Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Black Teens Shoot White Aussie "For Fun": Chicago Tribune Covers Up Race of Shooters

"Teens" Accused of murdering Aussie ballplayer "for fun"
Most everyone who reads the Drudge Report knows by now that 3 black teenagers in Oklahoma shot and killed a white Australian baseball player in cold blood yesterday on an Oklahoma jogging path.
The White Victim

Readers of the Chicago Tribune or its free throwaway adjunct, the Redeye, however would just know that "teens" shot a "jogger."

It's not that the Tribune has an aversion to reporting the race of shooters, however. Because on page 6 of today's Trib-owned Redeye, readers were told that yesterday's gunman at an Atlanta grade school was "a white male adult."

Of course, the leftist news media won't give the hate crime aspect of this black-on-white, outright murder the same gleeful emphasis they afforded the murky Trayvon Martin matter.

The outright anti-white bias of the Chicago Tribune and its censorious cover up of black-on-white criminal atrocities is beyond contemptuous at this point.

The members of the liberal news media have become enemies of the people.

Each and every one of them.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sylvia Plath: Feminist Icon and Leftist Looneytune

This marks the 50th anniversary of American poet Sylvia Plath's death.
Feminist icon Sylvia Plath

She was wildly promiscuous as a college girl. She was criminally negligent as a mother. She was a mindless, knee-jerk left-winger, wrong on virtually every vital issue of her day. She was certifiably insane.

And she has become an icon of the feminist movement.


At the time she decided to swallow a bottle of sleeping pills and stick her head into a gas oven, leaving behind her 2 infant children in an adjoining room, Sylvia Plath was little more than a 2nd rate talent.

The New Yorker was rejecting her poems by the truckload. She had just approached two American publishers  with her self-admitted  "potboiler" the  pseudonymously penned novel, The Bell Jar.

They both said thanks, but no thanks.

She was known best only for being the wife of  English writer and future British national poet-laureate, Ted Hughes. He was a colleague of T.S. Eliot and W.H. Auden and was commanding big sums for his literary output.
Plath's husband, Ted Hughes

She was not.

So as it turned out, her decision to snuff it on the morning of February 11, 1963 was one of the best career moves she could have possibly made.

That's because in death, radical feminists would adopt her as an iconic role model and vigorously promote her as being some sort of artistic genius.

Then, her stuff finally began to sell.

Liberals need their martyrs and Sylvia Plath fit their requirements to a T.

First off, Sylvia Plath was an extreme left-winger.

She, seemed to get all her political ideas from the ultra-left wing  The Nation - a Madison Wisconsin-based rag whose pages entertained the journalistic excretions of the likes of communists Leon Trotsky, Noam Chomsky and Izzy Stone.

Most egregiously, Sylvia Plath developed a maniacal affinity for the Jewish-American communist spies and traitors, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Plath proclaimed their innocence and railed at her fellow college girls for being able to calmly eat breakfast on the day of their executions.

Plath actually developed a psychosomatic sympathetic rash on her arms at the very hour the Rosenbergs were dispatched at the electric chair for handing the murderous Josef Stalin the secrets to America's H-bomb.
Plath's political bible

Plath had no moral qualms about people who supplied the mass murdering despot, Stalin, with weapons of mass destruction, but decried President John F. Kennedy for "threatening the Soviet Union."

She called her mother "stupid" for voting for General Eisenhower rather than the ridiculous Libertyville aristocrat, Adlai Stevenson, who she called "The Abe Lincoln of our age."

In the world of Sylvia Plath's fevered brain, Ike's election was, "the funeral day of all my hopes and ideas."

Over at Cambridge on a Fulbright scholarship, she immediately joined the Young Labour Party, which was then dominated by full-blown Stalinists of the extremist Trade Unions Council. She also signed on to the "Ban the Bomb" movement of pinhead lefty mathematician, Bertrand Russell (apparently not realizing that if her heroes, the Rosenbergs had not supplied Stalin with the H-bomb, an American nuclear monopoly would have obviated the whole problem.)

Secondly, Sylvia Plath became a vehement misandrist.

Stung by her husband's rejection of her in the last months of her life she spewed out a number of poetic ravings which vilified men:

"I hated men because they didn't stay around and love me like a father: I could prick holes in them and show they were no father material...Men, nasty lousy men."

