Let’s talk a bit about the rise of violent crime. Though it seems to be growing globally, we’ll focus on our country, America, and its role in it. Our role in it.
There’s a huge disconnect between law and law enforcement. There’s a huge gap between civil and complacency. There’s a lack of community in our communities.
We’re headed towards a veritable collapse due to lack of civil communication. There are separatists movements pissing off (established) separatists and cities are verging on war. Civil war.
The definitions of civil are; relating to ordinary people and their concerns, and then there’s the civil that relates to being kind and courteous.
We seem to only be involved in the former rather than the latter, but in the vaguest of terms. Even with the simple first definition implied, we have a multi- timbral confrontational expletive that has yet to be named. There’s no current nomenclature to truly define the present.
It’s more than religion versus religion, man versus man, black versus black, white versus white (the weakest of arguments) straight versus gay, race versus race (there are many of us) or black versus white.
Black versus white goes back, in America, just over 200 years, and it has been brutal for the black population.
Slaves. Fucking Slaves!
People were torn from their homes, their communities, their families and their countries and sold like they were farm animals. Robbed of their dignity. No say. No rights. Reduced to beaten and owned animals. How is that deemed civil by either definition?
The white men that “settled” America first attacked the actual natives of this country. Killed, raped, murdered, traded small pox riddled cloth for land and took away their entire way of life to plant themselves and force an entire race virtually out of existence.
Then that entitled white man decided on its own want for luxury to trap and enslave another race. Civil?
On January 1st, 1863, just at the tail of the civil war, a man by the name of Abraham Lincoln, whom at the time was the President of the United States of America, enacted the emancipation proclamation.
Abe did his thing under political duress, not because he was a kind humanitarian. He had to set his own slaves free in this process. He was only seen as a hero because he was strong-armed into it. He was a douchebag. (not as bad as Donald trump. But he will never be president)
For over a hundred years following, the black people in America (those that, either chose not to go home, or those that didn’t) have had a very difficult time making their way. And that’s putting it lightly.
Black folks weren’t allowed in most public bathrooms, schools, stores, restaurants or even bars.
Race riots made history about every 50 years following the Emancipation Proclamation was enacted. Public executions of people just because a person was black.
Oppression, and there again, there may not be a suitable word beyond yet.
Both black and white have stories to tell, but it still went down with people of color being viewed as inferior. A species of animal, not a race of humans, but animals.
The white man had a “tea party” to get them to this country. The black man had a series of mass brutal murders, rapes, pillages and kidnappings to get here. Pissed the fuck off is where I would be.
This, though, was centuries ago. Not part of me and I can certainly discount that as any part of my position.
On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks made a difference. A real difference about being the same. A human being.
You know the story, right? She wasn’t going to sit at the back of the bus (my preferred spot, by the way) just because she was black.
In the early and mid-sixties there were more riots.
A humble Baptist minister named Martin Luther King Jr. fought for civil rights, human rights, won the Nobel Peace Prize and was more than just a great man. He spoke of truth and freedom and the want for the equality we all still want. He was tragically killed while standing on a hotel balcony on April 4th, 1968 by an ignorant racist (his name isn’t worth the energy I would spend tapping to type it) because he was a black man.
Now folks, I’m a white guy, and…
The inferior white man I grew up with calling dad until age 13 (thank God he isn’t my father) was a part of the race riots during this time.
When I was growing up nigger was a household word and we lived in an all-black neighborhood. (well, aside from us) I had no idea nigger was a bad word. I was one!
The old man that lived with us, the one that I called dad, the brutal wife-beating cowardly bigot, was/is a piece of shit. He used the word as a derogatory while all the folks in my neighborhood used it as a call to their friends. Right or wrong, that’s how it rolled out. I had no idea until I was 8 years old that it could get me in trouble. (that’s another story altogether)
My first kiss was from a black girl on my block. There was no taboo other than we were innocent little kids smooching behind a garage and had feelings we didn’t tell anyone else about. We rocked it! (ah, if only she had had boobs then. she was so hot!)
Our secret, at least for me, wasn’t about skin tone.
Point here is that I didn’t notice a struggle between black or white. What I did notice was a class struggle.
We were poor by most people’s accounts, and that made a difference in how we were perceived.
Damn near everyone on our block had more than we did. If there was a shun based on our skin tone, I didn’t know. I liked playing in other kids’ yards with swing sets, horse shoes and lawn jarts. (That shit was fun.)
