The Community Center

Not far from my little slice of heaven, the Cloud People built a community center, which is a funny name for these things. In actual communities, where people think of one another as fellow citizens, there’s no need to build community centers. In the ghetto, where the only thing everyone agrees upon is the fact the ghetto sucks, they always have a community center. These are built and paid for by people that don’t live in the community. They can’t bring themselves to call these things “low security detention centers” so we got a “community center.”

The word “community” gets thrown around a lot these days, but it is mostly a carryover from the olden thymes when the Left believed in class solidarity and the power of the people. The Left used to say “Individually we are weak like a single twig, but as a bundle we form a mighty faggot.” No one talks like that anymore, at least not in a serious way. Instead we get talk about “bringing people together” and how we are “stronger together” but it is just meaningless jargon to make the Cloud People feel righteous about not being Dirt People.

The point of these things is to provide a place for the neighborhood youth to hang out while being supervised by people the government pays to supervise youth. The standard model is a large gymnasium that can be used for basketball and other indoor activities. They have some offices for the bureaucrats hired to supervise the youth and organize activities for them. They don’t call them youth centers because people would just assume they are crime centers.

That’s what ends up happening with these things. The one near me opened up about six months ago and I saw people from all over coming and going. Even the Hispanics and Asians showed up with their kids. Then the young black males began to take over. First the Asians disappeared then the whites and finally the Hispanics threw in the towel. On the way home last night I saw a group of black males loitering around the front door, pants down, hats on sideways, playing with themselves. The point being made is they now run the community center.

The same thing happened with the public pool a few years back. One of the apartment communities made some sort of deal with the government to let the community have access to the pool. It used to be strictly for residents, who paid a fee to use the pool. Memorial Day the pool opened and it was a multi-culti paradise. By July 4th it was all black and by Labor Day the cops were there every day. One of the life guards got assaulted so the rest quit and the pool was then closed. It’s a private pool again.

That’s what will happen with the community center over time. The local hoodlums will set up shop and the cops will then setup shop to keep the drugs out. Eventually the people hired to do the supervising will get tired of having their cars broken into and their lives threatened so the whole project will careen to a predictable denouement. I’ll give it a year or two before the programs have been scaled back to the point where the building is empty most of the time, a monument to SWPL pride.

The sentiment behind these projects is not all bad, it’s just that they ignore objective reality. The white underclass is mostly a problem of jobs and drugs. There are too few jobs and too many drugs. The Hispanic underclass is mostly a cultural issue. These people are here as unskilled labor. The black underclass has a young black male problem. This cohort is 3% of the population and 30% of the crime. In the ghetto, young black males are why no one can have nice things.

A better use of resources would be to focus on the young black males with something other than indulgences like midnight basketball. The trouble is no one knows how to do that in a way that does not offend the sensibilities of the Cloud People. Even acknowledging that the black underclass has a young black male problem is a good way to be thrown out of the Cloud, so magic is blamed. The rulers build gleaming new community centers that will magically make the problems go away. At least that’s what everyone pretends will happen.

The other day, I saw a group of Muslim women walking past the community center with their small children. The women were decked out in their burqas, billowing faceless blobs that shock the sensibilities, seeing them on an American street. They stopped and stared and then shuffled on down the street to the block where they magically started appearing a couple of years ago. They wear the burqa to make clear they have no intention of assimilating. I suspect their men send them out as a message, a way of marking their turf.

One day, that community center will be a Muslim cultural center.

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joe_mama
joe_mama
3 years ago

One thing I’ve been wondering for a while: What do the blacks think about their new muslim neighbors? Also, what do the muslims think of the blacks? Scared of the crime? Not deterred?

Wilbur Hassenfus
Wilbur Hassenfus
Reply to  joe_mama
3 years ago

Muslims very often seem to worry a lot more about losing face than going to jail. I wonder if the blacks have started learning that yet.

