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Guest Post: More Than 30 Blocks Of Grey & Decay

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Submitted by Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform

More Than 30 Blocks Of Grey & Decay

It happened again yesterday morning. There was an accident on the Schuykill Expressway so I had the pleasure of navigating through the 30 Blocks of Squalor, again. After having made at least 25 posts about the 30 Blocks of Squalor over the years, I keep thinking I’ve run out of things to say. But it seems to be a never ending treasure trove of insights about our society and the people who live in this country. It was a particularly grey day in Philadelphia with a dreary overcast and intermittent rain. It seemed fitting for this trek through the slowly decaying landscape leading to my workplace in West Philly. I’ve talked previously about the stretch of highway leading to the 30 Blocks of Squalor. It’s called West Chester Pike (Route 3) and it cuts through Delaware County where I grew up. It cuts through Havertown, Haverford, Drexel Hill, and Upper Darby and eventually spits you out at 69th Street, where I’ve previously detailed the flash mob of savages rampaging through the Sears stealing everything in sight (all caught on surveillance cameras to be shown on a future reality TV show). In a shocking turn of events, Sears decided to later close this retail establishment.

The 30 minute excursion along West Chester Pike and then the 30 Blocks of Squalor (Chestnut St from 69th St to 39th St) is like traveling through Dante’s nine circles of hell. Every mile leads you deeper and deeper into the abyss. My observations along this route are of a country in a slow methodical steady decline that has been underway for decades and shows no signs of abating.

The neighborhoods and towns along West Chester Pike were occupied by the rising middle class during the 1950?s, 60?s and 70?s. These towns were where blue collar middle class families built a life and raised their families. The fathers worked in factories, refineries, schools, power plants and thousands of other productive enterprises. Americans made stuff back then. Most wives stayed home and raised the three or four children in the small brick row homes or small detached singles that dotted the landscape. These neighborhoods were entirely white and most were church going. Most of the adults had not graduated college, but they were still able to move up the economic ladder through hard work, saving, and living within their means. Their children were guaranteed an even better life if they studied hard, went to college, and got an office job as an accountant, engineer, marketing executive, or in some other promising profession.

This progression began to transform into regression in the 1980s and the slow steady descent has picked up speed. There is now a grey pallor that seems to engulf this once thriving corridor. The houses that were built in the 1950s and 1960s and kept up by middle class families that took pride in their neighborhoods have been deteriorating for years. The homes are in disrepair. The bricks have grown dingy from years of pollution buildup and lack of power washing. Porches and awnings are sagging. The woodwork hasn’t seen a paint brush since the 1970s. Trash is strewn in the streets. Gardens are no longer tended to. Lawns are overgrown with weeds. The inhabitants of these neighborhoods either don’t care or don’t have the financial wherewithal to maintain their homes. On the current trajectory, these once proud neighborhoods will eventually resemble the 30 Blocks of Squalor.

I believe a country and a community will have a lot of what it values most. Our country has a lot of debt, a lot of vehicles, a lot of bombs, a lot of psychotic criminals running our economic and political systems and a lot of willfully ignorant drones – disguised as citizens. As I drove along West Chester Pike I tried to observe what it is we value today. This route is inundated with automobile repair shops, gas stations and auto dealerships. We cannot live without our cars. I can say without a doubt that I saw not one manufacturing facility along this entire route, but if you want your Japanese car fixed, detailed, or waxed, you’ve hit the jackpot.

We value our cars, purchased with debt or leased, but the roads are crumbling, filled with potholes, traffic lights aren’t timed, and the small towns are too bankrupt to do anything about it. The second most important thing to the zombies that inhabit this wasteland is mass quantities of food. You’ve got donut shops, fast food joints, pizza places, Chinese restaurants, Irish pubs every two blocks, and coffee houses on a mind numbing scale. It is easy to see why we’re the most obese people on earth. There are no farmers markets, produce stands, or even grocery stores. But there are at least six beer distributors. And of course there is one L.A. Fitness Center for the ten people out of ten thousand who want to keep in shape. I expect to see a Space Available sign in front of this place in the not too distant future.

Besides the general decay of the commercial properties, you can’t miss the fact that every block has at least one vacant commercial property. There are far more For Sale, Space Available, For Rent, and Leasing signs dotting the barren wasteland than there are wedding rings on fingers in West Philly. The vacant buildings are antiquated relics from the 1960s. It’s as if time stopped at the end of the 1970s and no one has invested a dime in this stretch of highway in 30 years. It’s like “The Land that Time Forgot”.

The only new buildings along this stretch of highway further emphasize what is seemingly important to our society. There are numerous architecturally grand bank branches dominating this highway. There is a beautiful new building housing the Social Security Administration for this area. This is where the obese, depressed and unemployable flock to sign up for the SSDI gravy train. And lastly there are a few medical facilities that are top notch. It seems that banks, government and medicine are doing just fine. But what do they produce?

I think this is a reflection of why this area has deteriorated over time. Industries that made things left this area and left this country. Small businesses were overwhelmed by mega-corporations who cared only about next quarter earnings. They met these earnings targets, set by Wall Street, by shipping the good paying blue collar jobs that supported these communities overseas. The middle class families living here saw their wages stagnate or decline. Wives were forced into the workforce to just keep their households afloat financially. The family unit suffered, with children raised by strangers or left to fend for themselves.

This is where the Wall Street maggots stepped in and sold these middle class families on the illusion of faux wealth built on a pyramid of credit card debt, auto loans, and mortgage debt. Who got wealthy? Not the families living in these fading neighborhoods. The bankers got rich and continue to flaunt their wealth by paying themselves obscene levels of compensation, buying off politicians, gutting our economy and opening fancy new outlets. An economy built upon manufacturing, production, and value added work results in rising wages and a thriving community. An economy built upon debt attracts consumer consumption outlets that add no value and result in declining wages, government dependency and a dying community.

