Is America headed into a race war inside its borders? The United States has rushed into a handful of foolish wars over the course of the last 50 years. But what war isn't a fool's errand, by definition? But I digress.
The bitter reality is that this country has not "won" a war—not even a proxy war when people other than Americans have been fighting and dying—this country has not won a war since World War II. The warmongers who dictate this country's foreign policy make the same mistake over and over again. They think they can win a war by "winning" it. Wrong.
They say they want to win the hearts and minds of the people in the countries they invade. They set out to do that by killing and maiming those very same people, men, women, children, and the elderly. America's enemies are all "gooks," or "ragheads," or some other ugly nickname that's good for a laugh at Joe-The-Plumber's Comedy Club. That strategy has never worked in the past. It's doomed for failure in America's future.
Now that their list of foreign enemies is getting short, the Timothy McVeigh Party—formerly known as the Republicans—the Timothy McVeigh Party is looking inside the borders of this country for enemies. They have already decided in their minds that the 12 million or so Latinos, who live in this country without citizenship or other legal residency status, must go. The Latinos don't have to go home, but they've got to leave here. See ya'. Wouldn't want to be ya'.
The ultimate target however, is not the Latinos, but the black folks. Those Timothy McVeigh Republicans really want to teach the black folks in their midst a bloody lesson about "staying in their place," which is anywhere or condition that is inferior to where white folks are.
We are all well acquainted with the armed vigilante George Zimmerman who taught the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin that he was black and therefore that he needed to get back. And then there was the 68-year-old Marine Corps veteran Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. in White Plains, N.Y. who was shot with a taser gun, before he was murdered in his own home last November when a S.W.A.T. team was dispatched to his house to answer a mistaken medical emergency call. The cops mocked Mr. Chamberlain's Marine Corps service, and referred to him as a "Big N."
And of course there is the distraught Tulsa, Okla. teenager who wasn't satisfied that the "f---ing n----r" who murdered his father two years ago was in prison, so he set out to balance the slate, randomly shooting five black males in the street, three of whom died from their injuries.
In the state of Washington, and all over the country, but in mild-mannered Washington, gun sales and permit requests to carry guns have nearly doubled each year for the last several years. Why do white people want to carry guns nowadays?
Consider the words of writer John Derbyshire, fired last week by the prestigious National Journal for writing, in part: "As you (white people) go through life, however, you will experience an ever larger number of encounters with black Americans. Assuming your encounters are random the Law of Large Numbers will inevitably kick in. You will observe that the means—the averages—of many traits are very different for black and white Americans, as has been confirmed by methodical inquiries in the human sciences. Of most importance to your personal safety are the very different means for antisocial behavior, which you will see reflected in, for instance, school disciplinary measures, political corruption, and criminal convictions.
"These differences are magnified by the hostility many blacks feel toward whites." In other words: "Black folks are out to get you." Derbyshire said it himself.
"A small cohort of blacks—in my experience, around five percent—is ferociously hostile to Whites and will go to great lengths to inconvenience or harm us. A much larger cohort of blacks—around half—will go along passively if the five percent take leadership in some event. They will do this out of racial solidarity, and a vague feeling that Whites have it coming."
Now, putting aside the question of whether or not Whites "have it coming," this is how a lot of White folks think. Black folks are out to get them, so what's a reasonable white person to do? Obviously it's arm themselves and get ready for racial Armageddon.
So what's a reasonable Black person to do? Be very, very careful, and at all times, do unto others as you would have them do unto you. You will certainly get what's coming to you, and white folks will most certainly get what's coming to them.