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Racially Motivated | June 18, 2015

The problem with the concept of micro-aggression is that it lowers the bar for offense so low that even thoughts can be perceived as actions. Anything someone doesn’t like can be labeled as an aggression against them (or someone else). That’s why a “hate crime” is too much like a thought crime. Hate goes to motive, it is not a crime in itself. Crimes are crimes, the results are the same.

The mass shooting in Charleston, SC last night was racially motivated. The perpetrator talked about what Black people did before he started shooting. There are pictures of him wearing Apartheid era flag patches on his jacket. It was also a crime, with signs of premeditation. I have to wonder, though. Does it matter if he was filled with hatred or evil or insanity?

What I do know is that the usual suspects of liberal special interest groups and the media have been promoting a race war where the police are supposedly indifferent to Black citizens and kill then due to harsh treatment and neglect. There is little to no proof that those actions are racially motivated. At worst, they are the result of bad practices and weak oversight.

We have to remember that there is true evil in the world. When we forget this is when the personal slight becomes an unforgivable offense. The events of September 11, 2001 put what really matters into perspective. I hope it doesn’t take a tragedy every time to make us realize what real evil is.

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4 Comments

  1. Yep, you said it!

    Comment by insanitybytes22 — June 18, 2015 @ 10:31 pm

  2. Does it matter if he was filled with hatred or evil or insanity?

    It matters if we can use the knowledge to prevent like events. Otherwise, Americans except the msm, which will cry “Hate”) will invoke only insanity because we simply cannot comprehend real evil. Hint to the Fundies: it isn’t gay marriage.

    Comment by Mary — June 19, 2015 @ 1:14 am

    • I understand the temptation to do something, but remember the first of the three progressive fallacies, “all problems can be fixed”. In our horror we still need to make sure any “fixes” we come up with don’t eventually make things even worse.
      Evil and insanity are fairly slimy targets. When pinned down they usually ooze out from under pressure and pop up elsewhere.

      Comment by 49erDweet — June 19, 2015 @ 10:52 am

      • There’s a cause and effect, but that doesn’t mean we fully understand either. I believe in evil, but not that people are fully good or evil, just that some give into it.
        I think this guy probably has some underlying mental disorder, but he knew what he did and since there’s no “cure” for what he’s got, he has to face the legal punishment awaiting him.

        Comment by 1539days — June 19, 2015 @ 11:48 pm


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