March 8, 2013

WaPo: Black gay candidate murdered, "Mississippi’s dark history of racial brutality" to blame?

Splashed big in the Washington Post as the top story of the evening of March 8th:
Mississippi white man
A politician’s death opens old wounds 
Anne Hull 6:29 PM ET 
Marco McMillian moved back to his mother’s home in Clarksdale, Miss., to run for mayor, but the 28-year-old’s mysterious death has roiled old fears from the state’s dark history of racial brutality. 
In Mississippi, death of politician Marco McMillian stirs old civil-rights fears

In Clarksdale, Miss. — When Marco McMillian decided to move back to his home town and run for mayor, the 33-year-old aspiring candidate knew he needed the blessing of the silver-haired oligarchy that ruled quietly from church pews. ... 
A week and a half after McMillian’s body was found in the mud on an isolated stretch of levee outside Clarksdale, his death remains a mystery. It has roiled old suspicions and fears from Mississippi’s dark history of racial brutality, although both McMillian and the man charged with his murder are African American. ... 
The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department has charged Lawrence Reed, 22, in the crime. He told police that he killed McMillian and where to look for the body, according to two people familiar with the investigation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss its early findings.

Confessed perp (left) and victim (right)
In other words, "his death remains a mystery" in all ways except that the confessed killer, who was caught upon crashing the victim's stolen car in February, told the cops where he stashed the corpse. So it hasn't been a mystery all March.

Does the whole world have "Django Unchained" on the brain? "America Debrained?" I guess that what really counts is that this black-on-black murder took place in the same state where Calvin Candie was so mean to Django Freeman in 1858, two years before the Civil War.

By the way, since the Washington Post wants to portray this poor bastard who got murdered as a martyr to the sins of straight white men, it's worth pointing out that a Google search shows he was a central figure in a financial scandal at Alabama A&M University a half decade ago. Judging from rumors on an alumni discussion board, it sounds like the misappropriation that led to the college president's departure was a gay thing then, too.

For a theory about why the press has gone nuts this month over non-hate crimes, such as the Oberlin KKK Assault Blanket, see here.

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought this was the gay dude who was murdered...and the press, as they always do, failed to mention that the suspect was another black guy. Also, they haven't said if the suspect is straight or gay after suggesting from the get-go that victim was probably killed by a white homophobe. When the police put out a pic of the suspect and the media saw he is black, stories dried up some. Of course.

Anonymous said...

The article also says the guy is 28 and 33 years old. Which is it? American journalism has fallen into the abyss.

Harry Baldwin said...

What if important is that, even though the crime was committed by a black man, it was the sort of crime that might have been committed by whites 60 years ago and that's what we have to keep foremost in our minds.

Anonymous said...

"..and the media saw he is black, stories dried up some. Of course."

Here in Denver, they are just getting around to prosecuting three black guys who knifed to death four whites and one Asian in a bar for a grand total of 170 dollars. It has gotten almost no mainstream media attention. If the races were reversed it would be front page news everywhere, like the bogus Duke Lacross "rape" story was.

Anonymous said...

Are the readers at WaPo actually reading the article or the headline?

Despite Sailer trying to explain the entire 3 page story in three sentences in their comment section, I still came across these two gems:

Oh but wait, Justices Roberts and Scalia say there is no racism in the South any more.

And...

There there child, don't you worry. White people still get the benefit of the doubt in the South when it comes to suspected crimes. Don't you worry your pretty head that justice might get accidentally done in Mississippi. Not much danger of that.

Anonymous said...

It is just like Emmett Till, if Emmett Till had been killed by his trick.

Chuck Ross said...

And the picture at WaPo says the guy was 34. Who was this guy, Satchel Paige?

Chuck Ross said...

I also see that the FBI has decided to monitor the developments down there in Mississippi.

They could go 0-for-2 if this Oberlin College thing doesn't pan out.

Mr. Anon said...

"Harry Baldwin said...

What if important is that, even though the crime was committed by a black man, it was the sort of crime that might have been committed by whites 60 years ago and that's what we have to keep foremost in our minds."

Moreover, it's the kind of crime that would be committed today by racist white klansmen on the Oberlin campus, if such people existed, which they don't. Never-the-less......

Reg C├Žsar said...

...although...

Ha! Don't cub reporters know how to spell 'because' anymore?

