Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Tamir Rice Reveals the Artificiality of Ferguson Outrage

The Ferguson riots or protests depending on your political persuasion are an interesting phenomenon in this very moment. The media and left are trying to resurrect that old '60s Civil Rights feeling, but no one else is buying it. Ferguson appears to be a massive astroturfing event orchestrated by the media to get out the vote for the midterms. Deniers of this have one giant piece of evidence that destroys their argument: where is the outrage, the protests, the anger over the Tamir Rice shooting? That actually reveals a bit more about modern Americans (not just blacks) than anyone wants to admit. Even our supposedly oppressed people need months of incitement, media encouragement, bussed in agitators and massive bombardment of propaganda to get out and "riot-protest". Ferguson is as inorganic a response to an injustice as one can find.

Tamir Rice is a 12 year old black kid who was playing with a toy gun that looked incredibly similar to a real semiautomatic pistol. He was pointing it at people, and a call went to 911. The cops were warned it may be a toy gun. They got on the scene, the boy made a move towards his waistband, and they quickly shot at the 12 year old. It was caught on camera. Bang bang situation, this Cleveland cop did what he was trained to do... and similar to what much of the left accused Darren Wilson of doing, but ahem, no riot-protests. Tamir Rice died shortly after the shooting. No riots. Tamir Rice at 12 years old would be a far more sympathetic than the 300 pounder who had just robbed a store and roughed up a smaller convenience worker. The oppressed black community did not ignite from this outrageous spark. A missing element is media agitation and months of prodding. A missing element is the lack of outside agitators like the Social Justice Warrior brigades that found their way to Ferguson, Missouri.

The argument of the shooting being fresh and immediate does not hold. If anything, it reveals how docile we have become. In 1970, August, Georgia experienced race riots. It all happened rather quickly. A mentally disabled teenage black boy shot his sister to death. He was placed in jail. He was murdered by fellow inmates (one black was sentenced for it) with horrible marks on his body. While coverage in 2010 mentions how horrible it was that inmates killed that crazy boy, the reality is that in 1970, the black community was blaming the cops. Going through the Nixon administration's memoirs and diaries, you can read how they learned from the LBJ administration that the cities were delicate areas that went up in flames quickly. President Nixon used Daniel Moynihan as a go-between to get the scoop for any potential disturbance. Moynihan reported on Augusta saying that there was unrest in the black population, some tension between cops and blacks and they blamed the cops for this boy's death. Uh-oh, rioting might happen. The riot started quickly, and Augusta in 1970 had a much smaller black population than Cleveland does today. Ferguson did not riot immediately or for many months and not until CNN practically forced them to on live television.

Ferguson is a made for television media event from start to finish. An American is murdered every thirty minutes, but the press picked this one to broadcast. Shameless Democrats campaigned with threats that the days of Jim Crow and lynching would return if they lost. The Social Justice Tumblr tykes found a new campaign to earn some progressive merit badges. There was a steady drumbeat in the media over one murder, practically sanctifying an aspiring rapper who was turning his life around and didn't do nothing (dindu nuffin). Even with all of this prodding, the most we the television viewers watched were burnt out retail stores and looting by the pants on the ground brigade for one night. There have been more hands up, don't shoot marches or protests, but all pretty tame and low key. If anything, they are back-firing as the hands up, don't shoot myth is believed by blacks, progressives and the media. Considering the damaged race relations, the manipulation of a low information crowd prone to knee-jerk, tribal solidarity, and the blessing placed on riot-protest, everyone should be looking at the agitator, the media. They are the true villain. Not Brown, not Wilson, and not dumb protestors. They should be held accountable.

They won't.

23 comments:

tgmoderator said...

There is another angle to the whole Ferguson mess. The right of self defense is under attack. Since the commies have been failing at their gun confiscation agenda lately they are trying the next best thing--eliminate the right to use them. Officer Wilson, George Zimmerman, and Bernhard Goetz all narrowly escaped jail time after successfully defending themselves. The media never fail to mention that Brown was an "unarmed teen". The Tamir Rice incident cannot be played up in the same way since he had one of the evil guns even though it was just a BB gun.

Anonymous said...

and- outside defenders of shopkeepers (oathkeepers) had fed snipers pointing their weapons at them. quite likely, if OK had pointed a weapon at the crowd, they would have been shot by feds.

Son of Brock Landers said...

