When illegal aliens and blacks kill or injure whites, it’s the car or the gun or the knife that did it

(Update, July 15: Clarisse Grime was born in Ethiopia, as explained in this updated story at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. From the one photo of her, she looks more Caucasian than anything else. In any case, we now have an Ethiopian native murdered by a drunken illegal Hispanic in Minnesota. Such is the borderless world created by liberalism.)

Sixteen year old Clarisse Grime was sitting on the grass at her high school in St. Paul, Minnesota, not near the street, when an illegal alien lost control of his SUV, careened off the road, and ran the vehicle into her, killing her.

This is the way the headline in the St. Paul Pioneer Press described Clarisse’s death:

St. Paul teen killed by SUV remembered at her funeral.

The second paragraph of the article continues the theme of girl killed by object:

Clarisse Grime, run over by an out-of-control sport-utility vehicle, was Martha Tamene Woldegiorgis’s only child.

Even the plodding neocons at Powerline (who systematically avoid all mention of black-on-white attacks, even in their own city of Minneapolis) are upset by this Orwellian coverupage.

Jeff W., who sent the Powerline item, writes:

Maybe you have shamed the media into not saying that this killing was “random” or a “between-classes break gone tragically wrong.”

Instead, the media will now just say, “Man killed by gun” or “Woman killed by knife.”

I regret to inform Jeff that the media have been doing that for years, as indicated, for example, in this June 2009 VFR entry:

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.

The pupil at Nottingham Emmanuel School, in West Bridgford, was attacked as he walked from the Meadows area at 8.30am yesterday.

Police confirmed the attack happened in woodland near Main Road, Wilford, after the boy had crossed the Toll Bridge.

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.

They hit the boy over the head before slashing him as he tried to defend himself.

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,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight? or art thou but
A dagger of the mind, a false creation,
Proceeding from the heat-oppressèd brain?
I see thee yet, in form as palpable
As this which now I draw.
Thou marshall’st me the way that I was going;
And such an instrument I was to use.
Mine eyes are made the fools o’ the other senses,
Or else worth all the rest; I see thee still,
And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood,
Which was not so before.

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. [June 2009 entry continues here.]

You may also want to see the follow-up item, in which I rewrite the assassination of Julius Caesar in the passive voice.

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James P. writes:

If you read this story in the St. Paul paper, you will note that the victim, Clarisse Grime, was born in Ethiopia, grew up in Italy and immigrated 2 1/2 years ago to the United States. Clarisse does not look at all African. Her mother, also Ethiopian, married another Ethiopian man (not Clarisse’s father) after she came to St. Paul. Clarisse’s first boyfriend was a Latino immigrant.

In other words, nobody in this story is a native-born American. Mexican kills Ethiopian who was sitting next to a Mexican in St. Paul—the mind boggles!

July 15

Hannon writes:

Great entry, love the British examples, too. But is it really liberalism here? What about the Brits’ formidable command of English? Don’t they see rule violations? Cracks (or chasms) in logic? Something?

LA replies:

Any precision in language or skill in logic is pushed aside by liberalism and its non-discriminatory principle. Liberalism rules all.

Hannon also notes that the updated story’s headline has been changed to:

St. Paul teen killed by unlicensed driver remembered at her funeral

Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 14, 2012 10:59 AM | Send

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