Archive for July 31, 2013

More Sickening Politically Correct Hypocrisy.

 

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The following story was recently sent to me as an email, I understand it is being circulated widely.

The email contained a photograph of Antonio West (Santiago), I have not included that photo as I am unsure of its copyright restrictions – unlike many others, I do respect the property rights – including intellectual, of others.

Before including the story in this post, I checked the reports from reputable news sources and it does appear accurate, two black teenagers are awaiting trial for the murder of baby Antonio and the shooting of his mother.

Some media channels are raising as a red flag the allegations that both Antonio’s mother and father were found to have gun shot residue on them. As his mother had been shot herself, that would be understandable. There are possible explanations for residue found on the father but the police are not treating the parents as suspects in the shooting.

The media are also pointing out that the father, Luis Santiago  has been arrested for stalking the mother.

Here is the email with my comments at the end:

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Hello. Don’t recognize me?

That’s OK; I understand.

My name was Antonio West.

I was the 13-month old child who was shot in the face at point-blank range by two black teens, who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot earlier this year.

I think my murder and my mommy’s wounding made the news for maybe a day, and then disappeared.

A Grand Jury of my mommy’s peers from Brunswick, Georgia ruled the black teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty… too bad it was me who got the death sentence from my killers instead, because Mommy didn’t have the money they demanded.

See, my family made the mistake of being white in a 73% non-white neighborhood, but my murder wasn’t ruled a ‘hate crime’.

Oh, and President Obama didn’’t take a single moment to acknowledge my murder.

He couldn’t have any children who could possibly look like me – so why should he care?

I’’m one of the youngest murder victims in our great Nation’s history, but the media didn’’t care to cover the story of my being killed in cold blood.

There isn’t a white equivalent of Al Sharpton, because if there was he would be branded a ‘racist’.

So no one’s rushing to Brunswick, Georgia to demonstrate and demand ‘justice’ for me.

There’s no ‘White Panther’ party, either, to put a bounty on the lives of the two black teens who murdered me.

I have no voice, I have no representation, and unlike those who shot me in the face while I sat innocently in my stroller – I no longer have my life.

Isn’t this a great country?

So while you’re out seeking ‘justice for Trayvon’, please remember to seek ‘justice’ for me.

Tell your friends about me, tell you families, get tee-shirts with my face on them, and make the world pay attention, just like you did for Trayvon.

I won’t hold my breath.

I don’t have to anymore.

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The comparison with the media’s treatment of the George Zimmerman / Trayvon Martin provides a text-book example of liberal hypocrisy, political correctness and media bias.
In this case, very little media coverage, no crucifixion of the shooters in social media, no portrayal of the victim or his family as saints, no clamours for federal intervention and no comment by the president.

Quite the opposite, attempts to show the victim’s family in an unsavoury light and almost no digging into the alleged murderers backgrounds.

George Zimmerman was doing a job he volunteered for, he believed he acted in accordance with the law and in self-defence.

Little Antonio’s mother was minding her own business and was attacked by criminals. There is absolutely no way for her attackers to claim they were acting in accordance with any law or in self-defence.

Liberal hypocrisy certainly knows no bounds. Enough to make you sick and certainly fear for the future of not just America, but all of the Western World.

Our biggest threat is not Al Qaeda, suicide bombers, home-grown or foreign terrorists, it is from the liberal left and their determination to emasculate, and disarm the population, smother all independent thought and impose nanny state control.

To preserve our communities and our countries, to ensure that our children and grandchildren have the opportunity to live in stable societies where freedom is still cherished, we need to use our powers of discernment and stand up to this wave of propaganda.

peter-wright

Zimmerman Case – A Different Take on Liberal Hypocrisy.

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Enough has been said, written, tweeted and updated about the trial by social media of George Zimmerman after the shooting of a young man who has been portrayed as an innocent teenager, trespasser, martyr, victim of racial profiling and more, depending on the agenda of the commentator. No need for me to add to the frenzy by commenting on the specifics of the case.

As a comparative newcomer to North America, it is sad to see the hysteria and manipulation that has been whipped up over this case by the liberal media and those with the intention of driving a bigger wedge into society.

