The Coming Anarchy: Baltimore By Charles Taylor
An ex-Baltimore martial artist that I know has a blog, and sometimes does articles and podcasts lamenting about the disintegration of his home town, Baltimore. The crime is far worse that Donald Trump has indicated. My friend said that when he returned for a quick visit, he was subjected to urban predation at an average of two confrontations a day, fortunately not with guns, but with cheap knives. He has a concealed carry permit for his home state of Idaho, but Baltimore is heavily gun-controlled, basically for law abiding citizens, while the “hood rats,” as locals call gang bangers, have the choicest weapons. The rest of the multicult needs guns for their crimes and predation. He carried nunchaku in his coat, with one part down a sleave, so that it could be whipped out quick, drawn in less than a second, and ready for action.
“Last weekend, President Donald Trump noticed that black-run Baltimore is a disaster. In tweets aimed at Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings and his complaints about border control, the President listed some of Baltimore’s problems:
Donald J. Trump
· Jul 27, 2019
Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA......
Donald J. Trump
....As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place
8:44 PM - Jul 27, 2019
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Donald J. Trump
Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!
8:54 PM - Jul 27, 2019
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Many Democrats and journalists said President Trump’s comments were racist. Some claimed Baltimore is a great city. They used the hashtags #BaltimoreStrong and #WeAreBaltimore to promote “Charm City.” The President then went further. He tweeted videos of Baltimore streets lined with garbage. He cited the city’s high crime rate. He called Rep. Cummings a racist. He brought up Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 comparison of Baltimore to a Third-World country. When Al Sharpton tried to horn in on the conversation, the President called him “a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score,” adding that Ref. Al “hates Whites & Cops!” Mr. Trump’s tweets did not persuade his critics. David Simon, creator of the TV series The Wire, about Baltimore drug crime, tweeted: “If this empty-suit, race-hating fraud had to actually visit West Baltimore for five minutes and meet any of the American citizens who endure there, he’d wet himself.” The Wire depicted Baltimore as corrupt and dangerous—just the sort of place Americans have to “endure”—yet Mr. Simon denied his program supported the President: “The show addressed itself to the systemic and historical forces arrayed against the American city for generations,” he tweeted. “It wasn’t so submoronic as to argue that one US representative could be held accountabile [sic] for US urban policy or lack thereof. For that, we require Trump.” Mr. Simon blamed white flight and tough-on-crime policies.
The usual story: blame whitey. But whites haven’t run Baltimore in decades. It’s had one white mayor over the last 30 years. Nearly all major public officials are black. It is one of the blackest cities in the nation: 65 percent of the population. At least Mr. Simon recognizes Baltimore has problems even if he thinks they are our fault. Other critics ignored or denied them. Journalist Molly Jong-Fast tweeted a picture from the city’s gentrified Inner Harbor. Inner Harbor is hardly a typical neighborhood, and its commercial tenants are defecting. The Baltimore Sun argued in an anti-Trump editorial that Rep. Cummings’s district is best represented by Johns Hopkins Hospital and “the beauty of the Inner Harbor or the proud history of Fort McHenry.” The Baltimore Sun claimed it is better to have “a few vermin” than to be one like Mr. Trump. Ironically, the same paper published an op-ed in 2016 that said Mr. Trump was right to declare Baltimore and other miserable cities disasters. The President’s critics can’t hide the ugly facts about an ugly city. It has the highest murder rate–56 per 100,000 people–of any American city over 500,000. That rate is higher than those of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Many people who claim Baltimore is wonderful think Central Americans deserve asylum here so they can escape violence. Even the Inner Harbor isn’t immune from black violence. In May, hundreds of black teenagers brawled in the gentrified area. The white Saturday crowds fled.”
In fact, Baltimore is even more dangerous than the worst of the South American hell holes:
“The murder rate of Baltimore, Maryland, is set to continue to be higher than Central America’s most dangerous countries, analysis finds. Research by Princeton Policy Advisors’ Steven Kopits reveals that Baltimore has long had a higher murder rate than the most crime-ridden nations of Central America, where thousands of migrants flee from every year. Based on the current rate of murders in Baltimore, Kopits projects that Baltimore’s murder rate for 2019 will come in at about 56 murders per 100,000 people — making it more than twice as dangerous as the country of Guatemala. To date, there have been nearly 200 murders in Baltimore since the beginning of the year.”
And, Trump is right about Baltimore being “infested”:
And, let’s just see what the media is reporting today about Baltimore’s collapse, and let’s make it by a Black journalist, Christopher Metzler:
“Baltimore has been on the decline for just as long. The once-bustling port city has become almost unrecognizable, becoming one of the most crime-ridden cities in America. The Washington Post, The New York Times, and other media outlets have noted Baltimore’s sky-high crime rates this year, calling it a “tragedy.” With over 2,000 violent crimes per 100,000 people in the year 2017, Maryland’s largest city is no stranger to deadly gun violence, domestic abuse, rape, and other horrific crimes. Baltimore is now more dangerous than 99.2% of cities in the United States. But crime is just the beginning. The city’s income tax is 3.2%, the maximum rate allowed by state law. Its schools offer poor education in even poorer facilities. The city has suffered the worst population decline of its entire history, and law enforcement is scrambling to find more police officers. Baltimore needs help—and fast. Cummings has fought back against Trump’s statements, promising that he is fighting for the people of Baltimore. Frankly, I don’t see it. If he really does want to effect positive change in this once-lively and industrious city, he needs to try harder. The left has taken the appalling truth of what Baltimore has become and turned it into a race issue to deflect criticism from the president. The tragedy is that in doing so, it misses an opportunity to help citizens who deserve better than what they’ve been given. These leaders are ignoring the poor job done by Baltimore’s leaders and are simply reinforcing their own agendas, when they should be putting their time and energy toward a city that needs all the help it can get.”
What is important about this for Australians, is that it shows how the collapse will be, not a sudden falling apart like a bridge, but more a rot and social decay that becomes so fetid from its festering social toxins, of poverty, crime and urban breakdown, that eventually civility and society, just rolls over with a long-drawn-out death throe, and dies. This is not the coming anarchy, but the present anarchy: