Sunday, February 17, 2013

Christopher Dorner was Yet Another Fatherless Black Man with a Gun (Larry Elder)

Posted by Nicholas Stix

I respect Larry Elder for writing what he does below, but unfortunately, he’s wrong. Most black men today are as twisted with racism as most black women. An intact black family means two raging racists mutually reinforcing the same murderous lessons.

Elder was born in 1952. At that time, not only were 80 percent or more of black children born to married couples, but those couples were fundamentally different than today’s typical black parents. Although, like today, blacks blamed all of their problems on whites, they didn’t teach their children that they had a right to terrorize whites.

The refusal of black women to hold out for marriage today is part and parcel of a subculture of racist defiance which is synonymous with black America.

The refusal to obey one’s teachers, or sit quietly while they teach.
The refusal to work.
If one works, the refusal to arrive on time, do an honest day’s work, and keep a civil tongue in one’s head, in dealings with customers, bosses, and colleagues.
The refusal to dress in a decent manner (pants on the ground).
The refusal to show policemen even minimal respect.
The refusal to obey the law.

The rot goes so much deeper than illegitimacy.

(P.S. And what brought this about? The civil rights movement. The red and black civil rights movement, which melded communism and black racism, got blacks their “freedom.” Freedom meant no longer having to listen to whites. So-called white supremacy was the only thing forcing most blacks to act in a half-way civilized manner.

I constantly read white commenters at news boards calling on black leaders to step up, and demand that ordinary blacks renounce uncivilized behavior. The commenters don’t get it. Black leaders have been promoting such behavior for generations! They’re part of the problem, not the solution. But lest I be misunderstood, I’m not saying that the good flock is being led astray by its shepherds. I’m saying that flock and shepherd alike are equally evil.)

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Dorner: Another fatherless black man with a gun
Larry Elder: Media coverage of ex-cop's lack of dad would expose failure of welfare state
By Larry Elder

Larry Elder is a best-selling author and radio talk-show host. His latest book is "Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives … Eight Hours." To find out more about Larry Elder, or become an "Elderado," visit

My new book, “Dear Father, Dear Son,” talks about the No. 1 social problem in America – children growing up without fathers.

In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote “The Negro Family: A Case for National Action.” At the time, 25 percent [N.S.: Actually, 21.7 percent] of blacks were born outside of wedlock, a number that the future Democratic senator from New York said was catastrophic to the black community.

Moynihan wrote: “A community that allows a large number of young men to grow up in broken homes, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any rational expectations about the future – that community asks for and gets chaos. Crime, violence, unrest, unrestrained lashing out at the whole social structure – that is not only to be expected, it is very near to inevitable.”

Today, 75 percent of black children enter a world without a father in the home.

Divorce is one thing, where, for the most part, fathers remain involved both financially and as a parent. When I pressed the point of murdering ex-cop Christopher Dorner’s father, one local news source told me his father apparently died when Dorner was small. He was reportedly raised, along with his sister, by a single mom. Little else is known.

In the documentary “Resurrection,” rapper Tupac Shakur, who was raised without a father, said: “I hate saying this cuz white people love hearing black people talking about this. I know for a fact that had I had a father, I’d have some discipline. I’d have more confidence.”

[Yeah, better to spite whites than say and do what’s right. Besides, what he said was self-serving and baseless, and merely served as a pretext for him to take a cheap, racist shot at whites.]

He said he started running with gangs because he wanted to belong, wanted structure and wanted protection – none of which he found in his fatherless home. “Your mother cannot calm you down the way a man can,” he said. “Your mother can’t reassure you the way a man can. My mother couldn’t show me where my manhood was. You need a man to teach you how to be a man.”

Why is it when white murderers go on a rampage, the media quickly delve into the relationship or lack thereof with the killer’s father? They want to know what went wrong with that relationship – and when and how and why.

After Adam Lanza massacred 26 people and his mother in Newtown, Conn., NBC News reported: “A source close to the family said that in 2001, (father Peter) separated from Adam’s mother, Nancy, but he still saw Adam every week. In 2009, the Lanzas officially divorced, when Adam was 17. … But the source close to the Lanza family said that by 2010, Peter Lanza was dating a new woman, whom he later married, and Adam suddenly cut his dad off.”

After Jared Lee Loughner murdered six and wounded 13 people in Tucson, Ariz., the Associated Press wrote that Loughner’s “relationship with his parents was strained.” Newsweek quoted a Loughner neighbor who described the father as “very aggressive, very angry all the time about petty things – like if the trash is out because the trash guys didn’t pick it up, he yells at us for it.”

After Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 at Columbine High, one did not have to search long to read about their fathers. One such piece began: “The father of one of the boys was asked some years ago to jot down his life’s goals in the memory book for his 20th high school reunion. His answer was succinct, straightforward and, it seemed, not unrealistically ambitious: ‘Raise two good sons.’

