The Black Jogger Case By Charles Taylor (Florida)
America is a white racist Nazi bad, bad, wicked, country that likes to shoot Black joggers; that is the narrative that the liberal media and the Left have developed on the slain Black jogger case of Ahmaud Arbery, killed by two whites. Joe Biden said that he was killed in cold blood, and NBA “superstsar” LeBron James raged: “We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME [sic] we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn jog man!” Perhaps he should try jogging in his best trendy gear in certain parts of Africa and see how safe it is. Jim Goad has written about the “jogging” activities of Arbery, captured on video tape:
“…surveillance footage shows Ahmaud Arbery in mid-stride as he vigorously jogs down the block. It also shows him working up a sweat by walking around outside a construction site. It also shows him “jogging” through that half-constructed house for over three minutes. And, in the video that shocked a world that apparently doesn’t pay close attention to what’s actually on the tape, it finally shows him running—around the side of Travis and Greg McMichael’s pickup truck, then making a sharp turn and sprinting straight back toward Travis McMichael, whom he attacks and begins wrestling for the gun. “It’s not nearly as dangerous to jog while black as it is to attempt grabbing a loaded gun out of someone’s hands.”
According to the official police report:
[Greg] McMichael stated the unidentified male began to violently attack Travis and the two men then started fighting over the shotgun at which point Travis fired a shot and then a second later there was a second shot.
According to a letter from the Waycross, GA District Attorney’s office: The video made by William Bryan clearly shows the shooting in realtime. From said video it appears Ahmaud Arbery was running along the right side of the McMichael truck then abruptly turns 90 degrees to the left and attacks Travis McMichael who was standing at the front left corner of the truck. A brief skirmish ensues in which it appear [sic] Arbery strikes McMichael and appears to grab the shotgun and pull it from McMichael. The shot is through Arbery’s right hand palm which is consistent with him grabbing and pulling the shotgun at the barrel tip, the 2nd and 3rd wounds are consistent with the struggle for the shotgun as depicted in the video, the angle of the 2nd shot with the rear of the buttstock being pushed away and down from the fight are also consistent with the upward angle of blood plume shown in the video and that McMichael was attempting to push the gun away from Arbery while Arbery was pulling it toward himself.
The 3rd shot too appears to be in a struggle over the gun. The angle of the shots and the video show this was from the beginning or almost immediately became– a fight over the shotgun. If you’ll notice, none of the mainstream outlets make a peep about “a fight over the shotgun.” And just as with Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown and so many others, we’re only seeing the innocent-looking photos rather than the scowling, malevolent ones. This case is also similar to that of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown in a very significant way—just not the way they’re trying to frame it. In all three cases, these young black men were shot and killed AFTER they tried grabbing a gun out of someone’s hands. If so many of you weren’t hyper-emotional and semi-retarded, the lesson you would have learned from all this is that it’s not nearly as dangerous to jog while black as it is to attempt grabbing a loaded gun out of someone’s hands.
Pardon my whiteness, but if I saw someone holding a shotgun, my last instinct would be to feel so stupidly invincible that I’d think I could safely get away with yanking it out of his clutches. Once again, we are bludgeoned with the demonstrable lie that it’s “open season on black men.” What we don’t hear is that, according to every available statistic, the people who are killing them are overwhelmingly other black men. Or that young black men—who comprise about 4% of the nation’s population—commit more than half of the nation’s murders. Or that these same angelic joggers and Skittles-buyers with unlimited potential and endlessly bright futures are statistically over-represented in every area of crime. And we definitely don’t hear about all the white joggers getting killed by blacks. Ever wonder why that is?”
Yes, I have. Could it be to do with the Great Replacement, anti-white racial politics or something like that?
“A trial could be as sensational as the Trayvon Martin case — and could turn out the same. To get a conviction, the prosecutor will have to prove guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Based on the facts as they appear now — and under current Georgia law — that may not be easy. There could be another spectacular acquittal that brings howls of fury and dismay. Whatever happens, there are many ironies here. First, all the people who are calling this a “lynching” and are screaming for punishment are, themselves, acting like a lynch mob. As now-recused DA Barnhill wrote to journalists, “People need to let the American criminal justice system work. After it is completed all of the facts and evidence will be available for the public to review.” There is no chance of that. Second, people who hate white people — and especially white police — will trumpet this as yet another example of “open season on black men,” as if white police officers and private citizens are on the prowl for innocent black men to shoot. This is foolishness, but the media — as they are in this case — promote it tirelessly. It takes an inquiring mind to discover that a black person is nearly 30 times more likely to attack a white person than vice versa, and that police killings of blacks account for about 0.6 percent of all homicides of blacks, justified or not. Recent studies find that white officers are no more likely than black officers to shoot black suspects.”
George Barnhill, district Attorney described Arbery as a “burglary suspect” and that the shooter had a right to be armed and to hold a criminal suspect until police came. This is 180 degrees away from a lynching, unless, as the above quote said, it is whites now that must be lynch by the ever guilt-thirsty liberal press and US race industry.
