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Why Michael Brown Got Shot

Punching the cop in the face and trying to grab the cop’s gun is what got him shot the first time. Then he ran away from the cop, stopped, turned around and charged at the cop like a bull as fast as he could. Multiple shots were not stopping him and it took three full volleys to stop him. That’s why so many shots were unloaded.

Michael Brown showing off his bling bling.

Michael Brown showing off his bling bling.

Wilson absolutely did not shoot at Brown as he was running away. In fact, Wilson left the vehicle with his gun pointed at the ground, yelling at Brown to stop. He also waited a bit of time after Brown started bull-charging him until he fired his weapon for the first time. Some of the witnesses were surprised that he waited as long as he did. One witness, who is Black, said she would not have waited so long to shoot him.

Michael Brown pretending to smoke a joint.

Michael Brown pretending to smoke a joint. He titled this post gangbangsters, “I play with society,” and high with gangbangsters.”

After Brown ran away, he stopped and turned around to face Wilson. For about one second, he did seem to put his hands up over his head. But then he took them down, put his arms at his sides, and charges the officer like a football player going for a tackle. The fact that he did raise his hands to surrender momentarily is probably why the line got started that Wilson shot him with his hands up.

Brown showing off a Trayvon Martin style hoodie.

Brown showing off a Trayvon Martin style hoodie.

The witnesses were very brave. Pro-Brown people were going around afterwards looking for witnesses. One Black man who saw the whole thing said he would tell them what he saw, but he didn’t think they wanted to hear it. Then they started cursing at him. They were trying pretty hard to wrangle some pro-Brown witness statements out of people.

Michael Brown selfie shows him "busting a cap": pretending to shoot a gun.

Michael Brown selfie shows him “busting a cap”: pretending to shoot a gun.

One of the witnesses said he was scared to meet with the officers to tell his story because there is “Snitches get stitches” graffiti all over the neighborhood. He was afraid of being attacked by pro-Brown people where he lived if it was discovered he had talked to police. He also said that he didn’t like cops very much, but nevertheless he gave a pro-Wilson witness statement. He was also Black.

Brown parties with his banger friend middle finger style.

Brown parties with his banger friend middle finger style. Brown was absolutely a hardcore member of a local Black gang, but I am not sure of their name.

I don’t know how much you all know about a certain type of young Black males, but I assure you that Brown is a Grade AAA example of a certain type of young Black male who is heavily involved in gangs, drugs and frankly crime also. None of these young males who are heavy into this scene are innocent, and none of them are ok at all.

They are simply terrorists who terrorize their own neighborhood. A young Black woman, rather ghetto herself, referred to them this way to me – she said, “They just terrorists who like to terrorize people.” She hated them, and she was no angel herself. So you see that even a lot of rather ghetto Blacks don’t like these guys much more than the rest of us. There’s not much to like, honestly. These young guys are the worst of the worst. Most if not all of them belong in a jail, a prison or probably better yet, a hole in the ground.

I am not trying to dog on the whole Black race here, as the vast majority of young Blacks are not living the lifestyle that Brown was living (Right?). And of all the street gangs out there, the Black gangs are the worst of all. They are a lot worse than even most of the Hispanic bangers.

I have lived around the Hispanic bangers, and I even got to know a few of them pretty well. They are bad people, but the Blacks are so much worse.

There are hardly any White gangs from what I can tell. I have lived around White people my whole life, and the only White gang member I knew was a member of a motorcycle gang. He was a real bad person, but he wasn’t as bad as these Black guys. We really should not be romanticizing human beings like this. These people are the worst of our race – the human race.

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“Don’t Fuck With Cops. Cops Will Kill You!”

SHI writes:

Keeping the black man down, not very nice of you, Robert :) As a self-described Wigger, would you rather not identify with the struggles and painful lives of colored people?I do feel this whole incident shows once again what a trigger-happy bunch US cops really are. No way can you justify taking an unarmed man’s life by shooting at point blank range. There are other ways to restrain miscreants in situations like these – taser them (although tasering is illegal in the EU, Australia and Japan), use handcuffs and leg irons and if nothing else works, shoot them in the leg. And while you’re at it, call for back-up. Police offers should be adequately trained to handle aggressive people in a humane way rather than instinctively reach for the handgun at first given opportunity.

There are a lot of aggressive soccer hooligans in Europe and some of them can cause problems for law enforcement and lay people. Recently I experienced a life-threatening situation in Poznan, Poland outside one of the nightclubs. They have a lot of skinheads over there, one of them was angry and pissed about the fact that me and a Mexican friend were having it so easy with Polish girls, he threatened to “glass” me in the face with his empty vodka bottle.

