The Evidence Is Overwhelming

The Evidence Is Overwhelming, by Jim Goad.

Don Lemon is a … gay black CNN anchor [who] insisted last week that the “evidence is overwhelming” that white men are “the biggest terror threat in this country,” … [He] stated unequivocally that we needn’t be concerned about foreign terrorists:

We don’t need to worry about people who are thousands of miles away. The biggest threats are homegrown. The facts prove that. …

Then in a startling display of egregious doublethink, Lemon said in the SAME SENTENCE that “we have to stop demonizing people” before demonizing white males:

We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them. There is no travel ban on them. There is no ban — you know, they had the Muslim ban. There is no white-guy ban. So what do we do about that?

The facts:

Lemon was foolhardy enough to cite a study that completely undermines his assertion, anyway. It’s from a 2017 Government Accountability Office report called “COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM,” and here’s the money quote:

While the September 11, 2001, attacks were perpetrated by foreign violent extremists, from September 12, 2001 through December 31, 2016, attacks by domestic or “homegrown” violent extremists in the United States resulted in 225 fatalities, according to the ECDB. Of these, 106 were killed by far right violent extremists in 62 separate incidents, and 119 were victims of radical Islamist violent extremists in 23 separate incidents.

OK, then. The tally begins the day AFTER 9/11. What does it show?

It shows that 106 people died as the result of “far right violent extremists,” not all of whom were white men. In fact, it’s unclear whether even most of those whom the FBI tagged as “far right violent extremists” were white, a fact that Lemon neglected to mention. Non-Hispanic whites comprise 62% or so of the current US population.

And it shows that 119 people died due to actions from “radical Islamist violent extremists.” Muslims are currently about 1% of the population.

Hmm…so the Muslims, despite their meager numbers, still win the death toll by a count of 119 to 106. … Muslims are on a per-capita basis 23 TIMES more likely to commit a violent terrorist act than are whites. And this is assuming that 100% of “far right violent extremists” are white, which is probably nowhere near the case. …

More facts the PC crew would prefer you did not know:

But what do those FBI stats reveal about blacks? Assuming that most crime is committed by younger males and that blacks comprise about 13% of the population, I can somewhat safely state that about 4-5% of the population is responsible for:

• 54.% of robberies
• 52.6% of homicides
• 41.8% of illegal weapons possession
• 37.5% of violent crimes
• 33.3% of aggravated assaults
• 29.1% of rapes

In fact, there is not a single criminal category in which blacks are not overrepresented, often by an absurd factor. …

Reality (trigger warning for PC snow flakes):

When it comes to public safety, the evidence is overwhelming about whether black males or white males are the bigger threat.

When it comes to homegrown terrorism’s death toll, the evidence is overwhelming that Muslims are a bigger threat than white males, both in raw numbers and on a per-capita basis.