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What if the Rioters Were White?

If Ted Nugent talked about white empowerment, would it be tolerated like Al Sharpton talking about black empowerment?

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Walter Hudson

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August 19, 2014 - 11:47 pm

Imagine, if you will, a young white unarmed man shot to death by police under ambiguous circumstances like those which have sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Imagine that, in response to that white man’s death, white militia men, white Tea Partiers, and white professing Christians rallied to the town where it occurred. Imagine they began burning buildings, looting businesses, and defying measures by local law enforcement to maintain order. Then imagine that a charismatic political celebrity, say – Ted Nugent, showed up with an army of conservative activists leading a voter registration drive and said:

Five thousand new voters will transform the city from top to bottom…. Nobody can go to the White House until they stop by our house.… Elected officials don’t have to care about white citizens as long as they don’t fear us at the ballot box.

How would the media and the government respond? Would Attorney General Eric Holder be traveling to the town to personally oversee a civil rights investigation unprecedented in scope? Would reporters wring their hands, pleading for understanding?

It’s fair to guess that the rioters, along with any peaceful protestors, would be categorically labeled racists. Their political allies would be tarred and feathered with political ads and vitriolic media commentary. If the federal government responded at all, it would probably look more like Waco or Ruby Ridge than the restraint which has been shown in Ferguson.

In other words, we are witnessing evidence of a racial double-standard in America. But black people and others of color are not its victims. White people are, along with any of color (like myself) who dare to dissent from the mainstream consensus that historical injustice justifies modern rights violations.

The intervention of Holder in Ferguson stands particularly alarming, because he has demonstrated time and again a blanket disregard for justice wherever race is concerned. Let us not forget, this was the same attorney general who refused to prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party for blatant voter intimidation (standing right outside a polling place with clubs in hand) among other things, and in 2011 implied that white people cannot be the victims of racial injustice.

You want to have a conversation about race? Let’s have it, and let’s cut right to the chase. We are witnessing a regime of institutional racism in this country directed not against blacks, but whites. When the institutions of government and media stand eager to apply a double-standard to one group of people over another based upon skin color, what else do you call it?

Folks like Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and other agitators racing to forge political capital from the unrest in Ferguson have no interest whatsoever in equality under the law. Indeed, they have made it clear on several occasions that they advocate for and actively pursue a public policy which treats individuals differently based upon their racial identity and ethnic background. In a word, they seek injustice.

(Today’s Fightin Words podcast is on this topic available here. 13:23 minutes long; 12.92 MB file size. Right click here to download this show to your hard drive. Subscribe through iTunes or RSS feed.)

Walter Hudson advocates for individual rights, serving on the board of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota, and as president of the Minority Liberty Alliance. He hosts a daily podcast entitled Fightin Words, proudly hosted on Twin Cities Newstalk Podcast Network. Walter is a city council member in Albertville, MN. Follow his work via Twitter and Facebook.

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What if the vast majority of blacks held to Western culture, rather than postmodern/tribal/ghetto culture?

What if they had the presence of mind not to jump to conclusions, before any real evidence was in, based on PREJUDICE?

One could ask a dozen such questions that get down to ESSENTIALS.
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When in recent decades have whites ever rioted after a black-on-white crime, either real or fabricated?
Never, that's when.
We're heading toward resegregation because the race pimps and mass media are fomenting race hatred.
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As Golda Meier once correctly noted, peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us. Walter, peace will come when there are more black men thinking like you, acting like you act, reasoning like you reason instead of looking for excuse. And until that time, the black demographic will continue to only further marginalize themselves.

This is one white guy that's not going to pander to Black America. If that makes me racist in Black America? Who cares? The term means little anymore.

Frankly as a white guy, I'm fed up with the double standards and really don't give a damn about black plight. They want to live in burnt out pig sty, let them. Just don't start trouble in my yard, as I'm not just going to lay down for the grievance hustling.