However, his own buddies restrained him, took him aside and apologized for his behavior. I was terribly scared after that incident because racist attacks do happen in Poland, and was forced to leave that town in a dew days time. The Mexican guy left immediately like after 2 hours!

Would I have wanted that guy to be shot dead? Not really.

It’s very difficult for Americans to grasp the fact that guns aren’t a panacea to stopping crime, and should be used only as the absolute last resort. Everywhere else, most cops don’t even bother carrying guns when on patrol duty. The mere sight of a policeman is enough for people to stop doing what they did five minutes back.

I don’t have any sympathy at all for the struggles and painful lives of these Black thugs who are getting killed by police in justifiable homicides. If you ask me, the cops aren’t killing enough of them, and they ought to kill more of them! Only justifiably, of course. Wink. A lot of these people are just human garbage. They belong in jails and prisons.Actually, they don’t belong in the jail, they belong under the jail.

They need to be in cages like wild animals are in cages at zoos. Letting them loose is like letting wild dangerous animals loose in your city.

I do have sympathy for the Black men who are being unjustifiably killed by police. They are mostly scumbags, and their deaths are honestly no great loss, but you can’t kill a man just for being a lousy human being. Besides, I don’t like cops a whole lot more than I like thugs. They are both bottom of the barrel to me.

In the US, you punch a cop in the face, you’re gone. You’re dead. That’s all there is to it. You assault a cop here with any sort of weapon, and you’re history. You are going to get shot.

I’m not really a wigger. I don’t act anything like these Black thug morons. These Black thugs are very, very bad people. I have spent a lot of time around them as a teacher, and you need to believe me when I say they are not ok.

If I punched a cop in the face, I assume I would be shot. That’s just the way things go in the US. Most of these Blacks getting killed are either attacking the cops, fighting with them, or running away.

Look, I lived as a criminal for years, 14 years. I sold drugs. But I never got caught because I am White, and I am smart. All of us White dealers were very smart about this. We even had all sorts of disguises we would use to dress up to pretend we were all these different types of respectable members of society. It was like being a spy, a big game.

These Blacks and Browns are so retarded that they stand right out in public on the streets or in front of their homes and sell drugs. LOL. Then they get surprised that they get arrested. I am glad they get arrested. They deserve it for being stupid!

It also looks like Brown went for the cop’s gun. And then at the end, he did not follow orders, and he got shot when he charged the cop.

I hung around White criminals for years (drug dealers), and they told me very early on, “Don’t fuck with cops. Cops will kill you.”

That’s pretty much Gospel.

I have been arrested twice, and I have also served some time in jail. Jail is like the worst Hell you have ever been to in your entire life. If you are a middle class White man, you will be traumatized for the rest of your life.

I didn’t exactly cooperate, but I certainly didn’t assault the officers. I may be foolish, but I am not suicidal.

The cops threatened to murder me, danced around outside my cell and challenged me to a fight, called me gay and said the guy I was with was my boyfriend, smashed my head up against the roof of the car, and threw me up up against a wall in the jail holding room. That’s what happens if you more or less go along! That’s what happens when you’re White!

And I didn’t mess with the cops anywhere what these idiots do.

I am still not really keen on cops to this very day, and I have never gotten over how they treated me. I am not sure if I ever will. But one thing those incidents made me sure of was I told myself I am never going back to jail ever again.

Cops are assholes. If you get arrested, they are going to treat you worse than you have ever been treated in your life. They will try to push you past your limits. They do this to provoke you into attacking them so they can have an excuse to beat you up because I think they want to beat up everyone they arrest.

Basic moral to the story is don’t even get arrested in the first place.

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Shooting Breaks Out at Ferguson Michael Brown Anniversary Protest

I must say, I was very happy that Michael Brown got killed by that cop. The killing was completely justified. Brown was standing outside the police car next to the driver’s door. The cop was in the driver’s seat with the window down. Brown was repeatedly punching the cop in the face. That’s why he got shot and it’s a good thing. The world is a better place!

In the video, it appears that one or more young Blacks open fire on the Fergusan Police Headquarters. About 50 shots were fired at police cars and policemen. No cops were wounded. The cops fired back and wounded one of the shooters. Unfortunately he didn’t die and he is still in critical condition in the hospital. He was a 17 year old Black boy.