Anyway, a rational racially-conscious person into murder wouldn't slay queers of another race; he'd slaughter among his own. You want the Other's kids to be queer, don't you?

vandelay said...

I think what's happening here is the writer (and editors) are trying to push the idea that homosexuals are the modern day successors of the civil rights movement.

Insinuating themselves into that history has been a top priority for gay activists. Andrew Sullivan, for one, would likely approve.

So if that's what you want to do then using a guy like McMillian, a gay, black man murdered in an old southern town with a long civil rights history, would be a pretty good move.

If you're trying to understand what's going through their heads, that's my best guess.

p.s. I'm "Corvelay" on the WaPo board.

Anonymous said...

Gays are the new black, and blacks who kill gays are automatically the blackkk--honorary 'racist whites'.

If a straight black guy had been killed, this would have been a non-issue.

Btw, what about the Knoxville Horror?

ben tillman said...

It is just like Emmett Till, if Emmett Till had been killed by his trick.

Instead of the husband of his victim. Till was a bad guy who went looking for trouble and found it. BFD. His death is certainly not something we should be talking about almost 60 years later. Anyone want to talk about his dad's victims? What makes them worth forgetting?

Anonymous said...

Was the killer on the DL? Lots of big, tough black men are.

It's the kind of thing that spreads disease.

Anonymous said...

Mississippi Flaming

Anonymous said...

When over 20 blacks raped an 11 yr old hispanic girl, media said 'Texans' did it.
When it was learned that they were blacks, NY Times asked for sympathy for the rapists.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why the media has yet to whip it up as a case of homophobia?

Steve Sailer said...

vandelay said...
"I think what's happening here is the writer (and editors) are trying to push the idea that homosexuals are the modern day successors of the civil rights movement."

Yes, that's probably what's going on. And if they do it over and over again, they'll succeed.

Black Sea said...

The comments section of the WaPo article is overwhelmingly critical of the "journalistic" approach employed by the writer and the paper. One of the best comments is as follows:

"Don't worry. When Sean Penn scripts it for Hollywood you will see sheets, ropes and pickup truck bumpers."

Sure 'nuff, as they say in Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

MILK the new MLK.

Steve Sailer said...

Since the Post wants to make the poor bastard who got murdered a martyr for ... uh ... intimidating Justice Anthony Kennedy into not sunsetting the Voting Rights Act after 48 years, it's worth point out that a Google check on his name pulls up that he was a figure in a financial scandal a half decade ago at Alabama A&M University.

http://www.waff.com/global/story.asp?s=6895181

An alumni discussion board suggests a gay cabal at the HBCU.

Cho said...

I swear, I check out the news these days, and increasingly its like I'm in the Twilight Zone.

What's next, drones over the midwest? Wait...

Anonymous said...

Anyway, a rational racially-conscious person into murder wouldn't slay queers of another race; he'd slaughter among his own. You want the Other's kids to be queer, don't you?

You've never plumbed the depths of human irrationality. There are those who think that being queer itself (I'm not talking about HIV) can be contagious. And there are those who think that people, particularly males, are somehow naturally queer, and need to have the queerness beaten or bullied out of them in order to become normal people.

RealityInc said...

What if important is that, even though the crime was committed by a black man, it was the sort of crime that might have been committed by whites 60 years ago and that's what we have to keep foremost in our minds.

Yes. Clearly black are only copying whites.

Heaven forfend that they should become more creative.

Anonymous said...

It has roiled old suspicions and fears from Mississippi’s dark history of racial brutality, although both McMillian and the man charged with his murder are African American.

No matter how many times I see it, I never grow accustomed to the stupidity and abject dishonesty of people on the left.

"Who cares if this black ma was murdered by another black man? We have this narrative of black oppression at the hands of evil whites to sell to our cretinous readers!"

Anonymous said...

When over 20 blacks raped an 11 yr old hispanic girl, media said 'Texans' did it.
When it was learned that they were blacks, NY Times asked for sympathy for the rapists



As the Microaggresion Morons put it, we have to respect black mens cultural differences.

Anonymous said...

"I think what's happening here is the writer (and editors) are trying to push the idea that homosexuals are the modern day successors of the civil rights movement.'

Well, you got that right. For quite a while now, gltb peoples or btlgs or lbgts (maybe it's "blts", like bacon, lettuce and tomatoes--- whatever the hell they call the acronym for these subgroups of people who really don't like eac other except when it comes to pushing a political issue) have been calling themselves "the new black" which really pisses off blacks.