“The other father prided himself on being his son’s soul mate. They had just spent five days visiting the Arizona campus where the teenager planned to enroll in the fall, and recently discussed their shared opposition to a bill in the state legislature that would have made it easier to carry concealed weapons.”

Five days after James Holmes killed 12 in the movie theater in Aurora, Colo., we learned from the Daily Mail all “about the glittering career of James Holmes’ father, Robert, who has degrees from Stanford, UCLA and Berkeley and currently works as a senior scientist at FICO in San Diego.” The article’s headline was, “Did Colorado maniac snap after failing to meet expectations of brilliant academic father?”

But what about Christopher Dorner? The media seemingly imposed a no-fly zone of silence over even writing or talking about his father.

The Los Angeles Times, for example, wrote: “Dorner grew up in Southern California with his mother and at least one sister, according to public records and claims in (his) manifesto.” Not one word about the father. We soon learn the mother’s name and whereabouts. But the media are apparently incurious about Dorner’s father. Why? Is it that the media expect a certain level of appropriate behavior from whites – that when a white person commits a heinous act, we must necessarily explore what kind of relationship he had with his father?

But when it comes to black miscreants and their fathers … crickets. Why? To ask raises uncomfortable questions about the perverse incentives of the welfare state, which hurt the very formation of stable, intact families – the ones more likely to produce stable, non-paranoid children.


Chicago guy said...

Elder and others can bring up the issue regarding absent fathers but realistically Humpty-Dumpty can't be put back together again. If 80% of blacks have biological fathers who just move on then there doesn't seem to be much that anyone else can do about it, not with speeches or books. It's a state of affairs that they themselves accept in practice and in fact is pretty much a part of their culture by now. Actions speak louder than words so obviously they are okay with it despite what some might say. The main thing is for the absent father syndrome to not get to be too much of a regular thing in the larger society. It's crept upwards and needs to be discouraged.
What's disturbing about this Dorner episode is the credence some people give to his claim of being unjustly discharged. From what he wrote it's obvious he was a paranoid person filled with rage whose thinking was distorted and who was prone to weaving fantasies. If the LA police did anything right it was in not letting this powder keg stay on the force. They astutely saw him for what he was, a mentally unstable individual.

SDN said...

Larry Elder is of course simplistic in blaming just illegitimacy, Black Victimhood has also its much larger share of blame but to pretend that 'civil rights' are to be blamed for that is downright silly.

Here's what I wrote on SBPDL:
"The civil rights movement was about repelling Jim Crow laws and having blacks equal before the law with whites.

It's true that crime soared to pathological levels in the 60's but for others reasons explored by Thomas Sowell's obituary to James Q. Wilson. I once read a medical article about how the intelligentsia of that decade were promoting the idea of giving 'rights' to virtually everything, there was of course minority rights but among other things criminal rights which is explained by Sowell: "They claimed, we had to stop focusing on punishment and get at the "root causes" of crime. In other words, we had to solve the criminals' problems, in order to solve the problem of crime. This approach was not new in the 1960s. In fact, it went back at least as far as the 18th century. But what was new in the 1960s was the widespread acceptance of such notions in the legal system, including the Supreme Court of the United States. The crusade against punishment, and especially capital punishment, spread through all three branches of the federal government and into state governments as well. Even a murderer caught in the act had so many new "rights," created out of thin air by judges, that executing him could require a decade or more of additional litigation, even after he was found guilty. By 1974, the murder rate was more than twice what it had been in 1961. Between 1960 and 1976, a citizen's chances of becoming a victim of a major violent crime tripled." In another column he noted that this was not peculiar to the United States but it also happened in other countries like Canada, England, New Zealand and Australia (I'm not sure he named them all but some of them at least).

At the same time the civil rights movement was being overtaken by a 'Black Power' movement that had far more radical demands, dogmas that presented blacks as being perpetual victims of white racism were becoming increasingly mainstream, we often talk about 'White Guilt' but we should talk also about the other side of the coin 'Black Victimhood' (term used by John McWhorter) which tells blacks that all of their social problems (crime, unemployment, illegitimacy) is due to racism which is supposedly in every level of american society, coupled with this 'criminal rights legislation', this made black crime more and more excusable to the eyes of the intelligentsia."

If you have been mugged or abused by blacks in the past I understand you can be resentful but that's not an excuse for crudely singling out every black parents as "two raging racists mutually reinforcing the same murderous lessons." Critics of black ghetto subculture are more and more to be found among blacks. A recent Rasmussen poll indicated that the majority of blacks believe that racism was more prevalent among blacks than among whites, I once read in about a man named Fred Davis who led a Billboard campaign against sagging with the slogan "show your mind not your behind", Don Lemon also made stark criticisms of this degenerative culture that is to be found among many young blacks.

I wrote on Robert Lindsay's blog that there was three main causes for black violence: criminal rights legislation, black victimhood ideology and illegitimacy. I think blaming Brown vs. Board of Education for the horrific deaths of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom is like blaming Ronald Reagan for the epidemic of black children killed in gang shootings last summer.