So do you remember how last month, while the rest of us were somewhere between stunned and horrified at the savages who killed cartoonists in Paris, half of my colleagues went all sanctimonious and shrieked (I’m informed that’s a sexist word. Good. Ladies, if the harpy feathers fit, wear them) all over face book that the REAL issue — the REAL issue — was this bombing of an NAACP office in the springs which not only hadn’t killed anyone, but had barely caused any damage.
The offices are about a mile from the house we were living in at the time, and I THINK I heard the explosion, showing it’s more sound than fury.
At the time I sought out the report, complete with NAACP spokescritter screaming that it was clear it was all about race and wha wha wha poor little us, give us money to atone for your racial sins.
At the time too, if you remember, I said I would bet cash money it had nothing to do with NAACP. (Granted, I didn’t guess the real motive. I thought it was personal and directed at the hairdresser that shares the building. That’s because the real motive was crazycakes.)
The reason is not that I think no one is racist, (impossible, since racism is the default mode of “human”. Or at least tribalism is.) It’s not that I think no one would ever have a reason to bomb A NAACP office. No, the reason I said “unlikely, bordering on the impossible” is that I LIVE in Colorado Springs.
If a bombing of an NAACP office were reported, say, in Detroit or Chicago, I’d sigh and go “Well…”
But Colorado Springs is so white you could pick the few of us who can tan from orbit.
Okay, that’s not exactly true. Like most places out west, the Springs has a lot of Hispanics. If the bombing had been in La Raza headquarters, I’d have gone “I can see that.”
What it doesn’t have is many people of African descent. Half of the ones it has seem to be from Cape Verde and have come here escaping communism which makes them not the natural constituency for the NAACP. In fact that community is two streets from my old house, and they are more “Portuguese” than African. In fact, their kids used to come and drag younger son away to play soccer, which is why all the Portuguese he knows are soccer terms.
A significant portion of the other half are in the military. Which means, again, they’re less “people of African descent” than “American servicemen/women.”
The demonstrations over the Ferguson thing were pathetic white, privileged college kids (Colorado College. Liberal arts college. Google the tuition and stagger) shrieking (yeah, that word again. If the screech fits, wear it) over “black lives” like they knew their *ss from their elbow, or had ever had less than a comfortable moment in their lives.
In those circumstances, the only way someone could have targeted the NAACP offices would have been if the person doing the targeting had just arrived here from Detroit. Not that this is impossible, given we import homeless by the busload, due to great “services” BUT you’ll agree highly unlikely.
As I said, it was unlikely enough that I was willing to lay bets it had nothing to do with race. And I was right.
Another report here, where they have the good sense not to mention what the NAACP leader said, and the bad sense not to report the full reason for the bombing (or perhaps they didn’t report it, because omitting it lends more credence to the NAACP leader bleating. [Sheep, why, bless you, no. He’s more of a wolf wearing the pelt. A really dumb wolf.])
Bleating, you say? Why, yes. After they found the suspect in the bombing, they talked to the (very) dishonorable Henry D. Allen Jr. who clearly thinks that yelling wolf is a virtue and also that he’s not quite done milking a totally unrelated incident. Doubt me? well, here it is:
Henry D. Allen Jr., president of the local NAACP chapter, expressed skepticism Friday about the accountant version of the story, but he would not say whether he believed his organization was the target.
“He targeted somebody in this building, and in my estimate it was not the tax people,” Allen said. “Does anyone really think this guy is going to admit to this?”
Okay, this guy was just arrested for building a bomb. I think he might admit it was to the NAACP office. In fact, had there been the slightest hint of racism or animosity towards people of African descent, dear Mr. Allen, I bet it would be all over the news like your fundraising wet dream.
BUT all that aside, as Charles reported in my comments, yesterday, the guy SAYS he was trying to bomb the CPA’s office in the same building. Now, this is where the crazycakes comes in, because the CPA is no longer there, having been closed for years and dead since July last year. And it would seem to lend credence to Mr. Allen’s fighting words.
It would, unless you know the bomber’s history.
Murphy told investigators he made the pipe bomb in his garage the night before the blast, using instructions he found online and materials from his work as a carpenter, according to court records.
Murphy believed the accountant intentionally destroyed his tax records, and he told investigators he “flipped out” because of his financial problems, the documents show. He said he wanted to send the accountant a warning.
“Murphy admitted the rationale for the pipe bomb was rage,” the documents say. According to court records, Murphy owed state taxes.
And also the accountant’s history:
DeHaven pleaded guilty in 2010 to filing false tax returns and was released from federal prison in April 2013.
And yet, despite all this AND this:
Nobody was hurt in the Jan. 6 explosion adjacent to a wall of Mr. G’s Hair Design Studios, a barber shop that also shares the building with the NAACP in a mostly residential neighborhood.
i.e. the fact that Mr. G would have more reason to think it was directed at him, Mr. Allen remains “vigilant.”
“We seek a continued investigation into the motive of the alleged suspect, and we look forward to the culmination of his criminal trial,” he said in a statement. “We will remain vigilant as we continue fighting for civil and human rights in Colorado Springs and throughout the country.”
I think that translates as “despite being proven that our accusations amounted to crying wolf, we remain hopeful our supporters will never see the paper reports. We will continue to be a divisive force over race in Colorado Springs and the rest of the country. Give us money.”
I recommend Mr. Allen read the story of the little boy who cried wolf. It doesn’t end in big fat donation checks.
And I eagerly wait the apologies of my colleagues, those so brave “social” “justice” “warriors” who were offended — OFFENDED — that this non event did not take primacy in reporting over the butchering of journalists for exercising their free-speech and making fun of a barbaric and anti-western minority.
I’m waiting. Any minute now, they’ll say “we’re sorry for perpetuating a narrative of division and anti-civilizational oikophobia. Murders are more important than ineptly built bombs that damage the paint on a wall. Silencing journalists is more heinous than being crazy and hating your CPA. We have intentionally promoted a groundless narrative of race hatred, so we don’t have to confront our own work to undermine the civilization that has made the most people comfortable and prosperous throughout the world since ever.”
Oh, who am I kidding? I’m NOT waiting with sandwiches by the phone.
Because they’ll never admit they were wrong. This will never be reported outside local media. My colleagues will remain convinced they’re more virtuous than the rest of us and that the US is a cesspool of race hatred, much worse than anything Muslim terrorists have done in Paris or even anything ISIS has done.
This is the little self-hatred song that never ends. The narrative goes on and on.