So when the radical feminists began to flex the muscles on their hairy arms in the 1970s, who could be more perfect a figure to manufacture into an icon than Sylvia Plath?

An  ultra-Left Wing, Man-hating, artiste. And with a phony, contrived British accent to boot.

And so, buoyed by the feminist left, little by little Plath's writings gained posthumous acceptance, culminating in an unheard of posthumous award of the Pultizer Prize in 1982.

Today, her lightweight feminized version of J.D.Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, The Bell Jar, is read by thousands of school girls each year.

And almost every year some deranged feminazis descend on her cemetery in West Yorkshire, England and chisel her married name, "Hughes" off of her headstone. Her husband always dutifully replaces it.

The Plath estate has scheduled some heretofore unpublished material of hers for release this year, on the 50th anniversary of her self-immolation.

We will not be standing in line, waiting for copies.

Here is a 50s newsreel clip reporting the conviction of communist spies, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Sylvia Plath claimed they were innocent and became maniac over the event. Soviet KGB files made public in the 90s proved that they were indeed guilty of betraying the United States:

(The facts on Plath's life referred to herein are from Sylvia Plath, A Biography, by Linda W. Wagner-Martin, 1987, Simon and Schuster. Wagner-Martin was professor of English at Michigan State University, specializing in modern literature and womens' literature.)

Monday, August 5, 2013

When Chicago Almost Got The Eiffel Tower (Got A Ferris Wheel Instead)

From the strange but true file comes the amazing fact that Chicago almost got its very own Eiffel tower, but turned it down in favor of a massive Ferris wheel.

The Eiffel Tower -
still gracing the Paris skyline

While the Eiffel tower still stands as an iconic symbol of Parisian grace and elegance, Chicago's famed Ferris wheel was sold for scrap and dynamited out of existence a mere 13 years after its creation.

According to Erik Larson's 2003 best seller, The Devil in the White City, here's how it all happened.

The Eiffel Tower was constructed for the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. It was a worldwide marvel of both aesthetic and engineering mastery which was retained as a permanent fixture. Of course it became the very symbol of Paris itself.

In an attempt to surpass the acclaimed French World Fair, Chicago's organizers of the 1892 Columbian Exposition World's Fair secured the most renowned architects from New York and the industrial North to design a stunning assemblage of buildings.

Led by Evanston resident and leading Chicago architect, Daniel Burnham, Chicago's fair organizers also signed on Frederick Law Olmstead, the landscape architect of Central Park in New York, to transform the swampy South side Jackson Park into a thing of exquisite natural beauty. It would be the site of the 1892 World's Fair.

Now, all Chicago needed to blow memories of France's fair out of the water was a knockout engineering marvel, akin to the Eiffel Tower in importance.

Chicago's World's Fair Ferris Wheel 1893,
chosen instead of Gustave Eiffel's tower

The Chicago organizing committee put the word out in US engineering circles. The proposals they got back were mundane at best and some were downright weird.

One completely wackizany engineer proposed what would have been the world's first bungee jump contraption.

He proposed construction of a 4,000 foot tower on which a car seating 200 people would be attached to a 2,000 foot long rubber cable. The car would then be pushed off the top giving 200 people the wildest (and probably only) bungee jump of the 19th century. (p.135)

The liability law lobby was non-existent in 1892, but fair planners could still see that the bungee jump operation might not end well.

Another crackpot proposed a 5,000 foot tower made of logs with a log cabin atop. Still another proposed a 9,000 foot tower that would have an appended toboggan slide from the top for daredevil snow sport enthusiasts. (p.134)

Almost at the point of despair, Burnham's committee received a letter from Gustave Eiffel, himself, offering to design a tower comparable to, but somewhat larger than his 1889 Parisian tower.

An Eiffel tower for Chicago -- wouldn't that have been something?

Burnham and Co. were seriously considering Eiffel's offer, but were confronted by a storm of outrage from the American engineering community. They insisted on a US engineering feat to be showcased at Chicago's US fair. (p.135)
A rusting civic eyesore, the Ferris Wheel
was demolished in 1906

So Eiffel was politely turned down.

In the end, the fair committee somewhat reluctantly accepted the bid of a young Pittsburgh engineer and steel specialist, George Washington Ferris.

