[VDARE.com: This Christmas piece is being published on Twelfth Night, when we traditionally either publish our War On Christmas Competition final article...or admit that we haven’t gotten around to it.]
During my childhood in the 1960s, Christmas Eve and Christmas were the two slowest news days of the year. On Christmas Eve the only news was last-minute shopping, and on Christmas Day just about everyone, save for emergency and hospitality workers, stayed home, opening presents and feasting. Even gangsters were home with their families. From the standpoint of the tragedy business, it was a beautifully boring day.
But we live in interesting times, and so Christmas has become a most interesting day.
Note that in most of the following reports, the Main Stream Media outlets do not tell us that the perpetrators were diverse. However, we know that they were, due to:
1. The locations of the attacks;
2. The name and face of one perp;
3. The victims’ refusal to describe their attackers; and
4. The MSM “reporters’” refusal to even try and describe the attackers.
On Christmas Eve in Chicago, seven men were wounded, some critically. A drive-by shooting wounded four on what a neighbor reportedly called a “quiet block” in the Washington Heights/Brainerd area before 7:30 p.m. (The “quiet block”/“quiet neighborhood” line is a diversity-denying cliché like “drug deal gone wrong.”) The other shootings took place between then and midnight. [Christmas Eve Shootings: No Holiday From Violence As 7 Wounded In Drive-By Gun Violence, Huffington Post, last updated 12/25/2012 2:13 pm EST.]
Reader BumbleBee2013 snarked, “Other than that, how are the holidays going?”
On Christmas Day, an 15-year-old Newark resident, who remains unnamed due to his age, allegedly murdered Zainee Hailey, 13, and Kasson Morman, 15; and wounded a third teenager, while trying to kill a fourth person, whom the killer completely missed. [Newark violence ensnares teenage victims and suspects by Lisa Evers, Fox 5 News, last updated Dec 31, 2013 6:47 P.M. EST.]
On Christmas Day, Connie Villa, 35, of Casa Grande, Arizona, attempted to murder all four of her children. Villa forced the younger children (3, 5, and 8) to ingest opiates in an attempt to poison them. When her eldest child refused to take the drugs, Villa suffocated her with her own hands. Villa also lured her ex-husband, Adam Villa, 33, to the house, where she repeatedly stabbed him. Mr. Villa escaped, telephoned police, and drove himself to the hospital. Mrs. Villa’s alleged motive: revenge for losing custody of the four children to her ex-husband. [Arizona mother admits to killing daughter, poisoning other kids, police say by Chuck Johnston and Dana Ford, CNN, updated 3:49 P.M. EST, December 31, 2013.]
On Christmas Night in the St. Louis area, a series of four shootings left at least one driver dead and at least four wounded.
The story I found was so cryptic that it did not name the man murdered at 10:15 p.m., except to say that he appeared to be in his 40s, or his badly wounded passenger, except to say that he was 51, or describe any of the shooters.
At 10:30 p.m., a shooting at the Oakmont Townhomes Apartment Complex left a man wounded in one leg.
At 1 a.m., a group of people were ejected from Club Dante’s. Fox reporter Kim Hudson then tells of the occupants of two cars nearby engaging in a running gunfight, but writes in such a deliberately vague fashion as to only insinuate that the ejected patrons were shooting it out.
Then, at 2:30 a.m., someone shot into a car containing four men waiting outside another nightclub, wounding two occupants. [Violent Christmas night in city and county by Kim Hudson, KTVI/Fox, last updated at 1:35 p.m., December 26, 2013.]
The Countenance blogmeister has since informed me that, 24 hours later, there was another shooting in which men sitting in a Pontiac were fired on by someone in a passing Pontiac, “at the same exact location” as the 2:30 a.m. shooting. [Shooting at same location 2 days in a row, By Kim Hudson, Fox2, December 27, 2013]
A wag named Buddy quipped on the Fox comment thread: “This Pontiac on Pontiac crime has got to stop! Those poor cars didn’t do anything to deserve being shot.”