That OK story is a shame. The Feds basically ordered protection for looters by not allowing the cops to be aggressive, then the Gov ordered in the nat guard but didnt deploy them, and then the Feds removed the OK who were protecting stores. Did anyone stop the torching of dozens of cars? No, yet how long did all of those crs take to torch. This was pathetic.

peterike said...

Indeed the media won't be held accountable, because the group that would hold them accountable is... themselves. In America, it's the media and the media alone that can bring blame to bear on someone or something -- whether real or false blame, doesn't matter. They can do it just the same.

And of course as you've mentioned, the media is the conductor for a larger chorus of politicians, professional activists, amateur activists, celebrities and the entire bevy of posturing fools. It's all given life by the media.

Given enough time and effort, they can convince people of most anything. Look at the change in attitude towards gays -- all driven by the media.

I often imagine what life would be like in America were there truly one MAJOR alternative outlet. Some people like Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter sometimes brush up against some real truth and get it out to a relatively large number of people. But the rest of the alt-media is a whistle in a hurricane.

Revolutions don't happen unless there's a media push behind them.

nikcrit said...

In America, it's the media and the media alone that can bring blame to bear on someone or something -- whether real or false blame, doesn't matter. They can do it just the same.

And of course as you've mentioned, the media is the conductor for a larger chorus of politicians, professional activists, amateur activists, celebrities and the entire bevy of posturing fools. It's all given life by the media.


I agree with all of the above. but i somwhat dissent from the general alt-right consensus when it comes to media conspiracy. Moreso than strictly, leftist-progressive agenda setting and reifying, I see less-ideological but more self-interested and self-conceited media claims, pronouncements and endorsements, which, in their final effect, do create a leftist consensus, but mainly self-protect and keep current business and media monopolies perpetuating.
Furthermore, I think the alt-right critique would be better received by the general public if it dropped some of its hyper-specific conspiratorial claims.
Having said that, however, I do think that the alt-right is the media-meme entity that most succinctly calls-out and critiques the political faction that's know as 'neocons;' on that one, I'll even sign-on to the alt-right's obligatory 'you-know-whos' line of causation.

Also: I'm waiting for a disgruntled alt-right columnist to declare Michael Brown to be 'Peak Negro' ----- until the next one comes along, that is.

peterike said...

Nikcrit, I agree with what you say on the conspiracy front. While I do think there are members of the press/media who think in deliberately conspiratorial ways (e.g. Journolist), the rank and file are generally just going along with the social pressures to conform to the "correct" way of thinking. In many environments -- academia, media, press, NGOs, environmental orgs, etc etc -- Progressive thinking is in the very air you breath and running counter to it is essentially self-ostracizing and everyone knows it. It's also career defeating and everyone knows that too. It's extremely difficult to stand up to this and survive.

Of course, one could argue that this kind of insidious pressure is the biggest conspiracy of all, but I think that at some point the actual "conspiracy" (e.g. let's take over Organization X and turn it to our way of thinking) becomes self-perpetuating and is no longer even a conscious act. It just is. Question is, how do you break it? By doing the same thing back: have people on "your team" infiltrate the fortresses of the enemy. But right-wing minded people don't behave conspiratorially, argue with each other too much, and would never focus on such a decades long project. The Left thinks long term and hence wins.

As for "Peak Negro," we are never going to have Peak Negro. I think those shouting "Peak Negro" show the triumph of hope over experience.

PA said...

"Peak negro" refers to the high point of Whites' unreciprocated good will and charity toward blacks and our sincere belief in uplifting the blacks. Or rather, the point past which this good will begins a steep and irreversible drop. Trayvon Martin was Peak Negro and Jeantel Rachel was the full-stop at the end of that sorry uplift delusion.

"New peak negros," as sarcastically called out by Nikcrit and hysterically lamented by Peterike, will keep coming only as long as the government and its media hitmen keep up the jig. But the media's act is not finding a receptive White audience.

Portlander said...

There's one other thing different between Ferguson and Sanford and all the non-events: involvement by the DOJ Community Relations Service.

One is left wondering which way causality goes with public unrest and the DOJ-CRS on location.

nikcrit said...

But the media's act is not finding a receptive White audience.