Dana
Dana
Reply to  joe_mama
3 years ago

The blacks taking over the community centers likely don’t give a shit what the neighbors or the cloud people think, and the moslems know that the Arabic word for “black” (Abid) is synonymous with the word for “slave”. And moslems historically castrated black male slaves, so not deterred is most likely, just biding time.

Jewel
Reply to  Dana
3 years ago

Interestingly, Arabic has many words for the same things, and one of the words for black is Sauda/Aswad. So I wonder if the House of Saud in Saudi Arabic might mean Black Arabia. Of course, this is the color black, as opposed to the race of black men. Nevertheless, Saudis seem to be really much darker than other Arabs.

Janet
Janet
Reply to  Jewel
3 years ago

@Jewel: no, “Saudi” doesn’t come from the root meaning “black” in Arabic. There are two different letters in Arabic that get transliterated as “a” in English: the vowel “alif” (English “short a”) and the consonant “ain” (doesn’t exist in standard English, but roughly the sound in a heavy Southern accent “a’aight” = all right, way back in the throat.) Arabic words almost always come from three letter, consonant roots: “Aswad” (black) comes from the root “S-W-D”. “Saudi” comes from the root “S-ain-D”, meaning lucky or blessed. In Arabic, they don’t sound particularly alike. The Saudis are darker than most Arabs… Read more »

Jewel
Reply to  Janet
3 years ago

Thank you for the correction. My Arabic is young and minimal, but I do notice puns in English. I forgot about the letters that have no counterparts in English.

BT in SC
BT in SC
Reply to  Janet
3 years ago

The lighter-skinned saudis do not consider themselves “black.” Several years ago, I was trying to retrieve one of my bags at the dammam airport [“lost” two days prior when only one of my two bags was put on the plane in NY – regardless of the fact that supposedly “business class” bags are given special priority / attention status {Qatar Airways puts different tags on business class bags than on economy class bags}] and had already been told by one man that my bag was in someone’s office and that I needed to do such-and-such to get it. So, I… Read more »

Chiron
Chiron
Reply to  joe_mama
3 years ago

Many formerly Christian Blacks in the US have converted to Islam, the same is happening in the UK and France where the Black Caribbean population is also converting to Islam, is all about sticking up to whitey.

Solomon Honeypickle IV
Solomon Honeypickle IV
Reply to  Chiron
3 years ago

It’s a better fit for them.

UKer
UKer
Reply to  Chiron
3 years ago

One issue in Brits converting to islam is that halal food is better for that cult in our jails. So many felons are happy to convert for the better food alone, though I expect lot of burglars and so on have never really thought much about who God spoke and why. I recall a couple of episodes in ‘Orange is the new black’ where the inmates, disgusted with prison food, wanted to be Jewish for the better kosher food. But, in the spirit of modern life, it was easy for the show’s producers and writers to pick on Jewishness as… Read more »

Notsothoreau
Notsothoreau
Reply to  UKer
3 years ago

I was told, by an aqaimtance, that you get more food in the kosher meals. Guess we don’t have halal meals there yet.

Marina
Marina
Reply to  UKer
3 years ago

I’ve heard from multiple people (of different religions) who do missions work in prison that religious conversations are frequent and ever changing. Prison life is boring as hell, and religious holidays and observance are a way to break up the monotony. I guess some prisoners change religion on the regular in anticipation of holidays.

eskyman
Member
Reply to  joe_mama
3 years ago

Moslems recruit a lot of black folks. Black culture is filled with angry young men; many of them have never been employed, and never will be. They are “rebels without a clue.” The black urban culture treats studying, reading, learning, dressing nicely, being polite, as “acting like Whitey.” Those who do these things are “Uncle Toms,” or “Oreos.” They are despised. The young men wear their pants very low, to mimic prison garb where belts are not allowed. Their music is tribal in nature, with lyrics calling police “pigs,” women “ho’s” and is also anger-filled. All this fits in nicely… Read more »

Member
Reply to  eskyman
3 years ago

A neat summary of the situation.

