With the Iowa caucus debacle and the surprisingly narrow win by Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire behind us, attention is now turning to the Nevada caucuses (and boy they must be terrified!) and the South Carolina primary but lurking just a few weeks away on March 3rd is "Super Tuesday" where over 1300 delegates are up for grabs, including the biggest prize of California with 416 delegates. With demented Gropin' Joe Biden coming in a dismal 5th place in New Hampshire, an impressive showing for the presumptive front-runner, the race is going to firm up pretty quickly in the next few weeks. The establishment Democrats are very, very nervous as Sanders is way ahead of Biden in California, the last poll I saw from CA showed Bernie with double the support of Biden at 30% of those polled. The odds are growing stronger that we might have the mythical perfect storm that poli sci types have dreamed of, a brokered convention with no candidate having enough delegates to win outright. Bernie Bros have promised to burn Milwaukee if that happens and Bernie doesn't get the nomination, which will ensure Trump wins Wisconsin again. They are pretty smart.
I have to admit that even though I know now that all voting is fake and gay and that the same people win no matter what the results of our "elections", like the corporate oligarchs, Our Greatest Ally™ and the Deep State bureaucracy, I still love watching the horse race. My background is in political science from an early age, even majoring in it in college. Back in the day I remember going to the library at Bowling Green State University, when libraries still used to be big buildings full of books instead of places for homeless people to watch porn and use the toilet, and looking up the results of elections over the 20th century one book at a time for a paper on shifting voting patterns in the U.S. south. It took forever and was tedious at times but I loved seeing the patterns taking shape. Having all of that information readily available makes me feel kind of lazy at times.
That brings me to the diminutive Jewish billionaire Michael Blomberg. Li'l Mike, aka Mini-Mike, is pretty much a one-trick pony. His shtick is gun control and with the amount of money he has to throw around, he can be pretty powerful. Bloomberg's wealth is somewhere north of $50 billion which puts him in the top ten wealthiest Americans and top 15 wealthiest people in the world. By contrast, President Trump is estimated to have a net worth of only a paltry $3 billion. What a loser!
Bloomberg entered the Democratic presidential race and is using the same tactic as fellow billionaire Tom Steyer (net worth $1.6 billion), namely simply buying support. He pretty much skipped the early contests and is focusing on some weird strategy but his support was starting to pick up steam recently. A recent poll (February 10th) showed him with exploding levels of support in the critical black voting block:
That is huge and it really hurts Joe Biden who is inexplicably very popular in the black community, perhaps because he was Obama's VP even though his old boss has been noticeably silent on endorsing Joe. The party apartchiks still want Biden to win so like magic out comes an audio recording of Michael Bloomberg, apparently recorded surreptitiously in 2015, where he was heard saying some naughty things. Here is the recording but in case my Youtube account get shut down I included a transcript of the relevant parts below the video.....
"Ninety-five percent of murders- murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take a description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops," he said. "They are male, minorities, 16-25. That's true in New York, that's true in virtually every city (inaudible). And that's where the real crime is. You've got to get the guns out of the hands of people that are getting killed.....So one of the unintended consequences is people say, 'Oh my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana that are all minorities.' Yes, that's true. Why? Because we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods. Yes, that's true. Why do we do it? Because that's where all the crime is. And the way you get the guns out of the kids' hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them... And then they start... 'Oh I don't want to get caught.' So they don't bring the gun. They still have a gun, but they leave it at home."
Mike is engaging in a little bit of hyperbole here. Surely it can't be the case that 95% of murderers and murder victims in NYC are minorities? Actual the miniature mayor is being overly generous. From Paul Kersey comes this great bit of research:
NYPD's 2019 Crime Report Shows Non-Whites Committed 97% Of Homicides And 97.6% Of Non-Fatal Shootings... City Is 33% White
NYC is one of the most "diverse" cities in the country. About 1/3 white, a number which inaccurately includes Jews who make up over 18% of the population of New York City. Around 23% of New Yorkers are black, another 28% are Hispanic and approximately 12-13% are Asians. If the egalitarians among us are correct we would expect that the murder rate would fall somewhere in line with those percentages but as is usually the case, the egalitarians are wrong. From Kersey, quoting the 2019 Crime and Enforcement Activity in New York City report:
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter victims are most frequently Black (56.6%) or Hispanic (31.2%). Asian/Pacific Islander victims account for (6.9%) of all Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter victims while Whites account for (4.9%) of all Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter victims.
The race/ethnicity of known Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter suspects mirrors the victim population with Black (62.4%) and Hispanic (30.8%) suspects accounting for the majority of suspects. Asian/Pacific Islander suspects account for (3.8%) of all Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter suspects while Whites accounted for (3.0%) of the known Murder and NonNegligent Manslaughter suspects.
Oops! That is a 15 yard penalty for narrative violations!
It is also worth noting that when you look at the 3.8% of murderers that are "Asian/Pacific Islander", that includes people from places like Pakistan, so these are likely Asians in the same way that the rape gangs in England were Asian, and Asian is used to cover up that these are Muslims, not South Koreans or Japanese (HT: comment at Unz)
In other words, if New York City were 100% white, murder would become virtually non-existent. The 33% of New Yorkers who are "non-Hispanic white", aka "white", only account for 3% of the murderers while the 23% that are black account for 62.4% of the murderers. That isn't as impressive as our local city of Fort Wayne where the 15% black population commits around 90% of all murders but still that is a pretty dramatic over-representation.
