Our Real Problem Is Cultural Decay, Not Guns

Walter E. Williams

…Last year, Chicago had 512 homicides; Detroit had 411; Philadelphia had 331; and Baltimore had 215.

Those cities are joined by other dangerous cities—such as St. Louis, Memphis, Tenn., Flint, Mich., and Camden, N.J. — and they also lead the nation in shootings, assaults, rapes and robberies.

Both the populations of those cities and their crime victims are predominantly black. Each year, more than 7,000 blacks are murdered.

Close to 100% of the time, the murderer is another black person.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011, there were 279,384 black murder victims.

Though blacks are 13% of the nation’s population, they account for more than 50% of homicide victims…

…What explains a lot of what we see today, which politicians and their liberal allies would never condemn, is growing cultural deviancy.

Twenty-nine percent of white children, 53% of Hispanics and 73% of black children are born to unmarried women…

Read the entire article at Investors.com

Update: OSU Professor: God Bless the USSR’s low murder rates, absence of gun violence

…Roth blamed people who do not support large government for causing crimes. He was adamant about making a distinction, though. No blame should be placed on the government itself, only the people who do not consider it “legitimate”. The professor’s preferred example of this was the Soviet Union, which systematically killed tens of millions of its own citizens. He asked, “How did Soviet citizens feel about the Soviet Union? That’s what matters. Not what we felt.” He insisted that Soviets loved their government and did not kill each other because of that love. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSE7jSbrBGc)…

Oh, yeah…They were feelin’ the love all the way to the gulags.

And, A Disgusting Display of Solidarity with a Spree Murderer

Which helps to prove Professor Williams’ point about our crappy values.

Update 2: Daniel Patrick Moynihan. U.S. Senator from New York (1977-2001). Democrat.

“From the wild Irish slums of the 19th century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los Angeles, there is one unmistakable lesson in American history; a community that allows a large number of men to grow up in broken families, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any set of rational expectations about the future — that community asks for and gets chaos. Crime, violence, unrest, disorder — most particularly the furious, unrestrained lashing out at the whole social structure — that is not only to be expected; it is very near to inevitable. And it is richly deserved.”

The Negro Family: The Case for National Action (1965)


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