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Thread: Growing Racial Violence
There have been a ton of mob and Knockout type incidents lately.
Most people here are probably familiar with those, but I've noticed some disturbing trends:
More violent. (Beating on concrete to fracture bones in the head.)
More organized. (Using tactics, surprise, vehicles, weapons.)
Bolder. (Police officer gets skull fractured with baseball bat trying to stop a mob event. Assuming he was open carrying...wow.)
Unexpected. (May not look like thugs, may be younger or less tough looking than expected.)
Attackers want to catch people off guard, so please be alert and aware, watch your back and watch out for your family and friends.
Some situations that would have traditionally been very safe, now may have some risk. These are people who feel entitled to hate without consequences, and many of them have gotten away with previous attacks, so they may strike in a risky situation, even though they are also looking for "safe" victims to attack. Don't get struck from behind.
I won't post links because there's too many. WND has a bunch, and there's a blog devoted to it, but read it where you like; just stay safe!
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Skid - as the title suggests - "growing" violence.
While I'm sure the "knockout game" did exist before Dumbo was elected, many of the A-As I have had contact with (most are "low-info" types) have felt a sense of "empowerment" with what they consider "one of their own" in the WH. They seem to feel this entitles them to do what they want w/o repercussions. Hence the increases in violence.
The fact that it even raised that question for me, is an indication that WND seems to have an agenda - the problem (for me) is determining exactly what that "agenda" is. Is it accurate and honest reportage, or attempting to incite even greater racial separation? How does OC figure into this? It could be a deterrent should you find yourself in an uncomfortable, potentially dangerous situation... or, it could be seen by a group of thugs as a challenge. The key to avoiding becoming a victim of any crime is to remain acutely aware of your surroundings at all times (especially after dark), don't walk like a victim, and don't think that looking over your shoulder frequently makes you a wuss. Pax...
Last edited by Gil223; 09-03-2013 at 02:49 AM.
Who reads the WND?Has anyone claimed that WND put them up to doing the knock-out game?This raised the question in my mind, "Is WND simply reporting that which the mainstream media chooses not to release to the public, or are they actually promoting and surreptitiously supporting and encouraging increased racial tensions?
Are you the first citizen to ask this question?
I had a conversation a few weeks ago about growing up in the 60s and 70s and all of us remember it the same way: it wasn't as bad then as it is now.
Having said that, our POTUS and this administration has been race baiting from the beginning. I won't get into all the details but this spans the new black panther party to George Zimmerman.
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In Chicago, EVERYTHING is about race, ALL the time.
The average Chicagoan will let you steal his last nickel if he thinks you'll use four cents of it to hurt somebody of a different race, ethnicity or religion. And that is completely across the board without regard to race, religion or ethnicity. Whites hate Blacks; Blacks hate Jews; Mexicans hate Puerto Ricans; mainland Italians hate Sicilians. It's all about hating "the other".
It's the Chicago way, and Obama is up to his eyebrows in it.
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Wow, this is believing that your own mind shapes reality. If you suspect it, it must be so!The fact that it even raised that question for me, is an indication that WND seems to have an agenda - the problem (for me) is determining exactly what that "agenda" is.
That needs straightening out on several levels. First, the idea that reporting something is encouraging it. If so, we should only hear the good news? Should we only hear about racism when it's one particular race doing it, or maybe not at all? Second, looking only at mainstream media vs WND. These reports are often in local news reports, crime reports, and of course cell phone videos taken by perps, victims, and witnesses, posted on various web sites. National news, yes, chooses not to mention the whole thing. Local news (also "mainstream") report on these but just don't like to mention the races involved, even though there is a clear persistent pattern, and they sometimes downplay the incident. Third, the idea that WND is the one increasing tensions. This is a cultural trend. Just watch some videos and read some comments by the perps to see what I mean.This raised the question in my mind, "Is WND simply reporting that which the mainstream media chooses not to release to the public, or are they actually promoting and surreptitiously supporting and encouraging increased racial tensions?"
Agreed, and that's why I posted a warning here, but when the attack is specifically designed to catch you off guard (KO game) that's not always foolproof. I saw a video of a bus driver. There were some kids hanging around the front of the bus that looked suspicious, but they got off without any problems. The attacker was someone quiet in the line of people getting off. He blended the attack from his normal movements, so there wasn't even split second warning. A hard punch to the head, driver had a concussion, or was dazed, and the kid just went right off the bus without missing a beat. I wish he had taken some precaution, but it was such a fast attack that you even want to review that part of the video several times.The key to avoiding becoming a victim of any crime is to remain acutely aware of your surroundings at all times
So, do you feel led to blame victims and messengers first, before really looking at the perps? I'm really surprised to find that attitude here.
Also, seeing this moved to Social Lounge says something. This kind of crime is the reason a lot of people are carrying; it's reality, not a political or cultural viewpoint, or a form of discrimination. That's why I'm spending less time at the forums here. Anyway, I've done my responsible duty to warn people of a real threat! Feel free to laugh it off; just don't get distracted and end up getting your head beaten against the pavement while your attackers laugh. That's what is happening to many people, and that's why this news is showing up at WND and in local news. Sometimes reality is offensive.
