An enemy completely incapable of understanding that they've made a powerful case for why segregating the races keeps white people free from the problems individual black people collectively create.
|Tricia Bishop concedes segregation keeps white people safe from black gun crime in Baltimore, because "magically" gun crime is somehow reserved for the black neighborhoods (because they are full of dangerous black people you insufferable witch)|
Enter Tricia Bishop, deputy editorial page editor for The Baltimore Sun, a newspaper existing to continuously make excuses for the unceasing black dysfunction rotting away what's left of western civilization in Baltimore. [Do you know the gun owners in your circle?, Baltimore Sun, 1-7-16]:
It's inevitable when my husband and I visit family these days that the subject of violence in Baltimore comes up. Often, I'm the one who raises it. But when it came up last week on a trip to see my parents in Georgia, I got my back up. I thought of the 11-hour drive south and the billboards we passed along I-81 boasting guns for sale ("A Glock for Christmas"!), and of the story my brother-in-law, who lives in Florida, told of a neighbor stopping by to shoot the breeze in his suburban driveway, a handgun holstered at the man's waist as their kids played nearby.
I'm less afraid of the criminals wielding guns in Baltimore, I declared as we discussed the issue, than I am by those permitted gun owners. I know how to stay out of the line of Baltimore's illegal gunfire; I have the luxury of being white and middle class in a largely segregated city that reserves most of its shootings for poor, black neighborhoods overtaken by "the game." The closest I typically get to the action is feeling the chest-thumping vibrations of the Foxtrot police helicopter flying overhead in pursuit of someone who might be a few streets over, but might as well be a world away. But I don't know where the legal gun owners are or how to ensure that their children, no matter how well versed in respecting firearms, won't one day introduce that weapon to my daughter.
And so, as President Barack Obama announced plans this week to tighten background checks for gun buyers and increase gun tracking and research, I thought, that's all well and good, but how about adding something immediately useful: a gun owner registry available to the public online — something like those for sex offenders. I'm not equating gun owners with predatory perverts, but the model is helpful here; I want a searchable database I can consult to find out whether my kid can have a play date at your house.
Guns in the home are far more likely to be used accidentally, in suicides or family disputes than in self defense, according to studies based on anecdotal evidence. (Perhaps Mr. Obama's improved research will show for sure.) And I'm pretty certain that if I'd had a gun the one time I was the victim of a violent crime (in upstate New York), the outcome would have been a lot worse than it was, with the firearm turned against me in short order. Instead, I was able to scream and break away from a mugger with a dull knife trying to force me into a vacant lot between rowhouses.
Three years ago, a New York newspaper published a map online showing who owned guns in two counties outside of New York City. The backlash was swift and wide, with the most legitimate complaints being a fear of theft, which the paper said never materialized, and concerns about identifying where law enforcement lived. (I'm willing to compromise by including the officer's name, but not address, in my database.) Much of the response, though, was made up of comments like this one: "so, should we start wearing yellow Stars of David so the general public can be aware of we are??"
Gun owners may feel picked on, but they are not a persecuted class. They are individuals who have chosen to keep in their homes an object whose chief purpose is to injure or kill, whether in self defense or otherwise. The rest of us should have a right to know it's there before we — or our children — enter.See, I'd rather have a searchable database of people who have committed gun crimes in my city instead of assuming those who legally purchase are somehow on the same level as sex offenders.
Segregation in Baltimore protects what little is left of the civilization white people long ago created in the city, with the heavily black portions serving as reservations for a reminder of what Africa in America looks like. Gun violence isn't "reserved" for these black areas of Baltimore, it's just that black people routinely decide to use a gun for ending disputes because of their lack of impulse control and future time orientation (killing someone over a $3 debt or because they disrespected you is shockingly frequent motive in black on black homicides/nonfatal shootings).
If there were no black people in Baltimore, it's not unfair to state that homicides would have been less than you could count on one hand, and nonfatal shootings maybe one or two more.
But Tricia Bishop would believe somehow it's her white privilege that prevents her and other white people from using a gun for violence, since it's magically "reserved" for black neighborhoods in Baltimore overtaken by... "the game?"
What "game" is Bishop even referring too?
Drugs and drug dealing?
Drugs are hardly a motive in the majority of the homicides or nonfatal shootings in Baltimore, but a convenient goblin for police to cite as a reason behind the violence because stating "black people shot one another because they are a violent, unintelligent race completely devoid of reason or accountability when it comes to gun safety" isn't politically expedient right now.
In closing: white liberals really, really want to disarm you. They actually believe the threat of being shot by a black thug (Baltimore had more 920 shootings in 2015, almost all with a black person pulling the trigger) ranks lower than the threat from "those permitted gun owners..."
Our job was never to make America great again; our job was to survive America, a land run by misfit toys like Tricia Bishop.
To people like Tricia Bishop, a multiple time felon like Freddie Gray is a true hero, who only resorted to selling heroin and a life of crime because white privilege somehow ensured all of the gun violence in Baltimore would "magically" be reserved for the all-black parts of the city...
We know what a civilization looks like with people such as Tricia Bishop or Marin Alsop in power: Baltimore in 2015.
What does a civilization looks like when white people unencumbered by the white guilt Bishop has drowned herself in look like?
See July 20, 1969 for a glimpse.