Friday, April 13, 2012

Black shoots unarmed Hispanic. Whatever, stuff happens. Now, justice for Travyon!

Given the utter lack of national media attention devoted to this story out of Phoenix, I'm not surprised to only be reading about it in the Steveosphere a week after it happened:
About 7:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man and his girlfriend ordered food at the Taco Bell drive-thru and were told to pull up while their order was prepared.

At the same time, Adkins stepped around a corner into the path of the vehicle and angry words were exchanged between he and the driver.

They got into an altercation and Adkins was shot once by the driver. He died at the scene.

The driver, a 22-year-old black male, called police but has not been arrested.

At first, the couple claimed that Adkins had a metal pipe that he swung at them -- but it turns out he was holding a dog leash with his yellow lab on the other end.

Family members want that driver arrested, but he's claiming self-defense.
As Blode explains, this case is quite similar to the Trayvon Martin one, except that in the Taco Bell tussle, the victim--a mentally-disabled 'white Hispanic' man, presumably of Mexican descent--appears to be less culpable than Martin was. While Martin allegedly broke Zimmerman's nose, subjugated him, and then pummeled a supine Zimmerman, it sounds like Adkins swung at and possibly pounded the shooter's car with his fist a few times before being shot. Arizona, like Florida, has a stand-your-ground-law on the books, and perhaps unlike the Martin case, it could conceivably turn out to be relevant here.

Despite (or, more cynically, because of) the potential racial angles the Phoenix shooting presents, the national media aren't running with it. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the New Black Panther Party are nowhere to be found. President Obama hasn't said a word.
As Steve Sailer soberly notes, in a huge country of over 300 million people, tragedies like this occur with much greater regularity than we'd like them to, and it's of course absurd to expect nationally known figures to descend on every crime scene braying righteously about the need for justice.

More interesting than the predictable indifference of the usual suspects, however, is the lack of grassroots outrage in the Phoenix case as compared to the Martin case. With the latter, we're seeing bounties being announced, cop cars being shot up, random whites being savagely attacked by blacks as a way, I guess, of avenging Martin's death, and public gatherings clamoring for the shooter to be shackled up or killed. In the former, the slain man's sister sounds pretty upset about the whole thing, but that's about it.

The contrasts between what has transpired in the wakes of the Phoenix and Sanford incidents highlight the differences between the cohesiveness, or lack thereof, of the black and Hispanic 'communities' in contemporary America. There are plenty of self-anointed Hispanic activists willing to spit out foam-flecked hysteria to a soliciting media organ, as a recent profile piece on Kris Kobach in my local paper demonstrated last weekend:
"He definitely is very focused on putting forth at the local and state level anti-immigrant proposals that seem to be progressively more punitive and more and more repressive," said Clarissa Martinez, director of immigration at the National Council of La Raza.

"From our perspective, it just seems he is more interested in pursuing the scorched-Earth, anti-immigrant tactics that he believes in than in the well-being -- economic or otherwise -- of the jurisdictions that follow his misguided lead on these issues," Martinez added.
But the people they claim to represent aren't much stirred by their war cries, if they even know who they are at all. The Pew Hispanic Center found that by more than a 2-to-1 margin, Hispanics in the US do not think of themselves as sharing a broad social culture with other Hispanics, but instead as being comprised of lots of different communities tracing back to their particular countries (or regions within those countries) of descent.

In contrast, every urban hip hop station evinces just how plugged in blacks are to the concerns and going-ons of the 'black community'. The black guy on the street knows who Juicy J, MLK, Barack Obama, and Taye Diggs are. Precious few blacks could identify any policy differences between Obama and Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Democratic presidential nominating process, but no doubt existed in their minds as to who they had to support.

The Hispanic on the street probably can't do much better than Jennifer Lopez or maybe Cesar Chavez since the Cesar Chavez Boulevard trend has started picking up (though it has a long way to go before it attains Martin Luther King Boulevard infamy). As for voting, si, Democrat is berry good, if they bother voting at all.