However, it's been quite an effective phrase, in an Owellian sense, as college campus folk and the twitter progressives love it, as do the media.

Anonymous said...

"I think what's happening here is the writer (and editors) are trying to push the idea that homosexuals are the modern day successors of the civil rights movement."

Homos pretend to be the new blacks, but they play like mini-Jews and hang around the same circles.
Many homos do have genuine talent.

Svigor said...

Personally, I find this story refreshing. It's probably not a queer black first, but that just raises the question: who was the first black homosexual male to murder another black homosexual male? It's just another symptom of our system of white privilege and oppression that nobody's even keeping track.

And there are those who think that people, particularly males, are somehow naturally queer, and need to have the queerness beaten or bullied out of them in order to become normal people.

Hey, it's worth a try. I'm guessing there aren't any peer-reviewed studies yet?

Anonymous said...

"It has roiled old suspicions and fears from Mississippi’s dark history of racial brutality, although both McMillian and the man charged with his murder are African American."

"No matter how many times I see it, I never grow accustomed to the stupidity and abject dishonesty of people on the left."

I think smart liberals, especially Jewish ones, are being dishonest and manipulative by playing games like these.
But there are many hack reporters in the news business, and they are dumb liberals. Not dumb as in retardo but dumb as in bright-but-not-too-bright and naive-as-hell.
For such people, it may be not so much dishonesty as true-believerism. Their paradigms are such that they see everything through the prism of 'progressive' cliches and are incapable of thinking beyond them due to lack of intellect or imagination.

There are those who play the game because they understand the nature of the game and those who play the game because they really believe in it as truth.
Consider China in the early 70s. Deng no longer believed in hardline Maoism but made all the right noises to be rehabilitated and regain power. But he was playing the game.
But there were true believers, like the youngest member of the Gang of Four, who really believed in all that Maoist nonsense and saw everything through its prism.

Deng was manipulating Maoism to stay alive and regain power. But true believers really believed in that crap. Paradoxically, Mao despised the true believers for their utter stupidity. He sometimes hated Deng but always admired his intelligence and ability. True believers were useful to Mao since they were so loyal, but even Mao knew that Maoism was partly a game of power. Anyone who took all that stuff literally had to be a retard. He knew that true believers were too dumb to understand any of this and as such were worthless as administrators and future rulers.

I think the same applies to liberals. There are liberals who pull stunts like this--gay black victim in Mississippi story--to manipulate public opinion(so as to keep the power), but there are also liberals who really can't see reality outside the paradigm of what they were taught in school. Since it is the basis of their view of reality, they try to link everything to it in one way or another. 'White Guilt' is a religion to them and the 'original sin' that explains everything bad in America. So, even when blacks do wrong, it's all because of the trauma of 'white racism'. Just like Bible-believers trace all evil to Adam and Eve, dumb liberals really believe that all evil goes back to 'white evil'.

Same thing with Jews. Bernie Madoff and many Jews on Wall Street did some very dirty things. But our paradigm is so much about the evil of 'antisemitism' that the spin became 'Jews are the main victims of Madoff' or 'Madoff gives fuel to anti-semites'. So, even though a whole bunch of Jews did bad things, the prevailing narrative is all about Jews as victims or potential victims.

So, even when Jews and blacks do wrong, they go on the offensive and put whites on the defensive. Same with Jena Six case. Blacks act like thugs, but the liberal narrative becomes 'poor black victims'.
Smart liberals manipulate it, dumb liberals believe it.
It's like smart liberals created the myth of Obama, and dumb liberals worship it.

Anonymous said...

Well, at least the Post has not brought back Rabbi Bradley Hirschfield to further discuss "[w]hat role does Christianity play in the murder of the openly gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi?” http://live.washingtonpost.com/brad-hirschfield-030513.html?hpid=z8

According to the rabbi, all of Christendom has a "collective or shared responsibility" for what he believes to be a crime caused by homophobes. “[C]ollective or shared responsibility," he explains, “is a VERY valuable way to think about things.”

I wonder if Rabbi Hirschfield believes that Jews have a "collective or shared responsibility" for the crimes of murderous Jewish Bolsheviks such as Genrikh Yagoda, Lazar Kaganovich, Solomon Milshstein, Leonid Reichman, Yakov Yurovsky, Bela Kun, or Salomon Morel.