I think you're willing your interpretation onto a majority that refuses to sign on. Consider the latest negro cause celebre, with de Blasio lamenting away on live national television; it also doesn't help that this latest incident actually gives some legal heft to the reactionary outrage, however a distraction it is from the aggregate reality, etc.

Bottom line: if it wasn't finding a 'receptive white audience,' the media wouldn't be feeding such a appetite----- and, no, that fact DOES NOT give me any kind of pleasure whatsoever.

I mean, i can feel and appreciate your sentiments re. St. Trayvon and am possibly more exasperated than you were with the whole sorry spectacle; but i recall, back at gl piggy, commenters like lara and others giving credence to Jenteal, a fact that surprised even me and my expectations in terms of reaction.

I recall you and others declaring that the Martin dearl would be the last time white America would be co-erced into some protracted media-induced injustic theater, with the 'peak-negro' tag cited to signify such agit-prop being officially depleted of its symbolic power henceforth.

Yet here we are two more mediated race spectacles later. So what gives?

PA said...

You're being very predictable Nikcrit. The current spectacle is nothing like the Trayvon case. The only White supporters of the Narrative as batshit SJWs.

Personally, I my SWPL milieu, I witnessed a number of individuals who previously sputtered about Zimmerman now figuratively shake their heads about Ferguson.

The jig is up, Nikcrit. Large cultural shifts happen slowly, sometimes imperceptibly, and are staggered by the age, geography (I'm guessing there are a lot more naïve liberals in your neck of the woods than in my multiracial-détente powderkeg), and by circumstances of the Whites.

The age of anti-racism is over, though it's still animated by the media.

nikcrit said...

The age of anti-racism is over, though it's still animated by the media.

If so, it's because 'it' --- anti-racism---- succeeded in its raison de tre.

You are incredible; you make me come up like some kind of galled and argumentative SWIPPLE; I mean, as I write this, there are hundreds if not thousands of all races in New York protesting the latest and greatest of egregious "Peak Negro" flaps ------ yet PA declares it a media mirage, because, in fact, white Americans have finally woke up and are rescinding their vows of racial justice and are now heeding nature's call to re-segregate. Someone needs to inform the two-term black president of this development.

You need to distinguish what you wish from what is.

Question is, how do you break it

By respecting your opposition but not kow-towing to it. (the latter includes pointing out, without compromise, how ruthless said opposition can be in terms of its tactics and methods while carrying out its agenda).

At the same time, make your own rougher elements less embarassing; i.e., having the alt-right ridding itself of its holocaust-denying, Hitler-wasn't-so-bad-a-guy element.... but then how can you accept that coming from me, right?

PA said...

"white Americans have finally woke up and are rescinding their vows of racial INjustice and are now heeding nature's call to re-segregate"

Fixed that for you. Forced desegregation is genocide, and therefore by definition an injustice.

nikcrit said...

Perhaps these debates about the REAL racial mood and climate are tired.

I'm sure what I say and what PA and what peterike say are all quite true in moments; that's the real future of American zeitgeist: "Everything all at once."

Going by my nine-to-five, Mon-Fri exposeure to lower-middle-class to middle-class youth of all races, I really believe the U.S. future holds more integration and more segregation, all at the same time.... atomized entertainment and culture leads to atomized sociology and demographics.

That's the real form of future 'diversity.'

PA said...

U.S. future holds more integration and more segregation, all at the same time

Will there even be a U.S. in the future? Who will continue to be loyal to this monster as each year goes by, rooted conservatives die out, and the money runs out?

You subscribe to an entropy model. I expect the future based on a reassertion of historic norms, wherein people go their own way.

A junior high school's social dynamics can fool a superficial observer. Kids have innate tribal instincts, which in Whites are denigrated and suppressed. Kids also do not know anything about family-formation and culture-transmission territoriality.

My observation of young people affirms their latent tribalism. Around their own, they relax and be themselves. In diversity, they act a bit stiff, ingratiating, diplomatic, or what will you. It's basic instinct. America has spend quintillions of dollars and spilled gallons of her people's blood to suppress it.

nikcrit said...

My observation of young people affirms their latent tribalism. Around their own, they relax and be themselves. In diversity, they act a bit stiff, ingratiating, diplomatic, or what will you.

I don't see that in my working milieu; and I was very, very surprised upon first coming to that milieu and not seeing that.
I see, if not the opposite, a lack of distinction in closeness levels between kids among 'their own' and kids in multi-racial environments.