Dr. Mabuse
Dr. Mabuse
3 years ago

Is there anything that can be done with young black ghetto males? Beyond just chaining them to a plow? What possible good are they anywhere, to anyone? As for the Muslim women, Canada’s capital is now lousy with them. It’s still a shock for me to see them; I wonder how the hell these people washed up here. It wasn’t like that when I moved here, about 35 years ago now. You know what I saw everywhere, which I never see anymore? Lots of young soldiers in uniform, walking the downtown streets. And whenever they passed a superior officer, they’d… Read more »

King George III
King George III
Reply to  Dr. Mabuse
3 years ago

Repatriation.

Doug
Doug
Reply to  King George III
3 years ago

Repatriation is a good start. That’s fundamental transformation of America I can believe in.
Nothing like getting back to one’s “Roots”.
Not much free shit in Africa.
They don’t have outmoded ancient white guy ideas like Habeas Corpus, The 1st and 2nd Amendment, equality of rule of law, welfare, EBT cards, simple things of a white racist society like running water, sewage systems, electricity, paved roads, cell phone service, hospitals etc.
No Cloward Piven Community Organizer’s either.
Lots of tribal communities though, who take racism against social parasites to an entirely nother level.

alzaebo
alzaebo
Reply to  Doug
3 years ago

But, but, do they have community centers?

Doug
Doug
Reply to  alzaebo
3 years ago

Funny how White People are held to an entirely different set of racial purity than the rest of humanity. Those that have claimed and demand that purity in itself makes them incredibly racists themselves, it is a stunning double standard. Takle this thought for example: OK so being white, your whiteness, automatically qualifies you in the eyes of the racial supremacy genocidal ideologues, ((BLM, cultural marxists, sjw’s, even the musloid fanatics are getting in on the act with the crusades thousands of years ago)), because somebody in the past, with white skin, did something bad to others with brown skin.… Read more »

LetsPlay
LetsPlay
Member
Reply to  Doug
3 years ago

Tell it man! Hope you feel better after letting it all out. You ARE absolutely right that it don’t make no sense at all, but hey, as they say, “stupid is as stupid does.” People don’t think for themselves and don’t have a life so what do they do, they listen to others and allow themselves to worked up into a frenzy. Even an entitled elite like Colin Kapernick thinks he is worthy of carrying the “oppressed” banner. What is missing from their discussion is any mention of “personal responsibility.” They think they are educated because they can throw around… Read more »

DemProfEL
DemProfEL
Reply to  Doug
3 years ago

“Before long, the truth will out it will be the brown people who went to the moon, cured the worlds disease, wrote the Magna Carta, The Bill of rights, painted the Cistien Chapel, and came up with the theory of relativity.” This already happens to a certain extent, with mathematics, philosophy, classics translation and technology. It was either the Chinese or Arabs who invented everything and the greedy stupid Christian white people didn’t like any of that stuff until they figured out that they could hurt brown people with the above. (That’s how capitalism was invented, by the way! White… Read more »

alzaebo
alzaebo
Reply to  DemProfEL
3 years ago

Exactly as I heard it from the black Puerto Rican.
“You didn’t build that, you stole it.
You’re still the barbarian raiders you were 600 years ago, when you were sleeping with your pigs.”

FaCubeItches
FaCubeItches
Reply to  King George III
3 years ago

Hasn’t Africa suffered enough?

Ivar
Ivar
Reply to  King George III
3 years ago

Fertilizer.