These once thriving communities have rapidly aged. As the jobs and wages dried up, these communities have become dependent on the government to provide. Social Security payments are now a primary income source for many. The government controlled healthcare industry is thriving as Medicare and Medicaid pay for an increasing proportion of the care in these neighborhoods. After decades of pretending that debt could replace wages and savings, these communities are collapsing due to lack of income, decent paying jobs, capital investment, and common sense. West Chester Pike is well on its way to becoming a future 30 Blocks of Squalor.

Once you pass through the 69th Street death camp which resembles a scene from Night of the Living Dead, you spill out onto the 30 Blocks of Squalor.

This is where the circle of hell began. The rotting carcasses that pass for homes on this stretch of squalor were once occupied by the white families that moved to Delaware County along West Chester Pike in the 1950s and 1960s. It is now 90% black and 10% Hispanic. The real unemployment rate exceeds 50%, murder is the number one industry, with drugs a close second.

As you drive down the 30 Blocks of Squalor you meet the ghost of Squalor future for West Chester Pike. The population along this corridor is ignorant, dependent, and represents the dregs of our society. There is virtually no legal commerce along the squalor. The Asians, Koreans, and whites that attempted to open stores have all been shot down in cold blood. The once proud homes are in shambles. Bags of garbage dot the landscape. Most of the people who live here are parasites on society. Personal responsibility, work ethic, education and marriage are unknown concepts in this community. Even though more than 50% of the students in West Philly drop out of high school and the SAT scores of West Philly High students are lower than whale shit, the bankrupt school district spent $70 million to build a new high school/prison to babysit derelicts and future prison inmates. The windows do not have steel bars yet, as the architect was smart to put all windows at least eight feet above street level.

The Chestnut Plaza truly represents what is important to this community. This Squalor Center, as opposed to Power Center, includes a video porn store, cash checking/payday loan outlet, smoke shop, donut shop, Laundromat, and liquor store. No need for a wedding ring store or resume writing service. Evidently this community values gorging themselves on fast food, getting high, getting drunk, jerking off to porno, and then having their sheets washed. They wouldn’t want to invest a few hundred dollars of their welfare payments on a washer and dryer, when they can spend it on the Direct TV NBA package. They utilize their 8th grade level education to get payday loans from the check cashing store at 40% interest.

Our entire society is in a downward social and economic spiral. We are just at different levels of decay (Dante’s circles of hell). At the current pace it won’t be long before I’m writing about the 50 States of Squalor. It is virtually impossible to reverse a decline that has been underway for the last three decades. We sold our souls to Wall Street and chose a debt financed illusion of wealth over productive savings and investment which would have led to real wealth. Our choices are reflected in the continued deterioration and decay along West Chester Pike and the squalor that is West Philly. Grey and decay will carry the day.

The words on the Statue of Liberty should be revised from,  ”Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”, to “we have become your indebted, materialistic, obese, aging masses yearning for the government to protect and sustain us as our once great nation decays.”

As a nation, we have chosen this path. We made the choices and now we will suffer the consequences.

 

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Wed, 05/23/2012 - 14:34 | 2455999 Agent P
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And the westside (where the cops won't go) has gotten bluer.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:52 | 2455414 Psyman
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Blacks are extremely dangerous, unpredictable, violent, aggressive savages.  As anyone quickly learns by living amongst them.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 15:19 | 2456177 jus_lite_reading
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True. What should we do with them? 

Offer free one-way passes back to Africa? They wouldn't last a minute there...

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 16:49 | 2456553 Cathartes Aura
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and yet the overwhelming majority of mass shooting events are carried out by white men, and have been historically in this country.  

weird, eh.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 17:51 | 2456765 Ident 7777 economy
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-1 Inaccurate

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 19:00 | 2456965 Cathartes Aura
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links?

here are a couple for you - while the "colour" is not listed, one can do the research from the names should one choose - they are overwhelmingly male, irrespective of nationstate, and in "western" nations, they are majority not of colour, if you catch my drift. . .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spree_killer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mass_murderers_and_spree_killers_b...

etc.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 20:59 | 2457258 Ident 7777 economy
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" here are a couple for you - while the "colour" is not listed,  "

 

Like I said before ... no change in opinion; the ruling is held.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 21:35 | 2457388 Cathartes Aura
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ahhh, in that case, your opinion is like assholes, everyone's got one, so, yeah, on you go, opine away. . .

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 23:20 | 2457683 Vlad Tepid
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Well, seeing as how there is an overwhelming number of white men in the population historically...

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 23:41 | 2457749 Cathartes Aura
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mmm, and yet this,

Blacks are extremely dangerous, unpredictable, violent, aggressive savages.  As anyone quickly learns by living amongst them.

is held as a truth, which is the point I was trying to make, that "blacks" haven't cornered the market on "dangerous, unpredictable, violent, aggressive" savagery - I make no arguments in defense of any "savagery" but to pretend that "Blacks" have cornered the market on this is to ignore such things as "shooting sprees" or whatever terminology one wants to use to describe a guy grabbing some guns and ammo and heading out in a fit of rage to shoot large numbers of strangers.

out of uniform as well.  ^^

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 05:07 | 2458169 Kobe Beef
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enjoy.

http://violentflashmobs.com/

http://iontheworld.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/the-color-of-crime-race-crim...

www.colorofcrime.com/colorofcrime2005.pdf

Blacks are certainly enjoying at least a substantial over-representation in the "violent, aggressive, savagery market". Whether that constitutes a "market corner" or not is open to interpretation.

 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:40 | 2455741 GCT
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The only real melting pot is the military you can pull up any demographic map of any major city and see the same thing.  The military is alot different. Your there to help your borther or sister in arms keep our asses alive.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:56 | 2455838 Ropingdown
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My Aviation unit wasn't a lot different. 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 16:55 | 2456578 Cathartes Aura
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historically, the military separated "whites" and "non whites" with colour-coded units, but that was done away with as amrka approached the Viet Nam War era.

and now "sisters" are in military units, and,

Rape in the US military: America's dirty little secret

A female soldier in Iraq is more likely to be attacked by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/dec/09/rape-us-military

all the secrets that soldiers kept to themselves, like atrocities done to "other" peoples when occupying and fighting within their country, starting to leak out all over, undermining all those heroic myths. . .

