Thursday, March 5, 2015

The bleeding edge of America's race war

As a former prison chaplain, I've long argued that the real racial problem in America isn't white-versus-black or vice versa:  it's Black-versus-Hispanic or Hispanic-versus-Black. Now an article in Taki's Magazine begins to tell it like it is.

I can only guess that the reason you don’t hear much about black-versus-Hispanic violence in America is that you’re not supposed to hear much about it. It’s the sort of thing that swims upstream against the dominant narrative with the tenacity of a thuggish, heavily tattooed salmon. In the nation’s fevered movie dreams about racial violence, it’s white people (and only white people) who go about thrashing nonwhites (and only nonwhites). But in cities across the country—most notably, Los Angeles—one group of nonwhites is engaged in a prolonged, grinding, violent turf war with another group of nonwhites—and that’s something which is clearly NOT in the script. So it’s best for the crafty screenwriters to convince the dimwitted moviegoers that it’s not happening; failing that, they’ll squirm for a way to blame white people, anyway.

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The sinister-looking Lee Baca has been the LA County Sheriff since 1998. In 2008, he wrote an editorial for the LA Times called “In L.A., race kills”:

We have a serious interracial violence problem in this county involving blacks and Latinos. The truth is that, in many cases, race is at the heart of the problem. Latino gang members shoot blacks not because they’re members of a rival gang but because of their skin color. Likewise, black gang members shoot Latinos because they are brown ... Gang affiliation does not matter. Only the color of the victim’s skin matters ... I would even take this a step further and suggest that some of L.A.‘s so-called gangs are really no more than loose-knit bands of blacks or Latinos roaming the streets looking for people of the other color to shoot.

There's more at the link.

The article's collection of facts and incidents speaks for itself.  Things really are that bad in certain sections of our major cities.  Ask the cops who work there.  If they're allowed to talk about it by their superiors (some of them aren't), they'll confirm what the article states.

Things are going to get interesting in America's inner cities as Hispanic gangs threaten the dominance of Black gangs by sheer weight of numbers.  The Black gangs aren't going to go quietly.  The struggle between them is likely to spill over into local communities, terrorizing residents and spreading crime to areas previously thought peaceful and law-abiding.



Paul, Dammit! said...

I saw this in my last residence in Massachusetts. I lived closer than I'd like to a poor city, because it was a middle-class suburb with a Brazilian population for my wife to interact with... over the 5 years we stayed, folks got our of the adjacent city on section 8 vouchers, and that, coupled with a law allowing new construction to bypass zoning regulations if they set aside some new units for low-income housing led to my neighborhood to become much more diverse. Regardless of color, it went from middle class to dependent class, and there were gunshots, black-on-brown violence and ultimately a kidnapping that was enough motivation for my wife to agree to escape to an upper-class gated community in the south. My neighborhood may be monochromatic now, but there's no more bass noise at 3am from $500 cars with $3000 rims and $5000 stereos turned up to 11.

Anonymous said...

Well said. In larger cities, the tensions between the Black and Hispanic community are very high. Its not a recent phenomenon - my Uncle during WWII (Hispanic) literally HATED Blacks, even though they fought in the same Navy. It may have been due to competition in working in the same agricultural fields (migrant farm worker background). Whatever the reason - it exists. And when or if authorities are no longer around, the two will hash out their differences, no doubt about it.

Anonymous said...

True in CA and VA. Black gangs are generally unprepared for the level of violence that Central American gang members grew up with in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.


Old NFO said...

Memphis is another city seeing that problem.

Rolf said...

could it be that they hate each other because they see each other as competitors for a similar economic "space?" Whites tend to aim for higher paying / status jobs, whereas poorly educated blacks and Hispanics are competing for minimum wage and low-skill jobs, as well as government benefits, and just like the lion will kill the hyena, these two packs / tribes go after the competition, knwoing if they target lower-status white it'll bring too much heat from The Man?

0007 said...

Let's see; IIRC 98% of the black vote went to the guy in the black house who - with his fellow comms - is now in the process of replacing those same voters.
My sympathy meter doesn't go below zero, sorry 'bout that