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(This is the first installment of a multi-part piece that will continue throughout the day. This first part will give you background on a news story involving a racist black politician from Dallas named John Wiley Price. The next installment, to be posted later today, will discuss the theme of black politicians and their lack of culpability for their various bad behaviors. I aim to explore the commonality between black leaders like John Wiley Price, Al Sharpton, and the Bishop Eddie Long. My thesis is that the black masses are identifying with these leaders, to their own detriment, because they want to believe in anything so bad that they will choose evil over good – as long as it is black. Under the guise of democracy and ultimately distorting democracy for their own ends, black politicians are given immutable control over their flock. Once installed, black politicians are unmovable from their positions of power because any controversy surrounding them – even if that controversy is entirely organic and takes place within the black community itself – can be easily blamed on racist forces outside of their control. This gives those leaders a free pass, both within the black community and, by extension, our entire society. The thing that hamstrings whites to effectively criticize or depose an immoral black leader is the same thing that incubates that black leader from any criticism from his black constituents. All of this provides incentive for those in power to behave poorly. After all, why would a leader have to behave morally if they aren’t held fully accountable for their actions? Why would they have to behave morally and fairly if their own constituents don’t care about their poor behavior? The first step that black people must take in order to overcome any perceived injustice that they feel they suffer at the hands of society, is to call out the people in their community that behave badly. This goes for politicians on down to the thugs on the street. Further, it is my belief that the same thing that propels black politicians to degrade their domains and their constituents propels higher rates of criminality in blacks. There is no accountability by the masses in the middle – the potential voices of reason – just as relatively moral and with-it whites have absolutely no impact on the goings-on of the black community. This is an extension of victimology which is an extension of white guilt. But regardless of their guilt, whites are ultimately powerless to do anything about this situation. It is a black problem that only blacks can solve. And as long as they use institutional racism as a scapegoat, they won’t solve anything.)
John Wiley Price, a Dallas County commissioner is in the news for saying in a public meeting, to constituents, “All of you are white. You can go to hell.” His remarks came after a Dallas attorney named Jeff Turner took the podium to speak openly to the commission. In lieu of using Price’s name – speakers are not allowed to address commissioners by name – Turner referred to him as “Chief Mullah” –which, according to Turner, was a reference to the mullahs of Iran who control their territories much like political bosses. Something Turner was accusing Price of doing in Dallas – especially in the wake of Price’s controversial power play to oust a political opponent. Price claims that he, in turn, became angry because he thought Turner said “Chief Moolah” which he interpreted as a racial term.
Black media outlets are understandably mute on the topic. John Shepard at Black Voices tossed up platitudes by saying that Price should apologize, but reiterated that he “understood” Price’s response to the so-called racial tones. This could be a legitimate argument if Price hadn’t actually called out the entire room of white people rather than the single person aiming rhetoric at him. Price further shows that he has a racial itch to scratch by saying that he found it “peculiar” that only white people got up to speak at the county meeting. What he tacitly admits, then, is that white people care more about the actual goings-on in their districts.
This is not the first time Price has come to national attention for launching into anti-racism tirades. In 2009 he drew fire from conservative pundits like Michelle Malkin and Rush Limbaugh for raising a fuss over a white county commissioner’s use of the phrase “black hole” to describe a fiscal cash-suck in Dallas County. Price sought an apology for the use of term that, in a certain context (i.e. when black people are present), could be taken offensively. Price called into question the use of the terms “angel food cake”, “devil’s food cake”, “Black Friday”, and he wondered why the term “white hole” couldn’t be used to describe an astronomical body that sucks up any mass in its proximity (hint: the absence of reflected light is the same thing that makes a “black hole” and Price’s skin take on similar characteristics). The exchange and Price’s defense are quite entertaining.
Price also has a history of violence, intimidation, and a refusal to accept the consequences of his actions. He truly operates in a moral vacuum – which we can call “white hole” for Price’s sake. As shown below, in one public meeting Price came close to assaulting the judge presiding over the affair, shouting “Make me come to order!” as he slammed his fist on a table and acted like an autistic child. He’s been accused of many crimes including assault, aggravated assault (for twice brandishing a weapon), and sexual assault. Most of his accusers have been intimidated and refused to pursue prosecution against the commissioner. Death threats have been made, and one man was arrested for making a death threat on Price’s behalf (this is left-wing terrorism by the way; we don’t hear much about it though).
Jim Schutze, a writer for the Dallas Observer, had previously taken the initiative in combating Price; he even challenged the politician to a fight. In the wake of this recent debacle though, the same journalist seems to have softened his tone towards his nemesis by claiming that Price’s antics are “nothing to see here” because old white money is playing puppet master to the black politician’s antics. Schutze seems to hypothesize that Price is being used as something of a front to maintain strife in Dallas County in order to maintain monolithic presence on the Dallas county commission. Since Price can’t be ousted from office (his constituency don’t care that he’s a criminally-minded lunatic), the powers-that-be figure that they are best served in using his impenetrable force to their benefit. If correctly described, this a shrewd political strategy: keep the black man doing his song and dance which helps him stay in office, agitate and play the race card at every step, hold the county commission hostage, leverage invincibility to push through a business agenda, get money. Incidentally, Price has been tied to Ross Perot Jr., whatever that means.
But for some reason, the pussified Schutze decided to capitulate on the matter. Initially, Schutze attacked Price for his rhetoric, but now decides to back off of the powers that be are backing the politician. This is cognitive disconnect at its worst; a puppet regime that uses a racist black face as its crowbar is worthy of extra-special vigilance. There are all sorts of injustices worth overturning there. A good journalist could kill several birds with that stone – a dirty politician and his big money backers (I say this with reservation; Schutze’s piece seemed to be tongue-in-cheek, but I believe that he fumbled a golden opportunity in all his cheekiness).
Dallas’ dirty machine politics are beside the point, though. I’m not from Dallas. I could give fuck all about Dallas – or as I’ve started calling it “Damn near Detroit”.
Let me sidestep here and talk about Dallas for a second. I’m from two hours north of there and have been to the seething metropolis on many occasions. I can say this: Dallas fucking sucks. If you have to go to Dallas, don’t. Everything good about “Dallas” isn’t in Dallas. The Dallas Cowboys? In Arlington. Same with their cheerleaders. Cowboy culture? In Fort Worth. Oil money? Likewise. Museums, music, and other arts? FWFTW. The biggest tourist attraction in the actual city of Dallas is the location where a President’s skull was blown open. Dallas has the most depressing downtown, culture, and nightlife of any major American city. Hanging out in their downtown/club area on a weekend night is about as lively as New York City: 9/12/01. If you want the “Texas experience”, go to Fort Worth, San Antonio, or eat mountain oysters – just don’t go to Dallas.
So the faster dipshits like John Wiley Price run Dallas into the ground, the better.
(to be continued)