Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Rise Of Islam World Wide (Video)


"There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe- without swords, without guns and without military conquests.  The 50 million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades.  Allah mobilizes the Muslim nation of Turkey and adds it to the European Union.  That's another 50 million Muslims.  There will be 100 million Muslims in Europe. Albania, which is already a Muslim nation has already entered the EU. Bosnia, which is a Muslim country has already entered the EU. 50 percent of its citizens are Muslims. Europe is in a predicament. And so is America. - Muammar Gaddafi  

"In the United States the current fertility rate of American citizens is 1.6, with the influx of the Latino nations the rate increases to 2.11 the bare minimum required to sustain a culture.  In 1970 there were one hundred thousand Muslims in America.  There are over nine million [today]. The world is changing, it's time to wake up."

Kate Nyhan

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Judge Jeanine On Holder: "Let Me Count the Scandals"

Six weeks after being declared dead, Canadian Jihadi Farah Mohamed Shirdon resurfaces with threats of NY terror attack

NationalPost

Six weeks after he was declared dead, a Canadian in the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham resurfaced on video Thursday, vowing the terrorist group was preparing to bomb New York and fly its flag over the White House.
Interviewed from Iraq by the U.S. website Vice.com, Farah Mohamed Shirdon, a former Calgary movie theatre employee, appeared erratic and became increasingly enraged as he dished out threats and claimed God was on his side.
“God willing, we will make some attacks in New York soon, a lot of brothers are mobilizing there right now in the West, thanks to Allah,” he said. Smiling, he added they were “mobilizing for a brilliant attack, my friend.”
ISIS was conducting beheadings because “you attack one of us, we will attack one of you,” he said, adding, “We will stop when we behead the kuffar [disbelievers] and when we turn his children into our slaves.”

But as if to undermine his boasts, he said he was under attack “day and night” and would have to go, apparently because of yet another assault. Calling himself Abu Usamah, Mr. Shirdon was eulogized online by fellow terrorists in August but later returned to Twitter to say he had been injured but was alive.  
He is one of several Somali-Canadians thought to have joined ISIS, prompting the Canadian Somali Congress’s Western branch to appeal for government help. A Hamilton, Ont. man presumed dead in ISIS was also a Somali-Canadian.
“No one recruited me. Actually no one spoke a single word to me. All I did, I opened the newspaper, I read the Koran. Very easy,” he said. Five days before he left, Canadian authorities interviewed him, he claimed. “All their intelligence workers are imbeciles,” he said, although he then named the FBI before correcting that it was the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
The nephew of the former Prime Minister of Somalia, Mr. Shirdon has made grandiose threats before. After arriving in Iraq, he appeared in an ISIS video in which he burned his passport and threatened Canada and the U.S.
The departure of dozens of Canadian extremists to Syria and Iraq has prompted a crackdown by Ottawa, which has begun cancelling their passports, laying criminal charges and tracking them in case they attempt to return to Canada.
The government added ISIS to its list of outlawed terrorist organizations on Wednesday. The move makes it simpler to investigate, prosecute and deport those who have joined the group or who are otherwise supporting it.

