Stefan Molyneaux is a popular Youtube personality and an important voice in the Libertarian online community. He hosts Freedomain Radio and on Friday he released his latest podcast, focusing on the Thursday night attack in Dallas and the media driven spin about police bias against the black community.
America has been divided into two groups. Those who believe race-baiting narratives, and those who, like myself, have a high flaming Berlin Wall of skepticism when listening to these stories…
This victimization of blacks –victims, victims, victims– what are the facts?
In 2013, black people were six times more likely than a non-black to commit murder.
In 2013, black people were 12 times more likely to murder someone of another race than to be murdered by someone of another race…
In 2013, there were about 660,000 crimes of interracial violence involving blacks and whites. Of those 660,000 crimes, blacks were the perpetrators 85% of the time. What does this mean?
This means that as of 2013, a black person was 27 times more likely to attack a white person than vice versa. That is, in fact, what you call racism. And victimizing…
In New York City in 2014, a black person was 31 times more likely than a white person to be arrested for murder.
Oh, you say, it is because the cops are so racist. No, because the arrest rates for minorities are consistent with the complaint rates of the race for alleged perpetrators. 31 times more likely than a white to be arrested for murder.
For the crime of shooting, which is firing a bullet that hits someone, a black was 98 times more likely than a white to be arrested.
Is it all really and solely about white racism?
Imagine being a cop in New York City.
These lopsided statistics are burned into your spinal cord, into your reflexes…
In 2014, police killings of blacks were about four percent of the murders of blacks. So police killed about four percent of the homicides. Police killings of unarmed blacks, 0.6%.
From 1980-2008, 93% of blacks were killed by other blacks. Do black lives matter to blacks?
But you say blacks get shot by cops at higher ratios than whites. There is some truth to that.
But a five year study of non-felony arrests in San Francisco showed that blacks are more than 9.6 times more likely than whites and hispanics to be charged with resisting arrest.
9.6 times more likely to be charged with resisting arrest. Is that all pure racism?
Are we going to shovel all of these numbers, all of these problems, under the umbrella of white racism? Do you think racism is going to answer everything?
Come on, if it is racism, how about this 2015 Department of Justice study of police shootings in Philly, which found racial differences in what is called “threat perception failure.” So that is when an officer shoots an unarmed suspect because the officer thinks the suspect is armed.
Black officers were nearly twice as likely as white officers to shoot an unarmed black.
Nearly twice as likely as white officers. See how the whole white racism thing is wearing a little bit thin?
And it is doing a massive amount of damage to the black community. I say this because black lives do matter. The way that we solve problems is with facts.
Since at least 2002 and up to 2013, the leading cause of death for black men aged 15-34, the murderer is almost always other black men…
There is a troubled and dysfuntional community in America produing a vastly disproportionate number of criminals who resist arrest. These are facts. If these are the behaviors of significant portions of the black community, is it always and forever only irrational, unjust, crazy, white racism that is the only cause and only source of problems?
If you say yes, you are a racist…
Obama came in and said, ‘hey, I’m going to solve all these race problems.’
How’s that working out? You see, fundamentally what happened in Dallas tonight was brutal, unspeakable coordinated terrorist-style violence. Assassinations, murders for political causes. You only get the violence after you tell the lies, do you understand?
We, you and I, if we have the courage to speak these truths, and share this information, will literally save lives by speaking the truth. The truth doesn’t just set you free, the truth stops bullets, the truth calms rages.
The truth gives people hungry for solutions something productive and effective to do.
Of course, those who speak the truth are hated by those who profit from lies. But so what? Being hated by the liars and the sophists who are leading us off a cliff is a badge of honor. A medal, if you will. I’m willing to wear it openly. Are you?