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 23:25 | 2457702 Vlad Tepid
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As Cathartes says, women are now the "whipping boy" of the military.  Sexual assault is so bad I would go so far as to say it is prevalent.

As to the military being different, I can't tell if you're joking or not.  The military may be BETTER but that is mostly a function of having to work together.  Have you been into bars around military installations, NCO clubs -  even military spouse groups are de facto segregated. 

Sure when there is shooting, people pull together to stay alive,  but to live, recreate, (procreate), eat, booze and whore, the military is as un-melted as Chicago.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:43 | 2455769 AnAnonymous
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Maybe even more central planning, zoning, laws, and wealth transfer programs is what they need?

_______________________________________________

In the US, black US citizens entered wealth transfer programs mainly through the fiat era (meaning that wealth was transfered from the rest of the world to them)

Somehow, it looks like the previous wealth transfer programs based on tangibles were much more efficient.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 14:10 | 2455898 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Fascinating. The words are in english and arranged into sentence structures, yet remain incomprehensible.

This may be a test run of a new Chinese citizenism encryption system.

 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 14:22 | 2455949 AnAnonymous
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The US of A history is a history of wealth transfer.

US citizen blacks have entered the late stage, when wealth transfer was performed through fiat.

Somehow, maybe, something to learn about that.

But hey, nothing like a US citizen ignores...

Well too aware of it and US citizen duplicity is not enough to hide the fact.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 15:25 | 2456199 The Alarmist
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So enlighten us, oh wise Chinese citizenism citizen ... Are you distinguishing now between run-of-the-mill US Citizenism and Black US Citizenism? Because that would be kind of racist, now wouldn't it?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 16:04 | 2456379 AnAnonymous
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Huh?

I wrote black US citizens and you ask about black US citizenism?

Well...

By the way, I only acknowledged the distinction made by US citizens themselves: US citizen blacks entered the wealth program in a later stage.

US citizen indo europeans have been in this kind of program from day zero.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 17:08 | 2456612 akak
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But you forgot to tie in those amazing time-traveling Indo-European American Chinese Easter Island US Citizens, whose nature is evidently meta-eternal.

Do you know why Chinese Citizenism citizens never visit Easter Island?  Because it has already been fully blobbed-up, and because there are no roads, and therefore no roadsides upon which to shit.

Make me guffaw!

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 14:16 | 2455917 mr1963
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You cannot live or integrate into those black neighborhoods. My parents are from South Shore that big blue blot to the south next to the lake. Once, one of the best neighborhoods in Chicago. Then, in came the housing projects, then the black gangsters, and it was all over.

There is a book that will tell you that map is by design due to the black uprising in the 20's and can be traced back to Marshall Field himself. The riots almost got to State Street. The design was to then cordin (sp?) off the black community to easily isolate them to their own communities in the event of another riot. These came in the 60's and worked to perfection, the blacks could not get out of their own communities when they rioted. Even to this day, many of the roads running from the black neighborhoods into bridgeport are sealed off.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:38 | 2454992 alien-IQ
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Yesterday will not come again...and tomorrow is promised to nobody.

The tragedy of the American mindset is the belief that there is no place else to live but for America.

It's a big world out there kids...and a lot of it does not suck.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:59 | 2455074 Chaos_Theory
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Attention citizen...these comments violate the NDAA, the EX-Patriot Act, and the U.S. Tax Code.  Persuant to your court date in 2018, all your possessions will be held as collateral assets towards a $100,000 fine.  You may appeal this decision on 21 May, 2012 at the U.S. District Court in Honollulu at 10:00 A.M.  No further reprieves or redresses will be allowed if you fail to appear for your appeal. 

 Additionally, DHS has intelligence to suggest your wife may be hiding assets inside delicate places.  We will be sending a crack squad of TSA agents to conduct a complete rapin....err, investigation soon.  Please provide the accompanying SEC regulators lube and a video camera. 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:07 | 2455136 malikai
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Your citizenship has been revoked. Please report to your local IRS office immediately.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 23:28 | 2457706 Vlad Tepid
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I though US citizenism was the eternal nature of the US citizen...now you tell me differently?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:38 | 2455337 FlyoverCountryS...
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ATTENTION THOUGHT CRIMINAL THX-1138.

Your THOUGHT CRIME has been logged, and reported to the OBAMA TRUTH SQUAD at Attack Watch.

Please face the wall, and await the arrival of the THOUGHT POLICE.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 14:30 | 2455977 lemonobrien
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good movie.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:55 | 2455081 Lebensphilosoph
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There's some place on earth with no government?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:16 | 2455196 Joe The Plumber
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Check out latin america if you want freedom, but freedom comes with unreliable weak governments, a population that routinely ignores laws and feel that tax evasion is the highest form of duty, and crime and some degree of chaos is there

But it is alive, energetic, and economically growing. A little common sense will keep u safe

My latino friends laugh at the united states being the land of the free. They say we have too many ridiculous rules. They know that they have more individual freedom than we do in the united states. What few regs they have can be ignored

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:26 | 2455270 alien-IQ
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Uruguay is pretty fuckin fantastic.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:50 | 2455408 Joe The Plumber
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Too civilized and regulated for me

Give me columbia, nicaragua, costa rica, peru, el salvador

Guatemala is a little too rough!

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:10 | 2455541 youngman
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I live in Colombia....Great country...and a future to boot..

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 15:22 | 2456189 jus_lite_reading
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I visited Colombia....Great women...and a future of booty..

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:59 | 2455100 DogSlime
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...and a lot of it does not suck.

Seriously??

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:24 | 2455259 alien-IQ
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Yes, seriously. But, of course, that does to a degree depend on the individual because no matter where you go...there you are.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:01 | 2455113 FlyoverCountryS...
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But.., But...

