One of the most ominous warnings in the Bible is Hosea 8:7.
For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
Barnes’ notes on the Bible explains the passage.
For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind – “They shall reap,” not merely as “they have sown,” but with an awful increase. They sowed folly and vanity, and shall reap, not merely emptiness and disappointment, but sudden, irresistible destruction.
All of that ran through my head as I read this story of violent black mob’s racially driven assault in Mobile, Alabama.
Mobile police need your help to catch a mob that beat Matthew Owens so badly that he’s in critical condition.
According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night. They say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink.
Police tell News 5 the suspects used chairs, pipes and paint cans to beat Owens.
Owens’ sister, Ashley Parker, saw the attack. “It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed.” Parker says 20 people, all African American, attacked her brother on the front porch of his home, using “brass buckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on.”
Police will only say “multiple people” are involved.
What Parker says happened next could make the fallout from the brutal beating even worse. As the attackers walked away, leaving Owen bleeding on the ground, Parker says one of them said “Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”
Police canvassed the area for suspects, but unsurprisingly came up empty. The neighborhood appears to have succumbed to domestic terrorism, and witnesses apparently fear that if they come forward, they will suffer a similar fate as Mr. Owens (no relation), or worse.
That something as innocuous as yelling at kids playing in the street could lead to a mob arming itself and nearly beating a man to death on the steps of his own home is a violent escalation in a racial calamity that is the work of the Obama Administration, Congress in general (the Congressional Black Caucus in specific), and the mainstream media. They have used resentment and division to distract from the failures of the President, and have used the body of Trayvon Martin as a bloody pulpit from which to sow discord, in hopes of using anger to drive voter turnout in November.
It is cynical and dangerous work, calculating how far they can push the envelope, giving the New Black Panther Party and other thugs the tacit approval to push right up to the edge of vigilante justice. And as this incident shows, the violent verbal grandstanding sometimes spills over into physical violence. This is not the first white person beaten down by black thugs claiming Trayvon Martin as their excuse, and it is not likely to be the last.
The thugs that carry out these assaults while Eric Holder’s racist Department of Justice looks the other way aren’t contemplating where their actions will lead. They don’t seem to grasp that they are marginalizing themselves even further from mainstream society, giving evidence to support the prejudices some have towards blacks. NRO recently fired John Derbyshire for a racist screed, and yet we find this kind of attack lending credence to this kind of advice:
(9) A small cohort of blacks—in my experience, around five percent—is ferociously hostile to whites and will go to great lengths to inconvenience or harm us. A much larger cohort of blacks—around half—will go along passively if the five percent take leadership in some event. They will do this out of racial solidarity, the natural willingness of most human beings to be led, and a vague feeling that whites have it coming.
(10) Thus, while always attentive to the particular qualities of individuals, on the many occasions where you have nothing to guide you but knowledge of those mean differences, use statistical common sense:
(10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.
(10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.
Is this what black communities want other communities to think of them?
Racism is not now, nor has it ever been, a one way street. We are cursed with a Democratic government that loves to use racism as an election year tool just as much now as it did through Reconstruction. Unfortunately, this particular President has proven to be extremely bloody-minded in his quest for power.
The Obama Administration’s Operation Fast and Furious plot shipped thousands of weapons to drug cartels in order to facilitate the murder of 300+ Mexican citizens, in the hopes of using their bodies for domestic political leverage. Do you really think he’ll step in to stop violent blacks from committing crimes like the mob beating of Matthew Owens? Of course not. A racially divided nation isn’t a nation looking at the economy, or debt, or unsupported entitlements, inflation, or falling home prices. It is precisely this kind of division that he’s pinning his reelection hopes upon.
So we’re likely to see more violent beatings of whites by black mobs seeking “justice for Trayvon.”
Then I fear the inevitable blowback against the wider black community because of the violent mobs they have not diffused or turned in. Obama and the Holder Justice Department are creating a tragedy in the making, a war that no one can win, in the raw pursuit of political power.
“Justice” has nothing to do with it.