5 U.S. Banks Each Have More Than 40 Trillion Dollars In Exposure To Derivatives

MichaelSnyder

When is the U.S. banking system going to crash?  I can sum it up in three words.  Watch the derivatives.  
It used to be only four, but now there are five "too big to fail" banks in the United States that each have more than 40 trillion dollars in exposure to derivatives.  Today, the U.S. national debt is sitting at a grand total of about 17.7 trillion dollars, so when we are talking about 40 trillion dollars we are talking about an amount of money that is almost unimaginable.  And unlike stocks and bonds, these derivatives do not represent "investments" in anything.  They can be incredibly complex, but essentially they are just paper wagers about what will happen in the future.  The truth is that derivatives trading is not too different from betting on baseball or football games.  Trading in derivatives is basically just a form of legalized gambling, and the "too big to fail" banks have transformed Wall Street into the largest casino in the history of the planet.  When this derivatives bubble bursts (and as surely as I am writing this it will), the pain that it will cause the global economy will be greater than words can describe.
If derivatives trading is so risky, then why do our big banks do it?
The answer to that question comes down to just one thing.
Greed.
The "too big to fail" banks run up enormous profits from their derivatives trading.  According to the New York Times, U.S. banks "have nearly $280 trillion of derivatives on their books" even though the financial crisis of 2008 demonstrated how dangerous they could be...
American banks have nearly $280 trillion of derivatives on their books, and they earn some of their biggest profits from trading in them. But the 2008 crisis revealed how flaws in the market had allowed for dangerous buildups of risk at large Wall Street firms and worsened the run on the banking system.
The big banks have sophisticated computer models which are supposed to keep the system stable and help them manage these risks.
But all computer models are based on assumptions.
And all of those assumptions were originally made by flesh and blood people.
When a "black swan event" comes along such as a war, a major pandemic, an apocalyptic natural disaster or a collapse of a very large financial institution, these models can often break down very rapidly.
For example, the following is a brief excerpt from a Forbes article that describes what happened to the derivatives market when Lehman Brothers collapsed back in 2008...
Fast forward to the financial meltdown of 2008 and what do we see? America again was celebrating. The economy was booming. Everyone seemed to be getting wealthier, even though the warning signs were everywhere: too much borrowing, foolish investments, greedy banks, regulators asleep at the wheel, politicians eager to promote home-ownership for those who couldn’t afford it, and distinguished analysts openly predicting this could only end badly. And then, when Lehman Bros fell, the financial system froze and world economy almost collapsed. Why?
The root cause wasn’t just the reckless lending and the excessive risk taking. The problem at the core was a lack of transparency. After Lehman’s collapse, no one could understand any particular bank’s risks from derivative trading and so no bank wanted to lend to or trade with any other bank. Because all the big banks’ had been involved to an unknown degree in risky derivative trading, no one could tell whether any particular financial institution might suddenly implode.
After the last financial crisis, we were promised that this would be fixed.
But instead the problem has become much larger.
When the housing bubble burst back in 2007, the total notional value of derivatives contracts around the world had risen to about 500 trillion dollars.
According to the Bank for International Settlements, today the total notional value of derivatives contracts around the world has ballooned to a staggering 710 trillion dollars ($710,000,000,000,000).
And of course the heart of this derivatives bubble can be found on Wall Street.
What I am about to share with you is very troubling information.
I have shared similar numbers in the past, but for this article I went and got the very latest numbers from the OCC's most recent quarterly report.  As I mentioned above, there are now five "too big to fail" banks that each have more than 40 trillion dollars in exposure to derivatives...
JPMorgan Chase
Total Assets: $2,476,986,000,000 (about 2.5 trillion dollars)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $67,951,190,000,000 (more than 67 trillion dollars)
Citibank
Total Assets: $1,894,736,000,000 (almost 1.9 trillion dollars)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $59,944,502,000,000 (nearly 60 trillion dollars)
Goldman Sachs
Total Assets: $915,705,000,000 (less than a trillion dollars)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $54,564,516,000,000 (more than 54 trillion dollars)
Bank Of America
Total Assets: $2,152,533,000,000 (a bit more than 2.1 trillion dollars)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $54,457,605,000,000 (more than 54 trillion dollars)
Morgan Stanley
Total Assets: $831,381,000,000 (less than a trillion dollars)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $44,946,153,000,000 (more than 44 trillion dollars)
And it isn't just U.S. banks that are engaged in this type of behavior.
As Zero Hedge recently detailed, German banking giant Deutsche Bank has more exposure to derivatives than any of the American banks listed above...
Deutsche has a total derivative exposure that amounts to €55 trillion or just about $75 trillion. That’s a trillion with a T, and is about 100 times greater than the €522 billion in deposits the bank has. It is also 5x greater than the GDP of Europe and more or less the same as the GDP of… the world.
For those looking forward to the day when these mammoth banks will collapse, you need to keep in mind that when they do go down the entire system is going to utterly fall apart.
At this point our economic system is so completely dependent on these banks that there is no way that it can function without them.
It is like a patient with an extremely advanced case of cancer.
Doctors can try to kill the cancer, but it is almost inevitable that the patient will die in the process.
The same thing could be said about our relationship with the "too big to fail" banks.  If they fail, so do the rest of us.
We were told that something would be done about the "too big to fail" problem after the last crisis, but it never happened.
In fact, as I have written about previously, the "too big to fail" banks have collectively gotten 37 percent larger since the last recession.
At this point, the five largest banks in the country account for 42 percent of all loans in the United States, and the six largest banks control 67 percent of all banking assets.
If those banks were to disappear tomorrow, we would not have much of an economy left.
But as you have just read about in this article, they are being more reckless than ever before.
We are steamrolling toward the greatest financial disaster in world history, and nobody is doing much of anything to stop it.
Things could have turned out very differently, but now we will reap the consequences for the very foolish decisions that we have made.