It is not just murder, here are some choices statistics for other violent crimes:
95.7 percent of robbery suspects in 2019 New York City were non-white.
89.2 percent of rape suspects in 2019 New York City were non-white.
97.6 percent of shooting suspects in 2019 New York City were non-white.
95.7 percent of firearm arrests in 2019 New York City were non-white.
Basically the role of actual white people in New York City when it comes to violent crime is being victims.
In other words, what Michael Bloomberg was secretly caught saying behind closed doors was completely true. The people freaking out about him on social media after this curiously conveniently timed "leak" generally don't try to refute what he says. They simply say he was wrong because what he said makes them have the sadz feelz.
If something is perceived to be "racist", then it doesn't matter if it is true.
We used to talk about "tough love" and say things like "the truth hurts". Now the truth itself is no longer true if you can ascribe some mystical evil force motivating the speaking of that truth.
Meanwhile in BoomerCon Conservative Inc. land, the "conservatives" who like to parrot little Ben Shapiro's line about facts not caring about your feelings, are all sorts of outraged at the "racist" statement by Mike Bloomberg. Insufferable boob Sean Hannity had this to say:
"It's alarming. It's revealing," Hannity said Tuesday on his television program. "In fact, it is so bad some in his own party are now accusing him of actually being a racist."
Hannity blasted the billionaire for his comments.
"I can tell you that it is a fact that people of all races commit crimes in New York and New York City specifically, but apparently not, according to Bloomberg," Hannity said. "Is this not the definitive definition of ... racial profiling?"
Alarming! Poor Sean is alarmed over someone making a statement of fact! One might think he jumped on a chair like the housewife that saw a mouse. What a ninny.
It is the latest spin on the "Democrats Are The Real Racists!" line that "conservatives" keep using in the vain hope that blacks and mestizos will suddenly start voting for Republicans.
There is nothing more useless than playing the "I am less racist than you" game with the Left because it is never about actual racism at all.
The absolute state of Conservative Inc. in America is BoomerCons like Hannity adopting whatever position they have to in order to be a mirror image of the Left. The proper response would be to ask why what Bloomberg said is true and what we can do about it, responding with thoughtfulness and sincerity. Instead we get "conservatives" screeching "racism!" because they think they are scoring points against a Trump rival. What Bloomberg said wasn't "racist", it was based in facts. Ann Coulter has the right take on this in her piece: Ann Coulter To Michael Bloomberg: Stop Apologizing For Saving Black Lives...
Does anyone with a functioning frontal lobe disagree with this? By pursuing the wacky idea of having cops frisk kids in high-crime areas for minor offenses like turnstile jumping, Mayor Rudy Giuliani cut the murder rate from more than 2,000 per year to about 600. No one thought it could possibly go any lower—and then Bloomberg got murders down to an unfathomable 300 or so per year.
Giuliani and Bloomberg did more for young minorities than all living Democrats combined. In New York City alone, at least 20,000 more black men are alive today than would be under the genius crime-fighting ideas of prior administrations (and The New York Times).
Blacks do an awful lot of killing in America and while they kill a lot of white people, they mostly kill each other. Targeted policing in black communities saves black lives. Getting guns out of the hands of gangsters and thugs off the streets makes the decent people in the black community safer.
I don't spend any time in black neighborhoods so really black on black gun violence doesn't matter all that much to me personally, other than having to subsidize black criminals in jail. In Allen County, Indiana which sits to our south and is home to Fort Wayne there were 29 murders last year, almost all involving black murderers and victims. On the other hand there were 40 traffic deaths in the county, including one person I knew quite well. Since I drive a lot in Allen County but don't ever go into the black neighborhoods, my odds of getting killed in a car crash are close to 100% more likely than being the victim of gun violence. Just being honest, while I write a lot about gun violence it has very little chance of impacting me personally.
Gun violence is almost entirely concentrated in black and mestizo communities. What gun violence exists in the white community is mostly suicide or domestic violence and nothing that is being tried by the woke warriors is working. Gregory Hood reported that last weekend was designated as a "Ceasefire Weekend" in overwhelmingly black Baltimore. How did that work out?
Fifteen Shootings During Baltimore’s ‘Ceasefire Weekend’
Not so great, plus there were four more shootings and two fatalities on Monday, sort of making the "ceasefire weekend" into a three day weekend. This was in spite of holding "sacred space rituals" and the availability of "ceasefire swag". Huh, I figured that people buying ceasefire hoodies would do the trick.
What Bloomberg and Giuliani did saved black lives. It maybe saved some white folk too but mostly it saved black lives. Remember that "Black Lives Matter"? Well comparing the estimated 20,000 black men who are alive thanks to proactive and targeted policing versus the tiny handful of black men killed in questionable police shootings, a reasonable person would conclude that encouraging the police to stop and frisk young black thugs hanging around looking for mischief accomplished a lot more than a bunch of people tweeting about #blacklivesmatter and yipping about "black bodies" and other nonsense.
I expect foolishness from the Left like caring more about how something makes you feel than whether or not it works but I guess I still naively expected better from "conservatives".