RANT: Police are killing black folks, and I have the right to be pissed the fuck off!

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WARNING: There will be shitloads of profanity involved, but I’m just exercising my muthafucking freedom of speech.

I’ve been following the story of Philando Castile’s murder and the expected yet disappointing acquittal Jeronimo Yanez, the cop who shot him. In fact, I’ve kept an eye for similar police slayings of unarmed black folks, and most incidents always come from the basis of “fear”. “The officer were scared as hell and reacted by pumping rounds into the defenseless bodies of thugs.” And the reason is always justified by letting those killer cops go free, never facing a harsh prison sentence or any sentence at all.

We’ve seen this bullshit with Betty Jo Shelby when she shot Terence Crutcher to death. We saw this when Timothy Loehmann shot Tamir Rice, a 12 year-old child, by the way! And we saw it with Randall Kerrick who he shot Jonathan Farrell. And these are just a few examples, examples of the bitchassness that eventually gave rise to the Black Lives Matter movement.

But fucktards who think the movement is anti-white and anti-cop will not allow the simple ass premise of causation to be held in account, because that will go against their political and racial philosophies. They will engage in the usual victim blaming crap we have to deal with every fucking time this happens. “But if blacks weren’t so violent…If blacks didn’t look threatening…What about black-on-black crime?”

To them, I say SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT THE FUCK UP! Your victim blaming only shows your cowardice proving you’re the scariest people on Earth. And don’t even try to argue with your ploy to bring balance to the conversation. Most of you only want to tell us what to think and feel and expect us to be happy about it. Fuck that and fuck you!

Black folks…well, MOST black folks, are sick and tired of that shit. Black people are telling you not to be such douchebags and develop a human soul. We’re asking you to listen to us and try to understand why we’re mad as fuck. Some of us do it in a way that doesn’t hurt your fragile fee-fees while the rest of us don’t give two fucks and will say it however the fuck we want to. The latter doesn’t have any more time or patience to bend over backwards to keep your goofy asses calm while our people are being gunned down and murdered excessively.

FUCK THAT CIVIL AND RESPECTABLE BULLSHIT, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU WON’T ACT THAT WAY TOWARDS US, BUT YET, YOU EXPECT US TO KISS YOUR ASS! Besides, we’re just using our First Amendment rights, isn’t that right alt-right, or is that something only you deplorable dickheads can use because you’re supposedly so oppressed?

Dafuck outta here!

The numerous police murders of black folks and other groups of people including white folks should get you upset. But no, asking you to use your conscience is like requesting you to cut off your foot. You can’t do it. To some of you, that’s something only bleeding hearts, liberals and snowflakes do, amirite? This blog and this article alone is enough for you to rain down your pestilence of hate-fueled condemnation. And you wonder why the world thinks your kind is beyond pathetic and ponder about if your knuckles bleed or not when you walk.

This article contains my thoughts and opinions, and I’m angry that another cop walks away for killing an unarmed black person, because he was so scary. If you don’t get why I and many people are fed up, you can go to hell. I’m sure you’ll feel right at home there.

R.I.P. Prodigy

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From Independent:

The rapper Prodigy, who made up one half of the group Mobb Deep, has died aged 42.

The hip hop star, whose real name is Albert Johnson, was on tour in Las Vegas performing with the “Art of Rap” tour alongside Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T, amongst others. Mobb Deep performed Saturday.

The artist suffered from health issues throughout his life, however it wasn’t immediately clear what the cause of death was. He had long suffered from sickle cell anaemia, a condition in which red blood cells contort into a sickle shape and die early, leaving a shortage of healthy red blood cells. The condition can lead to a painful blockage of blood flow.

“It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep”, his publicist said in a statement. “Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anaemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth. The exact causes of death have yet to be determined. We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.”

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Your Thoughts: The Bill Cosby Trial

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Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial

Once, he was regarded as “America’s Dad”, but now, he’s also known as a sexual predator. And while he still has many supporters, his name is permanently tarnished.

Bill Cosby was heavily admired with bringing forth a brand images of blackness that struck not only presented some new shit to the mainstream but has also brought with it a form of black respectability with a side of family-friendly comedy that was limited in the media landscape.

