August 11, 2010

Shame, sanity, and boredom finally triumph in Omar Thornton story

The highlight of press coverage of Omar Thornton's racist rampage a week ago Tuesday was this AP non-story from 3.5 days later desperately trying to keep alive the white-racism-is-to-blame paint-by-numbers storyline, "Cops mum on probe of Conn. shooter's racism claim," which frantically concluded:
Messages seeking comment about a potential investigation into Thornton's racism claims were left Friday for the Hartford State's Attorney's Office, the FBI's New Haven office, the chairman of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and for the president of the Connecticut NAACP.

On the federal side, a spokesman for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said the agency is barred by law from confirming or denying the existence of any discrimination investigation.

And the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which investigates whenever workplace fatalities occur, reviews compliance with federal workplace law, a spokesman said. Though it is investigating the shootings, OHSA'S jurisdiction is safety and health issues, not personnel issues, spokesman Edmund Fitzgerald said Friday.

Here it is, five days later, though, and everybody is still mum. It's a conspiracy, I tell you! It goes right to the top.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

The shame is that if someone would have just fired his teachers in high school and replaced them with ivy league youth, thornton would probably still be alive today and in fact would probably have become a social scientist and figured out great things by conducting wordhash tweet experiments on twitter. Damn shame.

Kevin said...

What I hate is that even in the small corner of the internet that you inhabit, you still can't be H. L. Mencken. No one can...

l said...

The 'teachable moment' might have passed already.

Anonymous said...

OT, but someone posted in another thread that this story was about to blow up. I don't think we need to worry about that now.

"A suspect in a series of stabbing deaths in three states was arrested late Wednesday afternoon at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Details of the arrest, nor the man's name, were not immediately known. However, a law-enforcement source told the Washington Post that the man was about to board a flight for Tel Aviv."

http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/suspect-in-serial-killing-590315.html

ABC only goes as far as saying the man was "trying to leave the country." Watch how fast this becomes a non-story.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/21366421

Anonymous said...

The question is, Why won't our half Negro president comment on this slaughter? Could it be that this incident more accurately portrays the real dynamics between blacks and whites? Black criminal, white victims? Too much for Barry to comprehend.

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Messages seeking comment about a potential investigation into Thornton's racism claims were left Friday for the Hartford State's Attorney's Office, the FBI's New Haven office, the chairman of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and for the president of the Connecticut NAACP.

Like you said, Steve. This stuff writes itself.

Anonymous said...

Anon said:


The shame is that if someone would have just fired his teachers in high school and replaced them with ivy league youth, thornton would probably still be alive today and in fact would probably have become a social scientist and figured out great things by conducting wordhash tweet experiments on twitter. Damn shame.


I'm voting for rocket scientist and brain surgeon.

Curvaceous Carbon-based Life Form said...

Slightly OT:

So the White guy who's been stabbing Blacks, it seems, is an Israeli citizen "here legally" who was caught while trying to board a flight to Tel Aviv.

Steve, isn't THIS an excellent argument against not just illegal immigration, but LEGAL immigration, too?

"He is an Israeli citizen who is in the U.S. legally, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the ongoing investigation."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_serial_stabbings

Tanstaafl said...

Did you link something from an anti-White "anti-racist" that indicated they had changed their tune due to shame or sanity?

I must have missed it.

jody said...

here's a weird one steve.

israeli elias abuelazam was arrested today in atlanta trying to board a plane headed for tel aviv. police believe he is the man from michigan who has been going around stabbing people.

LOL who goes around stabbing people?

Paul Mendez said...

Whether or not there was any real "racism" involved, Thornton's actions were straight out of Dr. Neely Fuller jr.'s "The United Independent Compensatory Code."

"...It is correct for a Victim of Racism [non-white person] to willfully and deliberately kill and/or execute no person(s) except Racists (White Supremacists), and, when done, that Victim of Racism should then kill him, or her self."

According to Fuller, this action is called, "Maximum Emergency Compensatory Justice."

Anonymous said...

the real racist it seems, is YOU, Mr. Sailer.

because, to you, it's not possible that white people can be guilty of racism: only black folks.

you don't know what happened there.

concerned netizen said...

Anonymous:

"
you don't know what happened there."

Actually I think we do. A crazy black man went postal and killed 9 people.

On the other hand, I think Sailer is reading into the news accounts here and blaming evvathang on black folk.

The media simply reported that Thornton's crazy white gf said he complained of racism.

Thornton did complain of racism.

So what?

Did the media say that there was racism? Or did they just report that he said so, which is legitimately a part of the story?

mslisa said...

You're surprised by this, Sailer? Very treacherous political terrain my friend if there's even a hint of racism in the workplace that sent Thornton over the edge. First, that creates a huge liability for Hartford Distributors as an employer, second that would be an admission that America is *not* an equal society and that racism still exists.

josh said...

wiki says he was an arab.

Anonymous said...

"you don't know what happened there"....

Well, I KNOW nine white people were murdered. But what are the value of nine white lives, and their shattered families, against the unproven allegations of racism from one black? (Sarcasm off).

headache said...

Curvaceous Carbon-based Life Form sez: So the White guy who's been stabbing Blacks, it seems, is an Israeli citizen "here legally" who was caught while trying to board a flight to Tel Aviv.

Well I guess that's the reason why the MSM won't run with it. Had he been just a "normal" white guy, it would have been another one of those momentous racist crimes which keeps the Whitehouse, the MSM and academia in perpetual spin.

Harry Baldwin said...

jody said...Israeli Elias Abuelazam was arrested today in Atlanta trying to board a plane headed for Tel Aviv.

