We are all familiar with blowback as the Empire attempts to assert its dominance around the world, that’s what most terrorism aimed at the US is about.
Now, a new form of blowback may be emerging: Domestic Blowback.
I have long chronicled the government rules and regulations that have made success difficult for many, particularly young black men.
10 Rules for Dealing w... Best Price: $8.42 Buy New $18.00 (as of 10:53 EST - Details) Minimum wage laws prevent them from getting that first job. Drug laws have created an “opportunity” in the underground world for them, but if they get caught by the government operating in this world, they face long periods of incarceration.
Government education is a joke. And on top of that they have few role models to show them how to live and succeed in the modern world, as LBJ’s Great Society programs removed adult males from black family settings.
Instead, front and center are hustlers like Al Sharpton, who use the caged-like environment faced by many young black men to instigate racial strife. An instigation that has now been advanced further by the President and his wife (SEE: Michelle Obama’s Experience at Target Wasn’t Racist Back in 2012).
The anger is real, though generally misdirected. The problem is not racial but government oppression. Curiously, this anger is now being directed, though a bit in a confused manner, at the first line enforcers of government BUSTED: The Citizen&rs... Best Price: $3.99 Buy New $19.95 (as of 11:20 EST - Details) regulations, the police. It is, for all practical purposes, blowback against the government rules and regulations that have created a toxic brew of failure and anger among many black youth.
They experience the first line enforcers on a regular basis. They don’t understand the deep nature of the rules and regulations that are causing their plight, but they do know the police are on the opposite side of the plight, pushing them, stopping them, frisking them and arresting them. And thus the anger at the police.
The anger among black youth probably can be charted in the form of some kind of bell curve, with few actually wanting to kill coppers and willing to execute the killings, But there probably are a few–the exact number unknown.
The executions yesterday of two NYPD officers by Ismaaiyl Brinsley shows us that the tail end of the curve is not empty. It turns out that cop killer Brinsley is something of a wordsmith so he left it clear why he launched the executions:
A Government of Wolves... Best Price: $1.16 Buy New $2.99 (as of 10:15 EST - Details) ”I’m Putting Wings on Pigs Today” and “They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs” will certainly juice up those on the tail of the curve even more.
Politicians, Al Sharpton and many more will have all kinds of comments in the days ahead for sure.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has already made the absurd comment:
It is an attack on all of us, on everything we hold dear … Therefore every New Yorker should feel they too were attacked, our entire city was attacked, by this heinous individual.
It’s not an attack on an “entire city.” It is an attack by one black man against the first line of government enforcement, the police. There will be all kinds of talk about the community coming together and how race relations Amazon.com $50 Gift Ca... Best Price: null Buy New $50.00 (as of 11:05 EST - Details) need to be improved, But this is all touchy feely nonsense.
What needs to be done is that black men, and others in the same predicament, must be freed from the shackles of minimum wage laws, drug laws etc. Compulsory useless government public school “education” must be stopped. And the government needs to stop shoveling support to women who have children without fathers in the home. Until such measures are taken to diffuse the situation and provide new avenues and direction, especially for angry young black men, the anger will continue and others on the tail of the bell curve are likely to take up the cry of Ismaaiyl Brinsley, “They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs.”
Let’s hope the rest of us don’t get caught up as collateral damage in the crossfire in this new domestic blowback.
Reprinted with permission from Economic Policy Journal.