Your Safety is my Happiness

by Nadra Enzi, Contributing Writere00c7-usflag

One slogan of mine which sums up the UrbanSafetyism (security consulting & advocacy) I promote is, “Your Safety is my Happiness.” Its focus upon other’s wellbeing as a source of personal pleasure sums up the mindset being promoted. As this consciousness spreads in distressed areas they have the option not to continue being distressed. If repetition forms culture my “your safety is my happiness” slogan (or mantra, take your pick) provides a positive outlook for not-so-positive areas. Low income/high crime sides of town are poised for this type of change of perspective. They, more than wealthier parts of a city, know all too well the price paid when discounting other’s safety becomes the norm.

UrbanSafetyism encourges stakeholders to live this slogan because one day the person whose safety makes someone else happier could be you! Your safety is my happiness… and one day my safety could be your happiness. Let’s honor fallen veterans on Memorial Day 2016 by resolving to better defend each other against enemies foreign and domestic – instead of putting all the burden on public and private protectors.

To quote Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, ” Can I count on you? ”

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Your UrbanSafetyist and Brothers and Badges Together Advocate. @nadraenzi on twitter. 504 214-3082. UrbanSafetyism blog http://www.urbansafetyism.blogspot.com

An Inconvenient Truth about Radical Islamlist Terrorism

by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer

The latest murders by Islamist terrorists in Europe are but a harbinger of even worse violence yet to come. Nor will the attacks be confined to Europe. They are no doubt already on the way to Canada and the United States.People now alive and healthy will die or be maimed this year in North America, the victims of perfectly avoidable crimes.

The truth is not merely inconvenient, it was predictable (and indeed predicted) years ago, not through any magical crystal glass, but though the process of simple commonsense.

Haphazard immigration policies inevitably produce disaster. When large numbers of people arrive en masse into a culture very different from their own, they often tend not to adopt the values and customs of the host nation, but rather, to isolate themselves into enclaves, and then to try to force their alien values upon the host.  The more intensely they regard the host population as infidels, the stronger this tendency.

Who did not see this coming? What were they thinking when they opened their borders?  When will they be held accountable?  How long will voters tolerate these atrocities?

 

Even though it is late in the game, measures are readily available to reduce the severity and degree of attacks that are presently being planned. If the will is there, if commonsense has not been completely abolished, then some degree of prevention can still occur.

 

The first step is to immediately reduce immigration from certain specific Islamist nations, allowing only the most thoroughly screened individuals to enter, and only if their entry serves the purpose of the destination state. The risk-to-reward ratio must be the primary consideration.

 

Next, identify any resident who has recently traveled to the Middle East. If they have been trained as terrorists, they should be immediately arrested and deported. How will we know for sure who has been trained? Err on the side of saving lives. The screams and protests of those who object must be ignored.

 

The next step is to recognize that terrorists use large networks of supporters, enablers and sympathizers.  The members of these networks are accomplices to murder.  Identifying them is difficult and tricky, but must be done aggressively.  Deport them.  Again, err on the side of saving lives.

 

Finally, use forceful means to ensure that all immigrants, including citizens born in country from immigrant parents, are expeditiously enculturated into the host nation.  First and foremost, this means breaking up the enclaves, dispersing the immigrants, and insisting that they learn the local language.  It must go further.  Immigrants must dress as the natives dress, practice the local customs, and thoroughly respect the rights of anyone and everyone to disagree with them— for example, no wife beating, no honor killings, no groping of women on the street— for starters.  Whenever there is evidence that immigrants are not cooperating, especially with law enforcement, they should be immediately deported.  Continue to err on the side of saving lives.

 

In short, the mistaken policies of the past need to be compensated for by measures considered extreme by many.  The alternative is the extreme measure of enabling terrorist attacks to continue, condemning to death hundreds of future victims, and threatening the existence of the nation states that allowed these terrorists in to begin with.

 

An ounce of prevention would have been worth a pound of cure, but since that was not done, the bitter medicine of draconian policies has become the necessary and only cure.

Violence at Political Rallies

by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer

I did not vote for Donald Trump. I voted for one of his rivals. Before that, I donated to Carly Fiorina’s campaign.

The issue in my mind is not whether the violence at Trump rallies is, in whatever degree, Trump’s fault.
Clearly, he is a “get in your face” type of person, at least verbally, and some of his supporters are inspired by that to become physical.