As a member of the lost white tribe of Africa, I cannot help but see the hypocrisy in the coverage of this case. People of my European origin were cast as oppressors, racists, bigots and worse for elevating the indigenous people of Southern Africa from a subsistence level as hunter gatherers, frequently victims of tribal warfare. Perhaps today, their descendants (and their North American counterparts) would be happier (and far fewer) if they had been left untouched by progress, to continue their traditional way of life.

Although the benefits of colonisation were felt throughout the continent, only two countries (neither of which were true colonies) South Africa and Rhodesia, achieved a substantial European population.

Taxes generated by immigrant’s economic activity, financed schools, hospitals, stability, security, transport and access to more reliable food sources for the indigenous population.

After the early years of the 20th century, further European immigration was restricted, however as a result of massive black immigration from the less developed countries to the North and dramatically reduced infant mortality, the European immigrants remained a minority. That is why the vote was not extended to the indigenous population, as was observed in every country on the continent, a sudden dose of democracy for people who have no concept of it, proves disastrous and the system unsustainable. Truly a case of one man one vote, once.

It is no coincidence that these two countries, with the largest European populations and the longest period under stable, European controlled government, developed into the two most successful countries on the continent. Thriving economies despite a total absence of foreign aid, despite sanctions, embargoes and terrorist wars. South Africa became a world leader in deep level mining, oil from coal technology, it pioneered heart transplants. Rhodesia was a leader in agricultural innovation, wildlife protection and conservation, anti-insurgent warfare.

Yet both countries had to be sacrificed to appease third world dictators and weak-willed Western leaders who had been outmaneuvered at the UN and cowed by threats of oil shortages. Ironic that the USA is almost self-sufficient in oil once more!

The result, Zimbabwe as Rhodesia sadly became, reduced from a self-sufficient, food exporting country to a basket case, losing 90% of its White, economically active population, 25% of its total population, thousands murdered, record levels of inflation, its currency abandoned.

South Africa, on the same slippery slope, hundreds of thousands of skilled people have emigrated (Black as well as White). The violent crime and murder rate higher than under the “old” South Africa. Economy suffering, mines closing.

Were all Europeans in Southern Africa angels? No, there were abuses, unfairness, stupidity and many things that should not have been done, just as in North America. But if European rule was so bad, why did both countries suffer from huge waves of illegal immigrants departing their independent countries to the North?

Here is why I started with the reference to the media hysteria surrounding the Zimmerman case.

Black Americans are as much descended from immigrants as are White Americans. Fair enough, their ancestors may have been forced to leave Africa through slavery, but they are no more indigenous to this continent than I am. However, rarely, if ever, is there a public outcry against a real or perceived crime against a Native North American.

Where are those liberals and do-gooders that campaigned so virulently against South African and Rhodesia? By their standards, I would expect daily protests calling for indigenous governments to be installed in the USA, Canada and Australia. Why the disproportionate concern for Black feelings but not for those of the indigenous people?

I am not an apologist for Native North Americans, as conquered peoples, they have not done too badly. Certainly in Canada, they have perfected the art of extracting money from the various levels of government.

Two sets of rules, North American and Australian native people swamped by massive influxes of European immigrants and rendered powerless despite being able to vote. But restricted European immigration to Southern Africa and the uplifting of millions of native people punished because voting rights were with held in the knowledge that a universal franchise would spell disaster – exactly what happened in one case and is unfolding in the other.

On top of that, liberals in North America more concerned with the feelings and sensitivities of one, racially defined group of immigrant descendants than those of the bulk of the population whether of native or exotic origin.

The more the liberal fringe calls for “racial equality” the more they do to ensure it cannot happen.

Hypocrisy certainly knows no bounds.

peter-wright

Egypt and The Law of Unintended Consequences

 

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Egypt in chaos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back in 2011 when the mobs of the Arab spring were busy overthrowing President Mubarak of Egypt, the liberal left and the media were celebrating the rise of democracy across the Middle East.

People power, the leverage of social media and the dawn of a new, happy, prosperous future was forecast for the whole region.

It looks as if the dream of a better future has turned into a nightmare of mob rule and a reinstatement of military control in Egypt, civil war, huge numbers of casualties and massive destruction in Syria and an uncertain future in most of the other countries.

I am overjoyed to see the Muslim Brotherhood removed from power, but concerned at the way it was done by mob rule and a subsequent military coup. Whether we liked it or not, the government of President Morsi was democratically elected. There were no credible allegations that the election was not free and fair.

