Saturday, August 19, 2017

TKC SATURDAY MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY CRIME EXPERT DR. ERNEST EVANS EXAMINES THE HISTORY AMERICAN POLITICAL VIOLENCE AMID PREZ TRUMP CHARLOTTESVILLE REACTION CRISIS!!!



Right now Dr. Ernest Evans offers an important historical look at the current American culture war turned violent with some important examples, references, data and BRILLIANT perspective. 

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Dr. Ernest Evans: Violence By Domestic Groups in the US


The tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017 have once again brought to the forefront the issue of violence by extremist groups in US history. In the 1960s black radical Stokely Carmichael used to say: "Violence is as American as cherry pie" (Apple pie would have been a better example, but his point stands!!) There has been a great deal of politically motivated violence in US history. And extremist groups on both the left and the right have often been willing to use violence to achieve their goals.

It is important to recognize that most of the politically motivated violence in US history has been "pro status quo" violence--violence designed to uphold the status quo rather than violence to further social change. And in the more than two centuries of the American Republic there have been a number of targets of such "pro status quo" violence.

A heavily disproportionate amount of this "pro status quo" violence has been directed at black Americans trying to achieve racial equality. The Reconstruction Era (1865-1877) was one of the most violent periods of American history as efforts to make the newly-freed slaves first class citizens met with massive resistance by the white majority. In terrible massacres like the 1873 Colfax Massacre in Louisiana (in which 153 people died) the black population of the South was terrorized by the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacists organizations into accepting second class citizens--they were not to become full citizens until the 1960s. And, it is now largely forgotten, but in the period of the civil rights movement from 1955 to the death of Dr. King in 1968 some several hundred people were murdered by the Klan and similar organizations in an effort to preserve racial segregation.

Another target of such "pro status quo" violence has been new immigrants. In the years since its founding the US has seen waves of immigration from parts of the world not represented among the original population--and these new immigrants have often not been welcomed by the native population. The large Irish immigration of the 1840s and 1850s (sparked by the Potato Famine of 1845-1853) led to a lot of violence against Irish-Americans. When immigrants from China and Japan began to arrive in the US in the late 19th and early 20th centuries they were often subjected to violent attacks in the places where they settled. In Los Angeles in 1943 there were several days of rioting targeting Mexican immigrants--the infamous "Zoot Suit" riots. In 1965 the US changed its immigration laws to end the national quotas that had severely restricted immigration to the US from Third World countries--the resulting large wave of immigration from Third World countries has sparked a lot of violence against these new immigrants.

There has also been a lot of violence against movements working for economic change. The US has had a very bloody history of labor relations--with strikes often being violently put down and with labor organizers being murdered. And groups pushing for radical change like the Industrial Workers of the World and the Communist Party have often been targeted for violence.

In one respect the history of violence in America has been quite different from most other nations, and that is the issue of violence against people of different religions. Such violence has been rare in the US--although not entirely absent. Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon faith, was murdered by a mob that considered his church to be a perversion of Christianity. Leo Frank, the Jewish owner of a factory in Atlanta, Georgia, was falsely accused and convicted of raping and murdering a young girl in 1913--and then was lynched by a mob in 1915 when the governor of Georgia courageously commuted his death sentence. And in the aftermath of the tragedy of 9/11 there have been a number of acts of violence against American Muslims and Sikhs. (Sikhs are not Muslim but are often mistakenly identified as such.)

In the past several decades we have begun to see a new form of violence by the extreme right; namely violence by anti-government militants. Such violence began to take place as, starting with the Vietnam War and Watergate the American people's trust in the good faith of their government declined sharply. By the early 1990s, with the Ruby Ridge incident of 1992 and the Waco incident of 1993, many Americans began to conclude that their government was illegitimate and had declared war on its own people. The Oklahoma City bombing of 1995 is only the most spectacular action by these anti-government militants--as several articles in 2015 by Judy Thomas of the Kansas City Star show, in the past several years several dozen people have been murdered by anti-government militants.

Now, while violence by the extreme left has been a lot less common in US history than violence by the extreme right, there have been a number of cases of violence by left-wing extremists. In the 1870s in the coal fields of Pennsylvania a group called the Molly McGuires carried out a number of acts of violence against mining companies and their employees. In 1910 a radical labor leader bombed the offices of the Los Angeles Times--21 people died in this explosion. In 1920 an anarchist exploded a bomb on Wall Street--38 people were killed. In 1901 an anarchist successfully assassinated President McKinley--and in 1933 an anarchist unsuccessfully tried to assassinate President-Elect Roosevelt. (He did, however, kill Mayor Cermak of Chicago.)

In the years of the Vietnam War there were a number of violent groups on the extreme left such as the Students for a Democratic Society and the Black Panthers. While these groups got a lot of publicity and did carry out a number of acts of violence, they were never able to get the mass base of support that enables revolutionary movements to grow and flourish.

In conclusion, in the Administration of President Trump violence by extremists on both ends of the spectrum has become a most serious issue. The election of Trump showed that there are a lot of Americans who are upset with the changes in our society in the past several decades--and the first few months of his Administration have led to a counter-mobilization of Americans afraid that Trump will undo the gains they have made in recent years. The deep anger that has been expressed in the several days since the tragedy in Charlottesville shows that America right now is deeply polarized--and that polarization could lead to a great deal of violence.
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20 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Informative and balanced. Thank you Dr. Evans.

