As we’ve all been glued to the television, watching the events unfold in Baltimore, there is one statistic about this mob violence you will probably never hear.
This is nothing new.
It happens all the time.
All around the nation…it’s just not reported.
In his new book, Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry, Colin Flaherty uses more than a THOUSAND examples to document the widespread black crime and violence, often directed at white people, that has been occurring across this nation for years. His book also shows how the media ignore, condone and deny it – and of course, how politicians, including the president, are willing partners in the deception.In his introduction, Flaherty writes, “Black people are the relentless victims of relentless white violence and racism, often at the end of a badge – for No Reason What So Ever.” “That was the biggest news story of 2014 and it was easy to find in the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, Spike Lee, Oprah, USA Today and lots of other places.”
But Flaherty says, “That is the biggest lie of our generation. Because just the opposite is true. Black crime and violence against whites, gays, women, seniors, young people and lots of others is astronomically out of proportion. It just won’t quit. Neither will the excuses. Or the denials. Or the black on white hostility. Or those who encourage it.”
Flaherty documents hundreds and hundreds of incidents that were never widely reported. Or suppressed, or with key details modified or eliminated.
He says, “You did not know Kansas City and other places in the heartland of Middle America – like Peoria, Des Moines, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and even Green Bay – are now centers of frequent, intense and dangerous black mob violence? But smaller towns, too. Peoria, Springfield, Greensboro, Jersey City, Dover, Monroe, Harrisburg, Charlottesville, Norwalk, New Haven, Utica, Dayton, Tuscaloosa, Texas City, Grand Terrace.”
The title of Flaherty’s book came from a particular incident in Kansas City.
For the last five years, black mobs have rampaged and beaten and destroyed and threatened and defied police dozens – DOZENS – of times at the upscale Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. They tried everything to fight it. New mayor. New police chief. They begged parents. Pleaded with perpetrators.
“What do you want?” community activists asked the members of the violent mobs. We want to be left alone, they said.
Finally they tried to curfew – against the advice of former Mayor and now Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, who told them, “All we are going to do is make a lot of black kids angry.”
And he was right. Racial violence continued. Much of it on video.
What we’ve just watched unfold in Baltimore has been duplicated in communities all across the nation – and it had nothing to do with the tragic death of a young man.
As the police stand by and do nothing, as the media attempts to characterize the “protestors” as “peaceful” – or tries to shift blame and make the perpetrators the victims of racial prejudice, when even the mayor of a city can declare citizens must allow “the space to destroy,” is it any wonder this sort of behavior is only on the rise?
Clearly the reasons for this epidemic of violence are varied and complex – today Col. West put the blame squarely on the liberal progressive policies that have destroyed so many urban centers.
But the very first step that must be taken is to acknowledge this is not an isolated, justifiable incident. It is a symptom of a much greater cultural disease, and ignoring it will not make it go away.
Read Flaherty’s book. And be certain to share it with some of your liberal friends.