Having grown up and sensitized to environs more like you long for, I was vigilant in looking for signs of, whqat was to me, 'the old divide' ------ but they're not there in my current environment.

I also look for them among youth of a higher income and class demographic --- -and there i see more of what you claim, but nowhere near the level you wish for, which I would characterize as 'race-mindful,' but whose 'racial egalitarian' instinct, we might call it, is about half the level of the total indifference that i see in my more prole working environment.

That's just what I see; I'm sure you see what you do. Perhaps it's obvious to most, but I'm more and more sure that we both are correct about a lot of this stuff. And that such a interpretation isn't really all that unlikely.

nikcrit said...

You subscribe to an entropy model

(sigh) Hardly.

peterike said...

I dunno about Peak Negro. Certainly, the media hasn't backed down an inch. Quite the contrary, they are ramping up.

The New Yorker, that bastion of effete Progressivism, has a very rare banner headline on top of three different bloggers writing about the Garner case. It's the lead at CNN.com. There's countless stories on Yahoo. It's got banner coverage on Google News with multiple stories. I turned on the car radio for five minutes and the news stations are bleating about it. I'm assuming it's all over the network news as well, but I don't care to check.

Well, maybe this almost frenzied coverage is the sign of Peak Negro, that TPTB sense the walls are cracking. I hope so, but I'm more inclined to think that the end result of this is whites more apologetic than ever, blacks more aggressive then ever, anti-white whites virulently aggressive and barnstorming through public and private life, and government moving to an almost blatantly open anti-white bias. Obama is already looking to bring Federal oversight to local police. In other words, the local cop becomes the new American Stasi in service to the anti-white agenda.

eah said...

One small quibble:

An American is murdered every thirty minutes, but the press picked this one to broadcast.

Brown wasn't murdered.

The Feds basically ordered protection for looters by not allowing the cops to be aggressive,...

How did they do that? What kind of actual power or authority do they have over what local law enforcement does in such a situation?

Most people in MO blame that disgusting beta coward governor Nixon for not using the NG.

nikcrit said...

In diversity, they act a bit stiff, ingratiating, diplomatic, or what will you. It's basic instinct. America has spend quintillions of dollars and spilled gallons of her people's blood to suppress it.

Forgive me for taking the bait, but i'll try to keep it quick, since this is very tired ground:

My question to the author of the above 'evergreen' alt-right assertion:

Why would that oppressive force (i.e., "globalists,' 'ye-know-who's,' SWPL-elites, etc., ad infinitum) spend that capital on their master deracination plan when 'global-elite-fill-in-the-blank' plans to rule the world could work just as well in a 'racist' society as it could a 'anti-racist' society.

That's the question that's never raised nor answered in the alt-right 'causation' gloss: racism-vs.-anti-racism is non-germane to outright negligible in servicing the elite's ultimate aims.

You alt-righters really need to answer that question: 'why?'

nikcrit said...

The current spectacle is nothing like the Trayvon case. The only White supporters of the Narrative as batshit SJWs.

I finally figured it out! You say stuff like the above quote because you really truly do never watch television, right?

peterike said...

In regards to Peak Negro, I suggest taking a quick look at the #ICantBreathe hashtag on Twitter to see just how much craziness is still going on. And some black dude got shot by a cop in Phoenix, and here we go again.

You alt-righters really need to answer that question: 'why?'

Because Jews hate white people. And the hordes of non-Jewish whites who go along with them also hate white people, but only a certain kind of white person. Anti-racism is essentially a plan to crush the wrong kind of white people by using the dusky hordes, political correctness, feminism, "white privilege" (a meme that grows by the hour), etc.

nikcrit said...

Because Jews hate white people.

Ahhh! Of course, whenever there's even a fleeting moment of doubt, it's back to the default: the 'ye-know-whose' are responsible, that catchall sewage filter in the alt-right flowchart.

nikcrit said...

p.s.-----

re. 'the question'; i responded to peterike's unfortunate non-answer at the end of the tamar rice thread; actually, his answer, which you cited here, is a perfect example of what i meant when I said the alt-right holds itself down and presents a bad image. (yes, there's a SWIPPLE and Jewish class arrogance and disdain toward more working-class goyim, but that is not a driving force when you add forces such as globalism and immigration to the analysis; it's personal resentment that's balooned into delusion that affects clear thinking, IMHO.)