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How to kill a negro - or would you just say no?

Margaret Sanger addressing the KKK

"In 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The report is entitled, Summary of Vital Statistics 2012 The City of New York, Pregnancy Outcomes, and was prepared by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Vital Statistics." In "NYC: More Black Babies Killed by Abortion Than Born," by Michael Chapman, Cybercast News, 20 February 2014.    [ 1 ]

             How to kill a negro? An offensive question, no? When it's asked so plainly, it becomes clear, so clearly so. If you would kill a negro, dress up and wear a mask, paring back black parenthood, while getting paid for the lethal task.
             No Klan-like robes nor pointy hoods to lynch some poor lost soul. That was in a bygone age, and was brutal Jim Crow's goal. Today, in its modernity, casts choice in the starring role. A surgical license is all you'll need, some scissors and a bowl.
             How to kill a negro and get paid for each you off? Abort them as your livelihood and most nice folks will not scoff. How to kill brown babes? How to snip the whites? How to vacuum Asians out? With curettage and bright lights. How to kill while hardly stirring people's rage? Do it all by politics, as befits our modern age.
             How to kill a negro? Call it choice, approved by law. If you would kill a negro, it's easy now. Pshaw.
             Now if you think this rhyme is crude, swap negro for another word. Find a word approved of, so that nothing seems absurd. How to help the poor folk? How to save a life? Enter wide some uterus, dilation, suction, knife, scissors, forceps, nippers, plastic bags for dumping trash. Done this way it's guaranteed; the government sends you cash.
             How to kill a negro? What is it that then offends? Words? Or maybe actions which fetal life easily ends? The politics is sterile, as well as it is neat. Suction out dead negroes and life can seem so sweet.
             Never lynch one from a tree, for that is now passé. There is more profit, trust me, in the abortion of today. Would you kill a negro? Might you think? Say no? One doubts when checking pols and polls. Judgment deems it right. So, would you kill a negro when it's done far out of sight? When left to your devices and by your approving vote, have you killed a negro and in voting, do you gloat? It's all about the words, you see, which wash away each fact. Yes, one may now kill negroes, for it's legal, each grizzly act.  
[ 2 ]

             Change the words, now there's a game that's worthy of applause. No one kills a negro, they just wrap the trash in gauze, and then into a plastic bag in numbers so disposed. That's how one kills a negro now, for it's not now much opposed. Millions in such a holocaust are easily realized, as is moral blindness which by choice is anesthetized.

             How to kill a negro? The answer's a snip away, for man's made progress in this world, the negro-killing way. When all is said and all is done, white Margaret had the answer. Snipping dripping fetuses is far more lethal than dread cancer. Cull the herd, if some other race? It's all the same, you see. Killing now is a legal choice urged on quite liberally.   [ 3 ]

 

Envoi: "...King shared about Priests for Life work to defund Planned Parenthood. In the abortion giants 2012-2013 annual report, they brag of their so-called 'outreach' to African American youth. However, their semantic gymnastics cleverly hide their true agenda. King said, 'Right now in America almost half of our babies are being killed in the womb, and in certain parts of America more of our babies are being aborted than being born. While we were marching in the sixties, a place was being prepared for us at Planned Parenthood. We were trying to get off the back of the bus, and they were going to have a space for us in the front of the abortion mill'." In "Alveda King: While We Marched in the Sixties, Planned Parenthood Was Preparing Us a Place," by Sarah Zagorski, LifeNews, 4 July 2014.

 

Addendum of African Bishops and African Sterilizations:    "We, the Catholic Bishops in Kenya, wish to State the following: 1.That we are shocked at the level of dishonesty and casual manner in which such a serious issue is being handled by the Government. 2.That a report presented to the Parliamentary Committee on Health November 4, 2014 by the Ministry of Health, claiming that the Government had tested the Vaccine and found it clean of Beta- HCG hormone, is false and a deliberate attempt to distort the truth and mislead 42 million Kenyans. 3.That we are dismayed by attempts to intimidate and blackmail medical professionals who have corroborated information about the vaccine, with threats of disciplinary action. We commend and support all professionals who have stood by the truth. 4.That we shall not waver in calling upon all Kenyans to avoid the tetanus vaccination campaign laced with Beta-HCG, because we are convinced that it is indeed a disguised population control programme." In "Press statement by the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops," 6 November 2014.   [ 4 ]

 