While Cosby was pushing envelopes, however, he was also apparently pushing up and into numerous women without their consent. 60 women accused the comedian and actor of drugging and sexually assaulting them while being passed out. It’s been brought up before several years ago, albeit not at the magnitude it is now, but it wasn’t until late 2014 that another comedian Hannibal Buress made a joke about it that more women came forward. With each new face came new cracks in Cosby’s career, his future projects his overall wholesome image and his legacy.

Click on this Wikipedia page for more information on the history of Cosby’s allegations.

Fast forward to today and to make a long story short, a trial is set on June 5, 2017. After several days, it is declared a mistrial. However, prosecutor Gloria Allred declare that the fight is not over.

ABC News has a timeline of events leading up to the first day of the trial.

So, here are my thoughts about the whole story, and please leave your thoughts in the comment section.

I honestly liked Bill Cosby during my much younger days. He made me laugh with his pseudo-drunk, primarily family friendly humor. I especially loved his stand-up comedy film Bill Cosby: Himself. But I never saw him as anything more than a talented, hardworking man in show business, and I admired him for that.

In all honestly, I was shocked and dismayed by the flood of sexual assault allegations that came pouring after Hannibal Buress’ viral comedy routine. But I kinda was disappointed in Cosby a decade prior with his now-infamous “pound cake speech” in which he morphed into a conservative grandfather scolding at Black America for, as he implied, not doing better as our ancestors hoped for in their struggles.

The speech was polarizing. Some black folks agreed, believing that it was a harsh but imperative lecture. However, others heard the personality responsibility and respectability political tones throughout Cosby’s words which were – at its core – useless in a racist nation where black people would be despised even if they wore top hats, tuxedos and spoke Oxford English.

And like the accusations, trial and fallout that came afterwards, opinions on Cosby are still heavily divided. There are people who condemn him, believing what he did was unforgivable and hoped that he would be sentenced for the rest of his twilight years in prison. However, Cosby still has faithful followers, some of them believing he was targeted. They think there’s a plot against him due to his legendary status, his wealth and his failed bid to purchase NBC. Whatever theories abound, people cannot fathom Mr. Cosby of being a sexual predator.

The problem is people almost never fathom any man, especially one of considerable fame, great wealth and many accomplishments, of having a dark side. And with the history of racism, whenever a black man is accused of rape, we always assume that the victim is lying and scheming, especially if she’s a white woman. We condemn the victim for trying to send another black man to jail, and if he’s rich, we think she’s a worst kind of gold digger looking for a way to sue, collect cash and ruin his reputation and power. Like it or not, it’s a symptom of rape culture and victim blaming.

We can easily say how there’s no proof Cosby raped those women, that’s it’s just hearsay. We can support his claims that he’s innocent. We can latch on to conspiracy theories. And we can wonder why the accusations have emerged during a period of tepid racial tension, even though it’s been brought up before in the past and many of us weren’t paying attention. But we have to come to grips that Bill Cosby, the historic idol who pioneered television with his creativity, humor, wisdom and drive just might be a serial rapist, even when remembering his glory days watching The Cosby Show on TV One.

That is if you are watching.

A Quick Look At America’s Angry White Man

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It’s no doubt that white men have an abundance of privileges and, as Malaika Jabali said in her article in Very Smart Brothers, been literally winning at everything. And yet, many of them are still pissed off at the world.

Michael Kimmel, a Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, has written about furious white maleness in his book Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era. (Click on the title to visit Amazon if you’re interested in purchasing it.) Here’s a quick excerpt from a larger excerpt from his book:

...They’re mad as hell.

You see them pretty much everywhere these days—yet they’re often invisible. They patrol America’s southern border, determined to keep out Mexican immigrants. They tune in to venomous talk-radio hosts who translate economic anguish, psychological distress, and political confusion into blind rage. They swarm into populist Tea Party rallies, hoping to find like-minded kinsmen willing to join with them to turn the country around. Some even take up arms against their own country, establishing semiautonomous enclaves and blowing up federal buildings. And, of course, when threatened by external forces, they muster up their coldest steel-eyed Dirty Harry imitation and say, “Make my day.”

In suburbia, they’re the ones who cut you off on the freeway, screaming with rage if you dare to slow them down. If their kid doesn’t make that suburban soccer team or that heartland hockey team, they’re the ones who rush out onto the field to hit the coach or strangle the referee—or start a fight with another equally enraged dad. They hiss with rage at their ex-wives (and their ex-wives’ lawyers) in family court. Further up the economic ladder, they’re the guys seething in the corner of the corporate “diversity training” workshop, snarling that they are now “walking on eggshells” around the office, or stewing when their company hires a woman or a minority, because, they say, affirmative action is really reverse discrimination against white men. And some of their teenage sons are strolling through deserted suburban train stations at night with a bunch of friends, looking for immigrants or gay men to beat up—or kill.