The overwhelming majority of violent crimes—on holidays, as during the rest of the year—are committed by blacks and Hispanics. Here, I believe all the incidents involve blacks except for the partially-successful familicide in Arizona, which was Hispanic.
But let the record show that whites are sometimes involved. On Christmas Eve, a Gulf Breeze Florida high school student, William “Brandon” Aydelott, 17, murdered his mother, Sharon Aydelott. [Florida prep pitcher arrested for mother’s Christmas Eve brutal baseball bat murder by Ben Rohrbach, Yahoo Sports, December 27, 2013.]
By a macabre coincidence, a few hours later, another 17-year-old Gulf Breeze high school student, William “Cody” Alvin Goodman III, apparently committed suicide-by-cop, getting himself shot to death after driving around at speeds of up to 100 mph, “repeatedly ramm[ing] police vehicles.” Goodman was due to appear in court to face charges of vehicular manslaughter after killing a man while driving 80-mph in a 25-mph area. [Teen killed by police by Mat Pellegrino, Gulf Breeze News, January 2, 2014.]
Scandalously, the murder of Sharon Aydelott and the shooting of William Goodman are being treated as morally equivalent by most of the Florida media and the school community, with makeshift memorials set up for both in front of Gulf Breeze High School. I regard moral equivalence as one of diversity’s pillars.
How can these reports of blood-curdling violence on the holiest day of the year for Christians, in a Christian country, be reconciled with the reports of “low” urban crime rates?
Of course, for 1950s’ Americans, these “low crime” rates, allegedly back down to those of 1964, would still have represented anarchy. But that era is being sent down the memory hole, and replaced with a new one in which racist whites were daily perpetrating horrific violence against blacks.
I have repeatedly debunked these reports: in “Crime Stories” (Chronicles, 1996, not online), ‘Disappearing’ Urban Crime (VDARE.com, 2004), From Compstat to Fakestat (VDARE.com, 2012), and in many other articles and blogs. (See also Paul Moses’ exposé here). Even criminologists have finally taken note, though of course without citing me. Police departments have institutionalized all manner of statistical legerdemain in order to present a racial fairy tale of low crime.
In fact, the murder rate has indeed gone down, mostly due to advances in trauma medicine. But other crimes, particularly assault and aggravated assault, have not. Indeed, shootings have gone up 50 percent 2001-2011. [In Medical Triumph, Homicides Fall Despite Soaring Gun Violence By Gary Fields and Cameron McWhirter, December 8, 2012 ]
Additionally, various types of racially-motivated Diversity crimes that were uncommon prior to Obama are now a fixture of everyday life: black mobs attacking whites, and black sucker punch attacks leaving whites and Asians maimed, even dead.
Holidays, instead of being holy days of peace and celebration, are now opportunities to wreak ever more mayhem, with the support of black leaders and white leftwing journalists. The only time that black mayhem is limited, even at celebrations of blackness, such as Indianapolis’ Black Expo, is when a police state is imposed.
White Leftist journalists are now allied with their erstwhile enemies, the police, to unreport black mayhem, and engage in Journolist-style operations against anyone who reports it, e.g., the 2011 media attacks on Matt Drudge, and the recent campaign to nullify reports on black suckerpunch (“knockout game”) attacks.
America brought about a practically miraculous mix of Christianity and Anglo-Saxon political society, which made it the greatest nation on earth. However, as the late lamented Sam Francis observed, that greatness was inseparable from the biological endowment of the American people.
During multiculturalism’s war on America, there are no Christmas truces, no honor, no fair play. Just the war of some against all, all the time, with the government and the elites, including the GOP, helping the bad guys.
Nicholas Stix [email him] is a New York City-based journalist and researcher, much of whose work focuses on the nexus of race, crime, and education. He spent much of the 1990s teaching college in New York and New Jersey. His work has appeared in Chronicles, The New York Post, Weekly Standard, Daily News, New York Newsday, American Renaissance, Academic Questions, Ideas on Liberty and many other publications. Stix was the project director and principal author of the NPI report, The State of White America-2007. He blogs at Nicholas Stix, Uncensored.