I refrained from posting on the murder in Oklahoma last week of an Australian baseball player until more facts were available. First reports stated that the killers had acted because they were ‘bored’, but subsequent reports indicate a gang connection – possibly an initiation ritual.
Let me say at once that if the accused are guilty as charged, they’re nothing more than a waste of oxygen. They appear to have become so steeped in evil and indifference to others that I think there’s virtually no chance they’ll ever reform. (One of them apparently [at least initially] regarded the whole thing, even his arrest, as inconsequential – even amusing! He’s openly admitted to ‘hating white people’.) I hope the Oklahoma judicial system will lock them up and throw away the key . . . but I fear that may not happen. Their youth may yet allow at least some of them to get away with minimal punishment for their crimes.
The problem is, these three offenders are not alone in this. There are many like them, some already out on the streets after committing violent crimes, because the judicial system fails us by not keeping them locked up. The ‘revolving door‘ justice system is a problem nationwide, and internationally too. (If you follow the links in the preceding sentence, watch your blood pressure!) Furthermore, they’re going back to a ‘ghetto culture‘ in which a false, misleading Black history has been made up out of whole cloth. (This has been going on for a long time: for an early example, see the utterly ridiculous ‘Moorish myth‘ – link is to an Adobe Acrobat document in .PDF format). Whites are blamed for everything, while (largely Black) gangsters and thugs are held up as role models to be admired and emulated. (Just look at the whole ‘gangsta rap‘ scene to see what I mean. From my experience as a prison chaplain, I can assure you that ‘gangsta rap’ is endemic behind bars – and the three alleged murderers are even more immersed in that culture right now, because they’re behind bars with other criminals.)
Fellow blogger DiveMedic puts it bluntly: “many American blacks have decided to declare a race war against whites in this country“. Based on my prison chaplaincy experience and extensive exposure to inner-city racial ghettoes, I agree with him. He offers these suggestions for how we should conduct ourselves:
- Don’t travel on foot in areas of town where minorities congregate.
- Keep your head on a swivel. If it looks hinky, get out of there.
- Staying in a crowded area may not help you, as the crowd itself may be targeting you.
- Be armed at all times.
- Have an escape plan.
- Putting a video recorder in your car wouldn’t be a bad idea.
There’s more at the link. Recommended reading.
I’ve already written about the changing urban self-defense environment. This latest incident merely reinforces what I said there, and makes it more urgent. If you live in, or travel through, or visit, an area in or near which such gang activities are prevalent, or that’s near a racial ghetto, be aware of the danger, and act accordingly. Your life may quite literally depend on it.