The following contains editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
An opinion piece in Breitbart by John Nolte struck home, contrasting the difference between MAGA country and MAGA-hating country.
If you consider where all the violence is occurring, where racial hate and race riots take place, it is overwhelmingly in blue cities ruled by Democrats, in many cases having been so ruled for decades.
Los Angeles, Portland and Chicago are prime examples. And in all of these cases, the mayhem extends to the suburbs, as we are currently seeing in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis.
Venture out into rural America or further out into the suburbs from the cities, as Nolte says, and America is overwhelmingly a safe, peaceful, clean and racially tolerant country.
Yet if you watch CNN and MSNBC, or read rags like the New York Times¸ the Washington Post¸ and any number of left-wing media sources, they blame Republicans for their issues.
Liberals blame Republicans for the violence and racism that overwhelmingly affects only their communities, ignoring the fact that despite the fact the overwhelming majority of legally owned firearms are in the suburbs and rural areas of the country, violence in those communities is rare.
They claim that Republicans are racists, but it is they who use politically advantageous initiatives such as vote ID to make the claim in essence that blacks and other minorities are either too stupid or ignorant to be able to obtain proper identification in order to vote.
They take them for granted because they can because they know that blacks will vote Democrat in the 90th percentile, no matter the fact Democrats have done nothing to improve their lives in 50 years.
Nolte notes that Democrats claim they want to live in some type of Utopia, free of gun violence, pollution, and racism. They believe that by implementing their vision of Utopia that magically the gun violence, pollution and racism will disappear. Yet it is they who create it.
As Nolte opines, there is such a Utopia already in existence, a place he calls Rural MAGA Land.
He says that in rural America, “the environment is clean, no one worries about getting shot, and there are no racial tensions.” He then goes on to cite a personal example.
Nolte lives in rural North Carolina, married to Mexican immigrant. He says nobody…nobody has ever had an issue with his interracial marriage. He lives next door to a mixed race family…black and white. Again, they never had a problem.
His other neighbor is a couple with mixed-race grandchildren. Black, white and brown…again no problem.
This of course causes Nolte to pose a simple question. “If Rural America is where all the racists are supposed to live, where’s all the racism in Rural America?”
He said in the county he lives in, everyone he knows owns guns, in some cases more than one, yet he says he cannot remember the last time there was a shooting in his county, where he says “shoplifting still makes the front page.”
Anti-environment? In Rural MAGA Land, Nolte tells us the “waterways, streets, parks, forests and neighborhoods are clean and filled with greenery.”
Oh, but come on…talk is cheap. “Where’s your proof?” Democrats ask. Nolte has statistics.
In his area of rural North Carolina, the Department of Justice reported that for the entire year of 2019, there were a total of 20 hate crime allegations in 13 rural counties, with a population of around 668,000. That translated to 2.9 hate crime allegations per 100,000 people.
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Now, let’s visit progressive, left-wing lala land cities and see how they compare.
- Portland, OR- 5.75 reported hate crime incidents per 100,000 population
- Boulder, CO- 7.9 incidents per 100,000
- San Francisco, CA- 7.2 incidents per 100,000
- Alexandria, VA- 3.1 incidents per 100,000
- Arlington, VA- 4.7 incidents per 100,000
- Seattle, WA- 40…that’s right 40 per 100,000
- Washington, DC- 29…not a typo, 29 per 100,000
How about the epitome of liberalism, Berkeley, CA? 6.5 per 100,000.
So what do these numbers tell us? Basically that people who are looking to avoid being victimized by hate crime are much better of in Rural MAGA Land than in crap hole cities run by Democrats.
But, you might say…there aren’t as many minorities living out in rural America. Once again, that doesn’t matter and Nolte explains why.
If minorities are vastly outnumbered in rural America, and if the hayseed right wingers are so racist, why then doesn’t that translate to more hate crimes per capita than in the cities. Remember, this is per capita, not total numbers.
For example, and this is important given what is going on in our country with AAPI crime, which has been on the increase over the past year or so. In rural America, the Asian population I under one percent.
Despite the fact the mainstream media is trying to pin AAPI crime on “right wing extremists,” there is no Asian hate-crime crisis in the suburbs or rural areas of the country. They are occurring overwhelmingly in cities run by Democrats—New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles come to mind.
Let’s circle over to gun violence. Nolte says that an overwhelming number of people in rural areas own guns, yet the gun violence in rural areas compared to in the cities pales in comparison on a per capita basis.
And what of gun control? Cities such as Chicago, Washington, DC and New York have the toughest gun laws in the country. Yet where is all the gun violence? Not in rural America but in Democratic run cities.
And what about those mayors?
Chicago hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1931. Philadelphia last Republican mayor 1952. Baltimore, Democrats since 1967…St. Louis Democrats since 1949…Washington, DC…NEVER had a Republican mayor. You get the point.
Every single one of America’s most violent cities has been run exclusively by Democrats for decades.
Here is a list of the 10 most dangerous cities in America from 2020…all run by Democrats.
- Detroit- 1,965 per 100,000
- Louis- 1,927 per 100,000
- Memphis- 1,901 per 100,000
- Baltimore- 1,859 per 100,000
- Springfield- 1,519 per 100,000
- Little Rock- 1,517 per 100,000
- Cleveland- 1,517 per 100,000
- Stockton (CA)- 1,397 per 100,00
- Albuquerque- 1,352 per 100,00
- Milwaukee- 1,332 per 100,000
Rural America? In North Carolina per capita:
- Lenoir- 436 per 100,000
- Wilkesboro- 434 per 100,000
- Hickory- 410 per 100,000
Rural America has drug problems like much of the country, helped in part by Biden’s loose open-border policy where Fentanyl is coming into the country at a record pace.
The difference between the drug problem in cities and the suburbs and rural areas? The latter doesn’t have the murder, gangs, gun violence, carjacking and related crimes to go along with it.
Poverty in the rural areas tends to be higher than in the cities. Despite that, once again there isn’t the murder, gang violence, gun violence, etc. No riots…no looting.
What of the environment? Remember, Trump voters are anti-environment, right? They don’t abide by the religion of global warming or as it’s called now, climate change.
Yet where would you rather live? Where the trees and grass are green, where rivers and streams are clean, there isn’t garbage strewn on the streets, homeless aren’t defecating on the sidewalks. Who is anti-environment again?
So what is the Democrats solution? To clean up their cities? Hell no. They want to take city problems and bring them to the suburbs and rural America. Why do you think the Biden administration wants to federalize zoning rules?
Why do you think inside Biden’s “infrastructure” plan is a scheme to build millions of “affordable” housing units not in the cities but in the suburbs?
They want to expand crap hole cities into rural America, to turn the entire country into giant cesspools like Baltimore, Chicago, Portland, Seattle and San Francisco.
Look at New York? In the few years since de Blasio has been mayor, that city has gone from a fairly safe, clean city to a crime infested swamp. He took 16 years of low-crime and community pride and flushed it in half that time.
For those who live in Rural MAGA Land, life is sweet, safe and clean. So blame conservatives and MAGA voters for the problems in what used to be beautiful, clean American cities. Then look in the mirror…that is where the blame belongs.
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