, CWN, you truly sound absolutely adorable. Like a little whining child, complete with snot and dribble, and a child's brain to boot. You used to repulse me but not anymore. I officially want to squeeze you until your eyes bug out of your head, my little white nationalist teddy bear."

I am quite wonderful aren't I? Altho, it still remains the truth, snot and all. But I do not blame you for your jungle fever. All types love me, white women, black women, even menz. I am a beautiful bastard.

"Really? Did you not tell me you had your cotton and whip ready to be my massa? Don't back pedal, now...once your sexual freak is exposed, it can't go back into hiding."

Blahahahahahaha, that was funny of me. I am a wild beast, oozing with masculine rawness. Like wolverine, the punisher, and Chuck Norris. A sexy beast. A man among men. The love child of Fuck and Yeah.

"( sounds as if you have a thing with anal rape and shit. Get that together, boo...)"

Kinda like a black man in prison I guess.

Anonymous said...

This story is about the Nashville Flood, yet the comments have nothing to do with the story. Seems to happen a lot, no?

Anonymous said...

Once you reach critical mass of about 40% black population, a city is officially a third world hell hole perpetually teetering on the verge of collapse and anarchy, just waiting for something to push it over the edge. You can mix any other ethnic groups and you can maintain at least a modicum of stability. A 45% White, 30% Hispanic, 10% Asian, 15% other (mix race, black, Native American, Pacific Islander) community is no where near as cohesive as a 70%+ White community, but it can sputter along. However, anytime you have a large black population approaching a plurality and any other ethnic mix, you are one step away from Savagery. The likelihood for extreme unrest increases exponentially as the black population rises.

Economics doesn't have anything to do with it either. There is simply a correlation to the number of black people and instability. There are many blacks sucking up welfare that have more expendable income than hard working Whites or Asians, yet the trends show that regardless of how poor, All other peoples have a higher probability of community stability than do blacks. When a crises occurs, the absolute last place you want to be is anywhere near a large black population center.

Desiree said...


"Kinda like a black man in prison I guess." But you revealed something in your comment that shows how *you* would know, though:

"All types love me...even menz."

There you go, boo. I knew it would come to this, you revealing yourself in front of the world (well, this virtual audience, rather).

You beez smart!

A correction, if I may: black people *technically* can't have jungle fever. So me wanting to squeeze you--the 'beautiful bastard'--is not jungle fever. Only white people can have jungle fever, seeing that whitey likes to think black people are from the 'jungle'. What I'd be doing, if I flew down to the redneck village you occupy, would be 'the Swirl' (as in a chocolate/vanilla soft serve cone).

But I'm not trying to make some twisted love connection, LOL. You couldn't handle this, anyway.

"black women"

LOL! Nah, I don't think so. There could have been one or two desperate sistas running to your house, but I don't know... LMAO. Once again, you couldn't handle our freak. Just walk away...LOL!

"I am a wild beast"

Well, that would explain you wanting to whip me. Humans wouldn't do such a thing...

You sure are one crazy ass white boy, CWN; I'll let you keep 'sexy beast', though. ;-)
Last Anonymous:

Um, was Rome not a large white population center? I don't mean to put it on a historical tip, but that was the beacon of white savagery and then became 'what to BE' for subsequent European civilizations. Do you remember the French Revolution? They were a bunch of all-white savages. Oh, and don't forget the Vikings, with their penance for raping and pillaging!

But maybe our definitions of savagery differ?

Also, you sound very hateful. You need some black friends...

Economics9698 said...

What use to be posted on the DoJ web site was 28.6% black, 16.7% Hispanic, 4.4% white and 1.1% Asian males ended up in jail. Blacks are 6.5 times more likely to end up in the clink than whites.

Also black IQ is 85, Hispanic 93, white 100 and Asian 101.

Out of wedlock birth rates 68% black, 42.6% Hispanic and 26% white.

You can go on and on with per capita income comparisons and it just says the same crap.

Anonymous said...

Nashville all the way! I am so proud of TN!!!!

Abe Stinkin' said...


Your kind are indefensible. No matter how many message boards you angrily troll, the reality will still remain that blacks, a small percentage of the population, committ 60% of all murders, over 70% of all robberies and other violent crime and carry more than 70% of all sexually transmitted diseases in America, a nation that would be a virtual paradise without their presence. Blacks are 50 times more likely to assault a white than a white is to assault them. This is simple common sense, and everyone knows it. Any non black who has entered a black neighorhood or has attended a school with large numbers of blacks is painfully aware of the level of racism and cruelty of which blacks are capable. It usually only takes one encounter to realize this, especially in urban settings. I have been around my share of domesticated uppity AA grad school blacks; statistical anomalies like that don't count. Blacks kill more whites every year in America than all the black and white lynchings in American history, combined. Contemporary black murders, like the Knoxville Horror, are ten times more savage than any lynching could ever be. Never mind that a great many of these lynchings were in response to actual violent crime such as rape, which if today's stats are any indication, was epidemic. Today, black males rape nearly 40,000 white women per year, vs. whites raping statistically zero black females per year in the U.S. These statistical truths are outrageous, extreme and utterly insane.

There is no counter argument to such lopsided facts. Stating FACTS is not making an argument; if I state that the sky is blue, I am not making an argument requiring your input or opinion. If the Tawana Brawleys and Crystal Mangums of your kind ever stopped blame shifting and jena6 hoaxing, it is easy to imagine the deluge of retribution upon your kind. Your very survival depends on constant cries of rayciss and blame shifting liberalism, at the speed of sound lest the violent truth of reality set in to the pc brainwashed sheeple that pay for your lifestyle.

Nor will your pseudointellectual Don King-isms erase the fact that the average i.q. for blacks in sub saharan Africa is 66. Obviously, your i.q. is much higher than 66, and you know who you can thank for that.

Nor will your angry, insecure trolling change the reality of the fact that more black slaves are enslaved in Africa by other blacks right now than in any other place at any other time in world history. Nor will they change the fact that Africans sold their own into slavery and the people that bought them and owned them in America were not really the white people that you erroneously blame. Nor will it change the fact that all races have been enslaved throughout history and that the word "slave" comes from the word "slav", meaning white Eastern Europeans put into bondage by Moors. All races have been shit upon and enslaved, but only blacks, due to genetic i.q. deficits and various ingrained personality disorders continue to screw up and blame slavery. Without white help, there wouldn't be a population explosion there nor a single African drinking clean, fecal free water or irrigating a single crop. Despite a society that has been completely reordered to discriminate IN YOUR FAVOR, your people have still not managed to raise your median i.q. scores, SAT scores or lower your violent crime and STD stats by a single point.

Go ahead, hip hop away, make your obligatory and ubiquitous muh dikk comments and blame shifts; shake your head from side to side while you pivot your shoulders in stereotypical Shaniqua fashion. This will not change any of the immutable truths above nor the ineluctable conclusions they generate.

Pink and bright yellow pimp suits, Ebonics, "grillz", "bling". Give me a break.