He proposed to construct a wheel of steel, 250 feet in diameter. It would carry 36 cars, each about the size of a Pullman train car, equipped with a lunch counter and with an overall capacity of 2,160. It would propel riders 300 feet in the sky over Jackson Park -- a bit higher than the crown of the Statue of Liberty.

When they finally got Ferris' contraption up and running about 6 months after the fair opened, it was a huge success. Almost 1.5 million fair goers paid for rides on the wheel, making about $395,000 for Ferris' firm (in 1893 dollars.)

Over time, variants of the Ferris Wheel would become a mainstay of carnivals, fairs and amusement parks around the world and would make a fortune for G.W. Ferris' family.

But as an architectural landmark it was pretty damned useless.

After the Columbian Exposition closed in November of 1893, the Ferris Wheel was dismantled and re-erected near Lincoln Park on the North side to serve as an attraction anchor for an entertainment district. It failed as a major draw and in 1903 was sold to a scrap metal firm for $1,800.

They, in turn, sold it to a St. Louis consortium who exhibited it at the St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904.

The owners of the Ferris Wheel, which had by now become a white elephant, abandoned it on the site of the fair. Deeming it a rusting eyesore, St. Louis city fathers had it blown up by dynamite in 1906.

So much for the engineering marvel of Chicago's 1892 World's Fair.

And to think that Chicago could have, instead, had an Eiffel tower, that would still be gracing its skyline today.

On second thought, given that it would be located in Jackson Park on the gang-infested South side, Chicago's Eiffel Tower would probably have become little more than an irresistible palette for the spray paint gang graffiti artistes of the Black P Stone Nation and the Latin Kings.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Rape Skyrocketing in Chicago: White Women Victimized by Black and Brown Rapists

The front page headline in the Tribune's free throwaway Redeye, blared out of the Red corner newspaper boxes on August 1st: 3 per day - Sexual Assaults in Chicago - And up to half go unreported!

What the Tribune's kiddie tabloid conveniently failed to report was the racial breakdown of rapes in Chicago.

They had no problem reporting the race breakdown of murders in Chicago in their subsequent August 2nd story on homicides here. That's because blacks are overwhelmingly the victims there (and the killers as well.)

But stony silence from Chicago's liberal media on the race of Chicago's rapists and the race of their victims.

That's because the vast preponderance of the women raped here are white women. And the majority of their rapists are black men.

According to one of the very few breakdowns by race culled from FBI crime stats, black-on-white rape is 115 times more common than the reverse.

The only two  famous alleged sexual assaults by white men on black women in the last two decades – the Tawana Brawley and Duke rape cases – turned out to be hoaxes.

So you can bet your sweet life that if white men were shown by the stats to be running down to Englewood in big numbers to rape black girls, the Tribune would have been shouting that from the rooftops.

Al Sharpton would get into a shoving match with Jesse Jackson to see who could get the most TV camera facetime. And those two odious race hucksters would be howling about white racism and calling on Obama's hack U.S. Attorney General to start investigating these as federal white "hate crimes."

The scribe who penned the August 1st rape article for Chicago's Newspaper for Dummies, the Redeye, was one Rachel Cromidas.
Redeye's crack reporter Rachel Cromidas

Asked by the Chicago Lampoon as to why the racial stats were happily reported in the homicide story but omitted from the rape story, she told us," The dataset I was able to use for my story did not include a racial breakdown. I don’t work on RedEye’s homicide coverage but my understanding is they have had more detailed data to work from."

Surprise, Surprise Surprise!!

Quite a curious lack of journalistic curiosity, wouldn't you say?

In light of some of the few recent 2013 high profile Chicago rapes, where the respective races of the perp and victim were reported:

 - the carjacking and rape of a white woman by a black teen

 -- the abduction from a Rogers Park bus stop and rape of a white Loyola U. student by an obese black man 

-- the serial black rapist of white women in Lincoln Park 

-- you would think a competent journalistic inquiry would demand a precise racial breakdown.

So what do the only available statistics tell us? A message the Tribune will not report.

The real repository of racism in America – manifest in violent interracial assault, rape and murder – is to be found not in the white community, but the African-American community. In almost all interracial attacks, whites are the victims, not the victimizers.

But that subject is taboo in the fantasyland of the mainstream liberal  news media. No wonder they're going out of business.