Solomon Honeypickle IV
Solomon Honeypickle IV
Reply to  Ivar
3 years ago

Soylent

Kathleen
Kathleen
3 years ago

The community center has become the intersection of best intentions and bald-faced reality. What to do? Nothing. There is nothing we can do in a multicultural atmosphere. When you don’t have a community that can draw on at least one cohesive element to bind them loosely together, you’ve got nothing but future trouble. Yes, the Burkha Brigade will be taking over the community center. As much as I abhor their culture, they are living and defending it. If we can’t defend our own culture, they will one day impose theirs on us.

newrouter
newrouter
3 years ago

>would be to focus on the young black males with something other than indulgences like midnight basketball. The trouble is no one knows how to do that in a way that does not offend the sensibilities of the Cloud People.<

perhaps start ignoring their opinion?

thor47
thor47
Reply to  newrouter
3 years ago

Perhaps? Perhaps? Way past time.

Karl Horst (Germany)
Karl Horst (Germany)
3 years ago

We have a similar problem here with Turks and ‘refugee’ behavior at public pools and neo-Nazi’s attacking youth clubs. My children (all in university) refuse to go to the public pool anymore. The combination of Turks, “refugees” and asocial Germans makes it for an unpleasant visit. In some youth clubs, similar but different to what you describe as community centers, neo-Nazis gangs have found university kids make easy targets of physical abuse. However during my visit to Ireland earlier this year, one community center I visited in a rather small town was full to the rafters with old age pensioners… Read more »

LetsPlay
LetsPlay
Member
Reply to  Karl Horst (Germany)
3 years ago

Why do the “university kids make easy targets?” Because of the “zero tolerance for violence” or no fighting allowed mentality. A bunch of pussies, that’s why. They won’t stand up for themselves just like a country is told it is not right to stand up for themselves and what they believe in, even if to protect the ones and the things they love.

They are bullies and all they understand is a good punch in the nose. If that doesn’t settle it, you still cannot back down, otherwise they own you.

Karl Horst (Germany)
Karl Horst (Germany)
Reply to  LetsPlay
3 years ago

@ LetsPlay – There’s a link in the rise of the Afd which has indirectly sparked and encouraged neo-Nazi skin-heads activity. It used to be limited to hooligan activities or drunken brawls at sporting events and outdoor concerts. However there have been growing attacks on university professors (e.g. Indians, Pakistanis, the “dusky fellows” that are often mention in this blog) and of course the occasional student. Neo-Nazi’s see them all the same. Actually a few American exchange students have also been beaten – but it’s their own fault I’m sure – they made the mistake of being serious about getting… Read more »

Notsothoreau
Notsothoreau
Reply to  Karl Horst (Germany)
3 years ago

It is what happens when people are given no say in what happens in their country. We are not allowed to have a discussion about immigration any more. If someone says they are upset with women in buquas on their streets, they are called names.

You have to give people an outlet for their feelings and give them some control over their communities. When you don’t, well you will see much worse than what you have now.

King George III
King George III
Reply to  Karl Horst (Germany)
3 years ago

Wow, how dare anyone be blatantly pro-German.

Karl Horst (Germany)
Karl Horst (Germany)
Reply to  King George III
3 years ago

@ Notsothoreau – I’m looking for an Assistant Commissioner of Ballistic Punishments. The pay is terrible, but the benefits are excellent. Don’t forget to pick up your armband at the servants entrance.

Notsothoreau
Notsothoreau
Reply to  Karl Horst (Germany)
3 years ago

If elected, I will serve!

Doug
Doug
Reply to  Karl Horst (Germany)
3 years ago

Karl, in Germany you have a purposefully imported musloid invasion. You and your fellow German’s are being played as useful dupes. Here in the good ol’ USofA, we have a government plantation problem. Both problems are proxy strategies to destroy our white western legacy and heritages. Your problem in Germany is possible because the cultural marxists running your government cultivated the guilt of the weak, via manipulation of your nations history, they prey on the whiteness of “racial” guilt regarding the Third Reich. What they do here in America is count on a similar white guilt about “slavery”. What they… Read more »