He's an Israeli citizen, but by his name and appearance I don't think he's a Jew. Also, he was living in Flint, Michigan, which I believe is a big Arab community.

jody said...

oh wait. oh wait! i got it! the michigan stabber has been listening to insane clown posse! this makes total sense! ICP, detroit, represent!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzYpMMBOjwo

insane clown posse - i stab people

"I stab people, 4 or 5 people every day..."

LOL!

Tina said...

"the real racist it seems, is YOU, Mr. Sailer."



Oooooooooo. I'll bet the hurling of the "r" word at him really scares Steve. Ooooooooooo.

Get real, wouldya, Anonymous.

C. Van Carter said...

First sentence from a Washington Post article about the Michigan Stabber: "The man arrested Wednesday and accused of being the "Flint serial killer" is a Christian..."

ben tillman said...

You're surprised by this, Sailer? Very treacherous political terrain my friend if there's even a hint of racism in the workplace that sent Thornton over the edge. First, that creates a huge liability for Hartford Distributors as an employer...

No, it doesn't.

...second that would be an admission that America is *not* an equal society and that racism still exists.

No, it wouldn't. If "racism" is to be a pejorative term, it has to describe racial aggression. And workplace discrimination is not aggressive. It only affects people who choose to "come to the nuisance", in legal terms.

...that America is *not* an equal society and that racism still exists

I think most of the commenters here would agree that "America" [sic] is a racist society, but it's not the White folks who arethe racists.

Anonymous said...

"He's an Israeli citizen, but by his name and appearance I don't think he's a Jew. Also, he was living in Flint, Michigan, which I believe is a big Arab community."

From the point of view of the MSM, it makes no difference. He's not an angry white guy stabbing blacks so it does not fit the narrative. The MSM doesn't want to draw attention to Jews committing crimes, yes, but it doesn't want to draw attention to Arab Muslims committing crimes, either. And to be thorough, he could also be an Arab Christian, possibly. But he's an immigrant, a non-white, so he doesn't fit the "narrative" and the story will not be pushed.

Evil Sandmich said...

He's an Israeli citizen, but by his name and appearance I don't think he's a Jew. Also, he was living in Flint, Michigan.

OT, by why did arabs develop such a love for Michigan? Is their original homeland so deplorable that even the rear sphincter of the midwest was preferrable? (Or maybe it was because lazy liberal unions and Ann Arbor elites are such easy marks for what they're selling).

Anonymous said...

off-topic: The Michigan stabber is an Arab Christian who happens to be a citizen of Israel. Rich food for thought in the Sailer-sphere.

Ms Lisa:

"First, that creates a huge liability for Hartford Distributors as an employer, "second that would be an admission that America is *not* an equal society and that racism still exists."

Correct about the liability thing, and I said exactly that in a previous thread on this subject.

BUT - think about what the hell you are saying here. The crazed rantings of a spree killer and his girlfriend are proof of anything?

Please clarify.

Lucille said...

Ann Arbor isn't the only college town in the nation, or for that matter, Michigan. (Mount Pleasant, for example, is also a college town). It's also not the center of Michigan's Arab communities, which are heaviest in Detroit proper, Dearborn and Flint, all of which were heavily dependent on the auto industry.

Anonymous said...

See below for the Washington Post's coverage - or lack there of - of what amounted to a riot on DC's Metro, a public transportation line used by thousands of people. Note especially editor Robert E. Pierre's fear 'about hyping a story that involved race.' Double standards at their finest.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/13/AR2010081304465.html

David said...

>think about what the hell you are saying here. The crazed rantings of a spree killer and his girlfriend are proof of anything?

Please clarify.<

In case you haven't noticed, there has been a certain amount of media coverage of this event. It's not just one male and one female.

In addition - again, just in case you don't get wi-fi in your cave - a certain amount of internet commentary in blogs and comments sections has occurred. If you will page through some of Steve's previous comment sections, links are provided to black sites where the sympathy expressed for the murderer's rationale has been notable.

The significance of the media coverage and of the commentary - of the resounding "This is what he said - he may have had a point - maybe his employer was indeed racist and therefore culpable" and "You go, man!" from many and varied quarters - the significance of such a response to a cold-blooded mass murder, is what people have been discussing here. That response proves (as if any proof were needed) that American culture is in bad shape not only regarding the general understanding of and attitudes on race but also regarding the basic standards of civilization.

In short, the official commentariat and a large section of the articulate and semi-articulate online community endorsed and/or excused barbarism over the past couple weeks. That's what's being discussed. Just in case you missed it. Not just one male and one female. The response to that one male and one female. Get it?

Yes, the beat has moved on and the story has cooled off (thus the title of this blog post, to wit: "Shame, sanity, and boredom finally triumph in the Omar Thornton story"). But read the black comments in various places and you'll see that many of them read like letters even Der Sturmer wouldn't have printed, glorying in murder: "They had it coming!" said by commenters who didn't even know any of the individual victims. They had it coming because they were white, and a brother (and his skank) said they wuz racist. That's more than enough reason for murder according to these citizens of a geographical area (I won't say nation) in which evil is mushrooming out of control. Their comments were not widely challenged, nor condemned by officialdom, nor merely allowed to pass; the substance of them was and is treated very seriously.

If I were to say: "The damn Jews had it coming," I would be roundly condemned or disapprovingly ignored. But when people said, with regard to this case: "The damn whites had it coming" - there not only was no wide or official disapproval, but also there was talk of official investigations to determine if the damn whites, in fact, did have it coming.

Such a response has a significance beyond merely "[t]he crazed rantings of a spree killer and his girlfriend."