Bill Whittle: Ferguson and the REAL Race War


Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall.

Before we get into the bigger picture – of which the ongoing rioting in Ferguson, Missouri is merely a symptom – let’s just be crystal clear about something.

IF it turns out that a police officer shot Michael Brown as he was standing still, his hands in the air, as his defenders claim, then that police officer needs to be charged with murder, and he needs to go to jail for the rest of his life.

But that doesn’t seem like what happened at all. This story is still unfolding and new details are being revealed every day. I’m not going to speculate on how Michael Brown’s life actually came to an end. But I am going to talk about what happened before and after.

Michael Brown has been repeatedly referred to in the media as a “gentle giant,” and an “unarmed black teen.”

Here’s surveillance video of the gentle giant, taken a short time before the shooting, stealing a handful of cigars and then gently strong arming the store owner out of his way.

So why is it that the Attorney General, appointed by the President of the United States of America, put intense political pressure on the Ferguson Police Department to suppress this standard, ordinary surveillance video – a video, by the way, that caused the destruction of this man’s store and left him fearing for his life. Well, we’ll get to that in a moment.

Defenders of Michael Brown say that this is an attempt to criminalize him and therefore deflect attention from the police shooting. Really? That kind of casual violence, that sense of entitlement, that utter disrespect for the law or another human being – don’t take my word for it; the evidence is right there in front of your eyes – that attitude has nothing to do with the police claim that he was charging the officer when he was shot? This doesn’t shed some doubt on the story of a gentle, innocent, “unarmed black teen” assassinated by the police while his hands were in the air for the crime of being black?

Let’s cut to the chase here. Spokesmen for the protestors rioting in Ferguson and St. Louis – and, in fact, a large percentage of the general population — claim that there is an epidemic of white on black crime, of white cops shooting unarmed black teens. Is that, in fact, happening?

According to the FBI, there were 408,217 robberies in 2009. That’s about 1100 a day, or in round numbers, about once a minute, 24 hours a day. That means a thousand times a day the police are called, a thousand times a day arrests are made and in general terms the events leading up to the shots being fired in Ferguson Missouri happen about one thousand times PER DAY.

So if there’s this epidemic of white policemen executing innocent black males, why do we only hear about a case like this every few years? And why do most of those cases – like this one – seem to end up with extenuating circumstances? And why do the few cases that don’t have extenuating circumstances end up with the offending officers in jail? If this is an epidemic – where’s the epidemic? 30,000 commercial flights land safely each day in America. They don’t make the news either.

So. Is there an epidemic of racial violence loose in America today?

There is.

According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, in 2010, 62,593 blacks were the victims of white violence. During that same year, 320,082 whites were the victims of black violence. That’s five times as many violent attacks, but that number is misleading, since the black and white populations are not the same size. When 38 million black Americans commit five times as many violent crimes on 197 million whites as they receive, what you discover is that black perpetrators violently assault White victims TWENTY-FIVE times more frequently. When it comes to a specific kind of violent crime — aggravated assault — the number of black on white crimes is TWO HUNDRED TIMES HIGHER than white on black crimes. Oh, there’s an epidemic of racial violence in America, all right.

Reporter and author Colin Flaherty has taken a cold, clear-eyed view of the statistics that don’t make the news because they are suppressed by the news. He reports, for example — again in 2010 — the National Crime Victimization Survey reported approximately 13,000 black-on-white rapes and 39,000 black-on-white robberies – both violent crimes. The statistics show that the number of white on black rapes and violent robberies were so small that they had to be rounded to the nearest whole number, and that whole number was ZERO.

Critics will say that I am using these statistics to justify the murder of Michael Brown. But I said at the beginning – if Michael Brown were shot in cold blood then the police officer needs to pay the price for murder. This has nothing to do with Michael Brown. This has EVERYTHING to do with the narrative that the President, the Attorney General, and all of these race hustlers are trying to create using Michael Brown.

