This is not about 9/11.
It's about Baltimore.
A city where the "shoe of power" is now firmly on a black foot.
Beneath the weight of this boot, the civilization whites abandoned when black criminality became untenable as a neighborhood reality has been all but demolished. [Last houses standing: The beautiful row houses once part of sprawling tenements that illustrate Baltimore's urban decay, Daily Mail, September 3, 2013]:
One of the architectural quirks of certain cities on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. is the solo row house.
The ruins of a civilization, in a city where 'stricter curfews' for teens (blacks) is now on being debated as a stop-gap effort to end crime
Standing alone, in some of the worst neighborhoods, these nineteenth century structures were once attached to similar row houses that made up entire city blocks.
Time and major demographic changes have resulted in the decay and demolition of many such blocks.
Occasionally, one house is spared - literally cut off from its neighbors and left to the elements with whatever time it has left.
Still retaining traces of its former glory, the last house standing is often still occupied.The Daily Mail teased the reason those 'row towers' fell: demographic change. But we'll make it explicit: white people, the engine that kept civilization powered in Baltimore, was extinguished with a demographic Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) when the black population reached a point where democracy smiled upon their majority numbers.
To view more of the photo's by Ben Marcin, you can visit C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore.
Well, the late Ron Smith - a long-time radio personality in Baltimore - identified why those row towers fell. Thanks to Lawrence Auster for archiving this column [The Column the Baltimore Sun Would Not Publish,
Friday, June 05, 2009, Amnation.com]:
Here is the column that was submitted by Ron Smith, a weekly Baltimore Sun columnist, to the newspaper. However, The Sun decided not to run the piece today for various reasons. Decide for yourself whether the decision makers at The Sun made the right decision.
Because of all the reports I’ve read and conversations I’ve had on the radio this week about Baltimore’s notorious violence being directed these days randomly at people going about their daily business even in the supposedly safe “touristy” areas of the city, I reached for my copy of Anthropologist Jack Weatherford’s book, “Savages and Civilization: Who Will Survive?”
Weatherford has traveled just about everywhere in his long and distinguished career and during his research began to perceive that the modern world was near its end. He argues that cities, the centers of civilization, are inherently destructive.
“They consume the areas around themselves,” he writes, “and if they cannot find new materials, they die.” Think of it this way: the discipline of archeology arose from what? From the study of dead cities, strewn about the landscape of the world.
What kills them? He says the cause is the extravagant habits of consumption and destruction that are at the heart of civilization. Everything is eventually consumed.
The forests are denuded. Water, plants, stone, metal, animals, even the land itself is used up. It took thousands of years to consume and destroy the birthplace of civilization in Mesopotamia, and then the pattern continued in the Mediterranean and Europe, with the eventual need to find vast new areas, the Americas and Australia, in order to obtain the resources to replace that which had been consumed.
That game is now over. What can be civilized has been. How, you might wonder, does this tie into the increasing violence in our big cities? I’ll tell you. Jack Weatherford is an expert on tribal cultures.
He has written books about the epic clash between the Native American and European cultures during the 300 years of warfare between the two. Civilized people have defeated the tribal peoples of the world, who have been killed or scattered. But the tribal people who survived have been moving en masse into the worlds’ major urban areas.
And as he notes, “Neither the classless society of communism nor the global village of capitalism managed to homogenize the world during the twentieth century.” Group conflict, far from being eradicated, has been heightened in modern times.
The nation-state swallowed the remaining tribal people but could not digest them.
And that brings us to this startling observation from Mr. Weatherford after spending some time doing field research in Washington, D.C.: “Nowhere in the world had I witnessed as much savagery, brutality, crime and cruelty as I did on the streets of the capital city of the United States.”
He worked at a bookstore.
The clerk who worked at it before him was shot in the head and killed. The clerk who replaced him was beaten with a metal pipe and left for dead. “On the streets of Washington,” he writes, “I saw forms of social organization and culture that I had never seen among any tribal people. Everywhere in the world, tribal life centers on the family and family units, but in the center cities of America, the family has broken down.” The welfare state put the finishing touches on the destruction of the family.
In the fifteen years since his book was published, we can safely assume things have degenerated even more. Young males in the inner cities pursue their lives and interests separate from the females with whom they beget children.
“Much of the male activity,” Weatherford observes, “varies between idle boredom and fierce violence.” The males coalesce into gangs that operate with warrior bravado. This is the reality: “Aside from a few exclusive and heavily guarded enclaves, the central city is home to the lost.” And the lost are lashing out at the rest of us. Wherever uncontrolled crime appears, vigilantism soon follows.
“Soon,” writes Weatherford, “it becomes difficult to distinguish one group from the other as the criminals and vigilantes both operate outside the law…in their struggle for control of the streets and the neighborhoods.”
Strange things are happening. Unease is widespread. With good reason.Unease is widespread.