Knives on crime spree across Britain
Another local British paper, This Is Nottingham, reported yesterday:
A 15-year-old boy was slashed across the chest with a blade as he walked to school.So, nobody slashed the boy, he “was slashed across the chest with a blade,” as though the blade did it. No one attacked him, he “was attacked.” There was no one who committed the attack, the attack “happened.”
The story continues:
Police are hunting for three black males in their late teens wearing black hooded tops.It’s not until the fifth paragraph of the article that an active agent, “they,” identified as “three black males,” enters the scene and is described actually committing the knife attack. But the reporter, as though shocked at his slip into the active voice, not to mention his racial description of the attackers, immediately reverts to an even more elaborate exercise in the passive voice:
The boy told officers he saw a shiny blade and was slashed across the chest before escaping to his school nearby, bloodied and in shock.He “saw the shiny blade and was slashed.” It’s as though the blade was just hanging there in the air by itself and committed the act of slashing on its own accord.
Indeed, did not Macbeth encounter such a knife just before killing King Duncan?
Is this a dagger which I see before me,What a dagger! It offers itself to Macbeth, it escapes from his grip, it reappears, it marshals Macbeth toward the act of murder, and it even goes off and kills someone and comes back covered with gouts of blood, all without any human agent doing anything. Surely it was such a blade that the Nottingham boy “saw” in front of him (all by itself, with no human being holding and brandishing the knife) before he was “slashed” by it.
Emergency services were called by staff and the boy was taken to hospital for treatment. He was discharged after receiving internal and external stitches.“Incidents like this are exceedingly rare…” But Detective Inspector Mick Foote, in charge of the case of kidnapping, rape, and torture carried out by a group of blacks against a white couple in London, said exactly the same thing, as quoted in the entry posted just before this one. Foote said:
“However, I would like to reassure the public that such crimes are very rare.”
Get the impression that the “authorities” are not seeking to protect the public from danger, but to convince the public that there is no danger, to prevent them from having any normal reaction to violent racial crime in their midst? Which raises an interesting question: How many savage assaults against whites must blacks carry out every week, or rather every day, before they cease being exceedingly rare? Five a day? Ten a day? Fifty a day? At what point will society begin to recognize that black violence against whites is black violence against whites?
The Nottingham story concludes:
Residents in nearby Coronation Avenue, a leafy area which is used as a shortcut for youngsters from The Meadows and Wilford, have expressed shock.
In a follow up to this entry, an account of the assassination of Julius Caesar is quoted in which the active voice is avoided.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 21, 2009 08:45 PM | Send