More American Hypocrisy and France

Jack Kerwick
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Posted: Jan 09, 2015 2:52 PM
More American Hypocrisy and France

“You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye” (Mt. 7:5).

Listening to the American media coverage—particularly the coverage of those in the “alternative media”—of the latest outburst of Islamic mass violence in France, I can’t help but to recall the words of Christ.

First, the French have, rightly, been taken to task for both their all too Islamic-friendly immigration policies and for acquiescing in the creation of intensely hostile Islamic enclaves—“No Go” zones. But it is sheer hypocrisy for such critics to castigate the French on these scores when America has been guilty of promoting its own version of Racially Correct-induced suicide over the span of the last nearly 50 years.

And the critics here are not innocent in this regard.

Since the mid-sixties, and by design, millions upon millions of mostly Third World Hispanics have been pouring into the United States. Republican politicians and their propagandists in the media labor inexhaustibly to convince the public that these immigrants are embodiments of “American conservative values” who, given enough time, will be ripe pickings for GOP votes. In reality, by every social indicia—rates of illegitimacy, high school graduation, domestic abuse, drunken driving, violent crime, gang-affiliation, etc.—Hispanics fare substantially worse than whites and, in some areas, even slightly worse than blacks.

In some cities, like Los Angeles, Hispanics are more likely than blacks to belong to gangs.

Neither must we neglect to note that there is a not insignificant number of Hispanics residing in the states of the American Southwest who wish to reclaim them for Mexico.

Neighborhoods and entire cities in America have become “barrios” courtesy of the very same immigration policies that “conservative” critics of France’s immigration policies, through a combination of ideological fantasizing and racial pandering, have only encouraged. While these barrios may not literally be the “No Go” zones of the Parisian suburbs, they are bastions of criminality and violence.

And they seem just as foreign to the rest of the country as the Muslim communities of France seem foreign to the rest of France: They are countries within countries.

Secondly, it’s true that America, unlike France (and most of Europe), doesn’t have an Islamic immigration problem. But there most definitely is an ever growing phenomenon of Islamic militancy in America, and it is occurring primarily among black Americans.

Much of the prison population in France consists of Muslims, and the prisons, in turn, serve as recruitment centers for Islamic jihadists. This, some commentators have remarked, poses big problems for France. However, America’s prison population consists of large numbers of Muslims as well. The difference, though, is that in America, Islamic convicts tend to be black and native to the country. But we rarely hear our “conservative” critics (much less anyone else) spending anytime talking about the problem that this poses to our country.

Yet a problem it is, for as recently as over the last few months, black American Muslims have murdered whites in the name of their religion. Right before Christmas, a black American Muslim gunned down two NYPD officers as they sat harmlessly in their patrol car.

Thirdly, the Islamic element aside, in America, no more than three percent of the population—(mostly) young, black males—are responsible for nearly 50 percent of all crime and 40 percent of all violent crime. Black neighborhoods and cities around the country are veritable war zones and economic wastelands. These black “ghettos” resemble in many ways the “ghettos” of France and other European lands. They may not literally be “No Go” zones for police, but over the last half of a year since Ferguson (and, actually, long before that), we’ve seen the brutal treatment to which police, and sometimes fire fighters, are subjected upon entering our de facto No Go zones.

The black writer, Walter E. Williams, once said: “If we ignored inner-city violent crime, mostly committed by blacks and Hispanics, America would be a fairly civilized place.”

Where’s the outrage? Too many “conservative” media spokespersons, along with their leftist counterparts, at least implicitly accept the narrative of White Oppression and Black Victimhood. In the words of the black scholar, Shelby Steele, they suffer from “white guilt,” an aching, perpetually present desire to “dissociate” themselves from their “racist” ancestors.

In truth, the brute and ugly fact of the matter is that for all their hollering about the need for courage in dealing with the threat of Islam (what they not so courageously insist upon calling “Islamism,” “Radical Islam,” “Islamo-Fascism,” and other misleading terms), our so-called “conservative” media personalities are just afraid—so terribly afraid—to apply the same standards of morality to racial minorities as they apply to whites.

It seems to me that we should be taking, not giving, lessons in courage and political incorrectness from the French.

And that’s really saying something.