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FP: What about the press?
Flaherty: The book is about the racial mayhem, but even crazier, is how the press does not cover it. Lots of papers flat out tell you: We are not going to report on the race of criminals. Fair enough. But when it starts happening in mobs, and gets more dangerous, and virtually every mob is the same race, then somebody should be able to figure it that something is happening here. Some newspapers say if you notice the race of the mobs, you are a racist. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch had to discontinue letting people comment on some criminal stories because people were just demanding an answer to the question: “Why is it so important that you hide the race of the people involved?”
FP: And so why is it so important?
Flaherty: We are the most race conscious country on earth. We learn that every day from black caucuses, black teachers groups, black police officers, black public employees, and hundreds of other black groups that are featured so often in local media. With stories that are often written by members of the National Association of Black Journalists. Which is different from other groups of ethnic journalists. Over the last 50 years, they have constructed a paradigm of racial quotas, affirmative action, and race consciousness in almost every part of our society. These riots and lawlessness at least beg the question: How’s that working out for you?
FP: So from these realities, it doesn’t really appear that race relations are getting better.
Flaherty: The gulf between the races is wider and deeper than I thought. The psychiatrists tell us we are only as sick as our secrets. And the biggest secret today is that we are not allowed to talk about black violence in any way that asks people responsible to take responsibility. That has bred a sickness in some black people and some white people — the Aryans, the haters, the Nazis, etc. — that is a lot bigger than I had imagined. Or that most people say.
FP: Crystallize for us why our leftist media, higher literary culture and our public officials condone and deny this racial violence.
Flaherty: The growth of racial violence and lawlessness creates a statement that everything these folks believe and have done over the last 50 years is not just a failure, but is harming the people they think they are helping.
FP: What has been the reaction to your book? Has the Left even acknowledged the existence of your book?
Flaherty: We are getting a tremendous amount of reaction to the book from talk radio, opinion pages and the Internet. Most of it from people who are grateful that finally, someone is talking in a clear and factual and compelling fashion about the topic of black mob violence. Attention from the Left is mixed. The overwhelming reaction is this: In the same breath they deny the widespread racial mayhem exists, then they explain why it exists. But I do get the feeling from many on the Left that the facts are so overwhelming that they are getting tired of standing up in the public square and proposing yet another program they know will not work to solve a problem they do not acknowledge even exists. I think many are ready for a new era of honesty on this topic.
FP: Colin Flaherty, thank you for joining Frontpage Interview.
Flaherty: It is an honor to be featured in a magazine connected to David Horowitz, one of the great intellectual pioneers of our day.
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