After the boy was thankfully shot by heroic officers, demonstrations turned into riots. Some property was damaged. Some stores had their windows smashed. I am not aware of exactly what happened during the rioting. Police called out armored cars to quell the disturbance and store owners were seen guarding their stores with guns.

This report is from ~10 PM last night. I don’t have any new information on what’s happened since.

In the video, you can definitely hear the shots. I cannot see the muzzle flashes, but one or more men appear to be firing from behind that white pickup truck. About halfway through the video, you can see a young Black male shooting a gun. You can see the muzzle flashes and you can also see his silhouette as he holds the gun over his head and fires. Towards the end you can see some more muzzle flashes in back of the white truck again.

 

 

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Why Does Behavior Worsen as You Go Deeper Into the Ghetto?

swank writes:

Yes the response was narrowly tailored to “it seems like as you go deeper into the hood, the Blacks seem increasingly reverted.” I just gave a possible reason: the thought process of someone in concentrated poverty and the cognitive skills that one would develop could lead to the conclusions directly above.

Sure swank, I am down with your hypothesis. I guess you could say that the folks in the center of the ghetto have worse genes then those further out, but it doesn’t seem to be true.

They’re all just Black people all over the ghetto. It’s not like you have the lighter skinned Blacks of the outskirts of the hood and the center is all deep dark Blacks.

Yes, there are some quite dark Blacks in the very heart of the ghetto (and that could be why they ended up there possibly, but we don’t know this), but there also a great deal of Blacks of their normal range of skin tones, and you would be amazed how many Blacks who are quite lightskinned are working in the heart of the ghetto. I assume they don’t live there, but nevertheless, they are there.

So it’s hard to make an argument that as you go deeper into the ghetto, the Blacks get Blacker and Blacker and hence act worse due to their biology. I couldn’t validate a theory like that.

A lot of the Blacks who work in the ghetto are very nice and well behaved. But I was working in schools where people tend to act very good anyway. Nevertheless the Black folks in the fast food joints act perfectly decent.

It seems like the hardest core ghetto Blacks who are obviously dysfunctional or antisocial can’t even get a job in the middle of the ghetto because you never see them in places of employment even in the dead center of the hood. Most businesses even in the heart of the hood are probably Black-owned, and I would assume that Black businessmen don’t want to hire these types as they are probably nothing but trouble.

Oh and the heart of the ghetto is not that scary in the daytime. I would leave at lunch and go walk around to a major street to go buy some lunch from a fast food joint. The workers in the fast food joint would be really cool Black people. No one’s going to hit you or rob you. The only human difficulties are you will run into some Blacks on the streets who are more or less “street people” that you have to deal with. Some seem mental, but a lot of them are just beggars begging money, and they are pretty nice if you turn them down. I would even stop and talk to some of them and ask them about their lives and how they got so broke. They loved to tell me their stories, and a lot of them didn’t really seem like awful people.

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Differences between US Blacks and West African Blacks

Anti-Hereditarian writes:

RL: “I never had any bad experiences with any Senegalese.”AH: One day you will if you look for it and you will write another post on how Senegalese are innately evil spirited and dumb people, just an other branch of the Negroid tree.

Not all Negroids are the same in behavior or even intelligence. I think there are some dramatic differences in behavior and intelligence between different groups of Negroids.

I doubt if West Africans are innately evil, but they are uncivilized as a human can be. They are just like US Blacks in genes, I am quite sure.US Blacks have a bit of White in them, but it’s not enough to effect behavior or intelligence dramatically via biology.

In my opinion, the difference in behavior and intelligence between US Blacks and West African Blacks were striking and profound.

What’s the reason for this?

We have been civilizing US Blacks via White Western Christian civilization for 400 years now, and the result has been a serious upgrade. When our Blacks first showed up, they were probably as uncivilized as these West Africans. If you look at West Africans, this is what US Blacks would look like without 400 years of being civilized by Whites.

US Blacks are still problematic, but based on my comparisons between US Blacks and West Africans, I would say US Blacks act about 5-10X better. We had many US Blacks in our scammer fighting group, and most were good people. A few were very bad, even evil (we had one sociopath), but they got tossed soon enough.

After extensive experience with both groups, I also concluded that US Blacks were dramatically more refined, civilized, soft-spoken, controlled, and even kind and empathetic. In addition, US Blacks struck me as dramatically more intelligent than the many West Africans I ran into, many of whom struck me simply retarded. After dealing with so many West Africans, I am starting to think those 70 IQ figures are not even wrong. These people even appear retarded.