Karl Horst (Germany)
Karl Horst (Germany)
Reply to  Doug
3 years ago

@ Doug – there’s truth in your words with regards to the imported invasion. But we Germans do not have the colonial connections with Muslims as do our French and Dutch neighbors with Muslims in theirs. Our Muslim connection is related directly to our relationship with the Turks during the Great War and the welcoming of Turkish guest workers during the 1950’s and who, unlike the Italians and Portuguese, remained in Germany yet still refuse to become “German”. Do not be mistaken about the guilt – ours is unique to the Jewish issue because while the Jews were brutalized my… Read more »

Doug
Doug
Reply to  Karl Horst (Germany)
3 years ago

Your dead nuts right I’m not, and I can only speak for myself, the past is long gone, that the future begins with each of us. I think the Nazi’s where not a German atrocity, they are an atrocity of the dark side of humanity, they are not unique to any peoples or time, that pogrom and genocidal crap has been going on long as men could kill each other, and it’s propagation through time is contingent on racial, nationalistic, and every kind of religious “guilt” foisted as a narrative to manipulate and socially engineer people for the purpose of… Read more »

Karl Horst (Germany)
Karl Horst (Germany)
Reply to  Doug
3 years ago

@ Doug – Turks became German citizens as just like Blacks, Mexicans and everyone else that came to your country became American citizens. And like America, Germany respect and protects freedom of religion. We welcome Christians, Jews, Muslims, Mormons, Hindu, Buddhists as well as atheists and all variations of pagan tree worshipers. Removing people from society based on their religion, as we attempted with the Jews, is wrong. The problem isn’t religion so much as it is the extent to which people chose to act in it’s name. Over the past 30-40 decades, acts of terrorism in Europe were home-grown… Read more »

Worldly Wiseman
Worldly Wiseman
Reply to  Karl Horst (Germany)
3 years ago

It wasn’t such a bad plan as it turned out. The idea was to set up hot spots (detention centers) along the Balkan route. I think croatian quota was 50000. Trouble was a certain government refused Eu (German) offer and kept the borders open for transit so the whole system collapsed and you know what happened next.

Anonymous
Anonymous
Reply to  Karl Horst (Germany)
3 years ago

“neo-Nazis gangs”

Uh-huh.

Member
Reply to  Karl Horst (Germany)
3 years ago

When I hear about neo-Nazi’s in Germany, I assume the people referenced are not really a recent version of the monsters who killed 6 million Jews, invaded Poland, France, etc., but simply Germans who think Germany should be German.

Karl Horst (Germany)
Karl Horst (Germany)
Reply to  James LePore
3 years ago

@ Anonymous and James – If you want to find out what neo-Nazi’s in Germany today think about Americans, Jews and Blacks, come over and have a beer a bar in Gorlitz or Cottbus. Be sure to wear a big American flag on your t-shirt. I hope you’re into mixed martial arts and know the German version of dialing 911 – you’ll need it. And if you don’t speak German, I hope your Russian is good. They have Nazi’s too and they don’t play well with others. I’m sorry this article isn’t in English, but you can copy/paste it into… Read more »

Member
Reply to  Karl Horst (Germany)
3 years ago

I’ll take a look.

Karl Horst (Germany)
Karl Horst (Germany)
Reply to  James LePore
3 years ago

@ James – make no mistake. NeoNazis are only about racism and hatred. They are the lowest form of mob mentality and lack the intellectual ability to comprehend what makes Germans German. If you asked them about people like Leibniz, Kant, or Luther you’d only get blank stares.

Member
Reply to  Karl Horst (Germany)
3 years ago

As I said, I’ll take a look.