They are America’s angry white men. Actually, one might say more simply that they’re just America’s white men—they just happen to be angrier than ever before in our recent history. Journalists duly record the decrease in compassion and the increase in untrammeled selfishness, and pundits decry the collapse of civility in political discourse, even as they shout at each other at the top of the best seller lists. One guy’s a big, fat idiot! The other is a big, fat liar! The current political atmosphere in Washington has been called the nastiest and angriest in our history.

The past two decades have witnessed mainstream white American men exploding like never before in our history. They draw their ranks from the middle class (office workers, salaried salesmen) and the lower middle class (the skilled worker, small farmer, or shopkeeper). They’re the “pa” in the ma-and-pa store, Richard Nixon’s “silent majority,” and “Reagan Democrats.” They’re “Joe Lunchbucket,” and “Joe the Plumber,” and just plain Joe. They feel they’ve borne the weight of the world on their backs, and they can’t hold it up any longer. And now, suddenly, some of these regular guys are reinventing the American Revolution with Tea Party, Minutemen, and Patriot organizations, while others are further out there, organizing militias and joining survivalist cults, waging war on “feminazis,” rampaging through their workplaces, promoting protectionist and anti-immigrant policies.

They’re listening to angry white men like Rush Limbaugh, Mike Savage, and a host of other radio hosts who lash out at everyone else as the source of their woes. They’re trying to roll back the gains made by women and minorities in corporate and professional life and resisting their entry into the ranks of soldier, firefighter, and police officer. And their sons are either busy destroying the galaxy in their video games or actually opening fire on their classmates.

Some explode at work, “going postal” as they slaughter coworkers, supervisors, and plant managers before, usually, taking their own lives. You’ve heard of “suicide by cop,” where a perpetrator pretends to go for his gun and the police open fire? These guys commit “suicide by mass murder”: intent on dying, they decide to “take some of them with me.”

And when they’re not exploding, they’re just plain angry and defensive. They’re laughing at clueless, henpecked husbands on sitcoms; snorting derisively at clueless guys mocked in ads and reality-TV segments; and snickering at duded-up metrosexuals prancing around major metropolitan centers while they drink cosmos or imported vodka.

They sneer at presidential candidates like John Kerry who speak French, eat brie, and drink Chardonnay. They see nothing but feminized wusses who actually support global environmental policies and negotiation and diplomacy instead of “my way or the highway” unilateralism.

Unapologetically “politically incorrect” magazines, radio hosts, and television shows abound, filled with macho bluster or bikini-clad women bouncing on trampolines. These venues are the new “boys’ clubs”—the clubhouse that once said “No Gurls Allowed.” These moments allow these guys, who otherwise feel so put down, so “had,” a momentary feeling of superiority.

Yet few observers notice the gender of these vitriolic legions. Few, if any, couple the increase in American anger with the growing gulf between women and men. The gender gap—politically, socially, and economically—is as large as it has ever been. It’s not “Americans” who are angry; it’s American men. And it’s not all American men—it’s white American men. This is a phenomenon so visible, so widespread, that were it happening with any other group (say, black men or Asian women), it would be discussed incessantly. But precisely because it’s so ubiquitous, so visible, it has received hardly any serious discussion.

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Understandably, most people of color (POC) don’t have anymore patience dealing with a group who, with each passing generation, have made it clear that they don’t really care about them and are mad that they’ve embraced their free will. After all, POC have explained it as plain as possible that they’re not out for revenge or to rule the world at their expense of white men. But since white men see POC as beneath them, they won’t take their words as seriously as they would other angry white men who tells them to get angry at POC.

As such, POC have had enough of trying to reach these people and have concluded that their very own creation of white supremacy has rendered them too entitled, too selfish, too ignorant and too infuriated to reason with even if they’re told they’re being played by the very same white men they listen to. In the end, white supremacy gave birth to a legion of Frankenstein’s monsters.

