The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

‘Knockout Game’ Attack on Rick Moranis Raises Awareness of Racial Violence

Posted on | October 3, 2020 | Comments Off on ‘Knockout Game’ Attack on Rick Moranis Raises Awareness of Racial Violence

 

New York City police released the surveillance photo above showing the suspect in an attack on actor Rick Moranis:

Actor Rick Moranis was attacked while walking in New York City on Thursday, Fox News can confirm.
The “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” star, 67, was sucker-punched by an unknown assailant while walking on a sidewalk near New York’s Central Park, a rep for the star confirmed to Fox News on Friday.
“Rick Moranis was assaulted on the Upper West Side yesterday. He is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes,” the rep said in a statement.
Surveillance video shows a man wearing a black “I (heart) NY” sweatshirt and a backpack hitting Moranis and knocking him to the ground at approximately 7:24 a.m. Thursday.
The attack happened just a few blocks from the Central Park West apartment building where Moranis’ “Ghostbusters” character lived in the movie.
Moranis took himself to the hospital and later went to a police station to report the incident, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press.
Police released surveillance video of the assault in seeking the public’s help to find the attacker but did not name Moranis as the victim because of privacy concerns. Police describe the incident as a “random unprovoked assault.”

It was not “random,” however, but part of a well-known pattern:

What’s the Knockout Game? Just what it sounds like. You find a target walking down the street, usually someone elderly and white, and you try to knock him or her out with a single punch. Maybe your friends are recording it, so they can post it to social media and the cops will have an easier time catching you. It’s considered funny, at least among scumbags who enjoy watching old people in pain. It’s committing hate crimes to entertain stupid cowards.
And it’s not racist because the victims are usually white.
Our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the press inform us that the Knockout Game doesn’t really exist. It’s a “phony panic” and a “myth.” No matter how many times it happens, no matter how many innocent people are beaten in the street, there’s absolutely no connection. It’s completely random. If you suspect otherwise, that just proves how much of a racist you are. . . .
Maybe now that it’s happened to someone famous, people will start taking it seriously.

This kind of anti-white violence is sufficiently common (though ignored or dismissed by the media) that when Democrats accuse white people of complicity in “systemic racism,” it arouses a reaction of disbelief. Criminal violence and racial hostility have turned America’s major cities into “no-go zones” for white people. We’ll get to statistics in a minute, but first, New York Post columnist Kyle Smith with some recent examples:

Aug. 23: A 66-year-old man was walking west on West 129th Street when a man came up and smashed him on the back of the head several times with a bottle.
July 27: A 68-year-old woman standing on the L train platform at Sixth Avenue and 14th Street was kicked and struck by a man who then pushed her onto the tracks. “Being that he called her a ‘cracker,’ we are thinking it’s just because she’s white,” said the victim’s daughter.
July 17: An 89-year-old woman walking near 16th Avenue and 77th Street in Bensonhurst was slapped by two men who came up behind her. One of them set her shirt on fire with a match or lighter.
June 12: A 92-year-old woman hit her head on a fire hydrant after a man passing by casually shoved her to the ground near Gramercy Park. “When they helped me up, I said ‘What happened’ because I didn’t even know what happened. It was completely out of the blue,” the woman said. Rashid Brimmage, 31, of the Bronx, was later charged in the attack, the 103rd time he’d been arrested in New York City.
June 10: A 78-year-old woman walking in Bushwick was struck in the head by a man walking by. Video of the incident showed the man reacting as though he was the victim of an offense.

OK, that’s five incidents in a span of about 10 weeks in a city of 8 million people — perhaps not statistically significant. But the national media, which endlessly promotes Black Lives Matter propaganda in relation to a similarly insignificant number of police shootings, ignores black-on-white violence. The media’s distorted and one-sided depiction of racial violence is extremely dangerous. Ever heard of “Radio Genocide”?

Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines (RTLM) was a Rwandan radio station which broadcast from July 8, 1993 to July 31, 1994. It played a significant role in inciting the April–July 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. . . .
Widely listened to by the general population, it projected hate propaganda against Tutsis, moderate Hutus, Belgians, and the United Nations mission UNAMIR. It is widely regarded by many Rwandan citizens (a view also shared and expressed by the UN war crimes tribunal) as having played a crucial role in creating the atmosphere of charged racial hostility that allowed the genocide to occur. A working paper published at Harvard University found that RTLM broadcasts were an important part of the process of mobilising the population, which complemented the mandatory Umuganda meetings. RTLM has been described as “radio genocide”, “death by radio” and “the soundtrack to genocide.”

What the media and Democratic politicians are doing, in promoting BLM’s “systemic racism” narrative, amounts to anti-white hate propaganda. White people are being demonized the way RTLM demonized the Tutsis in Rwanda. This is being done for political purposes, to rally black support for Democrats in their effort to defeat President Trump. The riots we have seen in city after city show how effective this hate propaganda has been in persuading many thousands of black people that violence is necessary to achieve “racial justice.”