Messiah Obama promised that if we just gave him our votes, and our treasury, that he would usher in The Great Socialist Utopia of NEXT TUESDAY!(tm)!! Surely the promised Unicorns will come bearing free mortgage checks, and urinating free gasoline, RIGHT?

 

Right????

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:54 | 2455426 Psyman
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I am leaving the U.S. within a matter of months to contribute to a white society overseas.  I won't live amongst savages in a declining military empire that is quickly transitioning into all out police state domestically.  I won't contribute my wealth, or efforts, to such a society.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 14:46 | 2456049 lemonobrien
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i could understand your sentiment better if it wasn't laced with racism. truth is, yous just don't like niggas. Which isn't a bad thing; tils you discovers yous a nigga too.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 05:19 | 2458178 Kobe Beef
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Nobody likes niggas. Even Black people don't like niggas, fool. Call it racist-- I call it honesty.

 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 17:01 | 2456596 Cathartes Aura
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ah yes, the fabled "white society" pure nirvana bliss.

because "white society" has such a long history of peaceful prosperity, white picket fences, handholding Pepsi generation luv 'n' harmony.

nae savages!!!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 05:23 | 2458180 Kobe Beef
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I'll take a functioning society over force-fed, dysfunctional multiculturalism anyday. Of course, I don't live in the USSA anymore, either.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 23:32 | 2457717 Vlad Tepid
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I'm curious where you will go.  Unless it is Iceland, you run a serious risk of being overrun in the near future. 

I too understand your sentiment and have made the move, but I had to look beyond a "white society."  My criteria was "civilized society."  That broadened the field quite a bit more. 

PS  There are no "Philly's" here.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:39 | 2454994 jus_lite_reading
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Hey Jimbo, ya'll fogot this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzspsovNvII

LMAO!!

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:40 | 2454995 SMG
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I wish this wasn't true.  I wish people could all learn the truth about our Oligarchy and understand it, and what the Oligarchy has done to us, and what they tricked us into doing to ourselves.  I wish people would get really angry and do what is necessary to be free. 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:42 | 2455004 mayhem_korner
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what the Oligarchy has done to us, and what they tricked us into doing to ourselves.

 

Before getting angry, maybe take some personal responsibility instead of laying all of it on the 'oligarchy'.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:13 | 2455175 SMG
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It would be fair to put 95% of the blame on the evil ones in the Oligarchy. I know not everyone in the Oligarchy is pure evil, but as far as i can tell the evil faction is still the dominant one in the Oligarchy and is currently running things.

And those people deserve wrath.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:17 | 2455200 mayhem_korner
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There is no difference, for all have sinned...

Evil is the dominant faction in all men.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 05:28 | 2458184 Kobe Beef
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Only in the degraded society of today, which we have been conditioned to accept as normal.

Once upon a time, people subscribed to greater things than demoralization and decay. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/ethics-virtue/

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:09 | 2455147 Lebensphilosoph
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Wish, wish wish. At this point in history it has to be obvious to the honest observer that most humans are incapable of understanding, or even wanting to understand, the political realities to which your allude. Tricked? Well, well, fool me twice. Nobody ever tricked anyone into being a fat, ugly, dull, willfully ignorant, tasteless, self-indulgent, slothful, gluttonous, parasitic, Big Mac-eating, tv-watching, celebrity-worshiping, pro-sports-following, government-supporting, morally-inverted sorry excuse for a sack of shit that is the stereotypical American of today.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:20 | 2455228 SMG
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Look the Oligarchy has had control of just about everything, including the schools, banks, and government for the past 100 years.   People are born into this Satanic system and most never get a chance.   The people running the system could have chosen to help make people's lives better, but instead chose this wicked path.  The people running the system hide and lie constantly, in addition to doing all kinds of unspeakable things.  They control almost all sources of information, and attack anyone who speaks the truth.   In my estimation the blame is almost soley the hidden Oligarchs.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:36 | 2455328 Lebensphilosoph
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Would you like to know something? I was raised on the same television, in the same schools, with the same manner of thinking, under the same table of values as these people. I didn't turn out like they did.

But you are right in proposing that there are subversive modes of thought endemic to 'Western' populations at large. Just take a look at your own perspective, as well-intentioned as it is. It's so thoroughly tainted by the denial of essentialism that underlies the critical theory of the Frankfurt School and the notions of oppression of the proletariat of earlier forms of Marxism, even though you are in all likelihood not conscious of the fact.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 17:42 | 2456737 Cathartes Aura
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the "Oligarchy" may have shaped the culture by promoting "exceptionalism" and the inherent superiority of the white amrkn male, who indeed did once benefit from this "utopia" - but everyone has the opportunity to see beyond the myths. . .

most likely, it's the ones deemed "lesser" - those excluded from the myth by virtue of not sharing the superficial appearance of those at the top of the pyramid - that can wake up incrementally, it can be somewhat easier for them, as they realise that not being of the select chosen, they are forced to measure themselves against the "norm" - some will act out in anger, some will emulate the chosen while remaining within their "class" - but truly the ones that need to wake up (soon) are those who believe they are somehow "special" and in reality, are not.

those are the ones who did benefit, and therefore believe the cultural story is true, and that there is something that needs to be reclaimed as theirs - the rest of us just want to be seen as humans equal, too.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 07:02 | 2458210 Kobe Beef
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It is not a mere "superficial appearance" that separates us. Genes are real. The genetic basis for behavior and cognition in homo sapiens is real. Try an empirical science like human biodiversity or population genetics instead of hanging out in the Marxist Liberal Arts Kindergarten of Make-believe.

Furthermore, historical variation of socio-cultural development among differing racial populations is empirically evident. Unless you live in a world where Africans went to the moon, or developed electricity, or built skyscrapers, or even sustained potable water. Superiority is as superiority achieves. To deny this is to deny reality.

The PC Oligarchy's greatest trick was demeaning the cultural achievements of the superior peoples, and reducing their triumphs to disingenious sound-bites like "white privilege", "normative assumptions", "dominant microcultures", and their ilk.

