Posted On: Wednesday - June 23rd 2021 7:34AM MST
In Topics:   US Police State  Pundits  Media Stupidity
We on here, I and the regular commenters anyway, have had our BIG differences fairly recently with blogger-pundit Steve Sailer on Kung Fu PanicFest. I've written him some things that likely pissed him off a good bit, and some have bailed out on that blog (Mr. Hail, for example). Well, I don't insult people just for the hell of it, but that year-ago fixation and semi-hysteria on Mr. Sailer's blog was too much. I have a problem with "crises" being used as excuses for more implementation of the US Feral Gov't's Police State, and, IMO, Mr. Sailer fell right for that shit. Being the media-savvy and media-cynical guy he is, I'd have thought he could see through all that.
That's about over though, not for the country, Police State-wise, but at least for that blog. I have been reading regularly and commenting. When Steve Sailer gets fixated on a subject, he goes all out. Lately one of these fixations are on the black crime numbers (in addition to, more recently, the black traffic fatality numbers), their having increased significantly since the BLM insurrections. (Can I call them that?) The numbers are being noticed by the Lyin' Press. However, the obvious cause, the BLM stuff, defunding of police departments, and the increase in police donut-shop time (I can't blame them) due to fear of going viral is never mentioned or lied about.
The press is putting the increase in violence on the pandemic. I see possible cause and effect here, as black guys are much more affected by the Idle Hands are the Devil's Workshop thing. Then there was the huge extra amount of unemployment money given out. (See, they don't steal a loaf of bread because they are out of money - they steal a smartphone when they've been given money and have idle time.) OK, fine, but a) the Lyin' Press won't explain it like this and b) as Mr. Sailer has shown, the violence increase doesn't fit that timeline, and c) his explanation explains this violent crime surge better and it would add to the pandemic explanation. The Lyin' Press will always put the blame on White people. In the case pointed to below, it's that the White people haven't doled them enough State and Federal funds and "it's the guns!"
Wheww, I was really just writing this to to praise Steve Sailer for his recent post Mayors Respond to the Murder Surge: We've Tried Nothing and We're All Out of Ideas!. Not only did Mr. Sailer show us the crime wave and timeline in graphs and explain things very well in numerous posts, but, in this one, he calls out with appropriate snark the stupidity of Washington Post writers Griff Witte and Mark Berman on their long-winded bullshit explanation. As a bonus, Steve Sailer has a great title and a Simpsons clip to go along with it.
I'll still be reading the iSteve blog, with the excellent posts like that one.
PS: Ah rats, after all that, I just noticed the very last line (above the video clip):
Sorry, but the alternative to the state having a monopoly on violence is not after-school activities for youngsters, but nobody having a monopoly on violence and thus lots more violence.I can't be sure if that's snark or not, but if you look just above it, you'd think it's not. However, then it doesn't make so much sense. Does he want the police to have a monopoly on violence? How far does that go? It's almost if, with the anarcho-tyranny in place and lack of an enforced Constitution, a White Man can't legally defend his family or have freedom of association, so, I guess, yeah, we're gonna need a police monopoly.
Well, this guy has never been a principled Constitutionalist, so you've got to get through remarks like that.