Did I mention that Barack Obama also incited political violence? Did I mention that Democrat congressmen, following Obama’s lead, urged bloodshed?

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/5579-democrat-rep-capuanos-speech-to-union-rally-urges-violence
Democrat Congressman Capuano said, referring to the Tea Party. . . “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once in a while you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary,” he continued. The crowd cheered and hooted for each [Democrat] Congressman as they spoke — the tougher the talk, the louder the reception.

In another news item,
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-fires-democrats-argue-face-article-1.323400
. . . Democrats urged Obama to get tougher and show more passion. Obama has tried to assure donors and voters that he’s been schooled by Chicago politics. “I’m skinny but I’m tough,” he says.

Below is a video link in which Obama urges his supporters to “Get in their face.”
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=obama+says+get+in+their+face&&view=detail&mid=4C3DFDE15074DA9144E94C3DFDE15074DA9144E9&FORM=VRDGAR

Finally, this video:
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=black+panthers+block+polling+place&&view=detail&mid=2B7982312CAC0F3B89E62B7982312CAC0F3B89E6&FORM=VRDGAR

The aim of these acts of political violence is singular. It is to prevent speakers from voicing their disagreements with the socialist left. That is not a small matter. If successful, it will, to quote Barack Obama, fundamentally transform America.
In the words of another famous American, “Whoever would overthrow the Liberty of a Nation, must begin by subduing the Freeness of Speech.” ~ Benjamin Franklin, 1772

Consequences of In Your Face Tactics

by Nadra Enzi, Contributing Writer

John F. McGraw, a 78 year old Donald Trump supporter, was charged with assault after a video surfaced of his sucker-punching Rakeem Jones, a suspected Black Lives Matter (BLM) protester.

The alleged protester was being escorted out of a North Carolina Trump rally by sheriffs deputies and was immediately taken into custody. The assault apparently happened during this process. Observers wonder if local law enforcement saw the assault upon him. The question, while valid, casts light more broadly on Black Lives Matter tactics and the atmosphere of this presidential candidates’ rallies.

A jail house intimidation approach, BLM’s preference, inflames attendees perceiving it as disturbing the peace and disrespectful.

Disrupting an event places police focus upon you, making it harder to identify assailants among the screaming crowd you inflamed. Conversely, if protesters haven’t initiated violence, there’s little cause to forcibly eject them. (It’s also within their First Amendment rights to “peaceably assemble.”)

I don’t support disrupting events. I find it arrogant and rife with negative unintended consequences. As Black Lives Matters evolves, I hope evolution includes creating more respectful protest models. In-your-face tactics can get you punched in the face by crowd cowboys. I’m not endorsing attacking rude protesters, BLM or otherwise, just noting potential trouble gleaned from years as event security and a parade marshal at demonstrations.

The arrested Trump supporter has since made indefensible statements to media. Why throw jet fuel on a political bonfire?

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Your UrbanSafetyist, Brothers and Badges Together Advocate. 504 214-3082
http://www.urbansafetyism.blogspot.com Updates @ http://www.gofundme.com/capblack

Ode To Americas Great Ladies

by Nadra Enzi, Contributing Writer

The death of First Lady Nancy Reagan underscores the centrality of great ladies in maintaining our Republic. Credited with guiding American icon Ronald Reagan on his prodigious path to the White House, she reminds us that great ladies are a resource we can’t afford to lose.

She quietly helped our country win a cold war which threatened humanity and combated illnesses robbing senior citizens of recollection and competence. The same urban war declared when crack cocaine launched itself into Black communities saw Nancy Reagan surrounded by urban children famously telling them to “Just Say No! (to drugs and yes to life)” in defiance of this existential threat to their young lives.

Skeptics scoffed at the initiative and revisionists demonize Reagan era anti-drug trafficking laws as racist, while ignoring the brutal bias of low-income communities under chemical and gang attack. A great lady pulled a national neighborhood becoming a rudderless Hood to her bosom – and by extension – to the forefront of popular consciousness.

Nancy Reagan now joins the ode of American great ladies belonging to eternity. Her example challenges us, men and women alike, to discharge our duties with dignity and diligence. Even political foes unite to trumpet her grand example. She also joins other great ladies like my late grandmothers and mother in Yahweh’s infinite embrace.