Addendum of American Eugenics:   "There was a time when people in America were sterilized, sometimes unwittingly, by activists aiming to create a healthier, 'better' population. As the progress of genomics accelerates, we need to remember the lessons of the past. It is something of an open secret in the United States that during much of the 20th century, the government conducted a massive eugenics campaign designed to eliminate unwanted traits from society. It is less well known just how sweeping that campaign was: more than 60,000 people were sterilized—most against their will, many without any knowledge of what was being done to them—to prevent these supposedly undesirable traits from being passed on. Many eugenics leaders in business and government used the opportunity as a thinly veiled way to target people based on race, disability, even on grounds of morality." In "Could Genomics Revive the Eugenics Movement?" by Meredith Salisbury, Technomy, 30 October 2014.

 

Addendum of a Rose by Any Other Name:   "The word is too essential as an urban slang term to be placed in a casket and buried, as NAACP delegates attempted to do in a 2007 mock 'funeral' for the word. It is too ingrained in youth culture to be eliminated from city streets, as the New York City Council attempted with a symbolic resolution banning the word the same year. And more than likely, it will prove too complex and nuanced to be policed by football referees wielding yellow flags and penalties. Never mind the troublesome optics of a group of mostly white NFL executives dictating the language rules of a majority-black player pool. If anything, in 2014, it is the very notion of banning the n-word that appears dead and fit for burial. It was a long and noble fight, waged largely — but not exclusively — by an older generation for which the word is inseparable from the brutality into which it was born. If there is still a meaningful n-word debate left to have, it is over context, ownership and the degree to which it should be tethered to its awful history — or set free from it." In "Redefining the word," by Dave Sheinin and Krissah Thompson. Washington Post, 9 November 2014.   [ 5 ]

 

Addendum of Aborting Black America:   "...it’s time for black leaders to face up to the real danger threatening black lives in America. It isn’t the police. According to an anti-police brutality organization, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, 313 blacks were killed by 'police, security guards and vigilantes' in 2013. It isn’t even black criminals, who, as Rudy Giuliani famously pointed out on 'Meet the Press,' are responsible for 93 percent of violent deaths among blacks. Sources estimate that between 6,000 and 8,000 blacks are murdered each year. No, the greatest danger to blacks is found precisely where we ought to be safest: in our mothers’ wombs. In 2010, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 138,539 black babies were aborted." In "Aborting black America," by J. Kenneth Blackwell, Washington Times, 21 January 2015.

 

circa 313 blacks killed    <     circa 8,000 blacks killed     <     circa 138,539 blacks killed

 

NOTES

 

[ 1 ]      It's a question of numbers, as well as a question of how one narrates a story.

          One reads in the article quoted above that in a single year "31,328" of what the article calls "black babies" were "killed by abortion." "Negro" is now the less-favored terminology, with "black" being in current use alongside Afro-American and the more common African-American. Words fall into and out of favor, as "nigger" and "colored" have done, though one notes the NAACP retains in its title the expression, "colored people," and one sees that "nigger" is in the moment rap-lyric approved. But what of numbers?

          Lynching as a way to kill negroes was a historical method. It was a fact. One reads of the numbers regarding lynching in America:  "The Tuskegee Institute has recorded 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites being lynched between 1882 and 1968 with the annual peak occurring in the late 1800s." In "Lynching in the United States," Wikipedia article, citing "Lynchings: By State and Race, 1882–1968". University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Retrieved 2010-07-26. "Statistics provided by the Archives at Tuskegee Institute."

          The disparity in numbers -- 31,328 in one year alone versus 3,446 over more than eighty years -- suggests a vast degree of scale. How will one deal with this disparity in numbers? Naturally with words!

          One reads that the numbers from the Tuskegee Institute are incorrect:   "There are three major sources of lynching statistics. None cover the complete history of lynching in America. Prior to 1882, no reliable statistics of lynchings were recorded. In that year, the Chicago Tribune first began to take systematic account of lynchings. Shortly thereafter, in 1892, Tuskegee Institute began to make a systematic collection and tabulation of lynching statistics. Beginning in 1912, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People kept an independent record of lynchings. These statistics were based primarily on newspaper reports. Because the South is so large and the rural districts had not always been in close contact with the city newspapers, it is certain that many lynchings escaped publicity in the press. Undoubtedly, therefore, there are errors and inaccuracies in the available lynching statistics." In "The Negro Holocaust: Lynching and Race Riots in the United States,1880-1950," by Robert A. Gibson, Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, Curriculum Unit 79.02.04.