However, when all of the controls go off US Blacks, as in Hurricane Katrina, something happens. As Jared Taylor puts it, you take all the controls and civilizational structure away from US Blacks and very quickly “Africa rushes in.” US Blacks revert in an eye blink. But they can also be pulled out of the reversion relatively easily by restoring state structure and basic components of human civilization.

In addition, as you get deeper into US ghettos, a slow Africanization seems to occur. The Blacks start getting darker and darker. In Willowbrook and Watts, I saw many Blacks who were so dark in skin color that they were almost blue or purple.

And as someone who taught in all sorts of Black schools, even ghetto schools differ. Towards the more “normal ghetto” parts of the hood, a lot of the students act bad, but often you can more or less deal with them, and many of them are also quite friendly. The main problem is that so many of them are completely lazy and refuse to so much as lift a pencil. But others will actually do schoolwork, especially girls. And there are many great Blacks there working as teachers and administrators to counteract the bonehead kids.

But as I moved to schools deeper and deeper in the ghetto, behavior got increasingly worse. The Blacks running the schools were still ok, but many of them were what I would call “Black Blacks.” These are Blacks with good jobs and basically good behavior who are nevertheless deep into Black culture. They are Black culturalized.

I got along very well with these folks, and the administrators in Watts acted like the whole enterprise was a great big joke or comedy show, and that’s pretty much what it was.

In Watts, I would start out with a classroom full of kids. Most would have their heads down on their desks. They were typically pleasant enough as Black people can be very friendly, engaging and charming. But slowly, one by one, they would raise their hand with some bullshit excuse to get out of class like having to go to the bathroom. The bathroom must have been across town because none of the ones who had to relieve themselves ever came back.

The entire class utterly refused to do any work at all, so after 5-10 minutes of trying, I gave up and let and slumber party take over. Pretty soon, I didn’t even care if they were not coming back to class. They kept raising their hands about new weird reasons why they had to leave class. It started to occur to me that this whole affair was pretty damn funny, and I started letting them all go no matter how stupid the excuse was. I started laughing at the excuses because they got more and more ludicrous

By halfway through class, 50% of the class was gone. I started joking about it, and the class said they weren’t coming back, and this happens every day. That was pretty funny too, and I was almost rolling on my desk laughing hard. In the last half of the hour, the last half of class slowly disappeared. Towards the end of the period, I was still laughing because this situation was so funny it was almost absurd. What was even funnier was that I was getting paid $20/hour 30 years ago to do nothing whatsoever and be a part of a comedy routine.

This went on for five periods. I slowly let all of them go in every class because none of them wanted to work anyway, and I wasn’t seeming to get in trouble for letting too many kids out of class, which is what would happen at most other schools. The kids told me that there were no consequences to letting kids out of class because the administration apparently didn’t even care, probably because 0% of the kids wanted to learn anyway.

I ate lunch with a mixed group of White and Black teachers, and there was a bit of veiled racial hostility between them, but not a whole lot. It was more like cynicism. Race was in the air and things felt a bit tense. The Black teachers were pleasant enough.

By the time school was out, I went to my car, and the battery had been deliberately messed up by one of those lousy Black kids, probably a boy. A massive, very dominant, outrageously muscled Black auto shop teacher came out and fixed it for me. I liked him a lot, but I wouldn’t want to make him mad. He was like a character out of a Black TV show, very engaging.

After I had been to some more schools in the heart of the ghetto, I discovered that these were the worst Blacks of them all. The students were the worst of the whole ghetto. Many of the boys were fathers already, and a number of the girls were mothers. Some high school boys had two kids. Students kept trying to pick verbal fights with me and bait me into saying something “racist” so they could bust me for “racism.”

In fact, some of them did report me as a “racist,” and I had to go talk to a concerned Vice Principal at the end of the day. He was very light-skinned, nice looking and engaging, but he was worried I might be a racist cracker.

I told him what I had said. One of the boys was bragging about being the father of two kids while he was still in high school, and I interrupted to tell him that he was an moron, and what he had done was lousy behavior. I simply told the Veep that, and the Veep said something like, “Yep, any boy who fathers two kids while still in high school is not only a moron but is also a bad person. You are right” He thought it was a stupid, almost immoral thing to do. It was bad behavior and should not be condoned or promoted. And then he laughed and shook my hand. I thought he was a great guy.