More On The Beheading In Oklahoma…(Video)


“I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers:
smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them." -Surah 8;12


And they are calling it "workplace violence" -W.E.

NoisyRoom


 

More On The Beheading In Oklahoma…
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Islamic Beheading Comes to Oklahoma

HEY, ANTI-GUN NUTS: Good Guy with a Gun Prevents 2nd Beheading in OK Business
EXCLUSIVE: Childhood Friend of Alton ‘Jah’Keem Yisrael’ Nolen ‘Not Surprised’ By Beheading

Muslims Are Already Answering the Call of ISIS to Kill 10 Million Americans When A Muslim Decapitates An American Woman in Oklahoma
FBI investigating claims Oklahoma beheading suspect tried to convert co-workers to Islam

Oklahoma beheader: “O ye Muslims make sure u give your children the knowledge of Islam”

The Bookworm Beat (9/26/14) — Friday wrap-up edition and Open Thread

Muslims Shout “Allahu Akbar!” Surround OK Police Following Press Conference on Beheading

**GRAPHIC** Oklahoma Muslim Beheader Jah’Keem Yisrael’s Facebook Page is All About Islam

In wake of Oklahoma Muslim Beheader, Muslim Leaders Want Security Protection from “Islamophobia”

Muslim beheader who tried to convert co-workers had a tattoo on his stomach “AS-SALAAMU ATAIKUM”

‘Sharia Law is Coming:’ Woman Beheaded at Oklahoma Workplace

The Islamic Motive Surfaces In Brutal Oklahoma Beheading – Islamic Mosques Try To Deny Affiliation, But Pictures In Oklahoma Mosque Reflect The Truth…

Friday, September 26, 2014

Why You Oppose US Attacks on ISIS (Even if You Think You Don’t)


There is a lot here not normally discussed regarding America's foreign policy and hypocrisy.  If you have never questioned America's foreign policy, believing we are always fighting just wars, you are only half right...we are always fighting wars. It's important to keep in mind America's role in creating the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda and ISIS, always with another unseen objective in mind. Whether you agree or disagree with all of this article, there is certainly food for thought here, hence the post.  -W.E.

Washington'sBlog

In the following 25 second clip [first 33 seconds], logician Noam Chomsky (the most cited living scholar) uses logic to trap a hostile interviewer for state-controlled media of the former British Empire into admitting that he does not support US attacks on Islamic extremists in Afghanistan for their involvement in the murder of 3,000 US citizens on 9/11/01.

The interviewer momentarily stutters, trapped and confused, then is forced to make the logical concession, after which he immediately switches to another topic:


Whereas the above fallacious pretext for US aggression involves the murder of 3,000 US citizens, Obama’s fallacious ISIS pretext is mathematically one thousand five hundred times weaker on the same grounds, since ISIS has killed 2, as opposed to 3,000, US citizens.

Incidentally, in the cases of of both ISIS and the Taliban of Afghanistan, terrorist acts by the USA led to the creation of the groups.   The rise and installment of the Islamic extremist Taliban was an intentional, carefully planned and openly executed US operation sustained over many years, until the Taliban was uncooperative about demands for US state/corporate control over dirty energy projects involving Afghanistan.   In the case of ISIS, it is quite clear how the USA has knowingly given rise to and aided the movement through:
  1. the brutal, criminal destabilization of the entire region by the US
  2. Bush, followed by Obama’s continued insistence on arming groups in Syria that he knows are Islamic extremists and/or terrorists that are allied with ISIS (and here) and share their weapons and US training knowledge with ISIS.  (In this video, the commander of the FSA’s northern front says he would like to see Sharia law implemented.)
Also not addressed in the logic of Western aggression is that the West is the aggressor, in fact a relentlessly genocidal aggressor.  The USA has already killed countless millions of Middle Easterners, including by illegally assisting in the killings of hundreds of thousands of them in Syria.  However, this is easily ignored since those are not “Americans”.