I'm making some assumptions here, but the gist is that when black cultural kingpins say "jump", blacks around the country start hopping. When Hispanic activists say whatever it is that they say, Puerto Ricans in New York, Cubans in Florida, and Mexicans in California don't know they're speaking and don't make an effort to hear them. By persistently clamoring about the coming Hispanic electoral tidal wave and censuring Republican pols who say anything about border security, the media establishment is trying to get Hispanics to adopt the same kind of visceral tribalism blacks exhibit in the US, but up to this point it hasn't had much of an impact.


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought Daniel Adkins was white non-Hispanic?

Audacious Epigone said...

His sister's last name is Reyes and she definitely sounds like she speaks Spanish, probably as her first language. He looks at least partially Amerindian in the photos shown.

Peter said...

Things might be different if Daniel Adkins were named Jose Garcia. Not all Hispanics might realize that he is one of them.

Anonymous said...

It does not make any difference if the (curiously still unnamed) black shooter killed a white or a Hispanic person.

the media establishment is trying to get Hispanics to adopt the same kind of visceral tribalism blacks exhibit in the US


They and the Republican party "establishment". The good news is that so far they have been unsuccessful.

Van said...

My admittedly limited experience with people (white) from New Mexico and Arizona indicates that the opinion of blacks and Hispanics is reversed when compared to most of the country, where blacks are seen as a huge threat, Hispanics not as much; and Hispanics are openly hostile to blacks in a way that whites wish they could be.

Perhaps the relatively low number of blacks and high number of Hispanics in NM/AZ explains this, and whites may be willing to give the black guy the benefit of the doubt. Considering that, unlike Zimmerman/Martin, we have a witness here who said the worst thing the victim did was hit the shooter's car, there really should be an arrest. Reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury? I don't think so.

formerly no name said...

Things might be different if Daniel Adkins were named Jose Garcia. Not all Hispanics might realize that he is one of them.


No, the problem is that a black killing an innocent Hispanic doesn't fit The Template. "Hispanics" are only useful as part of the neo-marxist (basically Jewish-led) anti-white coalition. The ideology of governance for USG/MSM/Harvard is the same simple-minded neo-marxism that emerged out of the sixties counterculture.

The old WASP ruling elites became really pathetic about 1965-the USA would be far better off today if the new Ashkenazi rulers had simply sent them all off to the GULAG. Then the new gang would have been forced to take full responsibility instead of forever making scapegoats of the human debris they had displaced.

Anonymous said...

More interesting than the predictable indifference of the usual suspects, however, is the lack of grassroots outrage in the Phoenix case as compared to the Martin case.

There was no grassroots outrage in the Martin case.

It was entirely media driven.

The media could have just not covered it and it would have gone away.

It is just like the contraceptive coverage dispute. Or gay marriage.

Entirely media driven story.

No one is actually interested enough in this crap to get off their own butts and do anything.

In the world of the apathetic, the half assed media is king.

Ed Tom Kowalsky said...

I know the media's agenda is not your key point, AE, but I'd still like to address it.

The reason the media assiduously suppresses black pathology, criminality and the atrocities blacks commit is because failure to do so would capsize the Leftist anti-racist, multi-culti narrative. And in its place would appear race realism.

Now if America adopted race realism instead of the current race-lie, the entire culture of "affirmative" action would vanish into thin air in a heartbeat and the Left, de facto, would have lost the culture war.

This, in short, is why the media paints blacks as a race of saintly victims and whites as a gibbering mob of goblins when the reality is closer to the opposite. The main purpose of the conservative, alternative media, therefore, should be to demolish this lie. The rewards would be immeasurable.

Noah172 said...

Things might be different if Daniel Adkins were named Jose Garcia. Not all Hispanics might realize that he is one of them.