Some of the students can be quite friendly even in the deep ghetto, but they were also overly sexual. In one class a lot of the banter centered around two attractive teen Black girls and what sluts they were, how much they liked to screw, and how they would screw just about anything with a penis. Both girls were laughing, squirming around in their chairs and touching their legs and thighs a lot, probably already horny. They readily agreed that everything that was said about them was true, and they thought that was just dandy.

But not only were the students the worst. Also the Black teachers in the deep ghetto were the worst. In the heart of the ghetto, more of the adult Blacks are angry and hostile. A number of the good-looking young Black female teachers were overtly angry and seemed to particularly hate me as a young White man for some reason. I think a lot of these Black adults just straight up hated White people.

But similar to Hurricane Katrina where civilization leaves and Africa rushes in, it seems like as you go deeper into the hood, the Blacks seem increasingly reverted. In the very heart of the ghetto, the chaos, rage, dysfunction, idiocy, menace, apathy, sloth, criminality, menace, sexual license and societal collapse seems to reach almost African levels. It feels like a reversion. You can feel it in your bones. In the heart of the ghetto, it’s moving towards back to Africa. 400 years of civilization has not done a whole lot for them.

As far as what to do about West African Blacks, I would say, “Civilize em!” But that may well be a longterm project.

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Why I Dislike West Africans

Anti-Hereditarian writes:

Robert Lindsay, your vision of blacks and other groups is terribly biased by your experience with them especially as you seemingly managed to meet the worst individuals among them.

Honestly, if you base your opinions about Nigerians on the internet scammers you tracked. You obviously have not sampled the most morally clean segments of this population. Since you are prone to make generalizations and remain skeptical with arguments that contradict them, you will always have hereditarian leanings because you will always make associations between race and behavior trusting your own experience and other’s inputs that go along with what you think.

What morally clean segments of the population!? What is it? How many of them are not criminals? 5%? It’s not just our experience with the scammers.

1. Recall that we had a large number of “ordinary Africans” who came to the group to “help us catch the scammers.” I think they really did want to do that. None of them were formally involved in any typical type Internet scamming. However, over time almost 100% of these West Africans tried to get money out of us. I call that trying to steal from us. They all have their hand out, all of them. All of the men acted horribly towards the women in the group, jacking off at them. A very large number of the men were also what we called “marriage scammers” trying to get a White wife.

2. I met some regular ordinary Nigerians on the Net, including some women who were very flirty with me and I got to know pretty well after a while. One was a regular person with a home and a regular job who was involved in community affairs. She did not try to get any money out of me, but I later caught her using fake dating scammer pics to try to scam guys. It’s not just “the scammers” versus “the morally good people.” It’s like everyone in the whole damn place is a scammer crook of some sort.

3. From newspaper articles, we learned that up to 50% of cargo imported at the ports is contraband.

4. From articles, we learned that many goods are stolen after being unloaded or en route to retail. One article that I remember talked about a bicycle shipment.

5. From others on the web, we heard reports of all sorts of other mostly Nigerian scammers on the Net. We only worked on dating scammers. We learned that Nigerians had completely destroyed not only dating sites but also many auction sites and online rental sites.

6. From Net retailers, we learned of IP bans on entire IP strings coming out of Nigeria. We learned that out of 10,000 purchases to an online store, 100% of them were using stolen credit cards. We learned of retail scams such as the rare beetle scam and the gold for sale scam which is prevalent over the entire region.

7. From a woman who went to Lagos, we learned that the whole city smells of rotting garbage and how a Nigerian woman tried to rob her when she was only in the country for 10 minutes and how many of the baggage handlers and checkers were said to be thieves.

8. From our Nigerian sources, we learned that Internet scamming is apparently one of the largest industries in Nigeria. Many Internet cafes had 90% scammers in them during daylight hours. We learned that people of all ages scam, including a locally famous former TV newscaster!

9. From attempts to get justice, news articles, online reports and our Nigerian sources, we learned that the police do absolutely nothing about this rampant crime whereby many of the Net cafes in Lagos are filled the the brim with criminals during working hours.

Also about how many cafes reopen at midnight after closing for the night and let large groups of scammers in to scam until daylight hours. The night cafes are packed full. We learned that the police did not consider this to be a crime and were baffled at why it should even be against the law as anyone who scammed deserved it. This is a sociopathic thinking.

We learned that general Lagos society is widely supportive of scamming, which as I said is a major industry. We learned that the families of most scammers, including parents, are very proud of their boy’s criminal career and consider this an honorable way to make money. In other words, the vast majority of Lagos society seemed to support the scammers even if they were not scammers themselves. Supporting crime is sociopathic behavior.

