None of the, "if only they'd leave the liberal plantation," mindset prevails.
Good, keep running.
|From the Baltimore Sun's interactive homicide map, a breakdown of victims by race. Suspects in Baltimore homicide are, axiomatically, black (not all the time, but most).|
The above mindset is an attempt to absolve black individuals from their actions and self-created dysfunction, as if some imaginary, racist form of 'the force' from Star Wars keeps them from displaying some form of impulse control or future time-orientation thinking.
You see, it's clearly understood the mindset of former black Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon is the predominant view of black people across the nation when it comes to what 'democracy' means: racial democracy. [Council tries to mend fences on changing boundaries Recalling the night that Sheila Dixon let the shoe drop, Baltimore Sun, March 21, 1991]:
When time mercifully causes all else to fade from memory about the great racial debate of 1991, the vision of a shoeless Sheila Dixon will unfortunately remain.
While the city councilwoman from West Baltimore did not literally put her foot in her mouth the other night, she did remove her shoe and wave it in the faces of her white colleagues and declare:
"You've been running things for the last 20 years. Now the shoe is on the other foot. See how you like it."In so doing, Dixon performed that rare feat of saying exactly the right thing in exactly the wrong manner -- and thus pointed out the festering sore that race relations still remain, years after many imagined it would heal itself through hard work and good will and diplomacy.
Dixon, who is black, spoke bluntly of an undeniable truth: As the city of Baltimore has shifted over the past 25 years from majority white to majority black, its political representation has unfairly stayed majority white.It's been 22 years since Dixon took her shoe off and said in racially explicit terms, "Now the shoe is on the other foot. See how you like it."
The shoe has been on the the black foot for more than a score in Baltimore, and upon removing it the pungent aroma of a failed, third-world state is overpowering.
Gun crime in Baltimore is almost exclusively black, with a smattering of white homicide victims more often than not having black suspects behind their death. The late Lawrence Auster dubbed it "Black Baltimore's Youth Intifada," but such a title fails to take into consideration that the internecine black-on-black (and tragic black-on-white) crime in the city has helped make Baltimore one of America's least desirable places to live.
All of this during the time of black political power, as Sheila Dixon pointed out was upon back in 1991 when she did her black-power impression of Khrushchev banging a shoe.
In a sane world, no government would tax its productive citizens to provide welfare, EBT/Food Stamps, Section 8 Housing vouchers, etc., to ensure the proliferation of its least productive, most violent population group (it would do everything humanely possible to lower the least productive members of society's numbers and everything possible to increase the numbers of productive citizens).
|Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon affirmed black power in Baltimore when, as a council member in 1991, she took off her shoe and told whites, "now the shoe is on the other foot. See how you like it."|
Such is the case in Baltimore, where the latter group has all but driven out the former demographic group from the city. In the process, black politicians like Dixon have been elected to represent the remaining black underclass.
An underclass where yet another aspiring black rapper has become just another statistic, another homicide victim to add to the growing tally for the year. [Teen killed in weekend city shooting was an aspiring rapper: Baltimore police investigating incident that hit seven people, Baltimore Sun, 8-27-13]:
Fifteen-year-old Deshaun Jones had spent much of the summer hanging out in the neighborhood where he died last weekend, gunned down as he sat on a porch just before his first day at Frederick Douglass High School.
The teen was among seven people shot in a single incident Saturday in Franklin Square. On Monday, when he was to have begun his freshman year, red, white and blue balloons were left at the shooting scene, along with a stuffed toy animal. The other victims — all adults — are expected to survive.
Jones was an aspiring rapper who went by the name Lor D'Shaun. "His biggest dream was to make it. To move out of this 'hood," said his mother, Shanika Harris.
In one song, he says, "At a young age you turn into a man out here/Cuz these n----s on the street don't play out here."
In another track, he sounds a combative message. He waves around a gun in a video called "Bodie 'Em" and taunts his rivals. "Run up on them with that Ruger/they don't even know who did it/hit the target, hit the witness/I ain't trying see the prisons."
Harris said her son had never been violent, but he wrote about a subject that hit close to home.
"It was like re-enacting life, what he saw in the neighborhood," she said of her son's lyrics.
The shooting was the latest in what Commissioner Anthony W. Batts has called "cluster" shootings, where multiple victims are left injured. In an interview with WJZ-TV on Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the culprit in Saturday's shooting an "idiot coward."
Police have not announced any arrests in the incident.
Police said there have been 287 nonfatal shootings this year, up from 237 at this time last year — a 21 percent increase. So far, 150 homicides have been reported, which is 10 more than at this time last year and a 7 percent increase.
Batts has said hundreds of officers were deployed in the neighborhood where the shooting took place Saturday night, though many of them were dealing with a nearby block party at the time.
The gunfire broke out after a conflict over a dice game, police said.
The Sun's Justin Fenton, having recently returned from our reporter exchange in London, brings us a story today about a murder investigation and a special squad of British cops called Trident. What strikes me is that they've got 40 cops assigned to one killing.
The Trident unit has 300 officers and a $44 million budget. Baltimore cops have about 70 homicide detectives investigating murder; the homicide unit has a budget of $5.3 million (the Criminal Investigation Division's budget is $38 million).
London, a city of about 7.5 million, has had 110 homicides this year, 17 of which involved guns. Baltimore, a city of about 640,000 has had 208 slayings so far this year, most with guns.
It's impressive that London puts so many resources into homicide, and this unit specifically targets black-on-black gun murders in London's ethnic neighborhoods, where police, as in Baltimore, complain that distrust of law enforcement hampers their ability to solve crime.We know from reading David Simon's Homicide that the black population of Baltimore views the police some sort of occupying force, protectors of some draconian sense of law and order that isn't shared by the majority demographic group in the city.
But just read the differences in murder in a city more than an order of magnitude bigger (population-wise) than Baltimore! The only way to stop the violence in Baltimore is to reduce the black population, with no allocation of monetary resources or extra police units on patrol in murder/gun-crime hotspots will solve.
The Baltimore Sun provides an interactive homicide map (going back to 2007), allowing the end-user to plot homicides in the city by location, day, month, and year. Most important, by racial group as well.
SBPDL broke out the data for you (pictured above), but it showcases the fact no plantation could hide: even the ascension of black-political power - the shoe on the other foot, if you will - hasn't stopped black individuals from collectively engaging in chaotic, anarchic behavior that threatens the stability of the entire city of Baltimore.
"Now the shoe is on the other foot. See how you like it."
Don't romanticize black people.
Baltimore is what happens when runaway slaves congregate together, a reminder that when the 'shoe' of political authority is on the black foot, instinctively it goes directly on stomping whites down ("If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a white face - forever").
This 'victory' over apartheid, white supremacy, racism, Jim Crow, or white privilege is short-lived, with the advances made by the former white population immediately wiped out by the combined efforts of black elected officials and those blacks who elect them.