This is why I write, why I read today. Ron Unz takes on the SJW’s libido dominandi for railing against the evils of the KKK while giving a clear pass to the hundredsd of millions murdered by communists during peace time. This all started when Donald Trump was asked about David Duke who was endorsing Trump for president.
The controversy began Feb. 24, when Duke said that he supports Trump’s candidacy and told listeners of his radio program to “get active” for Trump. Two days later, Trump disavowed Duke in a news conference.
But Trump, who claims to have the “world’s greatest memory,” seemed to have forgotten this by Feb. 28. When CNN’s Jake Tapper asked him about Duke, Trump claimed ignorance four times:
“Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke. okay? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So, I don’t know.
“I don’t know, did he endorse me or what’s going on, because, you know, I know nothing about David Duke. I know nothing about white supremacists. And so you’re asking me a question that I’m supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about. …
“I don’t know any — honestly, I don’t know David Duke. I don’t believe I have ever met him. I’m pretty sure I didn’t meet him. And I just don’t know anything about him.”
Like it’s a big deal. It’s not. Can’t people endorse, dare I say, vote for anyone they want? I mean anyone, even if that anyone is a racist? How is it anyone’s business who votes for whom?
Since the Left despises facts, it is with facts that Unz considers the KKK. Turns out that over the course of two decades, 1950s through 1960s, the KKK hung, murdered, or otherwise killed a total of 15 people. Do you see what facts do to a myth? But it’s not just against communists that Unz compares the evils of the KKK’s murders, he also compares their crimes against other killers and mass murdering monsters that history has presented us with.
First, he starts with the communists, that group whom the Left always seems to overlook.
Meanwhile, the victims of the notorious KKK seem rather fewer in number. The Wikipedia entry for the KKK is over twice as long as that for Communism, and hardly seeks to airbrush the misdeeds of that violent organization, but only manages to provide some 15 murder victims, all listed by name, drawn from the combined decades of the 1950s and 1960s, which represented the height of the Klan’s modern power. This apparent gap between 15 deaths and perhaps 70,000,000 or so seems rather wide.
Huh. So let’s look at the score: Communists: 70 million dead; KKK: 15. Yet the KKK is monstrous, and the communists have only working people’s interests at heart. Huh.
Deadly, perhaps. Murderous? It appears so. But evil? When compared to communist regimes? What are Leftist Social Justice Warriors smoking?
Still this is not enough for the Left to surrender their violent revolution to vindicate history. Okay, well, you might say, hey, that’s not a fair comparison. Communist regimes owned countries, whereas the Klan was only a club spread throughout different states of the south and the north. Okay, fair enough.
But the 15 killed by the over two decades doesn’t even compare to holiday weekends in Chicago.
Not only does the KKK total pale in comparison with Stalin and his considerable body-count, but during its two decades of greatest infamy all those hundreds or thousands of armed Klansmen accounted for fewer victims than the number sometimes sent to the Chicago city morgue over a long holiday weekend these days, let alone what various half-forgotten teenage spree-killers produced during their individual short rampages. For example, a decade ago disgruntled Virginia Tech student Seung-Hui Cho killed 33 people within a couple of hours, and he hardly remains a household name these days. Meanwhile, the last of those infamous 15 KKK racial killings took place a full half-century ago.
It certainly isn’t a case of the Left running out of examples. The problem with the Left is that they recoil from facts, particularly facts that pull the plug on their libido dominandi for violence. For, to them, violence is the moral and ethical justification to atone for history’s misdeeds. This is a frightening bunch. Instead of pursuing peaceful and prosperous social regeneration, they find violence to be the only way to their promised land.
The attack against the KKK is really an attack against whites. Period. Full stop. Doubt me? Read this:
Indeed, one advantage of exploring the Zebra killings is there exists only one detailed, somewhat contemporaneous account, and a couple of years ago with my curiosity getting the better of me, I finally ordered the book from Amazon. Zebra was published in 1979 by Clark Howard, an award-winning crime writer, who drew extensively on newspaper archives, court testimony, and personal interviews, with his text running over 400 pages.
The story of the Zebra killers almost sounds like something out of a movie, although no movie was ever made. For decades, the Nation of Islam—the so-called “Black Muslims”—had been preaching that whites were “devils,” the product of a mad scientist’s controlled breeding experiment and that killing such “devils” was a virtuous religious act. Then, some time in 1972, certain elements of the sect decided to transform religious dogma into actual practice, and began an organized campaign to randomly kill as many white men, women, and children as they could, with the attacks occurring throughout California but especially centered in the Bay Area and the city of San Francisco. One of the alleged motives was to terrorize the local whites into eventually fleeing that city, thereby allowing the establishment of a black-dominated metropolis.
The black attackers typically went out alone or in pairs to commit the killings, usually selecting any seemingly vulnerable victims on the streets at dusk or in the dark, with their weapons of choice being guns, hatchets, or machetes. Sometimes, victims were kidnapped and brought back to safe-houses to be tortured and killed by the entire group, with their bodies afterward dismembered and discarded.
According to the later court testimony, black participants each needed to kill a total of nine white men to be awarded the coveted title of “Death Angel,” earning them the right to have their photos displayed in the Black Muslim meeting halls, while roughly double points were awarded for slaughtering white women or children, on the grounds that such killings were more psychologically difficult. Based on the number of such distinctive homicides—well-dressed black men randomly attacking whites on the street—police officials estimated that there were over 70 such killings throughout California, though based on his extensive research Howard himself believed that the true statewide total may have been close to 270 dead victims.
Perhaps the most devastating to the Left’s narrative are the facts surrounding the Emmett Till case. Turns out that Emmett was no choir boy, nor was his father. And though it might be true that a son is not responsible for his father’s deeds, it might be hard to ignore the father’s influence.
Or consider the fascinating historical case of Emmett Till, mentioned earlier, whose murder in 1955 became the archetypal case of an innocent black youngster lynched by murderous Southern whites, perhaps even lending some inspiration to Harper Lee’s public school classicTo Kill a Mockingbird. There was enormous national media coverage of the Till murder, which uniformly reported that the black fourteen-year-old child had merely made rude and provocative remarks to the young wife of a white shopkeeper—a “Wolf whistle”—leading to his abduction and brutal killing. Yet oddly enough, only long afterward did it emerge out that his father, a violent criminal, had been executed for multiple rapes and murder, and that Till himself, weighing 150 pounds and quite large and muscular for his age, also had a violent history. Indeed, these facts had remained totally unknown to me until quite recently.
How many of you public school teachers ever heard that Emmett Till’s father was a violent criminal and was execute for “multiple rapes and murder”? I never had. All that I’d heard and read is the Emmett Till was innocent. Perhaps. But how innocent is a young man howling at another man’s wife? His father, Louis Till, was executed by the Army and buried in the American cemetery in northern France.