There is something to this. Representative Loretta Sanchez, a California Democrat from the (heavily Hispanic and immigrant) Anaheim area, tried and failed campaigning for the Anaheim city council under her married name, Brixey. She went back to her more politically useful maiden name, and the rest is history. I wonder what would have become of the career of Bill Richardson (former NM governor, member of Congress, and cabinet member), three quarters mestizo (but with the gringo remainder, unfortunately for him, being his paternal grandfather) had he been named something obviously mestizo. Perhaps he would have been anointed the brown savior before Obama became nationally known.

Anonymous said...

Yup race is socially constructed!! (sarcasm)

which is why Hannah Mitterhofer is 'white' LOL

http://www.facebook.com/Hannah.Mitterhofer

But Victor Ruiz is 'hispanic'

http://www.valenciacf.com/contenidos/Actualidad/Noticias/2012/04/Noticia_37104.html?__locale=en

Peter said...

My admittedly limited experience with people (white) from New Mexico and Arizona indicates that the opinion of blacks and Hispanics is reversed when compared to most of the country, where blacks are seen as a huge threat, Hispanics not as much; and Hispanics are openly hostile to blacks in a way that whites wish they could be.

My experience in this area is also limited, but as far as I can tell people from Arizona and New Mexico don't consider Hispanics a huge threat. There is concern about the possible social and economic effects of immigration, which has led to Arizona's anti-immigration laws, but not much fear of violent Hispanic criminals. And it's the latter sort of fear that would be relevant to the Daniel Adkins shooting.

Even in the Northeast, which has the country's most crime-prone Hispanic population, there isn't that much fear of Hispanics. Most Hispanic crime occurs within the Hispanic community, as opposed to predatory street crime.

Audacious Epigone said...

Anon,

There have been rallies across the country. The black media subculture would've raised a fuss about this even if NBC and company didn't once they realized what they had in front of them. Certainly media-fueled, but I don't think entirely driven by media interest. If the Phoenix case was given similar attention, would there be the social network blathering, rallies, and the like by self-conscious Hispanics? I doubt it, at least not to the extent that we're seeing with the Martin case.

Ed,

Right. If there isn't another node to jump to, people might be tempted to start believing more of what they're own lying eyes tell them. Have to make sure the perception they're receiving through major media negates what they sense from their own experiences. Or, if counteracting reality is too tall a task, at least make regular examples of what happens to kids who point out that the emperor has no clothes so nobody gets any ideas.

pat said...

A lot of the events of the last year wouldn't have been so surprising to the public if they had understood what a "community organizer" did. A community organizer starts riots.

We have had the #OccupyWallStreet movement - ongoing inchoate rage in our central cities. We have had Fast and Furious - an attempt to exploit public outrage over guns. And now we have the Martin-Zimmerman case - an attempt at having race riots everywhere.

The President is supposed to be the chief law enforcement officer of the land but the present occupant of that office also likes to start the violence.

But his strategy will fail. He fails to understand that some of us would welcome race riots. Personally I'm bored. If the President and his operatives want the streets to run red with blood, OK. It will be the blood of blacks.

Check race riots in Wikipedia. Even the biggest race riots seldom have as many as fifty deaths and almost all of them are likely to be blacks. White police get hurt but seldom innocent whites who just happen to live nearby.

Going by past history, whites will stay home and watch TV. Asians will get out their rifles and defend their stores. Blacks will riot and loot. There will be cries of anguish on TV from politicians and ministers. But the only people who are hurt in one of these black led race riots are blacks.

I was a grad student in Urban Planning a few years after the MLK riots in Washington DC. Our class was tasked with helping plan the fix up of the ravaged black neighborhoods.

Before the riots there were miles of nice "garden apartments" where black families could raise their kids. The riots burned a lot of those homes and every single neighborhood grocery store was looted and smashed. A black mother after the riots couldn't get a quart of milk for her children. Crime soared and windows were boarded up. In many areas the first floors were abandoned because they couldn't be defended against the street crime.

If there are a series of race riots built on the Martin-Zimmerman case I will watch it all on TV. After they have destroyed their neighborhoods they will want funding to restore them. I'll vote against that particular ballot proposition.