The media are, indeed, “the enemy of the people” in this regard. Misleading the public about race and crime is dangerous:

The national media often fails to mention that black Americans are vastly overrepresented among perpetrators of hate crimes—by 50 percent—according to recent Justice Department data from 2017; whites are underrepresented by 24 percent. . . .
Additionally, black Americans commit hate crimes at a rate that is three times higher than whites per 100,000 according to FBI crime data from 2016 and 2017. . . .
Black nationalists are also vastly more likely to commit an attack than white nationalists are. . . .
Kori Ali Muhammad mortally wounded three white males during a targeted shooting spree in Fresno, California, on April 18, 2017. According to his social media posts, Muhammad expressed a strong dislike toward “white people” as well as government officials. He made reference to “a race war against whites,” the evils of “white devils” and being a “black soldier.”
David N. Anderson, 47, and Francine Graham, 50 killed six people in Jersey City, targeting a kosher Jewish market. Authorities also suspected that the two assailants may have been involved in a separate killing in neighboring Bayonne, N.J., according to New Jersey’s attorney general, Gurbir S. Grewal.
Micah Xavier Johnson, who killed five police officers in Dallas, was increasingly drawn to black nationalist ideology and attended several meetings of the People’s New Black Panther Party.
Gavin Eugene Long, who killed three officers in Baton Rouge, said he belonged to the Washitaw Nation, an obscure black nationalist group that claims ownership to the huge swath of the United States obtained in the Louisiana Purchase on the belief that they are descended from a U.S. indigenous group.
According to the department of homeland security, from 2015 through 2019, black Americans are over-represented by 19.4% in domestic extremist attacks, while white Americans are under-represented by 32% in domestic extremist attacks. . . .
Black Americans make up only 13% of the American population, yet made up over 32% of the domestic extremist attacks from 2015 to 2019. White Americans make up 62% of the population, yet during the same time period accounted for 29% of the domestic extremist attacks.

When you take account of the different size of the two groups, this puts these hate-crime numbers into perspective. If “hate” (however defined) were equally distributed among the two groups, you would expect whites to commit about 4.8 hate crimes for every hate crime committed by blacks. But what do the actual statistics show?

 

Whoa! Heather Mac Donald comments:

It is now a standard trope, implanted in freshmen summer reading lists through the works of Ta-Nehesi Coates and others, that whites pose a severe, if not mortal, threat to blacks. . . . Just this month, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released its 2018 survey of criminal victimization. According to the study, there were 593,598 interracial violent victimizations (excluding homicide) between blacks and whites last year, including white-on-black and black-on-white attacks. Blacks committed 537,204 of those interracial felonies, or 90 percent, and whites committed 56,394 of them, or less than 10 percent. That ratio is becoming more skewed, despite the Democratic claim of Trump-inspired white violence. In 2012-13, blacks committed 85 percent of all interracial victimizations between blacks and whites; whites committed 15 percent. From 2015 to 2018, the total number of white victims and the incidence of white victimization have grown as well.
Blacks are also overrepresented among perpetrators of hate crimes — by 50 percent — according to the most recent Justice Department data from 2017; whites are underrepresented by 24 percent. This is particularly true for anti-gay and anti-Semitic hate crimes.
You would never know such facts from the media or from Democratic talking points.

Do you see that what the national media have been telling America about racial violence is the exact opposite of truth? This mirror-image distortion is not accidental; it has a political motive.

It is important to keep in mind that (a) most violent crimes are not interracial, (b) black people are the most likely to be victims of violent crime, and (c) even a half-million black-on-white crimes a year is a comparatively small number in a nation with more than 40 million black people and nearly 200 million white people. That is to say, most Americans (white or black) are neither perpetrators nor victims of violent crime, and actual “hate crimes” are rare. Just as I, as a white person, would not wish to be smeared as complicit in the crimes of Dylann Roof, neither should innocent black people be blamed as complicit in relatively rare instances of anti-white hate crimes. The problem we have is that our politicians and media establishment are afraid to tell people the truth about race and crime in America. Why? Democrats know that the truth about crime would undermine their ability to use fear-based appeals to generate support among black Americans, and Republicans are afraid of being called “racist” if they tell the truth.

Now that the “knockout game” has targeted a celebrity, perhaps Americans will demand that our so-called “leaders” start telling truth. Otherwise, we run the risk of becoming a gigantic Rwanda.

 

That’s Tim Pool talking about a CNN segment in which Anderson Cooper expressed shock over talk of a potential civil war in America. Tim’s channel has 1.1 million subscribers, whereas Anderson Cooper averages about 1.4 million viewers nightly. In other words, a guy with a YouTube channel has an audience almost as big as CNN’s prime-time “star.”

UPDATE: Welcome, Instapundit readers!




 

Comments

Comments are closed.