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I have followed WND for many years, but I DO NOT consider everything they print as gospel (other than perhaps the "Gospel According to Joseph Farah") - nor do I consider everything they print to carry a noxious odor. I happen to have an excellent BS Meter, but I generally don't make snap judgments. Conservatives, liberals, Socialists, Communists, independents, etc. all have their own agendas, each of which consistently conflict with the others. I have no agenda. I'm not trying to "sell" anything inside this forum, nor am I trying to invalidate your OP. We are all entitled (today, anyway) to our own opinions and beliefs, and forums such as this one allows us an opportunity to express those opinions and beliefs. Pax...
To answer your question about agenda, WND is pushing this daily for two reasons. First, it's almost a "scoop" - if people see it on WND but not other places, they will trust WND for other news, and WND grows and benefits as a media business. (Almost, because it is reported in local and social media too - but local media leave out the racial aspect.)
The flip side is Farah must believe people should know this, for their own safety and as a society; it's newsworthy, and no doubt reporting something important that the mainstream tried to hush up because of their agenda is one of the things that makes him tick. You can get a feel for that, if you've read some of his columns over the years and if you've ever corresponded with him.
I'm glad you don't trust WND or other sources blindly. I agree that everyone has an agenda. (I would encourage you to consider whether you're really the one person out there who doesn't?) In this case, IMO, I'd rather know both that it's happening and why it's happening; otherwise it's harder to avoid it. So I'm glad WND is pushing it.
But to assume that WND's motivation in this case is to actually support racial tension - that should trigger your BS meter too. Look at the facts we have. The attacks came first, before the reporting, and the trend of attacks before the trend of reporting. Many attacks included "this is for Trayvon." Some attacks indicated a desire for fame in their culture and video sharing (not WND or mainstream). The KO game is a game invented by kids in that culture too; give credit where it's due. Finally, I don't think Farah is prejudiced about races; look at issues he's covered in the past. There is some racism showing up in the comments though.
So, fair question, but I don't think it can stand scrutiny. Meanwhile, notice I didn't post any links to WND and encouraged people to read it wherever they like? That's because my agenda was not to promote WND or make this about WND. I just wanted to warn people not to get taken by surprise by these attacks. So, feel free to add up the facts and come up with your own conclusion!
BTW, one more surprise element I forgot to include: sometimes the attacker is female! Usually in a mixed group. That policeman with the broken skull - I think it was a female that hit him with a bat! And of course, sometimes the attackers are just kids, but they rely on surprise and strength of numbers. Those elements can really put people off their guard.
When was the last time you wasted any breath focusing on the motivations of someone who robs a liquor store?
The motivations of your attacker (or potential motivations of potential attackers) have essentially nothing to do with self-defense.
No, I think the waste of breath would be answering a quick half-thought-out statement. But here goes.
Let's say there's a group of people nationwide who hate people with big hats, and they also hate liquor. They also feel that their community was deeply wronged by people with big hats and liquor, and that the time has finally come for payback. They also have signature methods to carry out the attacks, with some consistent patterns and some variations. And lets say not much other crime happens in your area.
Now, if you consider motivation, you'll know that you need to be especially careful because you fit the target profile, so you raise your overall security. Since you know who is your most likely threat, and you've read about their patterns, you can also use the known methods of that group to evaluate your setup and avoid some risks that you never considered before. Since it's a hate attack, not commercial motivation, that tells you behaviors to expect before and during an attack, what logic they will follow, and how committed they will be. Of course, you are also on the lookout for something unexpected, but the more you know, the better.
Or, you can feel secure knowing that you're always ready for anything and everything - and you've already considered all the possible angles of attack and all possible risks - without keeping up with new developments or looking at trends that are likely to affect you. Yep!
I hope it's obvious to you how this imaginary big-hat example relates to the real crime trend where people are motivated by racial hatred and the signature method is to strike without warning or to "go wild" in a mob. This helps evaluate what situations are dangerous and how to guard against an attack of this nature, which is different from previous crime trends.
I see your point, but I've always been wary of groups (of any makeup), boisterous youth, and for that matter anybody who exudes thug "culture". So I can't say I'm going to suddenly become more wary of them.
Also, while I can accept that this may be your motivation in discussing this, I have different thoughts entirely about WND's motivations in doing so.
Well.....there ya go, the reason [answer] reveals itself.(Editorís note: Colin Flaherty has done more reporting than any other journalist on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence and abuse. WND features these reports to counterbalance the virtual blackout by the rest of the media due to their concerns that reporting such incidents would be inflammatory or even racist. WND considers it racist not to report racial abuse solely because of the skin color of the perpetrators or victims.)
WND.....if they posted more UFO stories their credibility would be on the rise.
Silly, silly people. There is no such thing as Sasquatch. It is amazing what people will believe.
All Sasquatch sightings are actually Yeti, vacationing in warmer climes and, therefore, getting a little more color. Really, folks, you need to ground yourselves in reality!
There is a Sasquatch, he's doing beef jerky commercials.
Making some words as links to another site implies that I endorse those sites. Despicable.