The effect was to separate present and future generations from their ancestors' achievements, and thus reduce them to the sordid state of "equality" found only at the lowest common denominator.

Only a thoroughly dumbed-down, degraded, atomized population would be fit to be enslaved under the Oligarchy. Co-opting the institutions of the formerly succesful people and propagating these demonizing myths about their own heritage is part of the plan.

Equality is the false proposition that sustains the revolt against human achievement. It is the false God of the modern State Religion. It is no wonder that State is fallen.

The rest of you wish to be seen as equal? Achieve something of equivalent merit. Build something of equivalent value. Make of yourselves something respectable and respect will come. Then we'll talk.

 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:40 | 2454996 Al Capowned
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This is why the US needs to elect Mittens Romney to stop this rot.........I cant say that with a straight face!!

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:47 | 2455039 azzhatter
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Mittens will probably accelerate it

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:40 | 2454997 SilverRhino
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The urban centers of this country are fucked.   Thank God for decent people in the woods. 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:43 | 2455363 alien-IQ
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I don't know, man...Deliverance kind of freaked me out.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:48 | 2455392 akak
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You got a real purdy mouth.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 14:30 | 2455976 pods
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That movie did to self guided canoe trips what Jaws did to swimming in anything deeper than a kiddie pool.

pods

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:41 | 2454999 czarangelus
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Dude, just say it. "I hate black people." See how easy that was?

As for me, I blame the Federal Reserve that has cut these people out of the wealth loop for generations, and law enforcement that specifically targets blacks and poor whites for their gentle ministrations of justice.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:45 | 2455023 kralizec
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Uhh...yeah, whatever...

I suppose social programs from FDR to the present have done nothing to enslave blacks onto the liberal plantation...yeah, that all just worked so well...

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:50 | 2455055 czarangelus
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The only purpose of that shit is to keep black people from rightfully revolting.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:21 | 2455231 kralizec
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If they want to revolt against their liberal plantation owners...I have no problem with that...they want to revolt against just anybody or anybody white...yeah, I got a real problem with that...and it isn't limited to one ethnic group or any damn group for that matter!!!

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:39 | 2455296 hedgeless_horseman
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Looks to me that, in general, liberal democrats and blacks do not live with each other...

...it is redneck southerners that actually live amoung blacks, in general. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:New_2000_black_percent.gif

 

Don't the Blue Team states look pretty white?

http://terrytao.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/2008-election-map-nytimes.png?w=490&h=350

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:42 | 2455346 kralizec
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So...proximity is the alpha and omega of ownership?  Interesting...

Also, if you were the plantation owner would you want the slaves living in your house?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:45 | 2455374 Psyman
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Correct.  It is easy to be a liberal in the white Pacific North West.  All those liberals up in Seattle and Portland, sitting around smoking pot and banging on drums.

 

Much harder to be a liberal when you're surrounded by savages on the East/Gulf coasts.

 

And it's easy to pretend blacks are your equal and racism is wrong when you don't actually have to interact with blacks.  Although they do try.  A few weeks ago a white guy asked a black guy in D.C. to pick up a beer can he littered onto the ground in the middle of the day.  He got his jaw wired shut and facial reconstructive surgery for his trouble.

 

I wonder if he's still a liberal?  Probably.  Oh well, every rape and beating of whites by blacks produces another race realist ("racist").  Silly liberals moving into D.C. where they are savaged by the natives amuse me to no end.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:59 | 2455462 CrockettAlmanac.com
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The only person who ever held me at gunpoint was white. So I guess that I shouldn't talk to you any more. What a shame.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 18:01 | 2456795 Ident 7777 economy
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-1 false, erroneous conclusion leading to an 'astray', dysfunctional course of action ...

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 18:47 | 2456925 CrockettAlmanac.com
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KIRK: You are wrong! Jackson Roykirk, your creator, is dead. You have mistaken me for him. You are in error. You did not discover your mistake. You have made two errors. You are flawed and imperfect and you have not corrected by sterilisation. You have made three errors.

NOMAD: Error. Error. Error. Examine.

KIRK: You are flawed and imperfect! Execute your prime function!

NOMAD: I shall analyse error. Analyse error,

KIRK: Now. Get those antigravs on it.

NOMAD: Examine error. Error.

(The anti-gravs are not stopped by any forcefields.)

KIRK: We've got to get rid of it while it's trying to think.

SPOCK: Your logic was impeccable, Captain. We are in grave danger.

KIRK: Scotty, the transporter room.

NOMAD: Analyse error.

(Kirk and Spock carry Nomad out, followed by Scott.)

[Transporter room]

NOMAD: Error.

KIRK: Scotty, set the controls for deep space. Two ten, mark one.

SCOTT: Aye, sir.

NOMAD: Faulty!

SCOTT: Ready, sir?

NOMAD: Faulty!

KIRK: Nomad, you are imperfect!

NOMAD: Error. Error.

KIRK: Exercise your prime function.

NOMAD: Faulty! Faulty! Must sterilise. Sterilise,

KIRK: Now!

SCOTT: Energising.

(They observe the satisfying explosion on a monitor.)

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:59 | 2455465 Joe The Plumber
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Our rural blacks in the south are much better behaved than the urban black if we are going to engage in stereotypes. For the most part most small town people are just wanting to get along.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:26 | 2455650 AnAnonymous
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Get along? Live in segregated environment, you mean.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 21:41 | 2457409 Cathartes Aura
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if only the "rural whites" were so much better behaved. . .

Black man dragged to death 200 miles from site of Byrd murder 10 years ago.

"Brandon McClelland, 24, was dragged to death beneath a truck driven by two white men in Paris, Texas last month. McClelland was black. The site of his death is about 200 miles from the location where James Byrd was murdered in a similar manner ten years ago."

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:24 | 2455639 AnAnonymous
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Looks to me that, in general, liberal democrats and blacks do not live with each other...