          After tossing out gathered statistics as unreliable, one need to finesse numbers further. If across over eighty years, there were "more than" 3,446 lynchings of blacks, the obvious question is "how many more?" Ten times? Then the number of lynchings would equal 34,460 over eighty years, which still does not equate to 31,328 black babies aborted in one year. In order to equate to the statistics in New York alone and over only one year, the massaging of statistics would have to be far greater, at the minimum eighty eight times larger in order to accommodate the number of years between 1882 to 1968. and then made larger again by recalculating the abortion statistics for New York alone to gather in abortion statistics from the other cities and states. The Yale-New Haven prose response to the Tuskegee Institute's gathered instances of lynchings -- ignoring the "whites" lynched, of course -- does not even attempt to reconstruct numbers. But Gibson does applaud a Congressman for standing against lynching.

           One reads further from Gibson:  "In 1900, Negro Congressman George White introduced America's first anti-lynching bill, only to see it die in the House Judiciary Committee." In "The Negro Holocaust: Lynching and Race Riots in the United States,1880-1950," by Robert A. Gibson, Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, Curriculum Unit 79.02.04.

           Academic prose being a remarkable thing, the Yale-New Haven prose dismisses numbers in favor of worded assertions, but fails to include other words, all the while asserting "errors and inaccuracies" in numbers.

           One reads of "Negro Congressman" George White:  "George Henry White (December 18, 1852 – December 28, 1918) was an attorney, Republican U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1897 and 1901, and a banker. He is considered the last African-American Congressman of the Jim Crow era, one of twenty to be elected in the late nineteenth century from the South." Wikipedia, "George Henry White," n. d. 

           But aside from such inconvenient words absent while the Gibson text dismisses researched statistics as "not reliable," one finds other contemporary black voices concerned about what Gibson uses in his article's title -- "The Negro Holocaust."

           As one notices in politics as in debate, what one omits can sometimes be as important as what one includes in an argument. Moreover, it is often instructive to observe what has been omitted as methodology to understand an editorial judgment made. Dismiss statistics as "unreliable," argue the number is greater without inquiring "how much greater," and omit the political affiliation of a hero -- black and Republican -- who, alas, failed to get good and decent law passed in 1900.

           One reads further:   "Minority women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15-44) in the United States, but they underwent approximately 36% of the abortions. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion. On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States. This incidence of abortion has resulted in a tremendous loss of life. It has been estimated that since 1973 Black women have had about 16 million abortions. Michael Novak had calculated "Since the number of current living Blacks (in the U.S.) is 36 million, the missing 16 million represents an enormous loss, for without abortion, America's Black community would now number 52 million persons. It would be 36 percent larger than it is. Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member." From the home page of BlackGenocide.org.

           "...every fourth member?" Changing words into numbers, this is an enormous number unanswered by such as the dismissive Yale-New Haven article's prose.

           Alas the "teachers institute" article on a -- not "the" -- negro holocaust fails to count in sourced numbers and compare such numbers, but rather dismisses them without researching and calculating an alternative number even as estimate. Alas it turns out that the current "how to kill a negro" holocaust is hugely more effective in culling negroes from the population than was the earlier "negro holocaust" identified by Gibson. Odd, one might conclude, that concerns over lynchings in the thousands seems so important while "lynching by dilation a curettage" under the legal justification of "choice" is so unimportant by comparison.

           Ergo, it is more than possible to construct the narrative -- in rhyme -- as above.

           One notes further of the Gibson dismissal of lynching statistics and failure to note White was a black Republican Congressman, that efforts to ignore party affiliation in storytelling speak clearly of what a storyteller wishes to remain unsaid.

           One reads of the KKK:  "As a secret vigilante group, the Klan targeted freedmen and their allies; it sought to restore white supremacy by threats and violence, including murder, against black and white Republicans." Of the 'third' KKK, one reads, "The "Ku Klux Klan" name was used by a numerous independent local groups opposing the Civil Rights Movement and desegregation, especially in the 1950s and 1960s. During this period, they often forged alliances with Southern police departments, as in Birmingham, Alabama; or with governor's offices, as with George Wallace of Alabama." Wikipedia article, n. d.

           Additional storytelling details: George Wallace and Theophilus Eugene "Bull" Connor, who featured largely in the segregationist movement in the South, were Democrats.

