Recently, a discussion about “hate crimes” came up on Monomakhos. Brian, one of our esteemed commentators took me to task because I thought that that moniker was a redundancy. In other words, that it was unnecessary.
The debate between Brian and myself was honest and in good faith; which is most appreciated. I for one, respect the fact that both sides have valid points to make. For awhile, I refrained from further commentary, retreating into some introspection. Probably because the thread played itself out.
And then the atrocity in Chicago happened last week. It shook me to the core.
The savage, day-long torture of a young mentally-disabled white man by four black thugs (who he thought were his friends) caused me to vomit. I’ve never made this blog about myself or my family but I can say that this atrocity struck very close to home. Very close.
Now that I’ve got that off of my chest, I’m more than ever convinced on the speciousness of hate crime legislation. Allow me to explain; I’m not displaying cognitive dissonance.
First, what happened to that poor young man was a crime, pure and simple. That it was especially prolonged in its savagery is secondary to the point. After the first few beatings that these criminals inflicted upon him, anything else was overkill. Just the laying of one finger on that boy was a horrible crime. One that deserved to be punished to the fullest extent of the law in my opinion.
Second, the mental gymnastics that the Chicago police force undertook only solidified in my mind that the left is not serious about equal protection under the law. If they really believed in their own definition of what constitutes a hate crime, they would have slapped additional charges on these criminals without a second’s thought. Instead, the authorities dithered for a full 48 hours until national outrage forced them to accept the obvious. If the powers-that-be thought for even a nano-second that they could have gotten away with not calling this a hate crime, they would have done so. Of this, I’m convinced.
In other words, if you needed any proof at all that hate crimes laws are nothing but Orwellian attempts at placating specific grievance groups, to be trotted out to for use against disfavored individuals, you need look no further.
So yeah, I’m still against the entire concept of hate crimes. Not because atrocities don’t happen but because the Oligarchy is not intent on enforcing them equally, unless they’re forced to. In this instance –and only because it was broadcast–were they forced to do so.
In the meantime, if there is anybody reading this who lives in the Chicago area and who knows any local charity that is assisting him and his family, please let us know.
As for the evildoers who did this, I choose to view them in the prism of Obama’s America. They are responsible for their deeds to be sure but let’s be honest, they felt emboldened to do so because of eight years of grievance-mongering and the whole Black Lives Matter nonsense.
I pray that the new Attorney General brings charges against George Soros in due time. And really, really throws the book at these thugs.