Two Mass Shootings in America in One Day Proceeded by Many More

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There have been two mass shootings that occurred today. One was in Alexandria, Virginia. The other, which hasn’t gotten as much attention likely due to the first involving targeted politicians, occurred in San Francisco.

Five people were shot at a baseball field where GOP members were practicing for an upcoming game against Democratic politicans. Among the injured was Republican Congressman Steve Scalise who is now listed in critical condition.

The shooter was 66 year-old James Hodgkinson from Illinois who was, according to his social media footprints, opposed the GOP and was defiantly anti-Trump. He was shot by police gunfire and died soon after.

The second mass shooting, that I just found out about, happened at a UPS facility in San Francisco. The man was a driver and in uniform. He opened fire, injuring six people. Four of them died, including the shooter.

The Washington Post reports that the Virginia shooting is this country’s 154th mass shooting this year. Let that information sink in.

As usual we will go through the usual phases whenever this happens. First, there is shock as news reports work diligently to bring you up-to-the-minute updates on what happened, who was responsible and who were the victims with anger going around finding out who to blame. Next, people will send out their prayers and condolences to the victims. Then, the debate of gun violence is reignited, especially with the first caused by an angry and armed white male. And finally, life will go on until another mass shooting grips the Western news media.

Sadly, more will come due to our aversion to the problems that causes such shootings in the first place. Instead, more guns will be advised for the sake of protection without considering that those who own guns for that very reason have the potential to become the very thing they’re protecting from. Enough should be enough, but evidently, it’s never enough.

What are your thoughts on these and other tragic mass shootings? Leave your comments below.

A white woman goes off on white people and asks what they’re so afraid of

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Yes, there are white people who are sick of white people’s shit, namely their hyperactive fear-based view of the world through a white lens. And they have made their points known without apology. Predictably, the fearful white folks get hurt and offended. Apparently, asking them to change their ways that negatively affect people of color since, you know, they’re the most privileged people in a white dominated society, is like discriminated because of your skin color, if you hear some of them tell it. And there are white people who find that an outlandishly unfair comparison that someone with a backbone made of overcooked noodles would make.

Susana Rinderle MA, ACC, President of Susana Rinderle Consulting, LLC, is a trainer, coach, speaker, author and diversity & inclusion expert. She wrote an open letter on the reaction to R&B singer Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime performance from 2016 by white people who expressed their shock and anger. If you recall, Bey’s show was problack with the black panther-based costumes, them forming a large ‘x’ in tribute to Malcolm X and throwing their fists in the air. So yeah, white people, albeit those who were fans of the singer, got pissed off.

Rinderle saw this and had this to say:

Dear White People: really? We’re this selfish and blind? We find this offensive when we’ve been killing Black boys in the streets for little-to-no reason, letting their murderers go free and poisoning an entire city’s water supply (and that’s just what we’ve done for Black folks lately)? How can we possibly compare the Panthers to the Klan? Do none of us read? The Panthers have nothing like the track record of violence, rape, torture and murder that we do against Black people, Klan or otherwise. The Panthers rose up to protect their community from police brutality, feed kids breakfast and provide healthcare. They rose up because we weren’t protecting, feeding or caring for them as we do ourselves.  And we’re doing an arguably worse job today.

Also, White People: really? We’re this hypocritical? We find Beyoncé’s performance bigoted when we’ve covered ourselves in Confederate flags on stage, on trucks, on homes, and on government buildings? We think that’s OK because it’s an expression of regional or historical pride? Oh please. Are we not listening to African Americans at all? Or do we just not care what they say?

Dear White People: we must be some world class a-holes to think Black people are imagining things or “using” situations for “political” reasons. What does that even mean? Of course they’re politically motivated – just like us. They want to be treated with dignity, fairness, and respect through public policy – just like us. They want college, jobs, promotions, housing and safe streets – just like us. So why do we dismiss, minimize and outright ignore Black folks when they tell us things aren’t right or fair? We must think they’re all (a) delusional, (b) liars, or (c) lazy and incapable of providing for themselves (like we do), which is why they’re resorting to complaints and manipulation. Really? Have none of us met a Black person before? Oh my White brothers and sisters, our bigotry is showing and we’re proving the need for Superbowl Panthers and #BlackLivesMatter.

Yes, we’ve had the misfortune of running and debating with white people who think this way and will argue without shame trying desperately to show they’re right. White people like that must also be frightened of being wrong.