In the following 2 minute clip, which is from earlier in the same interview, the state-controlled media interviewer says he supports the USA’s bombing of Afghanistan.  Chomsky then (correctly) tells him that he does not support the US argument for the bombing, and gives another uncontroversial example as illustration: that of the USA’s terrorist attacks against Nicaragua.  For those terrorist attacks, the USA was convicted by the World Court and condemned by the Security Council and General Assembly, all of which the USA ignored, and instead increased its atrocities against the Nicaraguans.

Instead of paying approximately 17 billion in reparations to Nicaragua as the USA was legally required to do, the USA instead illegally forced Nicaragua to pay reparations to the USA, as the USA is also forcing Vietnam to do, to the present moment.   (The interviewer at this point strenuously avoids answering Chomsky’s challenge, though moments later, in the first clip, above, he is forced to answer, and he concedes that Chomsky is correct that the interviewer does not support the US’s bombings.)

 
You decide: In this clear-cut case, did Nicaragua or any other country have the right to bomb the extremist group, the USA, or the US terrorist forces attacking Nicaragua, or their training camps in the USA, to stop the US atrocities against civilians and help the people of Nicaragua?
 
Keep in mind that the USA’s terrorist attacks against Nicaragua killed more Nicaraguans, per-capita, than US citizens killed in the US Civil War. 


Here’s one more case to consider:
When the USA was teamed up with Saddam Hussein (along with other allies in this axis of evil) and they were waging a genocidal war of aggression against Iran and the Kurds, killing 1,000,000 Iranians and hundreds of thousands of Kurds, one of Hussein’s fighter jets bombed a United States ship, the USS Stark, and killed 37 US citizens.
Yes, Saddam Hussein bombed a US ship.  This was 1987.  The USA not only did not attack Hussein, but continued to support him as a “moderate” for three more years, to 1990, and then again after the “Gulf War” to help him smash an internal rebellion that likely would have overthrown him.
Some claimed, as in the case of Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty, that Hussein’s attack was mistaken and unauthorized,  but no one really knows.
But what does the USA do when an attack is carried out that may have been accidental and, unlike in the USS Stark attack, which was known to have been perpetrated by Iraq, may or may not have been carried out by an enemy?
The US simply lies, says it knows for sure who carried out the attack, and seizes on the opportunity to justify attacking the enemy on whom the attack is dishonestly blamed. 
Hence, the USA immediately blamed Putin for the MH17 shoot-down, screaming it to the heavens in the shrillest terms, and started sanctioning Russia and increasing US foreign military presence overseas, as well as increasing illegal US nuclear weapons spending to 1 to 1.5 trillion dollars, the most of any US regime ever, while water is shut off to unfortunate residents of Detroit.  (Not to mention that the USA itself shoots down civilian planes.)
But when Hussein killed 37 US citizens under equally questionable circumstances, nothing.  No shrill condemnations or attack on Hussein for that.
Why?  Hussein was committing far worse acts than Putin ever has or will, committing massive genocide against Iran and the Kurds.  So why did the USA not use the incident as a pretext for attacking Hussein?  Well, as noted before, because the USA was one of the accomplices in those genocides, thus the killings of US citizens was not used as a reason to attack US-ally Hussein and “protect” the people of Iran and Kurdistan from their attacker, the axis of evil of which the USA was a part.
The USA only attacks when the attack stands to expand the US empire.  Any incredible atrocity that happens within the empire (usually committed by or with the US) is justified, downplayed, or outright silenced by US/Western government and corporate media, since corporations seek to expand, not contract.
Support for US terrorist attacks means support for expansion of the stranglehold of completely amoral (at best), absolute US power over the globe, which really means the planet would be run by US corporations, since the US is not a democracy, but a plutocracy.
The size of the US empire allows the US to get away with every crime it commits.  The only way to put an end to this dynamic is to peacefully work towards a more balanced world, in which states/groups are equal enough such that they can’t attack other, smaller states/groups, because none are small and vulnerable enough that they can be easily slaughtered and bullied into submission by countries like the USA.
Remember: when chimpanzee groups of relatively equal size encounter each other, they either back off or have a minor, indecisive skirmish.
It is only when a group of chimps encounters a smaller group that it attacks.  Well, every group is smaller than the US, militarily speaking.  That’s why the US attacks other countries all the time, killing and torturing millions of people and profiting from them and their stuff.  Because they’re smaller so it can.
If we dislike that ugly dynamic and enjoy peace more, we should work towards equalizing the balance of power in the world, not furthering the anti-democratic US stranglehold over it.  (An example of the US anti-democratic, dictatorial stranglehold over the world is the 60+ year US campaign against Cuba, started by Kennedy, which is a campaign of terrorism and genocide intended to starve and kill Cuban civilians: every year, the entire world, literally every country in the United Nations [except of course Israel], tells the USA to stop, but the USA simply continues, preferring to shit on the notions of democracy, freedom, and human rights in its usual fashion.)
Do we want the US, a terrorist force that is essentially run by corporations and thus, alone in the world, rejects the universal right to food and universal rights of children, to further control the globe so it can keep starving people?  Do we want the country that imprisons more of its own people than any other country (as a way to essentially re-institute African slavery) to further dominate the planet?
Because we don’t want the United States to dominate the world doesn’t mean we want Russia or China (which, incidentally, support universal rights to food, etc.) to dominate the world, either.  That is not only a straw-man argument, but is so far from happening that it is absurd: Russia has 12 foreign bases.  China has zero.  The USA has around 1,000, which is more than any country in history, by far, which is why the USA is the most aggressive and ruinous state.
Let’s make it our long term goal to peacefully work towards balancing the distribution of power so some groups can’t go around the world terrorizing other groups and thereby expanding their illegitimate dominanation over us all.

