Feds at least partially responsible for Ferguson, MO uprising

I have to wonder if the National Government in Washington actually likes these violent eruptions  like we’re seeing in Ferguson, MO

Now based on what I’ve read so far, it appears the local cops started this by unnecessarily killing an unarmed black teenager who they were harassing for the non-crime of jaywalking.  They then escalated the situation by responding to protests with taunts and military style tactics:

But here’s why I think the Feds are partially to blame for this and similar situations:

Ferguson was a white suburb 20 years ago.  Now it’s a black suburb.  Why?  These rapid white to black demographic shifts tend to happen because of Section 8 housing.  A big city like St. Louis will tear down one of their run-down, crime-ridden housing projects leaving a bunch of poor blacks homeless.  The Feds give them Section 8 housing vouchers, and then entice realtors to build a bunch of low-income housing where they further subsidize the rent.  It’s usually cheaper to build these cheap apartments out in the Suburbs than in a big city where property is generally more expensive.  So these newly homeless blacks find new homes in a previously white suburb.

White people generally don’t like to live among a large black population.  Whether you think this is some terrible evil or just a natural human desire to live among your own kind is irrelevant.  It’s a fact.  So a large percentage of the white people leave town until it becomes majority black.  However, some white people stay, and these are usually the ones who have the most to lose by leaving, i.e. the ones who control the local government.  So now you have a white government with a white police force in charge of a majority black town.  Kind of like a small scale 1980s South Africa.  This is a recipe for disaster.  It likely wouldn’t happen without Uncle Sam.

The other reason the Feds share some blame in this is their policy of arming local police departments like they’re waging war in Fallujah.

Washington has also been employing millions of young men in their terror war for the last 13 years.  Upon returning to civilian life, these people realize they aren’t qualified for any productive job that pays a decent salary, so they become cops.

So now you’ve got a bunch of local white cops patrolling a black town, armed better than the marines were a generation ago, many of whom actually were marines involved in occupying Iraq earlier this century.  What could possibly go wrong?

As I said at the beginning of this post, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Feds like these types of events.  There are already calls for the “Justice” Department to come to the rescue and clean up the local government’s mess.  Believe it or not, among some idiots Eric Holder might actually come off as a hero in all this.  And in general, civil unrest justifies the whole Department of Homeland Security’s very existence.

God Bless America.

Israeli Propaganda against Iran

I had to stop reading this article in the Washington Times after a few paragraphs.  This is what really got me upset:

fresh evidence suggests Iran continues to support the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas, which went to war anew this summer with Israel.


Israel went to war with Hamas!  In fact they went to war with the entire Gaza Strip. Some Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank were murdered, Israel blamed Hamas, and launched the war which would be considered terrorism if conducted by any non-Western government.  According to the Israeli State and their bitches in the USA, any Gazan they kill is either part of Hamas, they’re the friends or family of Hamas, or Hamas was using them as a human shield.

The Times also seems mad that some guy in Iran suggested they should give some air defenses to Hamas.  So it’s okay for the US to give billions of dollars of offensive weapons to Israel to attack Hamas, but if some government wants to help Hamas defend themselves, then that’s grounds for more starvation sanctions against that government’s civilians.

Keep in mind that no matter how you feel about Iran, Hamas, or Israel, none of this in any way threatens the United States of America.  It’s not our problem!  Aid to Israel and sanctions on Iran do nothing to help 99% of Americans.  The only Americans it helps are the merchants of death and maybe some oil companies.

Thomas Sowell is wrong

I actually like Thomas Sowell.  I agree with most of his essays that deal with economics or contemporary American culture.  However, when it comes to foreign policy, he is basically a neocon.

I was especially disturbed by what Sowell wrote today about Israel.  Apparently he’s upset about something Geraldo Rivera said regarding Israel losing the battle for world opinion. Of course that Israel is hated around the world following its government’s latest offensive against the concentration camp known as Gaza is just a fact, but here is Sowell’s response:

Has any other country, in any other war, been expected to keep the enemy’s civilian casualties no higher than its own civilian casualties? The idea that Israel should do so did not originate among the masses but among the educated intelligentsia.

This is just sick.  He’s basically saying the State of Israel shouldn’t worry how many Palestinian civilians they kill.  This is how neocons think.  Only Israeli, and to a lesser extent American, lives count.  Every other person on Earth is expendable.

And let’s not forget that Israel started this war.  A couple teenagers who were stupid enough to hitchhike in the Occupied West Bank got killed.  That doesn’t warrant a full bombardment and invasion of Gaza.

Earlier in the column he wrote this:

Are these protesters aware that vastly more German civilians were killed by American bombers attacking Nazi Germany during World War II than American civilians killed in the United States by Hitler’s forces?

So because the US government killed hundreds of thousands of German civilians, that makes it okay for Israel to kill thousands of Palestinian civilians today?  What kind of logic is that?  Why was it okay for FDR to mass murder people in the first place?

And why use WWII as an example?  Why not use the much more recent example of Iraq? I’m not aware of a single American civilian in the United States dying at the hand of the Iraqis, but that didn’t stop Bush the Stupid from murdering at least 100,000 civilians in Iraq. That was a war Thomas Sowell fully supported.  I’m starting to see a pattern here.  If an Israeli or Republican politician says they need to start a war against a dirt poor Muslim country, Mr. Sowell is 100% behind the killing of civilians.