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As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up.
If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of diversity, the one thing we can be sure of is that more black people will be murdered, raped and assaulted.
Someone's got to say it, so it might as well be me: I'm against more black people being murdered, raped and assaulted.
In a massive, detailed 2000 study of the effect of court-ordered affirmative action plans on police departments, economist John Lott found that the more minorities on a police force, the higher the rates of murder, manslaughter, violent crime, robbery and aggravated assault will be. Violent crime increased by a minimum of 3.3 percent every year after affirmative action policies went into effect—and the spike in crime was highest in black neighborhoods.[Does a Helping Hand Put Others At Risk?: Affirmative Action, Police Departments, and Crime, Economic Inquiry, April 2000]
The problem was not with black cops, Lott's study showed, but rather with the lowering of standards across the board, resulting in less-qualified officers of every race. To get more of MSNBC's "voices of oppression" on police forces, requirements are reduced for all recruits. (Just as quality declined at MSNBC when "voices of oppression" had to be added to their lineup.)
About a decade into a federal consent decree requiring the Los Angeles Police Department to hire more minority officers, the LAPD'S Rampart division was employing gang members in uniforms.
Training officer Jim Peasha told investigative reporter Jan Golab that he left his unit because of the preposterous recruits being sent to him as a result of affirmative action. "I had some fantastic minority recruits," Peasha said. "One black kid was the best I ever had." But he also had "one guy who I knew was on drugs and I couldn't get him out. He wound up getting caught working as a guard at a rock (cocaine) house. An off-duty cop!" [How Racial P.C. Corrupted the LAPD , American Enterprise, June 2005]
It was almost as if the LAPD was turning into the public school system.
By the time of the Rampart scandal...
Mexican illegal alien Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros killed two stepsisters, Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, 6, and Abigail Robinson, 11, by driving through a leaf pile where the girls were playing. What’s worse, Garcia-Cisneros failed to return to the scene after the accident and washed her car to hide evidence.
Killed by an illegal alien: Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, 6; Abigail Robinson, 11
The killer: DREAMER Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros
The judicial system essentially shrugged at Garcia-Cisnero’s crime, sentencing her to a slap on the wrist and probation. [Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros Released From Jail, Can Get Work Permit and Social Security Number, by Luke Hammill, The Oregonian, August 19, 2014]
But there were no fewer than three immigration enforcement bureaucracies that could have deported her as an illegal alien guilty of a felony. All of the officials at these organizations failed...
Harry Reid And The Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce
Harry Reid is a bigoted Beltway corruptocrat with an interminable case of diarrhea of the mouth. The feeble-minded coot stuck his foot in that mess of a mouth again last week at the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce. But as mortifying as the Senate Majority Leader is, there's an even worse spectacle: Asian-American liberals who keep giving top Democrats and their partisan operatives blanket passes.
Reid clumsily offered his assessment of the success and intelligence of business leaders of Asian descent at the gathering. "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are," he babbled. You put those uppity Asians in their places, Hater Harry!
During a question-and-answer session, Reid followed up his jibe with a crude "joke" about Chinese surnames that would make Archie Bunker cringe: "One problem that I've had today is keeping my Wongs straight."
This curious combination of controversy and Political Correctness is characteristic of D’Souza—case in point: his latest film America: Imagine The World Without Her, which essentially tells us that America is the greatest country in the world…because it made possible Dinesh D’Souza.
D’Souza [Email him] is Conservatism Inc.’s master of racial triangulation, an Indian immigrant who smeared Sam Francis and plagiarized Jared Taylor in order to benefit his own career. D’Souza couples sabotaging of these genuine Dissident Right intellectuals with flimsy claims of persecution, as shown by his complaints about discrimination against his products by Costco and Google. [Dinesh D’Souza, Effective Crybaby, by Dave Weigel, Slate, July 10, 2014]
America tells conservatives not to be intimidated by the shaming tactics of the anti-American Left. However, it qualifies this worthy aspiration by ignoring the role of race in both America’s accomplishments and in the motivation of America’s Leftist enemies.
Despite its subtitle, Imagine The World Without Her, it isn’t an alternate history. Instead, D’Souza interviews a number of Left-wing activists, mostly nonwhite, who see America’s existence as a tragedy for so-called Native Americans, Mexicans, and blacks. In contrast, D’Souza identifies himself as an immigrant who “chose” America, and is therefore uniquely qualified to explain its essence to the rubes.
D’Souza summarizes the case of the anti-American Left under five main
The decisions that determined the fate of the great nations [...]
Ten years ago I worked for Ocean Tomo, which styled itself with more enthusiasm than precision as “an intellectual capital merchant bank.” Ocean Tomo’s founder and CEO, and my boss, was Jim Malackowski who drove race cars, owned the most expensive single-family house in Chicago at the time, and, being fashionably ultra-liberal, helped bankroll a promising Democratic Senate candidate he insisted on calling “Baruch” Obama.
