From: "Robert Henderson"
To: "Robert Henderson"
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006 2:35 PM
Subject: Race realism doesn't grow
Note; Johnson ignores completely one salient fact about the killers: they are black.
Although national statistics of crimes by race are no longer kept (Iwonder why?) it is clear to anyone who reads the newspapers regularly that blacks and increasingly Asians (think Kris Donald in Glasgow)account for a disproportionate number of killings, especially of themost brutal and gratuitous kind.To take a few cases from this year alone: Christopher Mockton, DamilolaTaylor, Kris Donald and the schoolgirl raped and murdered in Slough.
The extent of black violence in particular is emphasised by the factthat the Met Police have set up a special task force (Operation Trident)to deal with black on black violence.It is very rare indeed for casual and brutal killings to involve whitenative Britons.
Where they murder it is overwhelmingly in a domestic context. Nor is do such killings normally display the sadism which accompanies so many murders committed by non-whites.
It is also noticeable that a very high proportion of non-white killings involve white victims while proportionately very few murderers of non-whites are white - with the ration of whites to non white approximately 9:1 one would expect the number of white killers of non-whites to vastly outweigh those of nonwhite killers with whitevictims.
Strangely, while any attack by a white on a non-white is immediately treated as racist, the reverse very rarely happens.
The truth is that blacks (and increasingly Asians) are quite disproportionately involved in crimes of violence.
According to the HomeOffice's own research around a third of those mugged report a black assailant even though blacks form only 2-3% of the population.
It would be interesting to know whether the advocates of the joy of diversity and the benefits of immigration take such costs into account when telling us how wondrously beneficial ethnic minorities are to this country? RH
God knows how Carty and Brown will repent
By Boris Johnson Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 30/11/2006
Every detail of the murder of Tom ap Rhys Pryce seemed calculated to provoke my middle-class anger.
With every word, I couldfeel my heart turning into a bubbling, lid-flipping cauldron of fury,and when I looked at the faces of his killers â€” Carty and Brown â€”
Ifelt something I have hardly ever felt in my life. I simply wanted them to pay. I thought how hard the 32-year-old Cambridge graduate had worked, how happy he was that he was going back to see his fiancÃ©e. I thought how she had been due to try on herwedding dress, and of the wedding plans strewn around his corpse.
I thought what a nice chap he sounded, and how brave he had been to fight back with his bare hands in those last dark moments in Kensal Green; and then I thought of Carty and Brown, and how they had stabbed him and kept stabbing him in the head and the arms and the torso, even though he had already given them everything they wanted, which turned out to be nothing but a mobile phone and an Oyster card; and I thought how they composed moronic rap songs about killing and stabbing, and then I looked again at their blank, expressionless, remorseless faces and I am ashamed to say I was overcome with hatred.
I wanted them to die. If you had asked me then and there whether I was in favour of capital punishment for Carty and Brown, I would unhesitatingly have said yes. Then I read the statement from Adele Eastman, his 31-year-oldfiancÃ©e, about how she wished she had been at his side to hold him as he died, and the newsprint swam. It was only later, when I had recovered, that I brooded on her generosity and realised that she wasright about one thing.
We can be angry about Carty and Brown, and the way knife crime is increasing. We could wish London was run by someone other than this nincompoop Livingstone â€” and quite frankly the streets of London are now so violent that I would vote for Dirty Harry if the Tories could persuade him to stand.
But it is one thing to be angry; it is another to give way to hatred.Adele Eastman says there "will be no place for hatred" in herboyfriend's memory, and she is right. The minute we stop to think, wesee how ugly our feelings are, and the hopelessness of bringing backcapital punishment. Not only is it barbaric; there is the insuperable objection that innocents might be killed, and in any case it would involve the diversion of zillions of taxpayers' money to the human rights lawyers.
We have to think of some other way of exacting vengeance on Carty andBrown; and as I look ahead at their "tariffs" of 21 and 17 years, I am not filled with hope. They will not have a nice time in jail.
Although they are unquestionably nasty, they may meet people even nastier than they are;and yet there is no guarantee that their punishment will at any stagemake them face up to what they have done. What we all want is for them to understand the sheer horror of their actions. We want them to open their souls and be suddenly harrowed and grief-stricken for the life they have taken away; and we want them tofeel this remorse with all the intensity of someone facing his ownexecution. Instead of slouching through their term of incarceration, feeling vaguely misused by society, we want them to repent and to change.
It is very difficult to see how this change might happen, except through one route; and that brings me to the current controversies about religion. Bourgeois Britain is going through a bit of a panic about therole of God in society, largely fuelled by nervousness of Islam. Attacksare made on faith schools, or on BA staff who wear the cross, and theidea seems to be that we can only voice reservations about one religion if we bash them all impartially. That is why Richard Dawkins is having such a soaraway success with anatheist tract called The God Delusion, and why Robert Kilroy-Silk can beclapped on Question Time when he calls all religions "fairy tales".
Alert readers of this column will know that my own faith is a very feeble tinsel object. I sometimes think there might be some kind of celestial radio signal, but it is about as intelligible as Radio Tirana.There is a smart-aleck schoolboy side to me that exults with Dawkins as he teases the believers and demonstrates the biological absurdity of theincarnation, and I remember my fierce 11-year-old joy at reading theaccount of how the Darwinians destroyed the Creationists in that debateat Oxford. My only thought, as I stare at the faces of Carty and Brown, is that,if we throw out religion, then we lose a useful tool in changing lives.You and I lead comfortable existences, full of pleasure and interest,and generally so heavily regulated that we do not face that many moralchallenges. We may feel that we do not have much of a spiritual void tofill. But look at these creeps, the shambles of "sperm fathers" and gangwarfare and violence. It's not so much that they have been deprived oflove, but that they have been deprived of authority of any kind, and ourfeminised paedophile-obsessed culture means there is less and lesschance that they will find a male role model in the classroom. However ludicrous it may seem, religion sets boundaries; it suggeststo bad and loveless people that they are loved. It provides a framework. Of course it would be nice if Carty and Brown were not recruited tosome militant Islamic group; it would be nice if they turned to the good old milquetoast Church of England. But it doesn't really matter. Wecan't just string these people up. We can't flog them. We are forced to incarcerate and hope for the best. Before we go all the way with Dawkins and chuck out religion, weshould look at the savage and remorseless faces of Carty and Brown, andreflect that, if we are to have any hope of changing them for thebetter, then God is a useful card for society to keep up its sleeve. Boris Johnson is MP for Henley--Robert Henderson
NWN note : Richard Dawkins is in fact a marxist, or he certainly was when I saw him, though that was in the 1980's.