All according to plan
I get emails from folks who want to share an amazing insight they've just had: Civil Rights isn't working. They'll link to an article like this: African Americans are more pessimistic about racial progress, poll finds. Also, I'm reminded frequently that racial violence is escalating. Here's a list of recent black-on-white crimes: Bus rider’s face smashed in during ‘hate attack’ Navy Veteran Attacked by Three African American Assailants Woman Assaulted by Black Teens in Pittburgh Black Man Proclaims, “I Hate White People,” Assaults Three 71 Year-Old Attacked in Connecticut Park for “being in this park where black children play” Black man Arrested in Murder of 99 Year-Old White Woman Stories like the ones above sow White distrust against Blacks. And Blacks have their own grievances against Whites, thanks to a stable of professional rabble-rousers. Racial violence is embarrassingly one-sided these days, so the sowers of Black fear and resentment have to resort to nursing ancient wounds. One of their favorite scabs to pick is the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing from 50 years ago. Here, the Charlotte Observer's Fannie Flono dredges up that sad tale once again:
Sarah Collins Rudolph still vividly remembers standing in the basement bathroom of the 16th Street Baptist Church 50 years ago, preening and prepping for the service with her sister and three other girls. The girls – Sarah, 12, her sister Addie Mae Collins, 14, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, also 14, and 11-year-old Denise McNair.– had just left Mrs. Ella C. Demand’s Sunday school class. The lesson for the day was “The Love That Forgives.”Yes, it MUST remain vivid. It must remain painful. That's the point. The mutual distrust between blacks and whites is exactly what our handlers in DC want. Divide and conquer is a strategy that dates back to the Roman Empire. It's been used repeatedly throughout history. Look at Syria and Iraq. Both of these ethnic and religious battlefields are artificial nations cobbled together by the victorious Allies after WWI. The goal was to keep the inhabitants of the oil-rich Middle East at each other's throats and easily manipulated. So Britain and France set up the minority group in each new country as the favored people. In Iraq, the Sunnis were propped up to control the majority Shiites, while in Syria, it was the Shiites over the Sunnis. Enmity between the two groups was guaranteed as each vied for political power. Sound familiar? The problems between the races is not because the Civil Rights Revolution has failed. They exist because it's succeeding.