I no longer know what it feels like to be in that neighborhood. But I do know this…
The most successful person I know is a black man. Education is no longer denied to anyone. I can sit in the back of the bus, and most people just sorta piss me off.
The violence of my past doesn’t compare to what is happening now.
Marathons, peaceful protests, political rallies, corporate conferences, movie premieres, wrong turns while driving, dancing in clubs, taking a trip on a plane or simply walking down the fucking street equals Ultra-Fucking-Violence!
As I have pointed out before, the lack of education, the growth of the ghettos and the fact that this country was founded on violence are huge contributors.
But that can’t be all.
The overall crime statistics in America have fallen. The rise is violent crime and it’s becoming more heinous suddenly.
The murder rate is higher, per capita, than anywhere else in the world. Anywhere!
(this statistic has always been higher and I’m going to refer back to this is how the country was founded)
Classism and racism are still the largest contributors of murders in America. Hate crimes. A sense of entitlement washes over a white man and a sense of historic social debt runs over the black man.
In violent crime statistics one in three black men will be involved and incarcerated for a violent crime.
Do I feel like any of us is owed a living or free pass because of history? Fuck no!
Civil rights have come a long way, but civility is in decline.
The fucking roaches that are the purposeful degenerate begging homeless are raising in numbers and raising the statistics in violent crime.
I’m not just talking guns and knives. Sexual assaults are numbered nearly as high as shootings and stabbings, and some bear the same events.
There are over 70,000 females raped a year ages 12 and up, and the number grows every year. 22% of these are gang rapes. That’s over 15,000! Should I tell you which race commits the most?
Child molesters / pedophiles come in at a 1 in 5 of prison inmates. Fucking gross.
I can’t speak on that subject for more than that as it makes me wretch and really want to commit a violent crime myself. Anyone that can do that kind of harm to a baby needs to simply be put down. End of discussion.
Domestic violence, also on the rise and accounts for more than 20% of all violent crime. another sore spot for me.
The FBI reports a significant increases involvement due to the severity and international domestic terrorism.
Civil unrest and the current politic climate spurned by hate mongers the likes of “The Donald” creating fear in the masses as well as more separatism.
The progressives and their media allies trying to deny the growing problems of the “Ferguson Effect.” This being created by the shooting death in Missouri of an unarmed black youth by a white cop. Race fed civil unrest exploded as we have seen in recent protest violence and the murders of police officers.
Easy targets. Fat people, large gatherings of a specific race or religion and, of course, wide spread hate of America by immigrant Americans.
Police violence, contrary to popular belief, isn’t on the rise. The media and cell phone videos only portray it as such. The fact is, the presence of the camera is a deterrent and, at times, leads to the officer being the victim of a crime when trying to apprehend an actual criminal.
What is happening is criminal violence is becoming rampant. Statistics depict it growing at a national rate of 17%.
In the last 5 years we have seen more mass murders than in the previous 100, and just months ago we saw 49 innocence slaughter in Orlando, Florida. The largest body count to date in the history of our nation.
It breaks down like this: (all upward stats)
17% in areas less than 10,000 people
12.4% in areas 10k and 1 million
10.8% in areas of a million or more.
It’s made up of every race, religion and background.
People, we are looking at nearly 10% of the population committing violent crimes. 10-fucking-percent!
The U.S. government, in this area, hasn’t failed us. We have to put this on ourselves.
Our state and city governments and police departments are responsible for our communities, right?
Partially. Bitch all you want then buy a gun and learn how to fucking use it. Defend your family, your neighbor, your neighborhood and your community.
If you want to take it to the national level, then the answer will be gun reform. The next time you’re being shot at or robbed at gun point, ask the guy where he got his weapon. I’m pretty sure he won’t mention the gun shop down the road.
Lobbying the U.S. government will only take our guns away from us, the ones not committing crime, and we won’t be able to take care of ourselves. (legally)
Our local police and governments know where the concentrations are, right? We can’t depend on that. The police respond to calls. It’s an after the fact situation.
You see someone suspicious in your neighborhood, your yard or down the block; you here an argument on the street, a scream in the distance… What do you do?
The answer for most is nothing. Fucking cowardly nothing! Your parents must be proud to see you duck behind the couch as crime takes away your neighbors and safety. Your children must really look up to you as you cower in the closet with them. Way to set the example.
Come on, people! We have to be our own beat cops, patrolling our streets and protecting our neighbors, friends and families. We can’t sit on our asses and wait on the problem to go away.
Stand the fuck up and take back your fucking neighborhoods!