Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Typical Reaction to Violence

In the wake of the weekend violence in Milwaukee, yesterday I wrote:

I haven't seen all the coverage yet, but am sure it is a mere matter of time before we hear the following:

  1. A plea for more funding for social services in the inner city (Pork)
  2. A plan for a huge anti-violence rally (Group Hug)
  3. Blame placed on the gun-culture cultivated by the NRA, which recently had
    its convention here (Scapegoating)
This editorial from the Journal Sentinel was the typical response. All that was missing was the promotion of an anti-violence rally.

But what do I know. I should fire George and search my soul and hire a gang banger.


At 10:12 AM, Seth Zlotocha said...

Here's your anti-violence rally. Actually, it's a proposed anti-violence task force. Among the participants are Archbishop Timothy Dolan and Bishop Sedgwick Daniels.

Any comment on their participation in the group hug?

At 10:14 AM, Dailytakes said...


This won't stop one shooting.

This won't derail one crack deal.

This is not part of the problem, but it certainly won't solve the problem either.

At 11:02 AM, boblaughalott said...

What should be done, then?

At 12:25 PM, Peter DiGaudio said...

What should be done? Let's try this:

At 1:47 PM, Anonymous said...

Sure, we could have a military occupation of parts of the city. Who will pay for that? And, do you really think it will cause long-term change?

At 3:32 PM, Anonymous said...

What a dead on prediction.

Woe are the gang bangers.

Shame on the 'gun lobby.'

I bet their promotion of the peace rally will come tomorrow.

At 3:40 PM, boblaughalott said...

Fraley, the editorial called for a multifaceted response - including "Police must also strictly enforce gun laws, jailing people who illegally possess firearms."

What was wrong with the editorial? Should the paper have ignored the shootings or written a different editorial? If so, what should they have said.

At 7:47 PM, Anonymous said...

Some things have occured to me lately...louder and louder.

The collective We have long taught the black community that things aren't their fault.

So nothing has been their fault.

And their typical response to violence is a vigil.

Because why?

Nothing has been their fault.

The only way they know how to fix anything is by marching or having a vigil or worse yet shooting someone. They DO NOT know any other way, because they have never had ownership of the problems.

At least not for say, 40 years.

At 10:25 PM, Anonymous said...

Why am I not suprised to find this racist crap on fraley's blog. We've raised our negros wrong? (The "collective We" being the white folks I guess).

And, Fraley before you disclaim any responsibility -- all you do is belittle and trash every idea for dealing with the problems in the central city that comes along. The fact that you have nothing but abuse and arrogance on these issues breeds the racism your blog attracts.

Lemme guess fraley: you either ignore this entirely or come across with some trite couple of sentences about how somehow dismiss/bash the question.

At 8:02 AM, Anonymous said...

Its only racist to you because its true and you can't stand the truth.

Until the black commmunity becomes outraged and does something about the problems, nothing is going to change.

Until the black community stands up against it's "leaders" like Michael McJackson and Lee Holloway, nothing is going to change.

Until the black community starts taking some responsibility for the issues (take your pick... gun violence, robbery, drugs, unwed/teen pregnancy) nothing is going to change.

I'm so sick and tired of of people in the black community playing the race card. Wah's all because people are racist that we have problems.'s because you don't care!

And I don't really give a rats ass if you want to call me racist. (that's always the response) I'm also tired of people afraid to tell the truth for fear of being called racist. It doesn't change the facts.

At 8:10 AM, Anonymous said...

The racist part begins where you hold the "black community" responsible for the acts of a handful. To point out the obvious when a white guys kills someone, we don't see bigots like you attacking the "white community."

The fact is though your wierd rant about how you are offended that people don't like your racist diatribes is way off the deep end.


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