10. From a number of reports from US and Canadian women who married Nigerian men, we learned how horribly these men treated their wives, refusing to work, living off her savings, spending all day online trying to cheat with other women or running Internet scams. We learned that they virtually imprisoned the women in their homes. We know that almost 100% of them routinely cheated on their wives. Some of our female informants in West Africa backed up this characterization of West African males and stated that West African men truly treat women like shit.

11. From reports on the Net we learned that traffic accident victims are typically robbed whether injured or dead. Other motorists pull over after a bad accident and rush to the car to steal from the victims.

12. From news reports, we learned that pickpockets and snatcher thieves are routinely caught by mobs on Nigerian streets and beaten badly by the mobs or else set on fire in the middle of the street.

13. From our Nigerian sources, we learned that any Nigerian with money invested in a generator as the power went out continuously. Our sources told us that the power company people where thieves who stole the oil for energy and sold it on the black market.

14. Via news reports, we learned that the Nigerian government searched and searched to find someone who was not corrupt to run their Anti-Corruption Unit. The position stayed open for months until somehow they found a Northerner who was not a criminal to run the agency. They had searched many other government officials and they were all criminals so they were not suitable for the post. This man was able to do his job somewhat and he threw a few people in jail. But he received constant death threats and his attempts to root out corruption and crime in government were constantly being thwarted by police and government officials.

15. Increasingly, the line between “the Internet scammers” and “the noncriminals” was blurred. Nearly every West African and certainly 95% of Nigerians we met were either openly running scams, trying to steal money, jerking off at girls or trying to scam a White woman into marriage. I am starting to think that scamming and thievery of one sort of another seems to be a regional pastime, particularly in Nigeria. However, even in the Nigeria, rampant crime and degeneracy occurred only in the Christian South and not in the Muslim North.

16. Although the Nigerians I met in this country were good people, educated professionals often with advanced degrees, even they pretty much admitted to me that their whole country had been taken over criminals.

One man told me that he had grown up in a small village in the jungle where there was almost no crime. For thievery, you could be beaten very badly, thrown out of the village or maybe even killed. For serious crimes like rape and murder, people were simply killed. There wasn’t much crime in that village.

But he said that in recent years the old village system had fallen apart and the country had pretty much gone to Hell and every other person you met was some sort of a crook. He himself had invested a lot of money into a
medical clinic of some sort with a partner. He went back to the US. He received regular glowing reports from the partner about how much business the clinic was doing, etc. etc. Finally, after two years, he went back to Nigeria to check on the clinic and found that it had never even been opened. The partner had simply absconded with maybe $200,00 in cash and had disappeared from the face of the Earth. S9 there you have some more evidence.

17. Based on all of this accumulated evidence, I pretty much want nothing to do with most if not all people from this region and I am wary of even the ones who seem like they might be ok. In a nutshell, I hardly trust any of them. I feel that if this makes me racist, then I am completely ok with that sort of racism and in fact I will relish it and wallow in it with glee and pride.

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Who Says Life in Poverty Is Always Terrible?

Swank says:

Everyday life for a poor person in concentrated poverty doesn’t leave a lot of time for abstracting anything. Your life is concrete and in the moment. You are worried about surviving. You are worried about getting attacked. You are worried about being accosted. One false move can send your life careening down a path of horrible consequences.A child living in even slight affluence has the luxury of taking an approach to life that involves planning, long-term ideas, talking about abstract concepts, etc. “mastering the fundamentals.”

Who says this is true? I live in a town where 30% of the population lives below the poverty line. My neighborhood is quite typical of the city. This is not the wealthy part of town, and there is indeed a wealthy part of this town. A lot of folks around here are on Section 8, WIC and Food Stamps at the very least. Arrests are pretty common around here, and there is said to be a gang element. It’s not extremely dangerous to go walking about in day or especially at night, but bad things do happen. Someone might accost you and try to rob you. There are a few muggings that occur around here late at night. A few years back, gunshots were fired in my complex 50 yards away.

I was living close to the poverty line myself a while back, and I still do not have much money. My income is ~$14,000/yr. I barely pay bills, and that’s it. It certainly is not true that I have no time to be abstract because I am so concerned about day to day survival ,and of course I do not live a concrete, in the moment life like most of these morons around here. I am not very worried about surviving, but I might not go walking at 3 AM. I am not very worried at all about being attacked, though once again, when I used to go out for late night walks, I carried a knife in my pocket. I have lived here for 6 years, and I have never been accosted, assaulted or robbed. I am not particularly worried about being accosted.