I wonder if the good rabbi believes that Jews have a "collective or shared responsibility" for crimes committed, by Jews, against the oppressed people of Occupied Palestine.

I wonder if the good rabbi believes that Jews have a "collective or shared responsibility" for Jews such as Bernard Madoff, who looted the life savings of thousands of Americans.

Anonymous said...

And there are those who think that people, particularly males, are somehow naturally queer, and need to have the queerness beaten or bullied out of them in order to become normal people.

Hey, it's worth a try. I'm guessing there aren't any peer-reviewed studies yet?

The beatings will continue until Junior gets a real job, and pops out ten grandchildren.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that that Rabbi is talking about "collective responsibility". The crime of "collective responsibility" was a key club the NAZI regime used to crush dissidents. Any German Officer who defected from the Third Reich would immediately have all his family arrested for this "crime" and sent to the camps. The Rabbi is in good company with the Fueher.

Anonymous said...

To vandelay:

I agree with your post 100%. The LGBT group has been very clever in advancing their agenda. I swear they must have formed a study group to look at how blacks did it. They have been very successful in framing their goals as part of a civil "rights" crusade, which it clearly is not. But who can be opposed to civil "rights" in today's America!

ben tillman said...

I wonder if Rabbi Hirschfield believes that Jews have a "collective or shared responsibility" for the crimes of murderous Jewish Bolsheviks such as Genrikh Yagoda, Lazar Kaganovich, Solomon Milshstein, Leonid Reichman, Yakov Yurovsky, Bela Kun, or Salomon Morel.

I don't know about Rabbi Hirschfield, but Rabbi Salo Wittmayer Baron, "the preeminent Jewish historian of the 20th century", had this to say in 1952:

To this day orthodox Jewish ethics has remained in its essence national rather than individual, and this accounts, incidentally, for the otherwise incomprehensible legal theorem of the common responsibility of all Jews for the deeds of each.

Anonymous said...

As you must know by now, most Jews are not Orthodox, do not recognized the authority of Orthodox rabbis and wouldn't subscribe to that view.

David said...

>it was the sort of crime that might have been committed by whites 60 years ago<

I realize that's tongue-in-cheek, but seriously speaking, even that is untrue. Black-on-black crime is the overwhelming reality since at least the earliest post-slavery days, notwithstanding some white-on-black lynchings in various backwoods. H.L. Mencken was a beat reporter in Baltimore in 1900 (aged 20) and said "Aframerican razor-parties" (i.e., black-on-black violence within black neighborhoods) were the norm on weekends.

Otis Birdsong said...

Perp looks like ex-Hawks center Kevin Willis.

Anonymous said...

This event reminds me a bit of something that happened in Germany a few years. A police chief in a (former) East German town was the victim of a non-fatal stabbing attack in his home. He claimed it had been done by a neo-Nazi, though the suspect could not be positively identified. Persons with brains smelled something foul right away. This individual knife attack is simply not skinhead style - when they get violent, it tends to be in groups and involves kicking and beating. Also, the description of the perp seemed too pat and generic. More importantly, this police chief was obviously (though not publicly) gay. Putting the pieces together, it would seem he was stabbed by an ex-lover (when gays get violent, it is often with knives) and blamed it on the most obvious, socially approved bogeyman. And it worked. A wave of media outrage at this "right wing" crime followed. The perp, as far as I know, was never identified.

Anonymous said...

when gays get violent, it is often with knives

Not guns?

Or are those for nerds like Goetz and Zimmerman?

Anonymous said...

"Or are those for nerds like Goetz and Zimmerman?"

At least they are both still alive. And it was guns that made sure of that.

Anonymous said...

Why? Why do we need to keep that in mind foremost? It has nothing to do with this story. Why keep drugging up the sins of the past especially when the issue at hand as nothing to do with it. That is race baiting and it is wrong. Most people would just like to get along with everyone. It's time to stop inciting problems unnecessarily and move forward.

Anonymous said...

This individual knife attack is simply not skinhead style - when they get violent, it tends to be in groups and involves kicking and beating. .... when gays get violent, it is often with knives

What about mighty-thewed black supermen? Do they kill whiteys by snapping their pencil-thin necks like twigs? Or does that happen only in Tom Wolfe?