Washington Post, 18 June 2015: Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire Wednesday night at a historic African American church in downtown Charleston, S.C. Charleston officials said nine people were killed and others were injured. “I do believe this is a hate crime,” Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said in a late night news conference, without explaining the basis for his conclusion. Police said the victims had gathered Wednesday night in the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston for a prayer service when the shooting occurred. Police are now searching for the gunman, described as a clean-shaven white male in his early 20s, who has sandy blond hair and a small build. Police said he was wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and Timberland boots. He is believe to be the only shooter.
Let's not rush to judgment. . .
If the shooter does turn out to be a white boy, let's wait till all the facts are in (assuming the cops don't murder him before we get a chance to discover the facts--I know, I know, that's a big assumption) before we label him a hater.
I mean, don't you find the timing of this shooting rather curious?
Right on the heels of the black community rejecting Rachel Dolezal?
Instead of being a hater, couldn't the shooter simply be a misguided promoter of tolerance?
I mean, hasn't the Caitlyn Jenner story taught us anything? This is AmerICKa, after all, where each person has the right to decide his/her/its own identity. . .and whatever decision he/she/it makes, the rest of us are duty-bound by our citizenship in the Greatest Country On Earth to respect that decision, as it is the inalienable right of every he/she/it to pursue whatever happiness he/she/it feels like. . .or some shit like that.
So what do we do call our Charleston church shooter if he was simply *over-reacting* a little bit to black America not accepting Rachel Dolezal's right to be a negress? Do we call him a hater?
Only a hater of intolerance. . .
But how can that be a crime in Trans Formation AmerICKa? When we are told we have to smile at and wink at and pat everything on the head?
If we must fulfill our obligation as good citizens of AmerICKa by smiling at, and winking at, and patting on the head gays, trannies, abortionists, government war criminals, Wall Street usurers, Pamela Geller cartooners, then shouldn't we also smile at and wink at and pat on the head haters of intolerance? And why not just plain old simple haters? Can't plain old haters be whatever fucked-up person they decide is trapped inside their body, just like Caitlyn Jenner?
Go ahead and charge this white boy with murder, but in Trans Formation AmerICKa, charge him with hate at your own risk, for with what judgement ye judge, ye shall also be judged. . .