________________________________________

Well, what when blacks are liberal democrats, they split in two and one half moves elsewhere so not to have to live with the other half?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 14:18 | 2455926 TheFourthStooge-ing
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AnAnonymous asked:

Well, what when blacks are liberal democrats, they split in two and one half moves elsewhere so not to have to live with the other half?

Would it be easier if they all lived inside of a single head, like the multiple personalities of a certain Chinese citizenism citizen?

 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 14:24 | 2455961 AnAnonymous
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Multiple personalities of a certain chinese citizenism citizen? Well, why not? Once again, fantasy is not supposed to know limits so...

Back to reality though.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:51 | 2455059 Jalibb
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You are a dumbass.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:54 | 2455076 Psyman
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Niggers are scum.  Fuck you and your liberal bull shit excuses for these animals.  Police "target" criminals, and black men just happen to commit over 50% of all violent crime while being 6% of the population.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:56 | 2455088 czarangelus
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Casper bankers commit 98% of the crimes in total, and you don't see them ever going to jail.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:11 | 2455161 Lebensphilosoph
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Statistics if you please.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:37 | 2455336 jus_lite_reading
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"Casper bankers"

LMAO!!

I never heard that before!! But it's really Casper Banksters. Please make note of the correction

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:21 | 2455232 zerotohero
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scum like Psyman need to spend some time in other peoples shows.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:21 | 2455237 zerotohero
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"shoes"

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:46 | 2455384 Psyman
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I grew up in a black neighborhood in a black area of a black state.  My racism is rooted solely in negative interactions with niggers and their savage behavior.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:02 | 2455479 Joe The Plumber
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They aint all bad. I watched a black gangsta lookin fellow on an la video riot wade into a group of blacks and pull out the white guy getting beat up.

He walked away with him and punched and pushed a couple of dudes who didnt give up easily

There are unsung heroes of all races

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 14:02 | 2455866 WorkingClassHero
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You're more of an ignorant fool than the people this article speaks of.  Judge the individual, not the group.  Unless we're talking about the group that you fall into, because you're all pathetic scumbags.  

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 08:37 | 2458373 prole
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Psyman trolling again. Very subtle sir, I commend you!

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:36 | 2455326 jus_lite_reading
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I don't often call a person a racist pig but... you are indeed a part of the problem that causes this cancer. You and your ilk make matters worse. 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:42 | 2455359 Lebensphilosoph
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Along come the moralists spouting their moral platitudes. Thinking of race; thinking about race; isn't that the great sin. Boas and Levi-Strauss have taught you well.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:04 | 2455495 Joe The Plumber
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Making it about race misses the point

We shouldnt apologize for the statistics. We shouldnt hide them but we certainly shouldnt be mislead by them either

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:16 | 2455578 Lebensphilosoph
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Human differences are in their origins 80% biological, 20% by socialisation; and biology is all about descent, or in the case of race, common descent. Those are the conclusions of actual scientists as opposed to the ideologically-motivated philophasters of a post-Marxian social anthropology who would deny human nature at every turn and who have determined, with support of government and legislation, all discourse on race since the 1960s. Go and argue with them if you wish to dispute the logical implications of their findings.

 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:28 | 2455677 AnAnonymous
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That is a good finding. Does it mean that US citizenism is biologically rooted in people?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 14:21 | 2455944 TheFourthStooge-ing
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AnAnonymous said:

That is a good finding. Does it mean that US citizenism is biologically rooted in people?

Yes, very much so. US citizenism is a biological brain disorder of Chinese citizenism citizens.

 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 14:26 | 2455964 AnAnonymous
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Made me laugh. US citizen chronological disorder. US citizens have it hard with the past and the rest.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 17:12 | 2456632 akak
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Speaking of chronological disorders, please tell us again your fairy tale about the time-traveling Easter Islanders who were corrupted by so-called "US Citizenism" centuries before the United States even came into existence --- I really like that one.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 17:54 | 2456771 Cathartes Aura
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shall we begin the long list of Anglo-prefix atrocities committed by the "80%" since "history" began to write itself?

they certainly have a "common descent" element about them, and most often use their "religions" and imposed governments to justify their actions.

with military to back it up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 08:40 | 2458382 prole
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Shall we? Aren't there sites better suited to your progressive tastes? Surely you would be happier at democratic underground or isn't there a commie site daily kos? Why don't you scoot over there and mingle with your fellow travellers?

And take psyman with you you are both on the same side, although he's getting paid I think you are a true (Commie) believer.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:08 | 2455520 jus_lite_reading
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was willst du, arschloch? ich habe keine zeit für deine scheiß spiele... ossi

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:18 | 2455595 Lebensphilosoph
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Nothign to see here. Just another self-loathing German red diaper baby. Move along.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 15:34 | 2456239 jus_lite_reading
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>>"Just another self-loathing German red diaper baby"<<

Not quite sure what 'red diper baby' means but... this is no self-loathing German and I make no apologies for being German. After all... I have a lot to be proud of...

What I dispise is when some self-righteous evolutionary biologist comes around making racist statements...

Perhaps you should study a bit more anthropology and understand how culture and religion play a main role in a human's traits and social "ranking"

 

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 08:42 | 2458386 prole
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I think the Germans were at the cutting edge of ~ scientific research on the races, nein? Kamerade? Nicht Wahr?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:41 | 2455353 alien-IQ
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A black kid beat your ass senseless in Jr. High and you still haven't gotten over it. We understand. But seriously...relax Francis.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:49 | 2455397 Psyman
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Yea!  Haha!  White boy weak!

 

https://violenceagainstwhites.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/eightyear-old-whi...

 

We got that white boy for good though!

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:09 | 2455150 jmac2013
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Didn't Bill Bennett once advocate aborting all black babies?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:14 | 2455177 Chaos_Theory
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No, that was Margaret Sanger. 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:18 | 2455217 kralizec
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Oh, and she was a progessive, lest people forget!

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:11 | 2455162 youngman
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" these people "...interesting term....like they are seperate from the rest of us...what are they?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:19 | 2455220 czarangelus
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I dunno does your town stop and search more white people than actually exist in your town?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:05 | 2455491 Lebensphilosoph
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What is your point? In your case you aren't moralising. You're merely a sour honky-hater playing the race card to suit yourself between spoutings of stale old post-Marxian babble. 

