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Two Americas

John Edwards was partially right: There are two Americas, but they are not separated by income. One has less crime than Europe (even in the poorest areas (that are knee deep in a meth crisis)), has stable family units, values education and personal achievement, works in the productive economy and saves for a rainy day.

The other America looks like this:

And this:

There are many ways to pigeonhole this divide: skin color, the “snitches get stitches” culture and the markers thereof, voting patterns, living on government handouts and Rent-A-Center, hostility to education, and plenty of others.

Personally, I wonder how many of these youths had a close relationship with their fathers.

Also amusing are the increasingly futile and condescending attempts by the media to sanitize these events despite living in an era of instantly distributed video. Nowhere in the Chicago Tribune’s piece will you find pictures or descriptions of the perpetrators other than the new codeword: “youths”. And “A group of older youths” I guess for the really scary ones. Occasionally, the news will slip up and publish a photo, but will dare not name the color. Why do they do this? Does the media believe these youths are motivated by negative feelings and will therefore cease their destruction if Evil White People do not know who to hate? I can’t think of any other explanation!

I think the lessons are fairly obvious: Distrust the establishment media and seek primary sources. And for crying out loud, carry your damn guns.

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  1. Robert | February 25, 2013 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    And follow John Derbyshire’s Rules.

  2. Xman | February 25, 2013 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    “This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it.”

    Sooner or later a decent and productive person will be caught up in one of these garden parties, feel the urgent need to protect himself and/or his family, and either draw a ccw or stomp the accelerator of his SUV. Either way, one or more of the stupid kids is going to end up in the morgue, the media will misreport it due to their PC / political bias / need to pump up ratings, and we will burn.

  3. Tam | February 25, 2013 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    If you keep people in zoos, they will act like animals.

    The Democrat party’s methodical destruction of the urban underclass since the late ’60s is the most shameful thing it has to account for.

    (…and for Derbyshire’s simplistic rules, they’ll get you killed in Boston’s Southie, along 8 Mile in Detroit, or in The Swamp on Indy’s near east side…)

  4. Rick C | February 28, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    “and for Derbyshire’s simplistic rules, they’ll get you killed[citation needed]”

    Do tell.

  5. Tam | March 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Rick C,

    Because the thugs in those rough-ass inner-city neighborhoods are white as Liquid Paper, but Derbyshire would walk right up to them and ask for directions and get his ofay ass stomped for his trouble.

  6. Rick C | March 3, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    @Tam,

    hah! You came back with an answer I wasn’t expecting, not having thought about the racial makeup of those areas. Now it’s possible you might have been reading too much into his rules[1], but perhaps not.

    Only because I would give Derbyshire credit for understanding that not all white people are good.

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