Establishment thought cop Rich Lowry of National Review has fallen down on the job. Soon after he sanctimoniously fired John Derbyshire for attempting to speak honestly about race, Thomas Sowell has acknowledged at NRO that the recent appalling attack in Norfolk was part of a censored epidemic of black on white mob violence:
Similar episodes of unprovoked violence by young black gangs against white people chosen at random on beaches, in shopping malls, or in other public places have occurred in Philadelphia, New York, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland, Washington, Los Angeles, and other places across the country. Both the authorities and the media tend to try to sweep these episodes under the rug.
In Milwaukee, for example, an attack on whites at a public park a few years ago left many of the victims battered to the ground and bloody. But when the police arrived on the scene, it became clear that the authorities wanted to keep this quiet. …
A wave of such attacks in Chicago were reported, but not the race of the attackers or victims. Media outlets that do not report the race of people committing crimes nevertheless report racial disparities in imprisonment and write heated editorials blaming the criminal-justice system.
What the authorities and the media seem determined to suppress is that the hoodlum elements in many ghettoes launch coordinated attacks on whites in public places.
Maybe the liberal media is just trying to prevent the full-blown race war we could have if whites start fighting back…
It may be understandable that some people want to head off such a catastrophe, either by not reporting the attacks in this race war, or by not identifying the race of those attacking, or by insisting that the attacks were not racially motivated — even when the attackers themselves voice anti-white invective as they laugh at their bleeding victims.
Trying to keep the lid on is understandable. But a lot of pressure can build up under that lid. If and when that pressure leads to an explosion of white backlash, things could be a lot worse than if the truth had come out earlier, and steps taken by both black and white leaders to deal with the hoodlums and with those who inflame them.
The latter two groups are responsible for the tsunami of violence, bleeding heart duckspeak about oppression notwithstanding.
Those who automatically say that the social pathology of the ghetto is due to poverty, discrimination, and the like cannot explain why such pathology was far less prevalent in the 1950s, when poverty and discrimination were worse. But there were not nearly as many grievance mongers and race hustlers then.
The openly evil Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson aren’t the only grievance mongers and race hustlers we have to worry about. In light of the propaganda pageant that was made of the Passion of Saint Skittles, most if not all of the “mainstream” media fits the definition.
Don’t worry, Lowry won’t fire Thomas Sowell; he’s black.
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