Member
Reply to  Karl Horst (Germany)
3 years ago

Karl, I read it. I’m not impressed. These so-called Neo-Nazis numbered 26K in 2010 in Germany, 600 of which were yearning for the Third Reich. And their numbers were declining. This doesn’t seem like much in a country of 81 million. I continue to be of the opinion that statists label anyone who wants to restrict immigration from the ME as Neo-Nazi. Here is the Google translation: So Brown is Germany Berlin – Brown Kameradschaften clandestine paramilitary exercises, folk festivals in the NPD: Anywhere in Germany right-wing extremists are active. According to Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution… Read more »

DemProfEL
DemProfEL
Reply to  James LePore
3 years ago

If even that far. A “Nazi” is basically now a white person who can look at facts and go “Is this a good idea?”

UKer
UKer
3 years ago

I have probably mentioned on these pages before about a ‘multi-cultural’ community centre near where I used to live in Rotherham (pronounced Rovrum, by the way) which some asian/Chinese family turned up thinking it was for the likes of everyone. How wrong people can be: the local muslims who use it exclusively soon showed them the exit door. Swimming pools in the UK are now being pressed to have “women only” swimming sessions to appease the muslim sensibilities, so I expect increasingly these pools will become ‘haram’ for whites too. On the topic of muslim ownership over here, I used… Read more »

Solomon Honeypickle IV
Solomon Honeypickle IV
3 years ago

Zman, you made Instapundit again 🙂 Nice big quote, too.

Solomon Honeypickle IV
Solomon Honeypickle IV
Reply to  thezman
3 years ago

You ought to consider peddling some Z-brand merchandise 🙂 I personally want a t-shirt *and* a cap.

Shelby
Shelby
Reply to  Solomon Honeypickle IV
3 years ago

I would hate to lose him to MSNBC or some other high paying gig.
But…..a Zman cap to go with my Rush mug….

joe
joe
3 years ago

When we gave up freedom of association was when lost the ability to have actual communities – if unwelcome people cannot be excluded, there is no longer any social stricture against groups who cannot/ will not assimilate. Not every interpersonal problem can/should be dealt with by force of law, ostracism of unpleasant types is an important freedom. After half a century of stupid policy (affirmative action) we find we have neutered ourselves with the loss of ability to form voluntary associations. Nowadays we have to have politicians, policemen and lawyers to regulate our dealings with People who Suck. When we… Read more »

Al from da Nort
Al from da Nort
3 years ago

This story has interesting parallels to many, many stories from another mostly useless field of study, namely International Development (i.e. spending vast and futile sums to turn the 3rd world into at least the 2nd. if not the 1st.). IOW, the 3rd. world inside our borders reacts similarly to cloud people initiatives as does the 3rd. world outside our borders. A architypical scenario that I personally know about: Benighted locals spend many long hours going down the mountain for water; The well-intentioned cloud money that isn’t stolen at the capitol hires someone to drill a well; Locals are briefly pleased… Read more »

Marina
Marina
Reply to  Al from da Nort
3 years ago

I don’t fund overseas missions as a rule, but a sincere question: how does this make people Christian? I see why it’s nice to dig wells for the Third World, what I don’t understand is how it leads anyone to salvation. I just don’t see the mechanism of action: those nice Christians made our lives easier, so that stuff they say about Jesus must be true? I mean if I suffer from a natural disaster, there’s nobody I’d rather see than the Salvation Army or Mennonite Disaster Services showing up to help, but how many people follow Christ as a… Read more »

LetsPlay
LetsPlay
Member
Reply to  Marina
3 years ago

Reminds me of a blog I used to read. Blogger was helping his brother who was a missionary to raise funds to go to S. America somewhere to dig a well. I thought to myself, so what did these people’s ancestors used to do before American (Christian) benevolence became available? Surely they had their methods for obtaining water. First, you move to where there is water. But beyond that there is mental processes and hard work. Christians and machinery make for easier well making but still the question remains “Just what did their ancestors used to do to survive?” That… Read more »

Karl Horst (Germany)
Karl Horst (Germany)
Reply to  LetsPlay
3 years ago

@ LetsPlay – Don’t forget that at one time Roman technology reached all they way north into Britain. But once that empire collapsed, it was nearly 1,500 years until Europe “discovered” sewers, toilets and baths. It’s why history keeps repeating itself – we keep forgetting. In south America and Mexico, the Mayans and Aztecs have extensive agriculture through irrigation. Same thing, different millennium.

