Friday, September 21, 2007

Read Whitlock, Rev. Shrimpton and Jerkson, and weep

Jason Whitlock is a sportswriter for the Kansas City Star, and has written about the Jena Six.

Eye-opening stuff is here, including many of the facts which tell the reader the case is NOTHING like the media have presented it, and NOTHING like the race-hustlers and poverty pimps have been selling.

Key Graf:

There was no “schoolyard fight” as a result of nooses being hung on a whites-only tree.

Justin Barker, the white victim, was cold-cocked from behind, knocked unconscious and stomped by six black athletes. Barker, luckily, sustained no life-threatening injuries and was released from the hospital three hours after the attack.

The fact that he survived is not due to any restraint on the part of his attackers. These young men, if not actually trying to kill him, clearly did not care if he lived or died, and administered more than sufficient kicks to the head to have killed anyone. They knew what they were doing, the chance they were taking with his life, and thus 'attempted murder' is entirely accurate.

The whole story is bogus. The narrative in the media at present is a story about brave young black people taking a step against racism by demanding the same rights the white students enjoyed (the right to gather under a tree, apparently).

The result was nooses hanging, a flashback to the 1920's and provocation to righteous anger that couldn't help but explode into violence. They are not guilty; they are the aggrieved party.

Of course, the ringleader Mychal Bell has been charged with assault on two prior occasions, but nobody in the press talks about that. And the young man who was attacked had DONE NOTHING AT THAT TIME TO PROVOKE THEM, but nobody talks about that either.

Whitlock continues:

A black U.S. attorney, Don Washington, investigated the “Jena Six” case and concluded that the attack on Barker had absolutely nothing to do with the noose-hanging incident three months before. The nooses and two off-campus incidents were tied to Barker’s assault by people wanting to gain sympathy for the “Jena Six” in reaction to Walters’ extreme charges of attempted murder.

Whitlock thinks the charges are excessive; perhaps that is worth discussing, but not under the umbrella of egregious racism that has been erected above this case. Assault and battery? Is there such a thing as attempted manslaughter? Heh... probably not.

Whitlock (who himself is black, although it's sad that I feel it necessary to indicate this) has totally exposed the race hustlers here. Whatever part racism played in this whole nauseating episode, it was demonstrably NOT what the press is pretending that it was.

Perhaps young Mr. Bell and his chums believed that young man to be a racist and wanted to express their dissatisfaction with the flawed American political system. In that framework, I wonder just how many crimes and assaults and so forth are to be blamed on the agitation of Jerkson, Shrimpton et al.

But they jumped this kid from behind and knocked him unconscious. It wasn't a "fight" at all. It was an assault. And no matter how angry about racism a person might be, it is still illegal and wrong to assault someone over words or thoughts.

Leave it to the government to punish people for what they think; that's what a 'hate crime' means. But it is never right or legal for individuals to attack other individuals over thoughts or words. And any media member who encourages this line of thought should not complain when, a couple of years from now, somebody angry at what he's written or said on the air takes a tire iron to his skull to express righteous indignation.


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