It’s always the case that one false move can send your life careening down the path to dire consequences. That’s the case even if you live in Beverly Hills. That’s why you have to think carefully about everything you do.

I engage in continuous planning, longterm goals, and I live in abstraction. I am all about mastering the fundamentals. And I live in a poor area.

…Taking an approach to life that involves planning, long-term ideas, talking about abstract concepts, etc. “mastering the fundamentals.”

I agree that most of these idiots around here do not think this way. Maybe some do, I have no idea. But a lot of folks around here seem like they can’t even plan 24 or 48 hours in advance. I say that’s because they are stupid. It’s well known that dumb people can hardly plan forward. They can hardly plan a trip to the bathroom, much less into next month.

I have talked to a lot of these people around here about non-concrete things, abstract stuff, etc. and most of them are immediately lost. In my opinion, that is because they are too dumb to think abstractly and can only think in a concrete sense. It’s not that they can’t think this way because they live in a poor area. They can’t think this because they are really dumb.

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People Get Thrown out of the Section 8 Program All the Time

Godslayer writes:

You clearly have no idea how “section 8″ works.

You can’t simply “kick a tenant out” for damaging your property.

You will need to file papers, You will need to go to court to present your case.

You also need evidence that there is damage, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT since landlords are not allowed to enter without permission!

All of this costs time and money (no problem for a section 8 black because he doesn’t work.

By the time you see the judge 8 months have passed.

The judge rules in favor and orders Section 8 tenant to pay for damages with his non existent job.

A couple months later the Marshall comes in and evicts the tenant.

Landlord discovers that section 8 tenant has done 10’s of thousands of dollars in damage to the property to “get revenge” on the landlord.

Section 8 black goes to find another place to live, he can even sue for discrimination if you reject him!

But in reality this is what mostly happens

Section 8 black trashes the place.

Landlord doesn’t know because he can’t enter without permission.

Section 8 black lives there until the damages accumulate to tens of thousands in damages

Eventually things get so bad that section 8 tenant asks for landlord to fix the stove/fridge etc…

The landlord needs to play the eviction game and wait 8 months

The ONLY way to prevent a section 8 black is to have crazy requirements like must make 40x the rent, must have no criminal record, minimum credit score and apply it equally to everyone who comes to look at the rental property.

The housing inspector has NO authority to kick out the tenant.

The only thing the housing inspector does is check for roaches, broken appliances, leaks or other hazardous conditions and gives the tenant a right to demand that the landlord correct what the housing inspector found.

I do not know man. Here in this complex all problem tenants get evicted on a regular basis. I never heard there is much of a problem about it. This is an apartment complex run by a corporation.

A few years ago, my brother was told to turn down the music in his apartment. He said, “Fuck you!” to the manager. He was then evicted. There was no problem evicting him. It was no big deal.

I tell you what. I have a White friend on Section 8. She has cats. Well, the cats were shitting on the carpet and whatnot. They were also using the litter box a lot. On the day of a Section 8 inspection, the Section 8 inspector came and took one step in the door and said this whole apartment smells like cat shit. He turned around and said, “I am failing you.” My friend flipped out.

For the next few weeks, it was back and forth between Section 8, the landlord and my friend. They were pretty much going to throw her off Section 8 and the landlord was going to evict her because if she was off the program, she could not pay the rent, but somehow they got her back on. Her Mom had to go over there, and they spent days cleaning the place up, spent $100’s on cleaning the carpet, etc. It was a great big nightmare.

You say the housing inspector has no right to throw out a tenant. True, but apparently they can throw them off  Section 8 because that is exactly what they did to her. My male friend also got thrown off Section 8 for supposedly not turning in his paperwork. In both cases, HUD simply threw them off the program. Now that does not mean they were evicted. They were simply tossed off Section 8.

I am told we have a number of Section 8 tenants in this complex. I am not aware of any disastrous consequences such as destroying units. I been in a number of units, and I haven’t seen one ruined one yet. The landlord inspects units regularly, and the complex itself inspects units. The complex inspection team failed me the last inspection because they said I was using my place as a storage unit, not a living space. I was really scared, but I cleaned things up really well. I had a bunch of boxes laying around. They told me flat out that if I did not get rid of those boxes, they were going to evict me.

