Slavery in the United States ended 1.5 centuries ago, but the blowback continues in that America is now multicultural as far as blacks and whites are concerned. The two-race nation has been a problem since slave days. First, it was one sort of problem, primarily for blacks. Now, it’s a larger problem that affects everybody.
A multicultural society will always be a problem. It will always give you grief.
Right now the PC people are having hissy fits about failure to indict that unfortunate policeman, all of which is centered on race. The PC people (Barry’s fans) say it’s so unjust, and cops are so bad.
Here are the facts:
Of all police arrests, no matter the race, 99.9 percent do not end in a fatality.
In the past half century, the rate of blacks killed by cops has plummeted 79 percent.
There are 43 million blacks in the United States. In 2012 (latest stats), 123 were killed by police. Also in 2012, 326 whites were shot to death by police. In 2013, blacks committed 5,375 murders. Whites committed 4,396. Whites are 63 percent of the population, and blacks are just 13 percent.
In 90 percent of those black murders, the dead person is another black or the offender himself.
So, clearly, the problem is not cops killing “innocent” blacks. The problem is the black underclass, the collapse of the black family (which was far more stable a century ago; did you know that?), the sky-high illegitimacy rate of blacks, and hand-wringing of guilt-ridden white collectivists and its far-reaching cultural effects.
But the root problem is multiculturalism. Different races, religions, languages do not live comfortably together, especially when one group has the upper hand, as will almost always be the case. Monocultural societies are far more peaceful. Mexico, Kenya, Ecuador, Sweden, etc., rarely have racial conflicts.
Neither do Japan, China, Poland, Russia, Chile and so on. Those nations do not actively embrace the 1960s, Kumbaya, hippie notion that people with stark differences can live under the same roof in peace.
They neither “celebrate diversity” nor “embrace multiculturalism.”
They embrace their unique national characters instead.
When such conflicts erupt in Africa, they are tribal, not racial, issues, beautifully illustrating my point. It’s not always about race. It can be about culture, religion, tribes. Multiculturalism leads to trouble. Encouraging multiculturalism leads to worse trouble. Yet America, including the White House, continues to do it, big-time.
Expect more violence.
And more silly theatrics by ignorant football players as Al Sharpton grows richer by the day.
AS PART OF The Unseen Moon’s occasional public service, and as a followup to yesterday’s post on the Downside of Diversity, here is an educational video by Chris Rock.
Yes, there is potty talk involved, and The Moon prefers to maintain its G rating at all times, but sometimes colorful speech is necessary to make a powerful point. If only Michael Brown had watched this video, and taken it to heart, perhaps he would not be lying dead on a cold marble slab today, or wherever he is.
We can easily connect Brown’s fatal encounter with the police to cultural differences. Brown’s culture was of the ghetto, a culture of constant, perceived victimization and, especially among the young, in-your-face defiance. The police officer’s culture of law, order and personal responsibility was another thing entirely.
This is dedicated to Swisher Sweets fans everywhere.