David Cole has given a different spin on this, quite interesting, and related to the lockdowns, that what we are seeing is the expression of a flawed Leftist view of human nature:
“It’s easy to write off the obsession with idealized photos of dead black guys as just another example of racial guilting on the left and virtue signaling on the “we all bleed red” right. And it is indeed both of those things. But there’s more to it, something very human that’s not exclusive to any one particular ideology. It’s what I call the “soul of a poet” fallacy. Most of us dearly want to believe that, deep down, every person has an inner genius, an inner artist, an “inner light.” No one is “just” a thug, no Third Worlder is “just” a ditchdigger. It’s the Homo sapien iteration of the infinite monkey theorem; given enough time, love, and charity, every human could write Shakespeare. The dead thug is reality; the senior photo is our idealized reality. For my leftist friends, almost all of whom are in “the arts,” this belief in an innate and universal inner poet is the prime reason they don’t want the lockdowns to end (indeed, why they don’t understand why they should end). You may not recall this, but back in 2010, Nancy Pelosi told Americans that they need to be freed from the burden of having to work for a living so that they can “be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passions, your aspirations.” This wasn’t one of her drunken offhanded comments; it was a manifesto. Most leftists believe that “jobs” do nothing more than suppress our inner artist. So, of course the lockdowns are not only good but necessary. By forcing people to not have jobs, by literally padlocking workplaces, we can “free” Americans to unleash the prodigy within.
Ryan George, the popular YouTuber whose “pitch meeting” videos are actually quite funny, did a skit last week excoriating as not just dumb but “evil” those people who find it impossible to “stay home” 24/7 because of Covid. To George (who refused my requests for comment), this makes perfect sense. He’s earning money staying home doing videos in front of a green screen; surely everyone can! “It never occurs to leftists that not everyone has grand aspirations beyond working hard and having a family.” Now, obviously this nonsensical worldview is inextricably intertwined with standard leftist egalitarianism coupled with ignorance of how the world actually works (i.e., the mass starvation and deprivation that would occur if everyone devoted their lives to wacky videos) meshed with an inflated ego (a refusal to acknowledge that the world would be fine without YouTube stars, but not without, say, truckers and farmers). At least with old-school communists, their vision of a “workers’ paradise” acknowledged the necessity of factory jobs; they didn’t foresee a world of “influencers” who (to quote Marc Almond) lie around like Byron and write verses to the moon. “Be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passions, your aspirations.” I’m certain that cretins like Pelosi, AOC, and Bernie are puzzled that people are actually complaining about being forced to “leave their work.” Why aren’t we all just rockin’ out “or whatever”? It never occurs to leftists that not everyone has grand aspirations beyond working hard and having a family. Unlike leftists, some folks see the value in those things; they see them as preferable to monetizing funny videos. And then you have the people who are by nature thugs and ne’er-do-wells. The “grand aspiration” of these bottom-feeders is to be a blight. They are capable of nothing else, held back by low intelligence, self-control issues, and cultures that breed for the lowest common denominator. Cursed by nature and nurture, these are the people I’ve referred to as the unsalvageables. Leftists don’t believe unsalvageables exist. Sadly, neither do many rightists. And here’s where conservatives find their minds bedeviled by the “soul of a poet” fallacy too. Thanks largely to a combination of Christian ethics and patriotic fervor, rightists see everybody foreign or domestic as redeemable and beneficial.”
Cole has put his finger on the key element of Leftism, and modern liberalism: equalitarianism, that all people are just the same. Thus, illegal immigrants just want to escape regimes with bad philosophies, when in reality they just want to cash in on the wealth of the West, and who can blame them? Or, that there might be racial differences between Euro-whites and the more collectivist-minded Chinese:
“Several weeks ago, when Tucker Carlson grilled former McKinsey & Company senior partner Peter Walker (who is strongly pro-Chinese), Carlson zeroed in on Walker’s suggestion that the Chinese are not “wired” like Westerners when it comes to individual achievement. Carlson reacted with shock and outrage over the suggestion that there’s a “genetic question” regarding Chinese conformity. Carlson slammed Walker as an “apologist for fascism.” “Genetic differences” between whites and Asians? Gimme a break! That’s Nazi talk! Okay, but surely there are cultural differences. I mean, that’s not Nazi, right? Think again, Himmler! On a recent edition of China superfan Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast, cohost Jack Maxey declared that it’s a communist myth that the Chinese people “eat from wet markets” and “eat the wrong food” and have “disgusting” culinary practices. According to Maxey, the Chinese government invented those lies to defame its own people (for reasons Maxey neglects to elucidate). So, no, there are no negative racial or cultural differences. Nothing that would make the Chinese, or Third Worlders in general, incompatible with Western civilization. Under the right conditions, most high-profile rightists will give Third Worlders the Ahmaud Arbery makeover.
They’re just innocent joggers, “framed” by evil racists and fascists. They’re incapable of despoiling a good neighborhood…or a good nation. When they “jog” through, it’s only to bring joy and benevolence. So, let them wander freely through your yards and houses. Let them…or else. Deep down, we know the reality behind the idealization. Locking people out of their jobs will not turn them into amazing artists “being creative or whatever.” Most folks don’t have an inner Shakespeare (and most who think they do are actually quite untalented). Ahmaud Arbery wasn’t sinless, and in most cases “people of color” who find themselves confronted by property owners, cops, or concerned neighbors are not saints and cherubs. And the Third World is the Third World because it’s composed of Third Worlders. Green cards don’t change people’s nature, or the nature of a people. We know these things. We recognize the fallacies. But the fallacies are winning, because angelic yearbook photos are so much more comforting than the stark, ugly images that remind us of a reality we’d rather not confront or accept.”
Unfortunately, the modern West is saturated with these ideologies, since this is what happens when an empire is in terminal decline. I have moved beyond the position held by the usual Dissent Righter, like Jared Taylor, of saving the West, and think now of going forward to the past, of burying numerous ideological dead ends and starting over. Collapse, which is coming up fast, will be a time for civilizational spring cleaning, long overdue, for the West has become as degenerate and decayed as the Augean stables that Hercules had to clean.
The Black jogger case can be contrasted with many other items in the mainstream media, such as this recent Asian rape grooming case, where the girl’s claims are all “alleged.” It would not be “alleged” if the rapists were white, and the victim non-white: