Well put SethWhy do you troll me like that?
My remarks addressed the selective outrage that our media engages in. The incident DonDeeHippy referenced happened around January 10th. It got a mention in the news, and was forgotten by the next day. Three or four people were killed. And, as of January 25th, 44 murders have occurred in Chicago this month.
The media doesn’t care. The politicians aren’t talking about it. And there are no groups publicly protesting this carnage.
The victims and suspects in these murders in Chicago are overwhelmingly black. And yet, judging by the media coverage, we see nothing but the usual apathy.
Imagine that this same carnage was happening in an upper middle class city, and the suspects and victims were upper middle class white teenagers and young adults instead.
Would the media and politicians be so apathetic then? I doubt it.
You accuse me of racism and, in your zeal to accuse, you miss the point by a country mile, disparaging me in the process.
In the incident DonDeeHippy brought up, it would have been national news if the suspect had been white and killed 3 or 4 black people. Politicians would have spoke, protests in the street, and a narrative of the growing threat would have been front and center.
But alas, that wasn’t the case, so ....
You see, I don’t see that selective outrage or that apathy as benign. I don’t see it as inadvertent. I see it as deliberate and malicious.
I see it as racism. And I see cold-hearted, cynical politics behind the decisions in the back rooms of our media and politicians as to what we will use and what we won’t.
At least the KKK is honest about their racism. It’s overt and unmistakable.
The racism of the media and politicians is far more subtle because it is not the racism expressed in their words, it is the racism expressed by their silence. I think I could make a case that this silence - this covert racism- is far more destructive than the words of half a dozen jackasses in white robes at a rally attended by a half dozen other jackasses, probably related to them.
So this racism perpetrated by the liberal media and politicians, their cynical use of someone else’s tragedy to advance a political narrative, and their silence when it doesn’t fit their narrative, it angers me.
And YOU accusing me ... YOU are the reason why we can’t talk about any of this in the U.S. YOU shut down the discussion. YOU are perpetuating the silence. YOU are the reason why nothing changes. And YOU are the one who makes people just turn away.
YOU did this. YOU own it.
Hope Shel actually reads what you said and doesn't go on a Tangent.... Again