This will be a touchy post. You may want to cover the eyes of your liberal, historically-challenged, fact-filtering, gun-hating friends. It contains unvarnished truth about race, guns, and gun control.
First, let’s hear some wise words from Michael (5723michael) in his video No Hope; No Change for the Blacks!
Michael is right on target, although he did seem to miss mentioning the Obamaphone bribe. Decades of social handouts and the dissolution of the family in black communities has destroyed and enslaved poor blacks, creating an government-dependent underclass. Michael calls it what it is – slavery. It’s slavery to a fearful and capricious master called government. But what about Michael’s statement that the largest cause of death amongst black men is other black men?
I went to the CDC to check the numbers. Indeed, in some respects the situation is worse than Michael states. According to the CDC (pdf file), the leading cause of death for black men ages 15-34 in 2008 (the latest data available on the CDC site) was homicide. Homicide accounted for about 50% of the deaths of black men between the ages of 15-24. Further, the second leading cause of death for black children ages 1-4 and 10-14 was homicide in 2008. That’s pretty startling – at least to me. As Michael asks, where was Obama in that equation? Handing out Obamaphones to call 911?
Black women don’t fare much better. Again according to the CDC’s 2008 statistics, the second leading cause of death for black women ages 1-4 and 15-24 was homicide, accounting for about 20% of deaths. That’s a very different country. That’s Obamerica.
Randall Hoven points out that 52% of murders committed in 2011 were by blacks, who also comprised 50% of the victims. Yet blacks only make up 13.6% of the US population. That’s an astounding collection of figures when taken together. Obamerica is a very dangerous place. Why isn’t Obama speaking out against the fatal societal decay in Obamerica? Surely he’s uniquely qualified to do so, and has the popularity in Obamerica to make a difference. Apparently, Obama is too busy trying to run America into the ground to help the children of Obamerica. What does he care, his children are safe.
Daniel Greenfield takes the statistics even further in his post The Guns of Obamerica. Greenfield argues that there are two countries – America and Obamerica. He describes the two:
There are, as John Edwards said, two Americas. America is a country that runs pretty well on its own. Gun sales in America do not lead to bursts of homicide. If the power goes out for an hour, there is no epidemic of looting. The new year isn’t rung in at the morgue. Social dysfunction exists but it never affects the majority or even a sizable minority of the population.
And then there’s Obamerica. Not all of Obamerica is broken, but a lot of it is. Obamerica has a big gap between the rich and the poor. Its middle class is always on the run. Its upper class retreats to fortresses. Its lower class is broken and constantly growing as its political machines feed off human misery and exploit social dysfunction to gain votes.
America is the land of the NRA, of free armed citizens and relatively low crime rates, about 2.6 homicides per 100,000 population according to Hoven. When Obamerica is included, the 2011 US homicide rate jumps to about 4.7 per 100,000 population. But it gets worse.
Greenfield points out that in 2006, 67% of firearm homicides occurred in the 50 largest metro areas. In those 62 cities, the overall homicide rate was over twice the national average. Greenfield:
Those are the crowded cities of Obamerica. The places with the most restrictive gun control laws and the highest crime rates. These are the places where the family is broken, money comes from the government and immigrants crowd in from some of the most violent parts of the world bringing with them their own organized crime. These are also the places that have run by Democrats and their political machines for almost as long as they have been broken.
Obama won every major city in the election, except for Jacksonville and Salt Lake City. And the higher the death rate, the bigger his victory. He won New Orleans by 80 to 17 where the murder rate is ten times higher than the national average. He won Detroit, where the murder rate of 53 per 100,000 people is the second highest in the country and twice as high as any country in the world, including the Congo and South Africa. He won it 73 to 26. And then he celebrated his victory in Chicago where the murder rate is three times the statewide average.
These places aren’t America. They’re Obamerica.
The residents of Obamerica need to wake up. But, you won’t read these facts in the New York Times or Washington Post. No, they are the mouthpieces for King Obama. Worse, this is where Obama wants to take America. As gun control has contributed in a major way to this mayhem in Obamerica, imagine if Obamerica is allowed to spread out into America after American’s are disarmed. The whole of the country will become Obamerica with the attendant jump in homicides and other violent crime.
Are the inhabitants of Obamerica really so benighted that they cannot see what is going on around them? Certainly not all. Heller and McDonald (pdf) demanded their constitutional right to self defense with a handgun in Obamerica and won. But they are the relative few.
Who represents Obamerica? Feinstein, who denied permits to the little people when she was mayor of San Fransicso while obtaining one for herself. Bloomberg in NYC. Emmanuel in Chicago with over 500 homicides last year. The killing of the 20 children in Newtown, CT, by a violent psychopath was tragic, but were those 20 children really more valuable than the hundreds of black kids murdered in Chicago, Detroit, DC, etc., under the strictest gun control laws in the country? Not according to my Bible.
Yet, we don’t hear the media harping about the hundreds of intercity black kids murdered every year, only the 20 affluent ones in Newtown. The whole gun control crowd represents Obamerica, and they have – by design – failed Obamerica’s children miserably. Now they want to unconstitutionally disarm America and turn it into Obamerica.
Failed social welfare policies have created an violent urban underclass totally dependent on government for their existence. If Obama really wanted to do something for our children and reduce violence, Obamerica would be the place to start. Start with the hundreds killed in cities with failed, onerous gun control. Let the subjects of Obamerica defend themselves against the violent predators and thereby reducing the number of violent predators. But Obama is doing exactly the opposite. He’s targeting American gun owners to make them more vulnerable to Obamerica spill out.
I close by considering George Mason’s (one of our wise founding fathers) great statement:
Forty years ago, when the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British parliament was advised by an artful man, [Sir William Keith] who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people. That it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.
And so it remains the case. Obama wants to disarm America as his cohorts have in Obamerica. Our founders had been there, and gave us the 2nd Amendment to protect us against this day that has come when a government wants to enslave America, having already succeeded in enslaving Obamerica.