meema
Member
Reply to  Marina
3 years ago

In spite of all the unconscionably bad things many have perpetrated under the banner of Christ in the last 2000 years, and this includes a long history of organized religion, those who choose to follow the original Way go wherever need is. But not to proselytize or convert others but rather to simply serve Christ. The best sermon that exemplifies this was given by a man named Paris Reidhead called Ten Shekels and a Shirt. http://truthinheart.com/EarlyOberlinCD/CD/5/shekels1.htm

Al from da Nort
Al from da Nort
Reply to  Marina
3 years ago

Marina; I think if you asked those particular missionaries, they’d give you several related answers: – ‘We know very well that doing stuff for strangers will not, all by itself, make them Christians. But it will open up dialog about why we’re doing it. This gives us a chance to share the Gospel with them. – We believe that God alone can call a person to Christ through His Holy Spirit. While He calls some directly through such things as dreams and miracles, ordinarily a man must hear the Gospel to open the door to his heart. – Besides all… Read more »

Marina
Marina
Reply to  Al from da Nort
3 years ago

Right, but the apostles managed to grow Christianity from a lunatic fringe movement with a dozen followers to the majority religion of the Roman empire without, as far as I know, building any infrastructure investments. So why are Christians today doing this? This isn’t offering some free pizza to come to a gospel talk, it’s pseudo government. For that matter, given millions upon millions of Christians in Asia and Africa and South America, why are enthusiastic Westerners forever heading on missions there when there are hordes of secular and lapsed people here? Africa has AFRICAN Christians who run local missions.… Read more »

meema
Member
Reply to  Marina
3 years ago

Oh, I assure you there is no trace of vacation for those who go on missions to the third world. It might interest you to know there is a growing attention to the missions fields opening up here in the US. I’ve only recently become aware of a small church in Cleveland, Georgia that is sponsoring a trip for Dec. 1-4 to Boonville, KY, which is a community of about 4500 people in the poorest county in the whole of the US. The unemployment rate is 74% because the only industry is coal mining. Thus far a semi has been… Read more »

LetsPlay
LetsPlay
Member
Reply to  Marina
3 years ago

I am reading a book by Philip Caputo “Acts of Faith” about do-gooders in war torn Africa. Caputo is the author of “A Rumor of War” and a Vietnam Vet. He is well traveled and his writing is par excellence. He knows of what he speaks even if the book is a novel. The picture he paints of the lives of do-gooders, the ones on the fronts lines equates to the troops doing the fighting in a war. Their lives are on the line. The uuuugh organizations like the UN, Red Cross, etc. are the REMF’s who play games with… Read more »

meema
Member
Reply to  LetsPlay
3 years ago

LP, ever read Jesus Freaks: Stories of Those Who Stood for Jesus, the Ultimate Jesus Freaks by D.C. Talk and Voice of the Martyrs?

Karl Horst (Germany)
Karl Horst (Germany)
Reply to  LetsPlay
3 years ago

@ LetsPlay – We ignore Matthew 10:14 at our own peril – “If anyone will not welcome you or heed your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town.”

Instead of walking away from people who hate everything about us after we have offered charity, assistance and the gospel, many Christians (as well as secular do-gooders) feel the need to impose ourselves and our values on people whether they like it or not and for their own good.

The results are exactly to be expected when one picks and choose the passages that fit one’s agenda.

Thors Provoni
Thors Provoni
3 years ago

This article hit so close to home when my wife read it she looked at me and said, “Are you theZman?”. ahahaha. Not yet. I live next to one of these dumps, it just happens to be north of the border. The various underclasses of the city (somalian gang recruiters, local thugs, etc) are currently in what I call the ‘posturing’ stage around the area. Soon one of them will assert their dominance, and the place will become a total wasteland, with the exception of late night hockey. Until, as you say, it becomes a Muslim cultural center. To quote… Read more »

Solomon Honeypickle IV
Solomon Honeypickle IV
Reply to  Thors Provoni
3 years ago

Welcome to Milwaukee!