Allowing an elected government to be overthrown by mob rule is a dangerous precedent with serious implications for some of the struggling Southern European countries. If enough Greek protesters get out on the streets, would that country’s military feel obliged to stage a coup?

The country with the least unrest, most stability and an efficient economy in the region, Saudi Arabia, is also the most autocratic. Attempts at overthrowing the rulers in that country would be resisted quickly and with massive force. Mob rule would be stillborn.

I am not an apologist for Saudi Arabia, I think their treatment of women is awful. But I also think that there is a very good reason that the relative stability in most countries in the region before the “Arab Spring” was only possible with strong dictators as leaders.

For all his faults (and the world is a better place without him) Saddam Hussein kept Iraq functioning without the continual sectarian strife, suicide bombers and rising chaos now developing since the departure of Western troops. He confined his murderous activities to a war with Iran, gassing Kurds and dealing with small numbers of dissidents

Afghanistan is showing similar tendencies. Pakistan has been a much more dangerous place for both its own citizens and those in neighbouring countries since the removal from office of the last military strong man Pervez Musharraf as President.

More parallels in Africa. Harsh tribal rule and no economic development replaced by relative peace, creation of infrastructure and developing economies under strict, efficient, colonial rule. Corruption, brutality and wrecked economies after independence.

Rhodesia, one of the only two countries on the continent with a viable, first world type, economy and a responsible government, thrived for years despite a terrorist war, sanctions, no foreign aid. Then descended into chaos after being forced to hand over power to a corrupt and murderous terrorist government.

30 years later, after record rates of inflation, emigration of 25% of the population, thousands murdered, a ruined economy and its currency abandoned, the former life expectancy has been halved and there is still no semblance of democracy.

The other, South Africa, now heading down the same slippery slope into chaos, currency devalued, a huge brain drain of many of the best and brightest from all population groups, murder rates higher than under the former government. Important industries crippled by political interference in hiring practices and labour unrest.

Why does democracy, with all its faults, work reasonably well in the West and is now working better in many parts of Asia, South and Central America, but not in the regions mentioned above?

The passage of time.

It has taken European societies over 2000 years to nurture and refine systems of government developed by the ancient Romans and Greeks. There were many backward steps on that long road, descents into chaos, invasions by other groups. Religious interference.

It is unrealistic to expect societies that have known no system other than tribal, feudal or dictatorial rule to adopt democracy overnight. When power has been reserved for only the strongest leaders for centuries, often exercised with brutality and cruelty, compassion is seen as weakness.

It is ironic that former ruler Mubarak is about to be re-tried for using force against demonstrators when over 50 of the current crop of demonstrators (demonstrating for the continuance of a more autocratic ruler than Mubarak) were killed by the military this week.

How much better off would Egyptians be today, how many fewer deaths, and how much better the wrecked Egyptian economy, if Mubarak had not been abandoned by his former allies in the West. But instead gently influenced to introduce change at a rate the country could withstand.

Certainly for the liberal proponents of the Arab Spring, a clear demonstration of the law of unintended consequences in action.

 

peter-wright

Happy Birthday America

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Wishing all Americans a Happy Independence Day on this 4th July.

Sadly, it seems that America’s detractors both within the country and outside are increasing in both number and volume. Some criticism may be deserved, some may be justifiable criticism of your elected leaders. That is for the American electorate to rectify at the next election.

As a non-American living in Canada I am appalled to find that it is politically correct here to be anti-American to some degree. If it was not for the might of the USA on our Southern border, we could well have become a Russian province during the cold war era.

My concern is not that the USA is too strong, too powerful a presence on the world stage. Quite the opposite, I fear that America is being too “nice” to some of the bad countries and groups intent on destroying Western society as we know it.

It is a sad day when 3rd world countries like Ecuador and the remnants of former major powers like modern Russia, can be as insolent as they are over the Snowden affair without fear of repercussions. Is this similar to the Iran Hostage debacle under President Carter waiting for a modern-day successor to President Reagan to fix?

America has much to celebrate, millions of non-Americans have much to be grateful for, from freedom to food the world would be a much harsher place without America.

Happy Birthday America.

 

peter-wright

 

 

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