Suppose that the males of some identifiable phenotype in the United States committed both most violent crimes by a majority of over 50%, as well the largest number of crimes per capita by an unbelievably wide margin.

That would mean that a male of this ethnic group would more likely to have committed any particular violent crime as well as being more likely to commit a crime than any person not in this group.

A rational person can draw rational conclusions as to what the rational modus operandi of police services would be under such circumstances in order to fulfill its duty as best as is possible.

The fact that over half of the male of a certain ethnic group have criminal records and one third of the younger generations are in a correctional facility at any given time testifies to the accuracy of the statistics of crime by race provided to the public by the FBI. The numbers on police searches make sense in this light, as does the practice of racial profiling if such actually occurs.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 15:37 | 2456250 jus_lite_reading
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+1

I do believe in rounding up the trash (of all kinds) and sending them out (or back)

If you are not a productive member of society, you should be deported. 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:48 | 2455393 Chaos_Theory
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I blame the leaders and politicians who perverted the otherwise noble Civil Rights movement after Dr. King was assasinated in '68.  Up 'till then, it was about the Dream, judging by the content of one's character, not the color of their skin.  The desctruction of the nuclear black family had not taken hold yet.  The heritage of the 1840s-1960s Civil Rights movement included George Washington Carver, DEB DuBois and others who focused on embracing education and hard work, not just protesting injustice.  Fast forward several decades and those words ring hollow where education is viewed/scorned as "acting white" and being "a sucka."  The leaders and politicians worked dilligently to make sure and alienate the poor and working class whites by targeting them with the policies of equal opportunity ideals (but leaving the children of the connected, rich and already highly educated untouched), forcing them into the arms of the poor-fit Republicans.  Thus, divide and conquer was assured. 

Yea, at the entire macro level (not just the blacks), the finance vampires are the ultimate evil, but at the micro, you're discounting a whole lot of other well-deserving d-bags, and giving much of the population of urban America a pass they haven't earned.   If it was all about multi-generational poverty, W. Virginia would be as violent and desolate.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 18:11 | 2456824 Ident 7777 economy
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Chaos_Theory

" I blame the leaders and politicians who perverted the otherwise noble Civil Rights movement ... "

 

LBJ would be at the head of that list then, with his "War on Poverty" program that worked to break up the family units otherwise still 'nuclear' (homogeneous) up to that time  ...

 

 

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 06:19 | 2458220 Kobe Beef
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And still some others, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton included, decided to take MLK's "We have come to cash a check" rhetoric literally.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/martin-luther-kings-speech-dream-full-tex...

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:42 | 2455005 Tirpitz
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As a nation, we have chosen this path. We made the choices and now we will suffer the consequences.

should read:

As a nation, we were led down this deadly path. They made the choices, and pocketed profits at every step, and now we will suffer the consequences.

Don't blame the weakest link in the food chain; an entire industry is out to keep them dump and gullible, to prevent them from standing up and demand real change.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:46 | 2455032 mayhem_korner
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I read posts like yours and thank God I don't have the mindset of a victim.  And I came from as poor a background as anyone.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:04 | 2455123 blunderdog
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Did you turn your impoverished old hometown around, too?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:15 | 2455184 mayhem_korner
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I love it when libs throw out trap questions. 

People need to make an earnest effort to pick themselves up by the bootstraps.  Many do not, and that is the first order problem in my mind.  But some do, and just struggle notwithstanding their efforts.   I do what I can to contribute to those - I donate significant time and money (for me and my group of 14 friends, we spent 46 nights this past winter as stewards of homeless shelters in a nearby city).  I'd really like to hear you are doing likewise.

 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:27 | 2455276 blunderdog
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It was a simple question: you're really padding the part.

There are success stories everywhere you look.  Some people born and raised in Camden, NJ did just fine.  The people who "help themselves" LEAVE the shitholes they were raised in.

SO...where did you come from, and did you manage to turn it around?  I visit my parents' old places and they fuckin' SUCK.  They pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and got the hell outta Dodge.

As for me, I was raised upper working-class.  No sob stories or big boasts here.  I had it as good as anyone other than a rich-kid could have it.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:02 | 2455474 Almost Solvent
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There is only so much you can do with feral animals, and that's what some parts of this country are turning into;

Groups of feral animals.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:12 | 2455553 mayhem_korner
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Well, since you asked.  The premise of your question is incorrect.  I said I grew up poor...not that my 'town' did.  It neither was, nor is currently, impoverished.  Pretty middle-of-the-road farming community.  Probably a bit more upscale now as it lies within an hour of a major city (almost no one was a corporate professional nor commuted that far when I was a pup). 

So as far as I know, the place is getting along just fine.  Even if it weren't I wouldn't feel any obligation to even attempt to "turn around" the place...people have to make their own choices.  Socializing success (uber-egalitarianism) is self-defeating, but that doesn't compute for liberal statists, and so the world repeats the same failures over and over.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:34 | 2455715 blunderdog
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There's no basis for comparison, then.  I hear ya.

My old man is from central PA.  There's lots of great illustrations of the 30 sq. mi. of "Grey and Decay" out there, but they're all respectable whitefolks on the dole, so people like Quinnbo don't feel the need to write long posts decrying their poverty.

As an aside: overall, I'd expect you to be pretty pleased with the inner-city black communities.  They don't tend to murder their unborn babies with the frequency the whites do.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:12 | 2455172 1C3-N1N3
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+1 mayhem

Victim-types frequently use the passive voice.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:12 | 2455173 Lebensphilosoph
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When in world history have the proles ever stood up and demanded anything of their own accord?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:42 | 2455006 realtick
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Jim - next time tell us how you really feel.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:43 | 2455008 Sandmann
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What is truly amazing about the USA is that unlike Germany and the British Empire it did not get crushed in repeating major wars. It was not occupied. It did not have a new Constitution imposed on it. It did not have to seek foreign help to fight wars or pay for food. It did this to itself of its own free will. No sane person could have proposed industrialising China and hoping global raw materials would suffice. Sir James Goldmsith even wrote "The Trap" in 1994 before he died to warn that China could not co-exist with nations competing for resources, but ignored they set out to prove him right.

