The Black Undertow in Philadelphia has pushed aside its closest competitors in Chicago and Dallas to lay claim to the annual prize of being the most violent major city in the United States.
In 2011, there have been 324 homicides in Philadelphia, not counting New Year’s Eve. The number of homicides in the City of Brotherly Love has “progressed” from 306 last year, but is down from the bloody peak of 406 homicides in 2006. From January to July 2011, 84.3 percent of homicide victims in Philadelphia were African-Americans. 6.9 percent of homicide victims were Hispanics. 80.9 percent of homicide offenders were African-Americans. 4.5 percent of homicide offenders were Hispanics.
Statewide, African-Americans are responsible for 67.9 percent homicide, 41.6 percent of rape, 66.3 percent of robbery, 47.8 percent of aggravated assault, and 27.5 percent of burglary in Pennsylvania. African-Americans are responsible for 52.7 percent of total violent crime in Pennsylvania where they are 10.8 percent of the population.
Nationwide, African-American crime is down because incarceration rates have soared due to tougher sentencing laws that were passed in the 1990s. The costs of violent crime which are overwhelmingly caused by the Black Undertow are being transferred from individual victims to taxpayers in general:
“The Day The Criminals Are Released From Prison” is something to keep mind in light of the collapsing American economy and the corresponding state and local budget crises which are forcing states like California to release the segregated criminal element in our society from their holding pens. These hardened criminals are being released into a world where even lawabiding African-Americans are unable to find gainful employment.
In related news, Philadelphia City Councilwoman Marian Tasco, an African-American, retired on Friday, will collect a $478,057 pension this weekend, and will resume work on Monday in her seventh term in office. She was the first African-American elected to the Philadelphia City Council.
Walter Russell Mead observes:
“Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, aware that many children in his city get pathetic educational opportunities and that many other residents lack basic safety and health services, vetoed Tasco’s bill continuing the “DROP” retirement system designed to give undeserved windfalls to greedy and unprincipled people like Tasco. DROP is, one needs hardly say, backed by the shortsighted public unions who are working to destroy Philadelphia as they destroyed Detroit.
Marian Tasco fought to overturn the veto. She won, and took the money. . .
In a healthier society, the children and grandchildren of such people would be down at the county courthouse changing their names to avoid the burden of shame and disgrace that would otherwise blight their lives. No retirement financed so foolishly can be peaceful; let’s hope Tasco and Donatucci come to their senses, refund these ill-gotten gains and lead the fight to save Philadelphia by giving it a sensible and sustainable set of employment and retirement policies for its employees.
It would also be nice if the White House would use the bully pulpit to denounce this destructive behavior by officials abusing the public trust. The President believes that government has a vital role to play in defending and assisting the poor; surely he should be among the first to denounce those who abuse positions of power and divert badly needed funds from the neediest to the cheesiest.”
President Barack Hussein Obama is highly unlikely to denounce his own political base. This is especially true in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania where he will need a massive African-American turnout to compensate for his loss of support among blue collar White Democrats in cities like Scranton.
The Quakers founded Pennsylvania as a “Holy Experiment.” They hoped to show the world that a society based upon the liberal value of tolerance would be a model worth emulating. Judging by the state of Philadelphia in the year 2012, we are forced to conclude that the “Holy Experiment” was a failure.
This is what civilization in Philadelphia has become thanks to White and Jewish liberals like Andy Hall, Kevin Levin, James Epperson, Rob Baker, Corey Meyer and Brooks D. Simpson: Northern Whites abandoning their city to the Black Undertow, their freedom taken away by federal and state civil rights legislation, while the black criminals move into the vacuum and run wild, and corrupt African-American politicians like Marian Tasco feast upon the economic remains of civilization.
In Pennsylvania, it all goes back to Lincoln’s war against the Confederacy and Reconstruction (this cannot be overemphasized), when “African-Americans” were fatally given citizenship and their voting rights were restored (they had been taken away under Pennsylvania’s 1838 state constitution), and the segregation laws that marginalized the Black Undertow and limited its access to White institutions in Philadelphia were repealed.
The War Between the States must be remembered as a war that was also lost by the average Northern White man who has been morally and politically disarmed by egalitarian anti-racist fanatics and now lies prostrate before the Black Undertow in Northern cities like Detroit, Chicago, and Philadelphia.
Note: The videos below show that Philadelphia is well on its way to becoming another Detroit, St. Louis, Birmingham, or New Orleans.
I would not be in the least bit surprised if the Black Undertow in Philadelphia takes history into their own hands and does something next summer – something symbolic, like mugging and killing Bruce Springsteen in the Streets of Philadelphia – to give Mitt Romney a Richard Nixon-style “Silent Majority” moment on the eve of the 2012 presidential election.