Jim wanted to make money from white displacement. He would not have used the phrase “white displacement;” he preferred speaking of “preferences.” After all, everyone has preferences.
The United States government makes no secret of its racial preferences. It prefers to give its business to companies run by non-whites, and that increases the value of those companies. Financial markets in this country (of the “free minds and free markets” that had long been the battle-cry of the old Chicago Board of Trade) are quiveringly alert to the weight of the government’s thumb in assessing valuations. Jim (who is both white and gentile, to anticipate curiosity on that point) concluded that the government’s racial preferences could have an impact on the value of certain assets. But how to identify the assets and profit from that increased value?
This was a novel insight for a man who had amassed a sizable fortune based on another novel insight–about the value of patents. He had seen that the government and the courts were shifting from policies that made it easy to invalidate patents towards polices that made it easier to enforce them. This was going to make patents more valuable, so, using a private equity vehicle, he bought up a lot of them at low prices and later sold them for a lot more. He even saw an abstract connection between patents and minority preferences: A government-enforced monopoly makes patents valuable; government preferences for minority companies make them more valuable.
My boss established a “diversity” business silo–with all the vagueness the term implies; we weren’t sure exactly what we were going to do–and in a brilliant move, recruited a fashionable, attractive, and articulate Muslim woman, rather than the expected black woman as our diversity czarina. Fatemeh Hall (that was her married American name) had recently arrived from Iran, and she had a matchless zeal for uplifting African-Americans in particular. She had made this her life’s mission after reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin in high school. The business elites of Chicago were desperate to recruit Muslims and show how unprejudiced they were against them. Doors opened for her magically.
Fatemeh unaccountably decided she liked me, even though I made no secret of my admittedly neutered Republicanism. Before long, I was her official mentor, and diversity initiatives were added to my portfolio. My mission was to find a way to make money from racial preferences.
In laying the groundwork for our “diversity” business silo, I learned that corporate America has undertaken white displacement seriously and efficiently, and even more so than is generally realized. However, there are hard limits to the nonsense our commercial overlords will tolerate, even in the sacred name of diversity.
Our work started, very modestly, by advising minority-owned companies on how to get contracts with Fortune 500 companies. My boss’s Rolodex of names at big companies was a great help here. The contracts were supposed to help the companies sell equity stakes. At the time, Ocean Tomo had an advisory arm and could expect to be compensated in both fees and warrants if a client went public. However, IPOs seemed to me to be of limited profit potential because the companies would need to maintain their minority status if they were going to keep getting Fortune 500 contracts. Going public and selling stock would mean they would no longer be minority owned. But this approach was a way for us to get into the game.
For the next few months, I spent perhaps 10 hours of my workweek in minority business conferences graced with high-profile speakers and earnest, usually white, and surprisingly senior corporate executives. Fatemeh proved to be a tireless conference organizer and a genuine political genius, cultivating an alliance with Emil Jones, the African-American Illinois Senate President at the time. Emil, whose career obsession was getting black men more construction jobs, managed to connect us to an endless pipeline of aggrieved and ambitious minority business owners.
Because Fatemeh had read Uncle Tom’s Cabin and cultivated Senate President Jones, our minority contractor pipeline was predominantly black. In Chicago at least, it seemed that black businesses disproportionately...
A prominent Ohio not-for-profit agency that offered help to low-income Americans received more than half a billion in taxpayer dollars over the past 15 years. But its president and CEO was awarding publicly funded contracts in exchange for kickbacks, home-renovation work, and other pay-offs, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio alleged last week.
Jacqueline Middleton, who led the Council of Economic Opportunities of Greater Cleveland (CEOGC) from 1993 until last April, now faces two charges of honest-services fraud, one count of bribery in a federally funded program, and one count of Hobbs Act conspiracy for her alleged misdeeds. [More]
What race is Jacqueline Middleton? She's black. See picture below:
Local Head Start CEO resigns during federal probe, Tom Meyer, WKYC-TV, April 16, 2014
In 2005, local journalists reviewed CEOGC records and wrote about Middleton’s big-spending habits, “particularly on travel and gifts,” reporter Susan Vinella noted. The Cleveland Plain Dealer detailed Middleton’s spending of agency funds on a $190 gong to decorate her office, luxury car rentals, Coach tote bags, and Tiffany gifts. And while on agency trips to anti-poverty conferences, Middleton had also spent big on spa services and exorbitant meals, charged to the CEOGC credit card, the Plain Dealer reported. Ultimately, Middleton reimbursed the agency for around $4,000.
In the wake of this news….
The Texas Border with Mexico is only 1200 miles long
Texas Governor Rick Perry’s deployment of National Guard troops to the Lone Star State’s border with Mexico has been attacked by the Mexican Foreign Ministry. [Mexico protests Texas National Guard troops on US border, AFP, August 16, 2014]. Yawn. If you put a Cub Scout on the border with a slingshot, the Mexican government would be crying militarization. Unfortunately the Mexican government doesn’t have much to worry about—but there’s a way Perry could change that.
