Justice is either the same for everyone, or it’s not justice.
People are either punished according to their deeds and those deeds injuriousness to society, or they aren’t. But even the most lax of systems, in which everyone is left to defend themselves as best they can is better than one in which the law plays favorites.
I was thinking of this yesterday when I read this news article: Columbus Ohio Release Body Cam Footage of Police Officer Shooting 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant Just Before She Stabbed a Woman.
Yes, the sixteen year old was black. (Though trust me, these days the name doesn’t mean she’d be. But she was.) And the police is releasing bodycam footage before she can become another “martyr” and “hero” in the struggle against “unfair police treatment.”
The fact, weirdly, is that no, police have never shot more black people than white. There are (or were, this might change. For one the police is going to have trouble recruiting men and women of any worth or moral fiber) very few police shootings of unarmed citizens, and those shot are actually more likely to be white.
This will probably become more so as it becomes obvious justice in America, when imposed from above, is not in any way, shape or form equal. Witness the black teens who killed the immigrant uber eats driver. They were let go with absolutely no punishment. Because their bright futures shouldn’t be sullied.
And this chick, who was trying to stab someone? well, without body cam footage, she would have been lionized. There would be murals painted of her. Nancy Pelosi would thank her for her “sacrifice.” Her family would become rich.
You ask why most of the people the left lionizes are psychopaths who have never done a single thing in their whole lives that wasn’t injurious to themselves and others?
Well, because families that aren’t crazy of victims that aren’t psychos don’t go along for the circus ride.
I read, shortly after the whole Trayvon Martin bullshit of one of those cases that would absolutely break your heart, particularly if you’re the mother of kids who tan and who are built like brick shithouses.
College student, scholarship and honors, and also star football player. Happened to be black. His car broke down on a lonely road. He approached the first house, knocked, asked to use the phone. Sole woman in the house told him he couldn’t. I don’t know if there was hearing impairment on her side. I also don’t know why the kid didn’t walk to the next house. I know he asked woman to call someone to help him. Instead she went in the house, called the police and said he was trying to break in. I don’t remember the details, but when police parked, he ran towards them (because rescue, you know? He was VERY young.) Police panicked and shot him.
Why didn’t they use this young man as their cause and martyr? well…. They tried. The family said not only no, but hell no. They wanted to mourn their son in peace, and not see him plastered everywhere. And they understood it wasn’t so much a case of racial discrimination but of a very large, intimidating-looking guy who didn’t remember people would be scared of him.
Again, knowing the size and general appearance of my kids, talks have been had about this, and about “how to approach strangers so you don’t scare them.” If younger son were to meet someone right now, in those circumstances, he’d be in serious trouble, because he looks like an outlaw biker (which he ain’t.) Because people don’t see themselves from the outside.
But the cases the left has blazoned abroad are very bad. Both in the truth and in the lie. They’re very bad in the truth because they’re destroying people’s lives for resisting career criminals. Both career criminals and normal human beings know that.
Which means the career criminals being psychopaths will think they can now do whatever they want and the authorities and victims will be afraid to resist them. They’re not wrong. For a little while.
And meanwhile the normal, young black people who believe the left’s lie are more likely to believe the world is against them, effort is not rewarded and they might as well become criminals. Which is a slide that’s not easy to revert. They’ll also be angry, because why are they being picked on just because of their color.
I heard some recording of a young black activist saying that black people should loot everything for 200 years and it wouldn’t repay what they “suffered.”
The problem is two fold: most of the people today haven’t suffered diddly. They’ve been told people who looked like them suffered and were mistreated. And they’ve been sold the lie they’re still being mistreated and are “hated.”
The other part of this, of course, is that she’s going on color. She thinks black people suffered because they were black.
Oh, hell. They suffered because they were second class citizens. In other times and places it was white people who were second class citizens (still is, places in the world.)
Did whites behave very badly when crimes against blacks weren’t punished, or at least weren’t punished nearly as they should be.
Yeah. OF COURSE they did. Because white people are human and humans behave very badly when they know they won’t be punished and have nothing to lose from it. Sure some of us try not to. But those of us who succeed in not going completely monster are aware of the monster and have principles that refrain from unleashing it.
Those who have no principles and no fear of external punishment? Oh, dear. Yes, white people in the past, in areas where they were immune from the law behaved very badly.
But it’s important to know this was not because they were white. Whatever myth you’ve been fed about devilish white blood, and no matter how much you feed it, it was because they were human.
In the same way, we’re starting to see black people behave very badly. Beating up nursing home patients, pushing and beating people on the street, killing uber drivers, etc.
Why? Because they’re human. Every race and variety of humanity has psychos and horrible people. If they know they can gambol with no punishment, the things they do will be horrific.
Yes, they are a small minority. They are a small minority in every race. BUT they exist. And the only way to contain them is knowing there will be punishment for their crimes.
