Can we at least get a hashtag started?
Erik Striker has some valuable thoughts on what happened in Sylacauga:
“The most angering part of this story is the reaction from the police. It’s a cliche at this point to say that the Sylacauga Police Department would be leading candlelight vigils and leaving no stone unturned if a group of Ku Klux Klan supporters beat a single black within an inch of his life for saying something on Facebook. Yet to the outraged white community demanding answers on Social Media, police chief Kelley B. Johnson chooses to deride us instead …
You see? The problem isn’t black on white violence, it’s white people complaining about it on Facebook. That is the same exact logic the niggers who beat Brian Ogle into critical condition used. If white people just stop complaining about being murdered, assaulted, and raped for no reason, and if they pray a lot, then suddenly the blacks engaging in this monkey business will have a change of heart and we’ll all live happily ever after.”
Yeah, just imagine what would happen if the races were reversed.
Let’s suppose an angry mob of White Klansmen had beaten a 17-year-old Black Lives Matter supporter and high school student within an inch of his life. What would happen then? Would the SPLC have noticed it? Would it be a local story?
The #LyingPress would be whipping the mob into a frenzy. Sylacauga would likely be in flames right now. The burning hot takes from leftwing journalists weaving Sylacauga into the narrative of the Civil Rights Movement – the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Standing in the Schoolhouse Door in Tuscaloosa, the Four Little Girls in Birmingham – would assuredly be rolling in right now. The NAACP would be sanctimoniously demanding this or that item (criminal justice reform?) on their preexisting agenda. Hillary Clinton would be arriving next week to deliver an anti-racism lecture to the community.
The Civil Rights Movement was sold as an advance that would bring about “equality.” Instead, it simply reversed the racial power structure. In Black Run America, Whites are at the bottom of the social justice pyramid and have no moral standing. Even the most ludicrous ideas held by the black community and their worst behavior is considered justified because they are victims of “implicit bias” and “systemic racism.”
The Standard holds that Keith Lamont Scott’s death in Charlotte is a national tragedy, but what happened to Brian Ogle in Sylacauga isn’t something worth talking much about. Oh, and if you disagree, then it is proof that you are a racist.