Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson love to jump into political cesspools in order to gain national attention for their own benefit. They utilize the “race card” as a red badge of courage. They openly chastise white America for not stopping racially motivated violence
In reality, black on black crime continues as the most deadly condition killing young blacks throughout America. Why don’t they speak up about that phenomenon? Why doesn’t the Congressional Black Caucus work toward solutions that would benefit black Americans out of work? Out of school? Out of families? Out of homes? Out of hope? Why doesn’t the Hispanic Caucus speak out against joblessness for Hispanic Americans?
While we spend $12 billion a month for a decade in Iraq and Afghanistan, our country falls into horrific moral, spiritual and community degradation. It’s beyond absurd that we militarize and terrorize countries 10,000 miles away, and spend untold billions on “nation building” while our country splinters with unemployment, homelessness, racial unrest, growing illiteracy, millions of home foreclosures, babies out of wedlock and incredible crime.
Why doesn’t the Main Stream Media address black on black crime? How about Mexican on black crime in Los Angeles? Some estimates show that black on white crime is 40 times greater than white on black crime.
At the same time Hispanic Gary Zimmerman pulled the trigger on the 17 year old thug Trayvon Martin, a 13 year old white boy in Kansas City, Missouri found himself chased down by two black kids and doused with gasoline. Seconds later, they lit him on fire screaming, “You get what you deserve, white boy.”
Kansas City journalist Paul Thompson said, “He noticed two older boys following him and as he arrived at his home the pair threw gas on him. ‘They rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open,’ his mother Mrs Coon told KMBC-TV. One of them poured the gasoline, then flicked the Bic, and said, ‘This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy’.
Mrs Coon said her son was able to beat the flames out with his hands and shirt and was able to call 911 and his father. Police said the boy had been engulfed in a ‘large fireball’. He has lost his eye lashes, eyebrows and some skin on his face. Coon said her family will move from their home and her son will not return to East High School as he fears her son’s attackers may be students there.
Did you hear a single word from any white leaders? Did you hear a peep out of Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson? How about a mention about two black kids setting fire to a white 13 year old kid on the Main Stream Media?
Resounding answer: not a word!
It’s pretty sickening when Americans find themselves condemned, convicted and hung by our own Main Stream Media. But in reality, the MSM “chooses” what to dramatically report. Notice the innocent photograph of Trayvon Martin at 12 years old, but in reality, at 17, he had been thrown out of school three times and intimidated others. Just look at his tattoos and his flipping the bird to all who would watch on Facebook.
In journalism we call it “downstream reporting” and it has shackled clear thinking, logical action and successful outcomes. Those of us who are “upstream journalists” attempt to prod, provoke and engage rational thinking, actions and results by solving the problem “upstream” before it becomes a catastrophe. Often times we suffer name calling, threats and worse.
I have written and spoken against Iraq War from day one. I have urged withdrawal from Afghanistan for about as long. Wouldn’t it have been logical to depart from Afghanistan after bin Laden died? Wouldn’t it be reasonable to stop insourcing, offshoring and outsourcing of jobs to foreigners when we see 15 million Americans jobless? Isn’t it logical to enforce our immigration laws as our schools, jobs, hospitals and prisons suffer the results of 20 million illegal aliens working, breaking our laws and living in our country? We pay billions for ESL, free breakfasts and lunches and degraded schools—because of over four million illegal alien children attending our schools. Does it make to keep doing that?
Wouldn’t it make sense to stop importing 100,000 immigrants every 30 days when we can’t offer jobs to 46 million Americans subsisting on food stamps? Wouldn’t it be logical to move our country toward highly fuel efficient, environmentally responsible transportation—instead of racing headlong toward an incredible pile up as gasoline sprints toward $10 a gallon?
It’s called “upstream thinking.” But you won’t find it in our Congress and you haven’t seen it in our current President Obama. They fail to use foresight, preparation and logical solutions.
Why do we suffer so much black on black violence? Answer: poverty, no jobs, no education and no hope. What’s the solution? Create jobs, workfare, top flight schools, clean neighborhoods and purpose in our ghettoes.
Instead, we continue waging foreign wars and spend trillions of dollars on military superiority. We suffer the results of our stupidity as our country disintegrates into 16 year old black kids pouring gasoline on a 13 year old white kid on the front porch of his house. That is one of thousands and thousands of horrid situations that happen monthly in America.
If we don’t solve the condition that caused the Trayvon Martin incident or the 13 year old kid being doused with gasoline, we will continue to see America degrade into a third world banana republic. It’s pretty pathetic and it’s coming faster than anyone realizes.
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715