“But Sarah,” the left will wail “the legacy of racism, poverty, discrimination. They’re not responsible for what they do.”
Perhaps. I mean, not because of those, but the legacy of the great society and leftism has turned black people in America into the perpetual designated victim class: fatherless, skilless, hopeless and absolved of every responsibility, and told every day in school, media, culture that they’re victims and will always be victims.
It will certainly make psychos of everyone who is even mildly vulnerable and doesn’t have a modicum of a moral compass.
So, maybe, in the macro sense they’re not responsible for what they do. But going down that line of thought, is anyone really ever responsible? When the Bible says that a sin works itself through a family in seven generations, they’re not far off. There are traumas so horrific that multiple generations are needed to expunge their legacy. And almost every family has at least one, on one side. And many have multiple.
But this is not a salon, or a freshman lounge at a university.
This is a matter of justice. And either wrong done is punished. Or not.
Perfect divine justice that takes in account the centuries of dysfunction on some family line, or how deprived they were or whatever has to wait for the afterlife, if there is one. In this world what we’re concerned with is justice that makes potential criminals afraid they’ll be caught and punihsed and therefore keeps the non-criminal citizens somewhat safe of being preyed upon.
That’s all. We’re not trying to balance some karmic scale. We couldn’t. We’re trying to stop more crimes from happening.
And when I say “we” I say sane people, who understand how humans and societies work.
But the victims of our educational system think humans can dispense divine justice, that makes everything “right.” They also think that if they balance things just right evil and crime will go away forever.
This is a tragic mistake, one that will rebound on those they think they’re helping.
When an entire class of people think they’re immune from punishment, no matter the reason — skin color, features, size, or whatever — those people will naturally supply the vast majority of criminals.
In fact, being human, they’ll let their inner demons out to play. The more so if everyone has told them others hate them and are “keeping them down.” They will unleash a reign of terror on everyone else.
And while the idiot activists and the left will cross their arms and nod and say it’s deserved…. well, no. Because people today haven’t done anything to unleash this.
But even if it were balancing some eternal scale, it would still be stupid. Because that’s not the way humanity works.
Sure, in the short term, they’re going to run every competent policeman out of a job, and those that remain will let black people get away with whatever. Which means the psychos who happen to be black will feel empowered and be even more blatant and obvious. The lack of police will also mean more vigilantism.
It also means you bring back, in the mid term, real racism. Because you know that black people won’t be punished if they kill you, how long till truck drivers refuse to enter black neighborhoods? How long before every store closes? How long before a black person in any setting is watched very carefully and with suspicion, because you know they have license to do whatever they want and no one will call them on it or punish them? Some of this is already happening.
In the long term, it’s going to lead to genocide. And not the say the left thinks it’s inciting it. The left assumes that it’s empowering black people and in the long run they’ll kill a majority of whites, or something.
This is because the left understands neither demographics, nor humans.
They grew up hearing that white people would soon (like 20 years ago) be a minority, and they don’t think what this means, or that a lot of people with fractional Latin or Asian blood claim to be ethnic, because right now society favors it.
In their heads there’s only black and white, and if you’re not white, you’re black. So by now blacks have to be a majority, right? And if you live in a city you might think so, particularly a democrat-run city.
But in fact black people are somewhere between 12 and 14% of the population.
And what the stupid policies of the left are doing is convincing people black people are dangerous and not quite “normal human.”
We do know how this ends up, because we’ve seen it.
Every primitive society that the Western Culture contacted thought of white people as just another tribe, about the size of their own tribe. So they practiced tribal warfare. You go to the village or settlement that has encroached on your territory and you kill everyone in HORRIBLE WAYS. This is important, because it shows how savage you are. The other tribe then backs off. Everyone is happy, and more bloodshed is spared.
The problem of course was that Western Civ wasn’t tribal; had a lot more people; and had the printing press. Which in turn caused them to read about the horror and decide these people weren’t QUITE human. Which led to a lot of the racism of the 19th and 20th century. It also led to the effective genocide of the Amerindians and the colonial subjugation of Africans.
So, the left, ignorant of history and thinking that being an oppressor is somehow a quality of being white is repeating very, very old errors.
At some point the majority becomes racist. And then it snaps. And then you have genocide of the minority by the majority.
And this country, in appearance and culture is still majority white.
What they’ve managed to do so far is encourage the worst of the black elements. And convince whites that they’re a threatened tribe. All is proceeding as they wish towards racial warfare. Very brief, violent racial warfare. That doesn’t go even vaguely as they expects. And which results in a genuinely white supremacist country, where even people like me are considered suspect and held back.
They can’t win, but we can lose.
And short of unseating them and restoring some sort of sanity to our courts and institutions tout de suite, I don’t know what we can do about it.