FaCubeItches
FaCubeItches
3 years ago

Simple lesson, really – those who *take* things usually get to keep them. Those who are unwilling to defend things lose them.

PRCD
PRCD
3 years ago

Seems like most of these places deserve a zippo raid. Right now, it’s a staging area for drug dealing and robbery. When the Muslims take over, it’ll be full of a bunch of people soldering wires to blasting caps and C4 and preaching hate for the kuffar.

As we exit the era of nation-states, local non-state actors will fill the roll of security, especially when the government runs out of money, which is probably soon.

Lorenzo
Lorenzo
Reply to  PRCD
3 years ago

“…soldering wires to blasting caps ….

Boy do I wish that they would try soldering wires to blasting caps!

R Daneel
R Daneel
3 years ago

Are the community centers a riff of “Magic Dirt Theory” applied to “Magic Building Theory”? Just noodling.

King George III
King George III
Reply to  R Daneel
3 years ago

I’ve always wondered why the magic dirt never seems to work in the inner cities. It used to, obviously, back when the inner cities were prime real estate, the fashionable places to work and play for the rich and famous. Something since then must have destroyed the magic.

Kryptonite, maybe? The Dark Side of the Force? Who knows, really. Probably the same reason those Bronze Age societies all collapsed at almost the exact same time.

Doug
Doug
Reply to  King George III
3 years ago

It’s those magic beans, remember obama’s magic beans?
Cultural marxist’s fairy dust, aka other peoples money, plant the seeds of moral rot and totalitarianism, sprinkle it on magic dirt, it is like miracle grow, fertilizer for useful dupes and free shit army, they bear rotten fruit of destruction of virtue and traditions of our Republic.
Community Centers are globalist speak for extinguishing self determination and individualism.

LetsPlay
LetsPlay
Member
Reply to  Doug
3 years ago

Ha ha! Doug, please take this in jest but this must be the shortest post I think you’ve made! Congrats man! I love your contributions Bro, even if a little long sometimes. Yeah, I know, I should be one to talk!! he he

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

The reason the Islamists magically appear is because jihad has been declared. They are already here and numbers growing by the day. After 9/11 Europe seemed to be shocked at the amount of Islamists all of a sudden in their midst. But they had been there the whole time.

Fred Z
Member
3 years ago

My wife and I are noodling around Lusitania. Badajoz and Merida to date, 3 days each, Coimbra next. So far 3 or 4 black folk, all apparently completely Spanish. No Muslims at all, not one so far. Despite initial trepidation walking around after dark, even in parks and industrial areas or poorer areas, is no problema.

Late night streets full of old people, very young people, teenagers.

No bad behaviour, no young male thugs strutting about, no loud voices bellowing obscenities.

An astonishing amount of anti-Islam graffiti.

These folk have been there, done that, and have no interest in doing it again.

Karl Horst (Germany)
Karl Horst (Germany)
Reply to  Fred Z
3 years ago

@ Fred_Z – Portugal is wonderful. The people are very friendly, and the country is dirt cheap. In some ways it’s how Europe was 40-years ago. Your observation is correct, despite the proximity to North Africa, Spain and Portugal are pretty much unaffected by the current refugee problem and Muslim influence. But then it was our brilliant Chancellor who invited them here in the first place. Plus the Spanish para-military police (Guardia Civil) doesn’t play around with criminals.

SgtBob
3 years ago

In early days of covering the Model Cities program (1970s), I quickly came to understand a neighborhood’s decision to build a federally-funded community center meant a place where teenage black males could hang out. It was a means of “getting our young people off the streets.”