The Social Network—Black Style

Thucydides writes:

The Guardian (no less) has a report on how Blackberry Messenger was used to organize the anti-white riots in Tottenham, complete with quotes.

Here is an example:

“Everyone from all sides of London meet up at the heart of London (central) OXFORD CIRCUS!!, Bare SHOPS are gonna get smashed up so come get some (free stuff!!!) f*ck the feds we will send them back with OUR riot! >:O Dead the ends and colour war for now so if you see a brother … SALUT! if you see a fed … SHOOT!”

The rise of social media probably means we are in for a steady future diet of this kind of disorder. Blackberry Messenger is apparently the most popular service among young blacks in England.

LA replies:

Blackberries are very expensive to maintain. How do these oppressed jobless hopeless young blacks afford them?

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Alex A. writes from England:

In a comment on VFR today, I note that you are curious about the use of expensive Blackberries to organize the Tottenham riots—which to quote the baby-talk used by the British police—“have instigated copycat violence in some other London boroughs”.

From the point of view of the deprived black communities in Britain, when social security handouts fail to keep up with the increasing cost of buying the latest gadgets for arranging tumults, then young black men are ‘forced’ to steal them.

TL Geiger writes:

My question exactly!

It was the first thing I thought before even reading through the article. I’m not rich, but I do maintain a solid job that I’ve done for years, and as much as I’d love a Blackberry or some other smartphone it’s just not in my budget—but a bunch of “poverty stricken yoots” can afford them? It’s obvious that some kind of widespread illegal activity is occurring, most likely drugs, that has these savages dressing in the best of their cultural fashion (if you can call it fashionable), driving Escalades with 22 inch rims and apparently Blackberry phones. I guess I ought to quit my job, get welfare and foodstamps for my family (not going to happen, I’m too white) and start selling crack so that I can be as prosperous as these thugs. Hell, along the way I’ll get to do some looting and get some new electronics I’ve been promising my family I’d get for so long. Lord knows this is not the world that I grew up in.

On a lighter note I’ve been coming to VFR for a little over a month now and hats off to you Lawrence for being a champion of the truth. It’s men like you that may eventually get the word to enough people so that we may see a drastic change for the better, even in our lifetimes.

LA replies:

Thank you very much. In addition to current articles, you may find that the best way to get into what the site is about is to explore the articles linked in the sidebar on the main page.

Joseph E. writes:

Does not the technology exist whereby a stolen phone could be deactivated, either by the retail seller or the end purchaser? Perhaps via a hyperlink or call in number? One might never retrieve one’s property but could still enjoy the satisfaction of denying its ill gotten use to the thief.

Carol Iannone writes:

I read at your site about the London riots and the use of Blackberries. I don’t know if stealing is the reason so many seemingly poor people have Blackberries. It’s not the cost of the device itself, it’s the monthly fee. So unless they’ve stolen them recently and are managing to use them before the real owner reports it and cuts off the plan, I don’t stealing as an explanation.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 08, 2011 10:34 AM | Send

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