POLITICAL: The media tries to sway the public perception

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2023/02/let_criminal_faces_be_shown.html

February 1, 2023
Let Criminal Faces Be Shown
By Jeffrey Folks 

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Lying has consequences. In terms of the media depiction of blacks, the consequence is that society is less likely to face the problem that exists in the upbringing and childhood conditions of a large number of black Americans. Blacks commit murder at a rate of seven times that of whites, according to one source. But among young black males, murder rates are far higher, because 90.3% of homicides are committed by males, and because we are speaking of young men. Young black males between the ages of 14 and 35 constitute some 3% of the U.S. population, but this small demographic is responsible for nearly 50% of the murders. The demographic could be whittled down further by specifying location and income level. Middle-class blacks residing in affluent suburbs are generally not criminals. Nor, for that matter, are regularly employed working-class blacks.

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It’s a social cost that makes racism “reasonable”.

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POLITICAL: Is Chicago the fate of the USA under Democratic “democracy”

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2023/01/were_all_chicagoans_now.html

January 16, 2023
We’re All Chicagoans Now
By Jeffrey Folks 

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Much has been made about California leading the country: the Golden State is said to be America’s future, and to some extent, that is happening.  But in other respects, as a nation, we’re becoming more like Chicago, and Chicago is our future unless we struggle against progressive policies.

Chicago is perhaps the most solidly Democrat city in America.  It has not elected a Republican mayor since 1927.  And what it has created in the past 95 years is a society that suffers from inequality, corruption, and violence on a scale beyond anything seen elsewhere in America.  Chicago ought to be a case study in what not to do, but liberals like Obama and Biden seem to think it is a blueprint for success — and it is, if only for the political elite who rule over a helpless underclass.

That blueprint involves transforming citizens into clients of the State, a process that progressives have begun calling “democracy.”  Progressives intend to establish a socialist totalitarian society with a permanent underclass ruled by a small elite — the so-called vanguard of the proletariat that Lenin said must rule indefinitely until workers were prepared to govern themselves, a day that never has arrived in any communist state.

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It would seem that every Gooferment political entity my be reformulated into a bicameral form in which one part is elected by citizens and the other part is elected by taxpayers.

In the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, property owners pay “property taxes” but don’t get to vote on those that spend it.

Argh!

Wasn’t “no taxation without representation” one of the catch phrases of the American Revolution.

Seems like a “national divorce” is the only solution.

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