RgA said...

Seems like KC has enough violence to cope on our own streets. Maybe we deal with that before we try to fix the whole country.

Anonymous said...

Really surprised there wasn't more violence in Charlottesville considering how many guns and fights there were. Hoping that KC avoids this kind of nonsense. The mayor was right, political rally fights are a bad idea. Protest is our right but there needs to be some responsibility to protect people.

Anonymous said...

Jason Kessler is not a deep state plant. He's just an idiot.

Anonymous said...

The ultimate violence against Blacks in coming from Planned Parenthood, which continues to be ignored.

Planned Parenthood eliminates more Black Lives every MONTH than the KKK has in its ENTIRE EXISTENCE.

David Duke gleefully pointed out that if not for Roe v Wade their would be AT LEAST 20 MILLION more Blacks in this country than there are.

Admit it...the elite feels good about that and so do most of the readers here.

Those OLD WHITE MEN JUDGES on the Supreme Court knew Damn Well what they were doing when they passed Roe v Wade.

And Tools and Fools bought into it

Anonymous said...

"In the years of the Vietnam War there were a number of violent groups on the extreme left such as the Students for a Democratic Society and the Black Panthers. While these groups got a lot of publicity and did carry out a number of acts of violence, they were never able to get the mass base of support that enables revolutionary movements to grow and flourish."

No support base? Dr. Evans is onto something...maybe LSD. He's hallucinating that the socialist/communist/anarchist left has NOT captured higher education, the media and, now, the entire Democratic Party.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

In the sixties there were two democrat parties. There were the Truman/Kennedy party and the SDS and other communist groups. The later took over and gave us the mindless bullshit we see today from them

Anonymous said...

Anti-White-Leftist-Propaganda-Screed: No specific examples of right-wing extremist murders,no mention of Communist post WW 1 attacks that included ambushing veterans marching in a parade and bombings, (see film J.Edgar), no mention of the Weather Underground(more bombings), no mention of the Symbionese Liberation Army(kidnapped Patty Hearst and robbed banks) no mention of Shannon Christian and Chris Newsome (tortured,raped and murdered by Blacks). We don't get the true story of Leo Frank, who received a (paid for) get-out-of-rape/murder- conviction-free through wealthy (((relatives))) who knew the Governor and good citizens took matters into their own hands, hanging him on their own. TKC: Your readers understand that today's college campuses are islands of no-free-speech-zones and Marxist indoctrination be it Harvard or Kansas City Community College--we know about the 1995 tragedy at OKC, hell, my CAT knows about it.We miss the days when the only rule of discourse on campuses was Freedom Of Speech. Pure Propaganda. Thanks TKC.......

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Nigs be all mad because many Messicans are getting beyond the gibsmedats. Looking not nasty and speaking real American English is a change maker. They have good hair and light tans, plus they got pretty ladies, and they're riding in their real nice cars. And, danged lotsa Latinos work alot. They keep moving on up from the low rungs of the economy and going LEGIT CITIZEN!

Anonymous said...

WHO GIVES A FUCK!!!

Anonymous said...

Since Dr Evans is so "generous" with his time and information, perhaps he could shed some light on the ousting of (former) KCKCC President Doris Givens,a woman of color, over a month ago--with absolute zero explanation to students and the public. One would think that a "community" college would be more transparent in regards to the community it serves. The former president is on paid leave.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Evans,

While you penned a lengthy review of what you believe to be a representative sample of historical violence in American history, I would draw your attention to the point where you completely derailed from reality.

"The Oklahoma City bombing of 1995 is only the most spectacular action by these anti-government militants--as several articles in 2015 by Judy Thomas of the Kansas City Star show, in the past several years several dozen people have been murdered by anti-government militants."

Not only is your characterization of the OKC bombing factually wrong, you surprisingly cite a misinformation propagandist from The Kansas City Star as your impeccable source! Was that a joke? Mr. Evans, I know you're a registered Democrat, but I didn't think you were a fool. Shame on you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Dr. Evans for your insight. I wish you wrote more because you are measured, rational, and your own man. Things just seem to be way out of hand. We are watching this "shiny object" of statues while our murder rate soars, our children don't get adequately educated, and we have mentally ill homeless individuals living on the streets. We are better than this.

Anonymous said...

Is there some point to his ramblings? dr Evans is an idiot plain and simple

Anonymous said...

Put ten white men in a pack of African Watusis, in the company of Nigerian pirates, on a street corner in the KC ghetto at night or simply walking down the street with a confederate flag plapels and then tell me all about civil rights and racial equality.

Anonymous said...


Piece overlooks the fact that domestic political violence these days overwhelmingly is coming from the left. Violence at Trump rallies during the campaign and after including riots in Berkeley, Portland and San Jose, the shutting down of conservative speakers at universities usually accompanied by physical threats, etc., not to mention the BLM crowd that burned down buildings. Can't see why this article is being praised as it refuses to see the reality and instead goes for false equivalence (a favorite leftist tactic).

da' man said...


A lucid, intelligent piece ironically and even hypocritically posted where comments are allowed about "n*ggers."

Clueless much, Tony?

Anonymous said...

Totalitarianism comes from the left. All good logical people need to lock and load.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Glad someone is getting it!!!