sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Midweek

I can't help it.



I love to watch her strut.


And I like night moves.

Thinking back to when I was a kid, I received this same advice, though it happened long before the advent of Ronnie Van Zant and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Good advice is good advice.


Mama told me, when I was young
Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely, to what I say.
And if you do this
It will help you some sunny day.

Ohh take your time... Don't live too fast,
Troubles will come, and they will pass.
Go find a woman and you'll find love,
And don't forget son,
There is someone up above.

(Chorus)
And be a simple kind of man.
And maybe some day you'll love and understand.
Baby be a simple kind of man.
Won't you do this for me son,
If you can?

Forget your lust for the rich man's gold
All that you need is in your soul,
And you can do this if you try.
All that I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.

(Chorus)

Boy, don't you worry... you'll find yourself.
Follow you heart and nothing else.
And you can do this if you try.
All I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.


I continue walk-about in tropical lushness and azure seas -- but with available bandwidth.

XXX



A Coming Race War?

Quite frankly I doubt it. However, an article by Thomas Sowell in National Review is interesting reading. 

If you're interested, the entire article is well worth reading. The quoted sections below are an excerpt. 
For American society, a dangerous polarization has set in. Signs of this polarization over the years include opposite reactions between blacks and whites to the verdict in the O. J. Simpson murder case, the “rape” charges against Duke University students, and the trials resulting from the beating of Rodney King and the death of Trayvon Martin.

More dangerous than these highly publicized episodes over the years are innumerable organized and unprovoked physical attacks on whites by young black gangs in shopping malls, on beaches, and in other public places all across the country today. 
While some of these attacks make it into the media as isolated incidents, the nationwide pattern of organized black-on-white attacks by thugs remains invisible in the mainstream media, with the notable exception of Bill O’Reilly on the Fox News Channel.
Mr. Sowell is a very clear headed man, who the media mostly ignores, because he's black. And there is nobody that the mainstream media hates more than a black man who speaks frankly and honestly on the subject of race in America.
When the Chicago Tribune was criticized for editing out the race of the attackers in a series of similar organized attacks in Chicago, it replied that race was irrelevant. Yet race is not considered irrelevant when indignantly editorializing on a disproportionate number of young black males arrested and imprisoned. 
Sadly, what happened in Milwaukee and Chicago were not isolated incidents. They were part of a pattern repeated in dozens of cities, in every region of the country. Colin Flaherty’s book, which is subtitled “The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It,” reveals this pattern in painful detail. 
Other books are emerging that are more clearly a white backlash, in the sense that they attack behavior patterns among contemporary blacks in general. 
Perhaps the most clearly “backlash” books are those written by Paul Kersey, whose central theme is that whites have created thriving cities, which blacks subsequently took over and ruined. Examples include his books about Birmingham (The Tragic City) and Detroit (Escape from Detroit).
I don't see a general race war in which white people slaughter black people to be a likely scenario. I knew a person once who suggested that blacks would rise up and kill whites. However when you look at raw numbers and who is at the range on the weekends, I can suggest that the ratio of survivors would favor whites if it came to a show down.

In more recent riots in Los Angeles it's interesting to note that only black neighborhoods were destroyed by blacks. The Korean district was spared because the Koreans shot back and left rioters dead on the perimeter of their neighborhood. Likewise most white neighborhoods were spared not due to the intervention of the police, but because of the presence of armed people intent on preserving their lives and property.

The progressive agenda suggests that those armed people be disarmed, but that's not likely to happen anytime soon despite legislation.

When you look at the ratio of white to black in combat arms, it favors the whites overwhelmingly. There are quite a number of black service people in supporting roles. Thus the experienced veterans intermingled in society are overwhelmingly white as are the police.