As for ways to oppose atrocities in the Middle East, David Swanson has proposed the best solution: a global arms embargo on the United States.  79% of the weapons that are in the Middle East, not counting the US military’s weapons, come from the United States, which is the world’s biggest weapons dealer.  Cut off the flow of US weapons to the region, and that alone takes about 80% of the weapons out of the equation.  Boom.  (Across the board, the number one biggest way for the US to stop horrible atrocities is to stop committing and participating in them.  The one problem with the solution is the state doesn’t want to do it.)
Violence is supposed to be the last possible option after every single non-violent option has been exhausted.  The US, of course, has not tried or suggested David Swanson’s idea.  I wonder why…
The US state goal is not peace, but domination through violence.  Non-violent solutions (that, as in this case, don’t somehow support US empire-expansion) will not be implemented unless we implement them ourselves.
 
Robert Barsocchini is an investigative journalist and writer for the film industry.  Here is his blog.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

What We Saw at the People's Climate March


What they call a "Climate March", I would call a commie, "useful idiot" convention, and boy were they on the loose today in New York!  Just sayin'. 
-W.E.

ReasonTV

Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of New York City today to call for more action to combat global warming, in what organizers are calling the largest climate change march in history. Kmele Foster, co-host of Fox Business' The Independents, was on the scene for Reason TV talking to the participants.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Seven Minutes in September