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Your UrbanSafetyist, Brothers and Badges Together Advocate. 504 214-3082.
http://www.urbansafetyism.blogspot.com Updates @ http://www.gofundme.com/capblack

If Elected, I Promise . . .

by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer

Since nobody showed up for my press conference, I am reduced to posting my campaign promises online for all to see, as the cliché would have it.

Although I have been a Ronald Reagan conservative for most of my adult life, I am also a pragmatist. As such, I have come to realize that as things now stand in America, no one can be elected President of the United States by promising to allow people the freedom to make their own way. It is political suicide to preach self-reliance and personal accountability. It is pointless to promise fidelity to a document that very few Americans have any knowledge of, such as the Constitution.

Therefore, in the spirit of contemporary American culture, I have decided to form a new political party that will put Bernie Sanders to shame. I call it the Everything Free Party, with emphasis on the word, party.

My solutions to vexing problems are simple and straightforward. For example, consider the vexing problem of poverty. We all know that millions of impoverished Americans are starving to death. They cannot afford food, medicine or other necessities, such as the latest video game equipment.

Under my plan, these vexing problems will be immediately solved. I will make everyone in America into a billionaire. When elected, my first order of business will be to have the government print up trillions of dollars and send a billion to every American who voted for me. Bingo, vexing problem solved. Why did nobody think of this before?

I will also expand welfare programs to include everybody except people who were already billionaires before I was elected. Everybody will get everything for free, except those rich people who made the free things. I will take from them everything that they have, and give it all to the people who voted for me.

I understand that there will be some people who criticize me. They will claim that if everybody is getting everything free, then nobody will have any incentive to produce free things, and that therefore, there will not be anything to give away. Those are lies, and under my plan, everybody who tells such lies will be thrown into prisons, where they will be forced to make free things for me to give to the people who vote for me.

I will ensure that everybody in America is equal. Anyone who has anything more than you do, will have it taken from them and given to you, assuming of course, that you voted for me.

So vote for me. I will know if you didn’t.

A World Without Cages

by Nadra Enzi, Contributing Writer

As an urbansafetyist, I explore various definitions of public safety. One of the more interesting is the “No Cages (jails and prisons)” theory. A young woman shared it with me last year and I get subsequent updates after hours when the she bar tends is closed. She’s at least an anarchist and thus we share healthy disgust of a super-sized state favored by liberals and conservatives addicted to one.

In her theory, most crimes shouldn’t be punished by imprisonment. Handling things firsthand is her preferred method when persuasion or counselling aren’t options.

Proponents of the criminal justice system consider autonomous problem-solving worse than crime it addresses. My view is somewhere in the middle.

UrbanSafetyism emphasizes creating awareness and responsibility everywhere (CARE) within encounters, workplaces and events, instead of relying upon government. As checkered as corrections history can be for inner citizens, I do recognize a legitimate role for jails and prisons. If society goes the “No Cages” route, problem-solving by default becomes an absolutely personal responsibility in the majority of cases. Some will ask, would the streets run red with blood? I guess we’d have to have a world without cages in order to find out.

Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Your UrbanSafetyist, Brothers and Badges Together Advocate504 214-3082. http://www.urbansafetyism.blogspot.com

Freedom or Subjugation?

by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer

We have two alternatives: freedom or subjugation.

Of the two, subjugation is the easier and (to some people) the more
attractive. Simply hand over all power to some other guys, and trust
that they will be wiser and more noble than we, the unwashed masses,
and wait for them to provide us with security and comfort.

Freedom is by far the more difficult alternative. Freedom is scary, and its
path is strewn with dangers. A free man has to weigh the consequences
of his actions, not merely in the immediate sense, but in the
universal. And when he fails or falls short, the blame falls on him
personally, not on “the system,” or on some nameless distant
bureaucrat.

But when the subjugated man and the free man lay down their heads at
night, it is the subjugated man who, in his heart of hearts, envies
the free man. And it is the free man who despite his fears and
failures, knows that ineffable fulfillment of the soul for which the
subjugated man can only yearn.

The power of government is increasing, and as it does, the erosion of
freedom continues. Whether through the Patriot Act, the IRS code, or
gun control laws, we are squandering our hard-won freedoms for the
false promise of security.

The people to whom we are yielding our freedoms—that is, those
people called the government—are neither wiser nor nobler than we
are. They are simply more powerful.