But a guy like you Walter? I'd call you friend, I'd call you neighbor.
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It's all about personal responsibility. We all know this! Every child, regardless of color or history knows that Mama and Daddy fighting is wrong. Every 10 year old child knows that violence at home or in the street is wrong. We all know that slackass racial excuses are wrong. Liberals make it righteous for bleeding heart losers of any color or creed to break down our society.
It's just as simple as this! The enormous waste of time, money and energy spent talking politics is ludicrous! Animal Farm! Wow, the level of political butt kissing to the comprising demands of a non-productive social class is just sickening.
We need to STOP being afraid of the masses at the polls. If intelligent voters don't have the time or good conscience to stand up for what our
constitutes are founded upon then, maybe it is, in fact, time for anarchy and a new revolution. Personally, I'm completely done with the unionized liberal machine perverting what our western countries were founded upon.
I say, let the liberals have their way! Give the children 2 years to destroy our governments.
Liberalism is destroying North America and it is firmly entrenched with right minded sound conservatives begging the masses to listen to reason. Is it time for a new revolution? I believe it is.
13 weeks ago
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"In The Ghetto"
As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto
And his mama cries
'cause if there's one thing that she don't need
it's another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto

People, don't you understand
the child needs a helping hand
or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me,
are we too blind to see,
do we simply turn our heads
and look the other way

Well the world turns
and a hungry little boy with a runny nose
plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

And his hunger burns
so he starts to roam the streets at night
and he learns how to steal
and he learns how to fight
In the ghetto

Then one night in desperation
a young man breaks away
He buys a gun, steals a car,
tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries

As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto

As her young man dies,
on a cold and gray Chicago mornin',
another little baby child is born
In the ghetto


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It's an Elvis song. So what? That same song could have been sung about any young white man during any time in this country. One big difference? The young man in question would have gotten his butt kicked for bad behavior. In the black community it seems to be celebrated or at least allowed with no one doing anything about bad behavior.
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It's wonderful speculation...... But remember, ONLY blacks are allowed to be racists in today's "inclusive" society. Although that term is never used, it is racism nevertheless. White people are NOT allowed to air racial grievances no matter how egregious. They are only allowed to express guilt and provide tax dollars to "fix" the problems that never get fixed.
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Excellent column sir. Thank you. Takes a lot of courage to speak the truth when so many would hang you for it.
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The 2012 Obama memo inviting new arrival children from C.America will destroy any chances for those who have grown up American to get into line for citizenship.

The institutionalizing of racism will destroy any chances for years to come to remove all racism. Sad. So sad.

But, looking to Chicago, the Black neighborhoods are tired of waiting and the pandering. They no longer fall for the race baiters, the promises, the big speech.
Their neighborhoods have fallen to the lowest and realize they are the only ones involved.
What will it take?
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Is this why they're shooting each other at a great rate?
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Until the black community can come to the reaization that someone is jerking their chains (Hint: Race Baiters & Democrats) they will continue to think Wh!tey is at the root of their problems.

Until this Great Epiphany happens I'll continue to have little respect for them as a group. I'll reserve judgment for the individual as I meet them.

That is as fair as I'm going to be...

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DUH ? It's called Ukraine and Russia.
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SEND ALL THESE RACE-BAITING "REPORTERS" TO COVER ISIS IN IRAQ!
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Voter registration?

Yes, that's it; they could turn Ferguson into another Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis, Atlanta, and so on.

Yeah, that'll fix it....for the next 50 to 100 years.
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That's the funny thing: the more successful the Rainbow Coalition is the less successful they are. They're firmly convinced every conservative is a racist out to get them. If they tried the GOP on for size, exactly how could things be worse?
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>>If they tried the GOP on for size, exactly how could things be worse?
Less expectation for freebies.
13 weeks ago
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What if the vast majority of blacks held to Western culture, rather than postmodern/tribal/ghetto culture?

What if they had the presence of mind not to jump to conclusions, before any real evidence was in, based on PREJUDICE?

One could ask a dozen such questions that get down to ESSENTIALS.
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