AmericanThinker


It just does not stop:  
On thursday afternoon, I received seven emails in seven minutes, detailing dozens of cases of recent black mob violence all around the country. Many on video.
Let’s take a tour of seven minutes in September, starting in Cincinnati. A bus full of black students beat two sisters, on video, on the way home from school. A few days before that, another bus full of black people beat, then robbed a white man after a Labor Day party. Then they stole a bike. All the time laughing. All of it on high-definition video.
And every story, every YouTube video produces at least one person to say ‘oh yeah, that has been happening here a lot.’      
How about Dayton: Every six months city leaders put on the “Urban Nights” festival in an attempt to persuade the suburbanites the downtown is fun -- and safe. Every six months, large groups of black people disrupt the party with fighting, mayhem and property destruction.
Last weekend, even the chief of police had to break out the pepper spray to quell a disturbance at Urban Nights. Not to worry, regular large-scale fighting is not that big of a deal, says the chief. And, besides, said a local business leader, “the last thing we want is for people to say I’m not coming downtown.”
That is just about the most truth we can expect from business, political and media leaders in Dayton or anywhere else when it comes to black mob violence and how they minimize, ignore, and condone it.
The same email contained details about large-scale black mob violence that closed the Montgomery County fair just a few miles outside of Dayton just a few days before that. A group of black activists called the Street SoulJahz say they have the solution -- more programs to give the kids something to do.
Which is problematic because people involved in black mob violence always look like they are already having such a good time.
How about Antioch, in the San Francisco Bay area: Black mob violence involving hundreds of people at a local shopping center near a school is now so intense and so frequent that McDonald’s and Taco Bell are closing their doors when a nearby school lets out.
The police chief in Antioch said breaking up large-scale violence is not his job. After all, he said, the disturbance happened on private property, and that makes it the property owner’s job. Who said the school should take care of it? Who said the police were responsible …
And oh yeah: It’s been happening a long time. On video.
Said one scribe in the local press: “Since 2005 when volumes of Section 8 families moved to Antioch from Oakland and Richmond, the city suddenly became a dangerous city where not only at nights but at days we dare not to walk on streets or even parking lots without bringing a gun!! It is ridiculous!!”
An Oakland fireman recently said a white police officer detained him because of racism that makes white people feel “threatened by black people.” The day after his complaint, video from the cop’s camera showed the fireman was treated with deference and respect after the 40 seconds it took to eliminate him as a suspect in a burglary.
That was just one of at least three recent cases of false allegations of police racism and abuse, all caught on video, also in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon.
I get a lot of emails from England, like the one a few months ago where a London night club owner said regular and intense black mob violence was responsible for closing down his night club -- and 15 others over the last six months.
These are not the ‘pull up a stool and ask Charlie for a cold one’ kind of night clubs. Rather, these are the multi-story, glittering, upscale experiences where Puff Diddy or whatever his name is now will sell you a bottle of vodka for $150.
This latest episode of black mob violence was not that widespread, but more dramatic nonetheless: A black mob threatened police officers with violence as they tried to subdue a black suspect. One of the mob posted the video on his Facebook page with a message to his “New York homies” that police brutality against black people had now crossed the Atlantic. Judge for yourself: Its on video.
In Kansas City, Kansas, police spend more time at the schools than many of the students. In the latest video, a black student punches a girl in the face. Another student says violence is so widespread in this predominantly black school that now even the teachers are afraid.
And oh yeah, that has been happening there a long time.
In Brooklyn, a large group of black people fought, created mayhem and defied police outside the gleaming new Barclay’s Center.  No: I do not know what they were doing there other than hurling N-bombs at cops and laughing at the carnage. You figure it out: It's on video.
In Athens, Georgia on Wednesday, 60 black people fought each other, police and school officials. That’s about it, really, other than, oh yeah, its been happening there a long time.
In a St. Louis suburb, a large group of black people have been fighting, destroying property, creating mayhem and generally threatening the well-being of this otherwise safe and calm and quite middle-class neighborhood. The center of the mob’s attention: Basketball courts that residents now want to replace with shuffle board courts.
A black reporter dutifully asked a local politician if he is racist for even considering removing these recreational opportunities for under-served youth. He meekly answered no.
Also in St. Louis, in nearby Ferguson, the same school district that birthed the newest poster boy for the war on black people in America -- Michael Brown -- suspended 20 percent of the students in two black schools, including Brown’s alma mater, where they recently observed a minute of silence in his honor at a football game. The coach said he hoped it would restore normalcy to the school.
Last year, a reporter at the Fox affiliate talked with a teacher who described what normal looks like at Ferguson schools: Constant chaos. Constant violence, now spilling over in attacks on teachers. And oh yeah, that has been happening there a long time, said the reporter, as he rifled through a stack of papers documenting recent incidents.
But to the present, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was ready with an explanation for the recent bulk removal of black students from black classrooms in the soon to be re-named Michael Brown Memorial High School (OK, I made up that part) in Ferguson: The white teachers were to blame.
“Many new teachers are white and previously taught in more affluent suburban schools,” explained the paper. “Some are struggling to connect with their students, most of whom are black and come from impoverished backgrounds.”
The penalty for not “connecting” is taunting, harassment and violence so bad that many white teachers quit St. Louis-area schools after the first day of classes.
And oh yeah, that’s been happening there a long time -- with many cases documented in that scintillating bestseller: White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America and how the media ignore it.
Finally in Ferguson, hundreds of black people showed up at a city council meeting to accuse white public officials of racism. And to demand the indictment and conviction of the white police officer who shot Michael Brown.
And if that did not happen, they promised there would be more black mob violence, even greater than before.