Are liberals finding it harder to keep turning their heads from black antiwhite violence?

Jeremy G. writes:

Has electing a black president made it possible for liberals to talk about some black on white hate crimes?

This story, from Buffalo, is a glaring example of black on white hate (and just the tip of the iceberg) that would normally be hidden by the mass media. This is also a very slippery slope for the liberals.

LA replies:

First, as I’ve said before, I believe that the formal category of “hate crime,” which is being charged here on behalf of the victim, is a loser for us even if some anti-white crimes get designated as hate crimes. This is because the existence of the formal category of hate crime has the effect of lessening the importance of all other anti-white attacks, that is, attacks in which the assailant did not verbally indicate that he was motivated by animus against whites. We end up in a situation in which the only anti-white crimes that matter are those formally designated as hate crimes, while other anti-white racial crime don’t matter. This is because the idiot level of the human mind that controls popular discourse in modern society, and that also constructs modern reductionist ideologies, can only count as high as one. If X matters the most, then non-X somehow doesn’t matter. If hate crime is given a supreme importance, then other crimes are implicitly dismissed or diminished in importance. The killers in the Knoxville Atrocity did not apparently express any anti-white sentiments, therefore what they did was not a hate crime, and therefore, in the economy of the knee jerk modern mind, it wasn’t really bad, at least not the kind of badness we really care about.

However, if we dispense with “hate crime” as a legal category, and return to talking generically about crimes of racial hate, then Jeremy’s point seems promising. In a society focused obsessively on the elimination of white anti-black racism, black on white crimes seem disturbingly to be increasing in frequency and viciousness, even as white on black crimes remain insignificant. The liberal media downplay and ignore these anti-white assaults. But as the assaults continue to get more blatant, as in this Buffalo incident, it will become harder for the media to keep ignoring them. And once they start paying attention to them, liberals could indeed find themselves on the slippery slope to racial reality—meaning the slippery slope to the recognition of black racial reality—of which Jeremy speaks. And if whites did begin to acknowledge that reality, then white guilt, the driving force of modern liberalism and its ideology of national suicide, would begin to dissipate, and the survival of the West would become possible.

Here is the article on the Buffalo attack:

Father wants son’s beating treated as a hate crime

NEW YORK (CNN)—Brian Milligan Sr. believes his son’s race triggered a brutal attack on the streets of Buffalo, New York.

Brian Milligan Jr. poses with his girlfriend, Nicola Fletcher, before he was attacked last month.

Armed with a chunk of concrete, several assailants beat Brian Milligan Jr. on the back of the head on August 18, leaving a 3-inch gash. They kicked him in the face, breaking his jaw.

Bloodied and bruised, the 18-year-old managed to walk five blocks to his grandmother’s house before being rushed to the hospital.

Milligan’s father believes several African-Americans beat his son, who is white, because he is dating an African-American woman. He wants police to treat the beating as a hate crime. He also has criticized what he calls a deafening silence from the community, police and the national media.

“If this was a black guy who was beaten by a group of white guys for dating a white girl, people would be up in arms,” he said. “There’s a double standard.”

Buffalo police believe a group of about 10 to 15 African-American men attacked Milligan late at night, police spokesman Mike DeGeorge said. Police have made no arrests and are still investigating the motive, he said.

Milligan Sr. says he believes the attackers are the same “neighborhood guys” who threatened his son and his African-American girlfriend because of their interracial relationship.

The younger Milligan and his girlfriend, Nicola Fletcher, who is also 18, had recently complained of an increase in insults and threats in east Buffalo, where Fletcher lives and where Milligan was staying with his grandmother, Fletcher said.

“Every time they walk the streets, people stop him and call him ‘cracker’ and ask her why she’s not with a black guy,” Milligan Sr. said.

Two days before the attack, Fletcher said she was shot with paintball pellets by the same group of neighborhood aggressors.

“I’m afraid to walk the streets,” she said. “Those guys are still out there.”

Police “are making good progress in the case,” said DeGeorge, the police spokesman. Investigators are still trying to determine if it should be declared a hate crime.

They have asked members of the community to call police if they have any information.

When Milligan was taken to Erie County Medical Center, he was unconscious and suffered blood on the brain and brain swelling as a result of the beating. He will see a neurosurgeon on September 10 to be evaluated, said his father.

He is now recovering at home and remembers nothing about the attack, which has made the police investigation even more difficult.

The story has touched a nerve with several members of Buffalo’s African-American community, including a local pastor who leads a predominantly black church in Buffalo.

“At first, it didn’t affect me the way that it would have if I heard it was a black teen attacked,” said the Rev. Darius Pridgen, who spent years fighting for civil rights for African-Americans.

“But after I saw his father on TV pleading with the community to find the assailants, I decided I had to go after the people who beat this kid.”

Pridgen said he felt that the community has turned a collective blind eye to the beating. So he gave a fire-and-brimstone sermon at the True Baptist Church on a Sunday after the attack, appealing to his congregation to help find the culprits.

“He didn’t deserve to be beaten this way,” Pridgen recalled saying at the service. “If you believe this, put your hands together.”

If it was a black teen, Pridgen said, “We would have been protesting with flags and everything else.”

Rod Watson also addressed the issue in his column in the Buffalo News. Watson, who is black, pointed out that interracial marriages are nearly 10 times higher than they were in 1960, according to U.S. Census data, but still those couples have a tough time being accepted by society.

“If blacks in Buffalo in 2009 are acting like whites in Selma in 1959, this society has big problems, despite electing a president who is himself the product of an interracial union,” Watson said.

Judy Milligan, a community activist and Brian Milligan Jr.’s great-aunt, said she has been overwhelmed with support from her friends, both black and white.

Mary Woods, a member of Buffalo’s African-American community, reached out to Milligan to offer her support.

“I don’t care what color you are, when something like this happens, justice must be served,” Woods said. “There had to be someone who saw something, and they should come forward.”

Milligan Sr. has criticized the Buffalo Police Department for spending too much time “trying to prove this crime wasn’t a hate crime instead of performing a solid investigation.”

But DeGeorge said the department is pursuing the attackers with the same vigor as it would any crime.

“People tend to want crimes solved yesterday,” DeGeorge said. “We are performing a thorough investigation and that takes time.”

He expressed optimism that Buffalo residents would come forward to help bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Jeremy replies to LA:

If we focus solely on “hate crimes” without mentioning the overall numbers of black on white crime, then I agree with you that we weaken our position. But I wasn’t thinking about us when I wrote to you. I was thinking about white liberals and the mass media. Given that many white leftists are reluctant to talk about black violence at all, I think it is a positive step that CNN carried this story and described in a fair way the racial double standards. I was not suggesting that conservatives or traditionalists stop writing about black criminality in order to focus on hate crimes. In fact, it may be more effective from the standpoint of helping the average white guy see the light and perhaps might be more palatable for liberals or moderates if one were to deliver the overall numbers of black on white violence in the context of describing a specific and savage black on white hate crime. And while we are engaging white liberals and white moderates for their benefit, our side should also note that hate crime laws are not applied fairly, that particularly savage black on white attacks should be counted as hate crimes even if nothing racial was said, and that white hate crime numbers are unfairly inflated because Hispanic perpetrators are counted as whites.

John B. writes:

Okay—so the mainstream media are willing to regard a black-on-white attack as a hate crime if it interferes with a white man’s ability to mate with a black woman. Please.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 08, 2009 10:56 AM | Send

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