Another friend did turn in his paperwork on time, but somehow HUD lost it. He got a notice that said we sent you 2 paperwork packets, and you did not fill out either of them, so we are throwing you off Section 8. You have a right to appeal. Here is the appeal date. Fortunately he was able to prove that he had actually turned in the material, so he was put back on Section 8, but he was scared shitless.

I know a few White people on Section 8 around here, and they are all really scared of being thrown off.

If the HUD inspector comes around and you have thrashed that place, they will fail you. I am not sure if they give you a chance to clean it up. I have been at my friend’s place when the inspector came, and it is no light matter.

You say that the only way to prevent a Section 8 Black is to have all sorts of crazy requirements.

Well, before living in this city, I lived in two White towns in the mountains. I had some White friends in those towns who wanted to get on Section 8 in the county, and they were told that not one single landlord in either of those two towns of 25,000 people took Section 8. There were many rental units in those towns. It appears it is fairly trivial to refuse to participate in the Section 8 program. Most landlords participate in it because they like it, mostly for the reliable rent.

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What It is Like to Be on Section 8

If section 8 is so tough, then obviously they don’t permit bad blacks. Where do these bad blacks live though?

Blacks can live on Section 8 and act bad for a while, but pretty soon, there will be an inspection or they will mess up the paperwork, and then they will be thrown off. When they throw you off, they do it in a really mean way, and my friends tell me it seems like the Section 8 people like to kick people off for some reason.

And once you are thrown off Section 8, I think you might be thrown off for life.

I am not sure where bad Black tenants go. I guess they just go live somewhere else. I mean most ghetto people are probably not in Section 8 housing.

I do not live in Section 8 myself, and I have never lived on it, but I have a pretty low income, so sometimes I am tempted…Yet I have a few White friends who live on Section 8 (around here it is not unusual for White people to live in Section 8 housing).

Section 8 housing is really hardass. You do not have to be an angel, but you cannot mess up at all. I think you cannot even get convicted of a crime when you are on Section 8. Or possibly no one in your household can be convicted of a crime. My White friends on Section 8 told me that they are deathly afraid of getting arrested and convicted of some petty crime because then they will lose their Section 8.

You are also banned from using drugs in Section 8 housing. They catch anyone in your household using drugs, any drug, even one time, and you are gone. Some of my White Section 8 friends do use drugs (pot), but they haven’t gotten into trouble yet.

Also you cannot be a nuisance tenant causing problems with the landlord and other tenants like making too much noise, fighting, or getting complaints from the neighbors.

My White friends on Section 8 tell me that they try to live angelic lives so as not to get thrown off Section 8. Keeping the drug use on the downlow, not making too much noise, fighting or causing problems, not getting complaints from neighbors, staying in good with the landlord, not getting arrested or especially convicted of a crime, and especially keeping the place from being thrashed because there are regular and I mean regular inspections.

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The Truth about Section 8 Housing

Sam writes:

Well I have. I have a friend who rents section 8 houses to Negroes. Negro women with five kids. No job. He most of time makes decent money at this, but it’s a gamble because they ALWAYS destroy the houses. His gamble is does he make enough money rent before they make the house uninhabitable and move out. Then you have to redo everything in the house. It’s expensive. If they stay a while, he makes money. If they’re particularly savage, he loses.

If you thrash the dwelling, you are automatically thrown off Section 8. I have some White friends who are on Section 8, and I believe this complex here takes Section 8, though I am not on it myself. I have been told that the Section 8 clients here are quite good and they do not destroy the place at all. If they are any tenants engaging in any monkey business at all, they are thrown out quite quickly by the corporation that runs this place.

My White friends on Section 8 told me it is very strict, and you cannot thrash the place one bit. There are regular inspections and there is a ton of paperwork you have to do on a regular basis. If you do not do the paperwork, you are thrown right off Section 8. They love to throw people off, and they do it all the time. A friend of mine failed a Section 8 inspection because they had cats and the litter box smelled. They are strict as Hell here.

I believe this complex does take Section 8 and some tenants are on it. First of all, you can’t be on Section 8 unless you work or have an income. It’s not free housing. It’s just discounted. Section 8 has certainly not ruined this complex, but our landlord is pretty strict. I think this crap about Section 8 destroying whole cities is nonsense. In the White towns around here, all the landlords refuse to take Section 8. The only cities that take it are the poorer ones with lots of Hispanics.

I have some White friends on Section 8. It is a good deal if you can get it. I would not mind getting it myself, but there is I believe a 2-year waiting list here. I have been to the apartments of my White friends on Section 8. They are very clean and kept up as nice as anyplace.

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