My fellow White People: we must also be some world class weaklings to be unable to tolerate strong Black women inspiring and uplifting their community – through dance on a football field. My ancestors tolerated long dangerous journeys, famine, locusts, frozen crops, too many babies, sweatshops and a Civil War concentration camp. They would laugh in our wimpy faces.

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Rinderle continues on exposing white people’s greatest fears. Most of comments have been positive praising Rinderle for such an insightful and hard-hitting article. (Of course she had criticisms.) It was especially cool to watch her juxtapose white people’s fragility to their ancestors braving harsh conditions. You want to try to climb Mt. Everest, tame lions and tigers and chase tornadoes, but a black female performer protesting police brutality against black people through song and dance is somehow spine-chilling.

And some white folks find this nothing short of sad.

Some Thoughts on the Recent Acts of Terror

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I want to leave my thoughts and opinions on the most recent acts of terror that have occurred around the world. I’ll begin with the most recent incident that happened in London.

Still healing from an attack that occurred in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert, England was dealt another devastating blow last weekend. Three men went crazy with a van and knives that killed seven people and injured dozens more.

Here’s what we all knew would happen as a response to the attacks. Police would declare it as a ‘terror attack’. The right wing media, their pundits, commentators and followers would lose their Islamophobic shit and condemn it as further proof that Islam is a violent religion, declare that Muslims should shoulder responsibility and condemn such attacks and find a way to blame liberals and the victims. People would send their thoughts and prayers to the people of London. Trump will unleash a tweet storm about it. And finally, ISIS would claim responsibility for the crimes.

It seems that the only time we hear about Muslims in the news is whenever an act of terrorism occurs, usually in the West, Europe or Australia, you know, where white people live, or where terror happens in a not-so-white nation like Kabul. But where will most of the world’s sympathy and condolences be sent to?  Not the latter.

As we’ve seen before, those on the right will expect Muslims to be held accountable for the small – very small – minority of extremists and their supporters for terror attacks happening in the world. But when it comes to terror from white right wing extremists, they refuse to do the same.

I talked about the slayings of two white men who defended two teen girls from a crazed agitator (Jeremy Christian) who was a known white supremacist. Yet, the alt-right, known for their own brand of white nationalism, still converged in the very city where the murders happened. Their leader Joey Gibson immediate refused to associate himself and his fellow comrades with the heinous act of terror.

By the way, yes, I call what Christian did an act of terror. Funny how Trump is not as vocal about such incidents as he as with those caused by those in the name of Islamic faith. Yet, when the double standard is acknowledged, it gets blasted with hateful rhetoric and petty insults. White hatred is insane that way.

Privileged folks, our grievances are not the same as hatred

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Remember when you were young, you did something you weren’t supposed to. You got into a fight or broke or window, something of that nature. Someone told on you, and you got the kind of parents that don’t play around. So, when they talk to you, there’s sternness in their voices. They may even yell and scream at you. Hell, some may ever let out a curse word or two.

At the end of their tirade, they punish you. You’re either spanked, grounded or both. Whatever it is, you’re punished in a way where your joys are taken away temporarily. You may have a dance to go to, but you’re sure as hell ain’t going to it.

While you’re sitting in your room sulking, you’re angry at the person who snitched on you, and you’re pissed off at your folks for punishing you. You start thinking that they don’t love you, especially if this is yet another incident. You’ve been in trouble before. They yell and discipline you trying to make you feel low about what you did while hoping that it will teach your ass a lesson. Yet, you still need learning if you slip up again and the whole bit replays itself each time until you finally realize that you need to behave.

As you grow up and look back, you understand now. They did those things, because they love you. They don’t want you to screw up terribly. They don’t want to see you in a grave or a prison cell.

Whenever privileged folks are confronted about their privileged attitudes and behavior, they get defensive. They think you hate them about as much – or worse – than any hate group hates those they deem are inferior. In their eyes, you expressing your aggravation about living in an unfair society based on where frivolous traits determine whether you advance or stay down is more damaging to progress or peace than anything any hate group has done.

In short, you raising awareness or fighting injustices means you hate white people, rich people, men, straight and cisgender people and Christians.