There is, in fact, a racial war of violence and hatred in America. Open racism is simply not tolerated in white America today, but black racism is the toxic glue that holds the progressive coalition together. Tolerance of – in fact, as we see from the events in Ferguson, open encouragement of black rage at a narrative that not only does not exist but reverses the daily outrages that do exist, is what defines modern progressivism. It is the politics of envy, anger, entitlement, lawlessness, violence and bald-faced lies.

And of all the promises broken by this man, surely none is more heartbreaking than the one promise that got him elected in the first place: the promise of a post-racial future. He and his racist progressive cohorts can never surrender the weapon that has gotten them everything, not the least of which is personal political power and trillions of dollars of redistributed wealth. And this latest outrage in Ferguson is yet another example – as if another was needed among the economic wreckage, creeping totalitarianism, and foreign-policy disasters — that he [Obama] and his leftist cohorts would rather rule over ruins than disappear into the dustbin of a healthy and healed nation.

Speaker: Bill Whittle is a journalist publishing video blogs on This piece was published on August 20, 2014, during the height of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Bill Whittle: The struggle for stupidity

TruthRevolt’s Bill Whittle explains how full comprehension of a single paragraph from a hundred-year-old elementary school textbook* eludes virtually all of today’s college graduates; shows why it is such a sin, and reveals the Progressive Struggle for Stupidity in all of its undeniable venality.

Those of you who do not understand the progressives’ systematic dumbing down of American really need to watch this – particularly if you have kids in school. Whittle’s comments go directly to the fact that home schooling has become increasingly popular in the United States.


* The 1914 California Sixth Grade Reader includes classical stories and poems that every high school student studied during the era. American culture of the time was profoundly affected by them. Is Whittle right? Have we been dumbed down to the point where college students would be incapable of understanding this literature?

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The Revolting Truth: What Is Income Redistribution?

Andrew Klavan’s “Revolting Truth” is one of my favorite features on Ben Shapiro’s TruthRevolt – I thought I’d share this one with you so you could help your liberal friends understand how income redistribution really works…

Today, to clarify the underlying issues, the Revolting Truth presents this helpful Q&A.

Q: What is income redistribution?

A: Income redistribution is when you go to work or start a business or make an investment — and earn money — and the government takes the money away from you and gives it to someone else.

Q: So you mean it’s stealing?

A: No, it’s income redistribution.

Q: But what if I won’t give them my money?

A: Then armed men come to your house and take it.

Q: So then it’s armed robbery?

A: No, it’s income redistribution.

Q: Well, when the men try to take my money at gunpoint, what if I call the police?

A: The men are the police.

Q: The police are robbing me at gunpoint???

A: It’s income redistribution!

Q: What if I have a gun too?

A: That would be wrong.

Q: If they’re robbing me at gunpoint, why is it wrong for me to defend myself with a gun?

A: Huh?

Q: Look, instead of taking my money away to give to other people, why not just give those other people jobs?

A: It’s because there aren’t enough jobs to go around.

Q: Why not?

A: Because people aren’t spending enough or creating enough businesses or investing enough.

Q: But that’s because you took their money away!

A: Right! That’s income redistribution!

Q: Let me get this straight. We need more income redistribution because there’s too much income redistribution?

A: Congratulations. Now you’re smarter than Thomas Picketty.

(Keep reading – full transcript’s on FrontPage.)

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Obama Built This: Murderous Jihad in the Middle East

Barack Obama Supports Muslim BrotherhoodBlogger James Lewis begins his American Thinker piece on Obama’s influence in the Middle East with a startling statement:

Since the start of this administration, Obama has plotted with jihadist forces in the Middle East to stir up conflict — not, repeat not, to build stability.

If that doesn’t get your attention, nothing will. Lewis goes on to support his charge by pointing out the following:

1. Obama’s public attack on Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and the deliberate toppling of the government of Egypt

2. Obama made matters worse by attacking Lybia and deposing Gadaffi – an action that turned Libya into a terrorist cesspool and led to the murder of four Americans in Benghazi.

