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Only White People Can Commit Hate Crimes, Right?
Have you ever noticed how crime is only racially motivated when it’s committed by a white person? According to our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the press, anyway. They’re very devoted to Critical Race Theory and whatnot, so they just love it when white folks do bad things. “See? There’s your proof! White people really are to blame for all the world’s ills!”
We saw this with a couple of crime stories this weekend. First, in Colleyville, Texas, a British national named Malik Faisal Akram took hostages in a synagogue and demanded the U.S. release an Islamic terrorist named Aafia Siddiqui, AKA Lady Al Qaeda. He picked that synagogue because she’s being held in federal prison 25 miles away.
Akram live-streamed the attack, as is now depressingly common, and he told the world exactly why he did it. But it doesn’t fit the Democratic Party’s narrative, so the authorities had to just outright lie about it:
Holding hostages in a synagogue isn’t “specifically threatening the Jewish community”? What, are they saying this guy threw a dart at a map? Of course he was specifically threatening the Jewish community. That’s why he chose a synagogue.
President Grandpa also lied to us about it:
We have “insufficient information” to figure out why the guy did it, after he specifically told us why he did it. And by the time they do have sufficient information, everybody will have moved on. Ain’t that always the way?
This criminal wasn’t a white guy in a MAGA hat yelling about stolen elections and Ivermectin, like they all wanted:
Whoops! Oh well. Better luck next crime.
Deranged man pushes Asian woman to death at Times Square subway station
A deranged homeless man allegedly shoved an Asian woman to her death in front of an oncoming subway train Saturday morning in Times Square, police said…
Michelle Alyssa Go, 40, was waiting on the southbound platform when she was shoved onto the train tracks and struck by an R train, police said…
The suspect, identified by police as Simon Martial, 61, was arrested and charged with second degree murder, police said.
For the past year, we’ve heard a lot about #StopAsianHate. But not this time. Why not?
Notice the headline specifies the victim’s race, but not the attacker’s race. He’s described only as a “deranged man,” as if his mental state needs to be explained after he pushed a stranger in front of a train.
Maybe because this is Simon Martial:
Uh-oh. Better not mention his race at all in the story. What does that have to do with what he did? It’s not as if he’s one of those evil white supremacists.
A Muslim attacking a synagogue has nothing to do with anything. A black guy pushing an Asian woman in front of a train has nothing to do with anything. These things are always one-offs unless you can somehow connect them to #WhiteSupremacy.
What a terrific message on MLK Day: People of color can only be victims.
And journos wonder why we don’t like them.
Last week, an actor named Richard Burgi was fired from The Young and the Restless for violating their COVID protocols. The show requires anyone testing positive to wait 10 days to return to work, but Burgi came back after only five days. He tested negative before returning to work, but they fired him anyway.
As you may have heard, last month the Centers for Disease Control changed the 10-day waiting period to five days. So Burgi got fired for following CDC guidelines.
I recognize Burgi, but I couldn’t tell you where I’ve seen him. One of those “Hey, It’s That Guy!” actors:
His IMDb page is a mile long, with credits going back 30 years. Now he gets fired from a soap for literally following the government’s COVID guidelines.
I was as gung ho as anybody about this stuff at the beginning of the pandemic, but that was almost two years ago. We’ve got vaccines now. The new strains are less deadly. Things are getting better. But the panic is only getting worse as the disease becomes less dangerous.
Everybody has gone insane. We’re now a nation of hypochondriacs, and no good will come of it.
Quick TV recommendation: 1883 on Paramount Plus.
I was skeptical when I saw the promos, and the show didn’t seem worth signing up for yet another streaming service. But then Amazon put Paramount Plus on sale for 99¢/month and I said why not. I’m glad I did, because 1883 is a terrific Western. Bleak as all hell, but that’s what life was like back then.
It’s a prequel to Yellowstone, explaining how the Dutton family came to own all that land, but it’s a much different show. The sudden bursts of violence in almost every episode are much more believable, for one thing, because on the lonesome prairie there were no cops or lookie-loos with smartphones. It depicts the freer-but-meaner world that John Dutton longs to live in. Dutton would be much more at home on 1883, instead of dealing with his f’ed up kids and the encroaching 21st Century.
One gripe: The voiceover narration is awful. The show’s viewpoint character is a teenage girl played by Isabel May, and when she’s on-camera, she’s really good. But May also narrates it, and for some reason she puts on the worst Southern accent I’ve heard since Kevin Spacey got cancelled. It’s as if they filmed the whole season, and then May prepared for the recording booth by watching a bunch of Foghorn Leghorn cartoons.
But then again, the show has Sam Elliott. Everything’s better with some Sam Elliott.
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Numero Two-O: I had a colonoscopy just before the new year. That’s the “medical stuff” I’ve been so vague about. I spent my Christmas break unable to eat anything Christmasy because I was on a low-residue diet, and then a doctor looked right up my residue-free ass. He found and removed a few polyps in there, but I didn’t want to say anything publicly until I got the biopsy results.
The good news is that I don’t have ass-cancer. Whew! But in three years they want to look around in my butt again, just to be on the safe side. So I guess that’s how I’ll ring in 2025.
At least now I know the procedure isn’t so bad. The worst part was taking all that Sutab they gave me the night before. I’ll let you google “bowel prep” yourself if you really want to know, but let’s just say it’s not the most relaxing way to spend an evening.
I’ve been nervous about those test results for the last few weeks, so it’s a huge relief to get a clean bill of health. Some good news to start off 2022. I don’t remember the last time I was in a good mood on a Monday morning, or any other morning.
But also, that’s another unexpected bill I gotta pay. So again:
Most of the journos making this claim are white themselves, which somehow proves it’s true. White people lie about everything… except for the all-controlling evil of white people.