Monday, September 05, 2005


One of the privileges of being a blogger is that you can speak the truth as you see it without being censored. And I am going to excercise that privilege now. From what I have seen of the pictures and news reports (including blogger reports) coming out of NO, the main problem there was not meteorological but racial. As even this very cautious report notes:

"Although TV correspondents covering Hurricane Katrina avoid commenting on the obvious, their cameras hold back nothing. The people who couldn't or wouldn't leave New Orleans are overwhelmingly poor and black. As are the looters.... None of this, of course, excuses the looting, except perhaps to obtain food and water to survive. And it certainly doesn't excuse the shooting. Some looters even fired shots at rescuers Thursday, interfering with their critical missions as the city descended into near-anarchy"

And one of the reasons why black leaders and Leftists are shouting so loudly about Bush "not caring" about blacks has been to divert attention from the fact that it is "back to the jungle" behaviour by many blacks that has been a major part of the problems in NO -- if not the major problem. As soon as normal restraints were loosened large numbers of blacks completely ignored all laws and decencies and behaved like insensate beasts -- looting, raping and even shooting at rescue helicopters. For troops to be sent in with "shoot to kill" orders against black gangs and looters in an American city is so extraordinary that it reveals how total was the breakdown of civility in post-hurricane NO.

Given the fragility of civilized behaviour among large numbers of blacks, it seems to me that this should be a wake-up call to Americans every bit as vivid as the 9/11 events were. Black criminality must now be targeted as relentlessly as the lawless Muslim regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq were. All criticism of "racial profiling" must stop. "Racial profiling" must in fact be stepped up if the large bestial section of the black population is to be put in the one place suitable for them -- jail.

Robert Tracinski also summarizes the real problems in NO well:

"It has taken four long days for state and federal officials to figure out how to deal with the disaster in New Orleans. I can't blame them, because it has also taken me four long days to figure out what is going on there. The reason is that the events there make no sense if you think that we are confronting a natural disaster.

If this is just a natural disaster, the response for public officials is obvious: you bring in food, water, and doctors; you send transportation to evacuate refugees to temporary shelters; you send engineers to stop the flooding and rebuild the city's infrastructure. For journalists, natural disasters also have a familiar pattern: the heroism of ordinary people pulling together to survive; the hard work and dedication of doctors, nurses, and rescue workers; the steps being taken to clean up and rebuild.

Public officials did not expect that the first thing they would have to do is to send thousands of armed troops in armored vehicle, as if they are suppressing an enemy insurgency. And journalists--myself included--did not expect that the story would not be about rain, wind, and flooding, but about rape, murder, and looting".

Tracinski blames the problems on the culture of dependency fostered among blacks by the welfare state but, as far as I can see (and as Mark Steyn notes), normal black behaviour in Africa is comparably brutal most of the time and there is no welfare State there.

Here is just one example of a blogger report out of NO. The author of the report emailed me: "I actually had to remove the sentences about "they were animals" in order to get a link from one major site" -- so even bloggers have trouble getting the truth out.

And for comparison, note the comparatively minor death toll from the huge flooding in Eastern Europe in 2002: "Across Europe and Russia, flooding in recent weeks is responsible for the deaths of at least 97 people. The floods have driven hundreds of thousands from their homes, ruined harvests, and destroyed buildings and roads. In Germany alone, 15 people have died and 25 are missing". There are of course virtually no blacks in Eastern Europe. And note all the stories of looting, raping and gang violence in this report. (NOT).


There are comprehensive updates here and here of how local officials prevented the timely evacuation and rescue of the city.



Amazing achievements of Britain's Indians: "Mr Sheikh was just 14 and newly arrived from Uganda, his family one of the 80,000 Asians expelled by the then President, Idi Amin. In their homeland Mr Sheikh's father had owned a chain of clothes shops: the family was affluent. When they landed at Stansted Airport in September 1972, their wealth confiscated by Amin, they were penniless. "All we knew was that we had to work, and work hard, to do well and give back something to this wonderful new country which had taken us in." Today, Mr Sheikh's company, Clifton Packaging, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, has an annual turnover of £6.5 million..... Last week that recognition came. Mr Sheikh became one of just hundreds of British Asians, the majority second generation, who were proud of the Institute of British Asians' announcement that Asians, while making up no more than 2.5 per cent of the British population, account for 10 per cent of its economic output, generating £103 billion into the economy. It was, said the institute's chairman, Khalid Darr, a "staggering" achievement. "Entrepreneurship," he said, "coupled with a wonderful work ethic, fuelled by a desire to better oneself, is a potent force driving the British Asian business community.""

Keith Burgess-Jackson tells it like it is about the Left: "James Taranto prepares the Best of the Web Today page for The Wall Street Journal. While I appreciate his work, and look forward to it each weekday, I must take exception to one of his pet phrases, "the Angry Left." The Left isn't angry; it's hateful. Anger can be righteous, as when one is wronged by another. If you throw an egg at my house, I'll be angry at you, and rightly so, since you had no right to deface my property. There's even a word for righteous anger: indignation. There is nothing wrong with anger per se. Whether it is wrong depends on its object and the circumstances. Anger at those who wrong one is appropriate; anger at those who are innocent is inappropriate. Anger can be either wild, uncontrollable, and irrational or focused, controllable, and rational. What's pathological is not anger itself but the inability to get angry at those who do you down. Hatred is different. Hatred is personal. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, 2d ed., hatred is "The condition or state of relations in which one person hates another; the emotion or feeling of hate; active dislike, detestation; enmity, ill-will, malevolence." There is no such thing as righteous hatred; nor is there a word for it, as there is for righteous anger. Hatred is necessarily wild, uncontrollable, and irrational. Whereas anger can be the impetus to justice, hatred is almost always the impetus to injustice...."

Keith (himself a lawyer) also has some interesting comments on the issues raised by the death of Justice Rehnquist. We will be hearing MUCH more about that issue.

Robert Hayes is having a big blog-fight with a slimy feminist blogger. Interestingly, the fight centred around a number of errors of fact in an original post made by the feminist blogger. Far from admitting the error, she tried to evade it. As it happens, I made a small error of fact in one of my posts yesterday too. My reply to the person who pointed out the error? "Thanks to you, I have now fixed the error". I like to think that summarizes the difference between Leftists and Rightists. Leftists cannot handle the facts. Conservatives put the facts first.

For more postings, see EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. Mirror sites here, here, here, here and here. And on Social Security see Dick McDonald


Practically all policies advocated by the Left create poverty. Leftists get the government to waste vast slabs of the country's labour-force on bureaucracy and paperwork and so load the burden of providing most useful goods and services onto fewer and fewer people. So fewer useful goods and services are produced to go around. That is no accident. The Left love the poor. The Left need the poor so that they can feel good by patronizing and "helping" them. So they do their best to create as many poor people as possible.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist" (Nationalsozialistisch)

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