3. Hand in hand with the destruction of stability in Libya was Obama’s support of the Qaidist murder squads in Syria:

So Obama destabilized Egypt, followed by the sadistic overthrow of Gaddaffi, followed by armed support of the Qaidist murder squads in Syria. Notice that Obama always stirs up trouble by arming and paying rebels against stabilizing regimes. The war against Assad has now notched up more than 150,000 dead in Syria, with no end in sight.

It is worthwhile to note that 150,000 Syrian dead moved Obama not at all, in spite of his pansy-assed “red line,” and his response to Christian genocide in Iraq wasn’t much better. After all, the golf links at Martha’s Vineyard beckoned. It’s also worth noting that Obama’s “Moderate Sunnis” – the selfsame Qaidist murder squads – morphed into the Islamic State – or ISIS or ISIL.

In short, we can thank Barack Obama for paving the way for the creation of the world’s first modern terrorist state:

And now the “moderate” Syrian Qaidists have morphed into something called the Islamic State, slaughtering and gang-raping Shi’ites, Christians, Yazidis, and any other infidels in Syria and Iraq. IS is now drawing enthusiastic volunteers from Britain, Norway, France, and all the rest, soon to go home to blow themselves up in Europe’s capital cities.

Thank you Mr. Obama, Valerie Jarrett, and John Brennan, who have all been conniving at this human catastrophe from the very start.

The United States has never had an administration as malignant as this. Never. This is an un-American administration down to its very roots, which are in Marxism and Islamism, not in our political tradition at all. There is nothing Jeffersonian about Obama’s policies.

In every single case, Obama has backed the morally ugliest forces in the Middle East. This is not just by Western standards of moral behavior — the outrage against Obama is now shared by the “Arab Street” in Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. Obama has even managed to unify the quibblesome Israeli politicians against him…

Lewis’ concludes:

Here is the bottom line:

1. This administration has constantly made things worse rather than better, seeking to stir up regional instability, on the theory that it could then reshape a Middle East according to Obama’s liking.

This is what community agitators do in real life. It is not an accident. The results are easy to see in the City of Chicago and its infamous murder rate, in the State of Illinois under Obama’s political mentor, Emil Jones, and in the Obama years, at the national level. As Dr. Michael Barone has pointed out, the United States is now run by a national mafia. Better face it, or we’ll never be able to change it.

2. All of Obama’s moves so far have failed miserably at the cost of hundreds of thousands of Muslim lives. Just count up Syria, Libya, Yemen, Egypt, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, and all the rest.

The Muslims of the world should hate this President of the United States for very good reasons. He has conducted aggressive imperialism of the worst kind, and he keeps doing it. He never learns to stop subverting the Middle East. (Which also happens to be his domestic politics).

Obama is the most radical and brain-locked president in American history, and all our true friends in the world are hoping we will get over his political Ebola virus real soon. No normal Americans support Obama’s meddling at the cost of thousands of human lives abroad.

3. But here is the kicker. Obama is a rigid revolutionary type who keeps gambling with other people’s lives and also keeps failing to achieve any of his goals. For Obama everything goes wrong. The fundamental reason is his cult delusion, the heritage of a hundred years of Marxist governance all around the world. The Russians and Chinese are laughing at our hapless clown-in-office because they can spot all the rigid neurotic mistakes he keeps making. But the Western Left never learned the lesson of the end of the Soviet Union. The Boomer Left was bound and determined to March Through the Institutions until they controlled our culture, our educational system, our judiciary, legislatures and now the Presidency of the United States. Nothing they have ever tried has worked, but they have been able to escape the consequences — Until Boomer Lefties gained the Presidency. Carter, the Clintons, Obama, and soon, phony Indian Liz Warren are utterly stuck in Obama’s mental rigidities. So are many European socialists. But countries that actually suffered under Communism were forced to learn or die. In the West, Marxoids stayed stuck in delusional fantasies.