           As to party politics, one also has statements of Martin Luther King which echo: "Actually, the Negro has been betrayed by both the Republican and the Democratic party." His iconic speech of 1963 in the nation's capitol spoke, "I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers."

           Returning from issues of segregation to lynching versus abortion, one can only conclude that it was a crime to "kill a negro" by hanging him from a tree, while it is current policy to "kill a negro" in the tens of thousands in a single year, accomplished under the color of law and protection of politics. How odd that eugenics of millions has become so well thought of, while lynching a far smaller number remains such a well-traced memory. Such is the nature and power of storytelling.

           "How to kill a negro" was accomplished with rope and a nearby tree, and is now accomplished by medical procedure. Such is the nature of political progress. Or is it?

           One avid anti-abortion activist opines:  "The people of Ferguson and surrounding municipalities including St. Louis are looting, setting fires, rolling cars, etc., because of one person….ONE. Since the day that Michael Brown died [Aug 9, 2014], another 981 Black Missourians have died; 9 per day, every day since then. These Black Missourians were unarmed, innocent, and had no ability to defend themselves and died in plain sight. But there is no outrage, no riots, not one protest." In "DEATH IS SOLD HERE: Breakdown of ACTUAL Black Deaths in Missouri; Before & After Michael Brown," KeepLifeLegal.com, 25 November 2014.

           Thus one finds the logical truth in the political support for "choice." This includes the choice to kill a higher per capita percentage of blacks via abortion than those of other racial categories. This is a great conundrum of the moment.  Thus, "No one kills a negro, they just wrap the trash in gauze, and then into a plastic bag in numbers so disposed. That's how one kills a negro now...."

           One black death foments a riot. Hundreds, as in Chicago's black community, generates minor outrage. Thousands of blacks killed by abortion creates political support for "choice." A woman's right to choose has become sacrosanct. In the case of aborting blacks, one may then reasonably say that a woman's right to choose death for blacks via abortion has also become sacrosanct, even in the case of the rap album, KKKill the Fetus (mentioned below) encouraged.

 

[ 2 ]     Grizzly act? Is this not simply hyperbole? One may ask one's self with some modern narrative to inform.

          One reads of grizzly acts with pleasant sounding names:   "This case is about a doctor who killed babies and endangered women. What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors. The medical practice by which he carried out this business was a filthy fraud in which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels – and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths. Over the years, many people came to know that something was going on here. But no one put a stop to it.  ...The “Women’s Medical Society.” That was the impressive-sounding name of the clinic operated in West Philadelphia, at 38th and Lancaster, by Kermit B. Gosnell, M.D. Gosnell seemed impressive as well. A child of the neighborhood, Gosnell spent almost four decades running this clinic, giving back – so it appeared – to the community in which he continued to live and work. But the truth was something very different, and evident to anyone who stepped inside. The clinic reeked of animal urine, courtesy of the cats that were allowed to roam (and defecate) freely. Furniture and blankets were stained with blood. Instruments were not properly sterilized. Disposable medical supplies were not disposed of; they were reused, over and over again. Medical equipment – such as the defibrillator, the EKG, the pulse oximeter, the blood pressure cuff – was generally broken; even when it worked, it wasn’t used. The emergency exit was padlocked shut. And scattered throughout, in cabinets, in the basement, in a freezer, in jars and bags and plastic jugs, were fetal remains. It was a baby charnel house. ...After reviewing extensive and compelling evidence of criminal wrongdoing at the clinic, the Grand Jury has issued a presentment recommending the prosecution of Gosnell and members of his staff for criminal offenses including: Murder of Karnamaya Mongar, Murders of babies born alive, Infanticide, Violations of the Controlled Substances Act, Hindering, Obstruction, and Tampering, Perjury, Illegal late-term abortions, Violations of the Abortion Control Act, Violations of the Controlled Substances Act, Abuse of Corpse, Theft by Deception, Conspiracy, Corrupt Organization, Corruption of Minors." In "Overview," in a "Report of the Grand Jury," R. Seth Williams, District Attorney, 14 January 2011.