As with our parents who raised us, that’s far from true. And it ignores the causation behind any frustrations harboring within those seeking social justice. While there are some who express their loathing with privileged groups, the majority don’t hold any ill will, but are nonetheless sick and tired of the continued willingness of being ignorant and condescending. And whatever negative feelings present do not measure to the hatred privileged people have inflicted upon everyone else. After all, no where in history has people of color ever committed mass genocide against whites, women have never considered men as the weaker sex and confined them to the status as second-class citizens born only to stay at home and get her pregnant and have you heard any religious gay person use the bible to express God’s loathing of straight people and promoted violence against them?

Privileged folks’ greatest fear is that if everyone else is given the privileges they take for granted, they the former the lose theirs. They want the hierarchy to remain untouched and stay in their positions for better or for worse.

Those of us struggling in a world of inequalities do not imagine our grievances to get a leg up without legitimacy. We’re not out to conquer others. And we’re not seeking revenge for the sins of the past. To put it bluntly, we’re just tired of the shit privileged people do, and we simply want it to stop.

That is not out of hatred. It’s out of love.

Three men stood up to hate on a train, and this is what happened…

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These were the men who stood up to a white supremacist.

From the Washington Post:

Two men were stabbed to death and one injured Friday on a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., after they tried to intervene when another passenger began “ranting and raving” and shouting anti-Muslim hate speech at two young women, police said.

Portland police on Saturday identified the two slain victims as 53-year-old Ricky John Best and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche.

A third victim, 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher, is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

According to witnesses, a white male passenger riding an eastbound MAX train early Friday afternoon began yelling what “would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions,” police said. Some of the slurs were directed at two female passengers, one of whom was wearing a hijab, according to police.

“This suspect was on the train and he was yelling and ranting and raving a lot of different things, including what we characterized at hate speech or biased language,” Portland police spokesman Pete Simpson said at a news conference Friday evening.

At least two men tried to calm the ranting passenger down, but “they were attacked viciously by the suspect” when they did, Simpson said.

“It appears preliminarily that the victims — at least a couple of them — were trying to intervene in his behavior, deescalate him and protect some other people on the train when [the suspect] viciously attacked them,” Simpson said.

The hatred boiling over during these times holds no shame. Instead, it is masked as “pride”, but that kind of self-worth is an either-or mentality where one doesn’t have pride in themselves unless there is hatred for everyone they don’t consider worthy of respect.

The article continues:

Police identified the suspect early Saturday morning as 35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian, of north Portland. Christian is being held without bail on two counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder, two counts of intimidation in the second degree and one count of possession of a restricted weapon as a felon.

It should be noted that the article mentioned how Christian could be mentally ill:

“We don’t know if (the suspect) has mental-health issues or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or all of the above,” Simpson said. “With this incident, we’re obviously in early stages of the investigation.”

Or he could be a member of the hatred empowered by the rise of the alt-right white supremacy and is just an all-around jackass. The Portland Mercury reports:

Christian is a known right wing extremist and white supremacist. On April 29, Christian showed up to the right-wing “March for Free Speech” on 82nd Avenue in Montavilla with a baseball bat in an attempt to assault left-wing protesters. The bat was quickly confiscated by Portland police officers. He ranted how he was a nihilist. He’d soon yelled racial slurs (“fuck all you n*****s”) and gave the Nazi salute throughout the day. He yelled “Hail Vinland” throughout the day…

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a Facebook page they said belonged to Christian showed he held racist, white supremacist and extremist beliefs. On that profile, the Facebook user said he supported creating a “White homeland” in the Pacific Northwest and declared on April 9 that he had “just Challenged Ben Ferencz (Last Living Nuremberg Persecutor) to a Debate in the Hague with Putin as our judge. I will defend the Nazis and he will defend the AshkeNAZIs.”

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When standing up to hate, especially when it becomes lethally violent, there’s always a risk. The two men who stood up to Christian were probably unaware that he was angry enough to not give a fuck. Sadly, both Ricky Best and Myrddin Meche paid with their lives while Fletcher survived when they stood up to the rage-fueled white supremacist. But this shouldn’t deter other people, including white people, from doing all they can to keep hatred from flourishing. If anything, this should fuel more people into preventing people like Christian from committing such violent acts in the name of their hollowed pride. It’s frightening, but white hatred must be stopped.

No, there is nothing prideful found in white supremacy. It is built on the hatred of nonwhites as an act of obedience to white skin and not much else. People like Christian do not have true self-love as they are more immersed in their disdain for all things not white or those who do not submit to a shallow philosophy that continues to manifest nonstop in this world.