I have never made a secret of the fact that I don’t like Barack Obama. While I was pleased to see a black man elected President of the United States, foolishly thinking it actually meant the country had finally grown up and overcome its politics of exclusion, it wasn’t long before Obama’s ugly reality set in.

I still found Lewis’ article deeply disturbing, even though I was aware of the actions he listed…somehow, putting them together the way he did really brought the nasty truth home.

Thank you, James, for a real eye-opener.

Press Updates

U.S. Aided And Abetted ISIS

ISIS, also known as ISIL or Islamic State, has engaged in a murderous rampage throughout the Middle East. Mr. Obama has allied with nations that fund ISIS and he has unwittingly helped fund and arm ISIS.

Mr. Obama decided Bashar al-Assad had to go and he threw his support behind the rebels but, with his usual indecisiveness, he waited until they were heavily infiltrated with extremists.

The administration backed the Syrian rebels which included ISIS in their numbers. ISIS was killing or enslaving Christians at the time. For all his faults, Bashar al-Assad protected the Christians.

ISIS is no different than the Nazis were in the early part of the last century. They are beheading babies and children and killing them in other unspeakable ways, raping and murdering women, hanging, crucifying, and beheading the men. They are burying families alive. There is no horror they won’t commit and they plan to commit genocide, in fact, they’ve already begun. [...]

Obama could have destroyed ISIS while it was an army on the move in the desert. Now they are blending in with the populations which will make it significantly harder to destroy them and destroy them we must.

In support of these observations, also see Joseph Klein’s Obama’s Indifference to the Islamic State Nightmare:

Ben Rhodes, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor, posted on the White House blog a ludicrous attempt to distinguish al Qaeda and its spin-off ISIS (which he refers to as ISIL):

  Is ISIL more dangerous than al-Qaeda right now?

  While both are terrorist forces, they have different ambitions. Al-Qaeda’s principal ambition is to launch attacks against the west and U.S. homeland. That’s the direct threat that we have taken direct action against for many years. Right now, ISIL’s primary focus is consolidating territory in the Middle East region to establish their own Islamic State. So they’re different organizations with different objectives.

Implicit in Rhodes’ comment is the fallacious assumption that ISIS would be content with “their own Islamic State” carved out of territory in the Middle East region and that their caliphate ambitions pose no direct threat to the U.S. homeland. ISIS now already controls territory larger geographically than Great Britain and rules over six million people. But if Rhodes thinks that ISIS would stop there, he is living in an alternative universe. Both al Qaeda and ISIS are driven by the same jihadist goal of a world-wide Islamic caliphate.

In other words, ISIS and al Qaeda follow the same jihadist ideology, with the same objective of establishing the worldwide supremacy of Islam and submission or death of all infidels. Neither has an interest in participating in any sort of inclusive government. Indeed, they both reject the very idea of a self-governing democracy or compromise with those whom they consider infidels. And the only limiting factors on their continuing expansion are their weaponry, number of recruits and finances.

If anything, ISIS poses more of a threat to the U.S. than ISIS’s parent al Qaeda because it has managed to create a well-armed, well-financed army with control of large swaths of territory from which to further expand and to plot much wider ranging assaults. Moreover, as hard as it is to believe, the sheer brutality shown by ISIS reportedly even disturbed al Qaeda leaders.

Rhodes went on in his blog post to deny that the U.S. is at war with the jihadists. That is certainly not the way ISIS sees it. As one of its followers declared in a video released by ISIS, “Our message to the entire world is that we are the soldiers of the Caliphate state and we are coming.”

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Bill Whittle: I want to know where you live, Zuckerberg!

Is this really about illegal immigration, or is it about political power?

The crisis on the Mexican border is worsening by the hour. In this Firewall, Bill Whittle hammers home three devastating points regarding the dangerous legal precedents, the morally gray areas, and the hypocritical pose of unearned moral superiority on the part of those proposing amnesty and open borders.

“Men with guns would take them away…”

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