           The verdict in that trial?  One reads:  "Four former clinic employees had previously pleaded guilty to murder and four more to other charges. They include Gosnell's wife, Pearl, a cosmetologist who helped perform abortions. After prosecutors rested their five-week case, Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart threw out for lack of evidence three of seven murder counts involving aborted fetuses. That left the jury to weigh charges involving fetuses identified as Baby A, Baby C, Baby D and Baby E. Prosecution experts said one was nearly 30 weeks along when it was aborted, and it was so big that Gosnell allegedly joked it could 'walk to the bus.' A second fetus was said to be alive for about 20 minutes before a clinic worker snipped its neck. A third was born in a toilet and was moving before another clinic employee grabbed it and severed its spinal cord, according to testimony. ...Gosnell did not testify, and his lawyer called no witnesses in his defense. But McMahon argued that the doctor provided desperate young woman with "a solution to their problems," and he branded prosecutors "elitist" and "racist" for pursuing his client, who is black and whose patients were mostly poor minorities." In "Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell found guilty of murder," Associated Press, 13 May 2013.

           So one learns from the defense team of a now convicted murderer that the prosecution was elitist and racist all the while a black doctor who killed some "negroes" was a "provider" of "solutions." That provider was sentenced to decades in jail, as were his "employees." So it is and remains a matter of how one tells the story. One could construct a story that men who lynched negroes were "providers" of "solutions." A horrid construction, but rather like the modern meme of "choice" through which significant numbers of black babies are suctioned away.

           How to kill a negro - or would you just say no? The remaining question: who is saying yes?

 

[ 3 ]      Storytelling to advance a storyteller's stance? As examples of storytelling strategies, one reads of a black rap artist's album, KKKill the Fetus. One reads, "The album's title track encourages drug-addicted women to have an abortion rather than to allow their children to be raised by unfit mothers." Wikipedia article, n.d.

           Similar story construction:  Margaret Sanger taught: "The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." In Women and the New Race," Eugenics Publishing Co., 1920, 1923.   See:  The Margaret Sanger Song  - (2006) for more quotes supporting abortion, by way of comparison to Esham's very similar reasoning. One wonders how Esham would have fared attending the KKK meeting at which Margaret Sanger spoke, as pictured above.

           One will also note that the phenomenon is not limited to the United States. One reads of the UK:   " 'Black or black British' people only make up 3.3 per cent of the population but account for 9 per cent of abortions." In "Latest UK abortion figures suggest that abortion is being used as contraception," by Tim Stanley, Telegraph UK, 12 June 2014. Three times the number of blithely sanctioned abortions target the British black population, showing that it has become acceptable by some means to "kill a Negro" And all others too.

 

[ 4 ]   One notes that black Catholics have used multiple independent analyses to bolster their suspicions into a documented allegation. The dissonance is between those whose answer to the assertion of a population explosion is essentially a culling of the herd, and those who oppose such eugenics. The "ecoscience" behind allegations of apocalypse through population explosion might be examined further here:  The Privileges of Intellectuals  .

           As to the powerful pejorative of racism as a form of politics practiced in the West, please consider the rhyme and supporting footnotes:  Everything's about my colored skin  - (or sadly, Why racism works).

 

[ 5 ]     Redefining the word, so says a Washington Post article about the "n" word. But who redefines words, when "too ingrained in youth culture to be eliminated from city streets?"

           Jeffrey Calimbas, hip hop dance, is quoted in the above-cited Washington Post article: "In my neighborhood... we ended up using the word a lot because of the songs we listened to. We used it as part of our speech. It went, "F-bomb, n-word, f-bomb, n-word, f-bomb, subject, predicate. Later in life I realized this should not be part of my everyday lingo."

           Everyday lingo? Pejorative? Cool? Approved for some but not for others? Offensive? Cutting edge? Hip hop?

           The parallel in terms of word redefinition has been ongoing since Margaret Sanger lectured a number of times to the Ku Klux Klan. Sanger was a founder of Planned Parenthood, which is mostly an abortion provider.

           One may examine the redefinition of words, which this crude rhyme challenges be done. If "nigger" is forbidden because of Southern slavers and then segregationists, but allowed in contemporary hip hop "art," then the word lingers. If "negro" is replaced by "African-American" and then by "black," it is still a challenge to speak of the high proportion of black pregnancies ending in "healthcare" or "planned parenthood" which is of course abortion.  And in spite of redefining words for the sake of obfuscation, the abortion of black babies is in fact "killing Negroes." By choice? As the moral thing to do? To save the planet?        

           The word games and politics change nothing about the reality of this, as Margaret Sanger's eugenicist dream continues, redefined and, as above, spoken of through the veil of modern moralities of a population explosion and "choice." To be further challenged and perhaps irritated, see:  The Margaret Sanger Song  .

 

 

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