Europe was forced by Treaty to open up to China once the USA granted MFN status and the rest is history as Chinese trade surpluses were recycled just as OPEC surpluses had been redcycled to South America and brought disaster. Why the US chose to repeat the error is one for historians.

It is clear that this Politico-Economic System is finished - what comes next depends on what people suffer to come next. So far they seem passive and clueless - well it may not be what they want, but the time for choosing is running out

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:44 | 2455009 Big Corked Boots
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The decay is not limited to Philly. Get out of the "wealth belt" in NJ and you can see the whole of America fading away. I spend a lot of time in NY state and almost every back road you drive down is a potholed path thru a sea of decrepitude. This started with high taxes/high welfare payments, job loss to the south and now to Chindia, a valueless education system, and a business mindset that treats people as potential victims instead of returning customers. This is the Abandoned States of America. We are already a third world country; it's just that most people haven't noticed yet.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:48 | 2455048 MrPalladium
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The glass tower people - especially the corner office folks - see only other glass tower folks and judge the state of America by what they see in Airports.

They never see the real America until they retire and start driving around. When they do, it comes as a real shock!

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:55 | 2455086 mayhem_korner
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Of course, the "non-glass tower" people see and understand the "glass tower" people clearly and without bias, right?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:48 | 2455388 MrPalladium
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It was autobiographical. I was a corner office glass tower person until I retired early due to metastatic melanoma (15 years ago) . What I saw once I started driving around the country looked nothing like what I saw in Airports, much less the other glass tower people I interacted with in business.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:49 | 2455050 Psyman
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Philly is the worst city I have ever had the misfortune of visiting.  Yes, worse than Baltimore...somehow.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:05 | 2455132 FlyoverCountryS...
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Slate Magazine awarded the prize of "Most Liberal City In America!" to Detroit Michigan.

#2? GARY, INDIANA....

NO ONE dare speak the name of the real cause of poverty in America.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:21 | 2455235 mayhem_korner
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Interesting.  I would have thought Berkeley, Austin, or Madison.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:25 | 2455261 karzai_luver
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Ok, I am going to take a guess, it's cause the darkies are keeping all those whites in poverty, is that it?

 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:11 | 2455159 tiwimon
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You must never have had the privilege of visiting Newark, NJ

 

/I can name considerably more after having travelled across the country for years, but Newark, well, that place, is some other level few words can describe

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:41 | 2455271 Big Corked Boots
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Meh. Newark is sorta safe in the daylight. Camden, Philly's neighbor, is unsafe 24/7.

And for those of you who think this is a race issue, visit Phillipsburg, NJ - the whitest people you know - raping, robbing, killing, taking drugs, staggering along the streets dead drunk, chicken bones in the gutter, greedy school system, corrupt cops, corrupt politicians, you name it, they got it.

The #1 business in P-burg is pulling the spikes and fishplates from the abandoned railroad tracks. "Teambuilding" excercises include getting enough momentarily sober friends together to walk a 39' piece of rail to the scrap yard.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:54 | 2455425 Normalcy Bias
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...rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and Methodists.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:38 | 2455733 blunderdog
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But there's also a dark side.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 15:56 | 2456340 Chaos_Theory
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Same actor, different movie:

Surival kit contents check.  In them you'll find 1 .45 caliber automatic, 2 boxes of ammunition, 4-days concentrated emergency rations.   1 drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills.  1 miniature combination Russian phrase book and bible, 1 hundred dollars in rubles, 1 hundred dollars in gold, 9 packs of chewing gum, 1 issue prophylactics, 3 lipsticks, 3 paires of nylon stockings.    

Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff!

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 16:19 | 2456448 blunderdog
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They had to dub that last line.  It was supposed to be "Dallas" but they'd just killed Kennedy there.

They should never have changed it.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:50 | 2455405 Dingleberry
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Gary is the worst by far. Detroit has a few saving graces, like sports teams and restaurants. The midwest is broker than the east coast generally speaking., even though Newark and Philly are rough. They still aren't #1 and 2.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:31 | 2455279 Rainman
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St. Louis was an eye-opener for this CA boy. Also the entire Amtrak ride from NY to DC, sitting on the starboard side. DAMN !

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:37 | 2455332 Bam_Man
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Clearly you've never been to Camden, NJ - right across the Delaware River from the "30 Blocks of Squalor". Makes Philly look like the Emerald City.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:10 | 2455543 pods
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I got mugged looking at a Google Map of Camden!

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 16:13 | 2456417 Hulk
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In that case, take a look at Bangkok and get back to us !

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:41 | 2455349 jus_lite_reading
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>>"Philly is the worst city I have ever had the misfortune of visiting."<<

Camden NJ?

The cesspool of all cesspools... 

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:46 | 2455382 Big Corked Boots
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Give a man in Camden a fish, and he'll sell it for a hit of crack. Give a man in Camden a battery powered sawzall, and he'll be stealing catalytic converters from parked cars for a lifetime.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:10 | 2455540 jus_lite_reading
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The truth you speak, sir!!

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:20 | 2455612 Randall Cabot
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Philly was a very cool place before the ethnic cleansing-the fucked up thing is that the liberals (aka jews) who voted for integration were the first to move to the suburbs.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:04 | 2455122 francis_sawyer
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 "This is the Abandoned States of America. We are already a third world country; it's just that most people haven't noticed yet."

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If it's not on TV, it doesn't exist...

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:12 | 2455169 blunderdog
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No no, no no.  The American trailer parks, being populated by a DIFFERENT SORT OF PERSON, are all beautiful examples of small communities, happily working and living together.

Don't believe me?  Go visit them.  (May want to bring a pistol.)

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