It’s not that I lack confidence in the Texas National Guard, of which I myself am a veteran. It could do the job—if it were given a clear mission and political backup.
My lack of confidence: in Governor Rick Perry, and that’s a general assessment here at VDARE.COM. Rick Perry is a big talker, but in the past he’s done more than his share of encouraging illegal immigration.
I’d be delighted to be proven wrong though—so here’s some helpful advice on how Perry could seal its 1200-mile border with Mexico.
Drastic? Maybe, but drastic times call for drastic measures. Obviously, the federal government is not going to seal the border—but Texas could.
From time to time, efforts have been made. There was Perry’s Operation Linebacker, back in 2005, which was “to increase law enforcement presence along the Texas-Mexico border, particularly between legal points of entry” But look what happened to it:
Initially, Operation Linebacker was beset with controversy because some sheriffs used the grant funds to set up checkpoints that civil rights groups alleged were being used to round up undocumented immigrants. [AW: As if that’s a bad thing!] Advocates said the checkpoints created fear in immigrant communities where some families were afraid to leave their homes even to take their children to school. [AW: Yeah, right!] An El Paso Times review of reports from sheriffs departments that participated in Operation Linebacker showed that the effort resulted in immigrant apprehensions seven times more often than it resulted in criminal arrests.[Tribpedia: Operation Border Star]
All the units being deployed in these cool-sounding operations are competent. But the problem is there is no overall strategy to...
Tide Running Strongly Against Amnesty/ Immigration Surge At Conservatism Inc. Showcase For Rick Perry. (But Not Against Middle East War)
It turned out, there was not really one but two events. The first was a panel with National Review editor Rich Lowry, Heritage’s James Carafano, Temple Law professor Jan Ting (a long-time VDARE.com favorite, see here and here) and GOP strategist Kellyanne Conway. Then everyone but Rich Lowry left the stage. Lowry introduced Perry who proceeded to make some incoherent remarks about his current indictment, some even more brief and vacuous points about the border and then spent the bulk of speech, completely off-topic, promoting more wars in the Middle East.
A friend of mine spotted Perry having lunch with The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol after the event, which no doubt explains this long digression.
My take: The actual panel on immigration was much better than I expected, Perry’s comments on immigration even worse. [YouTube]
James J. Carafano, who represented the official Heritage position, spoke first. [YouTube]His comments were the weakest, but not bad. He spent half his talk trying to suggest there is consensus for border security and that should be the focus of immigration reform, but he did concede that lack of internal enforcement was a lure.
Rich Lowry spoke next. Whatever someone wants to say about Lowry (and plenty at VDARE have), his comments here were on point. He began by emphasizing....
Ali Muhammad Brown
For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of "vengeance" on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has now proclaimed. Have you heard about this horror? Probably not.
The usual suspects who decry hate crimes and gun violence haven't uttered a peep. Why? Like O.J.'s glove: If the narrative don't fit, you must acquit. The admitted killer will be cast as just another "lone wolf" whose familiar grievances and bloodthirsty Islamic invocations mean nothing.
I say: Enough with the whitewashing. Meet Ali Muhammad Brown. His homicidal Islamic terror spree took him from coast to coast. The 29-year-old career thug admitted to killing Leroy Henderson in Seattle in April; Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young in Seattle on June 1; and college student Brendan Tevlin, 19, in Essex County, New Jersey, on June 25. Tevlin was gunned down in his family Jeep on his way home from a friend's house. Ballistics and other evidence linked all the victims to Muhammad Brown. Police apprehended him last month hiding in an encampment near the Watchung Mountains of West Orange, New Jersey.
While he was on the run, he disguised himself in a Muslim keffiyeh. He carried a notebook with jihadist scribblings and advice on evading detection. I obtained the latest charging documents filed in Washington State, which detail the defiant domestic terrorist's motives.
Muhammad Brown told investigators that Tevlin's slaying was a "just kill." The devout Islamic adherent proclaimed: "My mission is vengeance. For the lives, millions of lives are lost every day." Echoing jihadist Fort Hood mass killer Nidal Hasan, Muhammad Brown cited Muslim deaths in "Iraq, Syria, (and) Afghanistan" as the catalysts for his one-man Islamic terror campaign. "All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life."
When a detective asked him to clarify whether all four murders were "done for vengeance for the actions of the United States in the Middle East," Muhammad Brown stated unequivocally: "Yes." He added that he was "just doing (his) small part."
Seattle's left-wing mayor, Ed Murray, rushed to issue a statement—which might as well have sported an insipid "Coexist" bumper sticker across the page—asserting that Muhammad Brown's seething, deadly hatred did "not reflect the values of Muslims." But the fact is Ali Muhammad Brown has plenty of company. Seattle alone has been a long-festering hotbed...