Friday, December 5, 2014

Excusing Black Criminality Doesn't Always End Well

Instant Karma Is Gonna Got You
A prominent writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center was gunned down by two black males while hiking in Oakland Californa last Tuesday. The irony of his murder is that according to Colin Flaherty at American Thinker, David Ruenzel had made a living using the notion of white privilege to excuse any and all black crime:
"As a writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center, one of this favorite topics was rooting out racism. And how white racism is permanent. White racism is everywhere. And white racism explains everything. Ruenzel was writing about white privilege for the Southern Poverty Law Center as far back as 1997 — long before it became the rage at college campuses, newsrooms, churches, high schools and even grade schools.

By the time of his death, Ruenzel had accumulated many of the trappings of the white privilege he exposed: The job. The home. The intact family. And most importantly in his case, white privilege endowed Ruenzel with an expectation of safety in the Oakland neighborhood where last week two black people are suspected of killing him.
This mantra of the Critical Race Theory and the Southern Poverty Law Center applied to all white people because, even if they were not personally cracking the whips, or breaking the skulls, white people benefitted from a racist system that did all that — and a lot more."
The greater irony, as Flaherty astutely states, is that Ruenzel was basically an “enabler of black violence” who for whatever reason believed that he was somehow magically “exempt from it.”
Not to sound coldhearted, as a man lost his life, but I guess he had to learn the brutally hard way that there is no excuse for any sort of criminal violence, regardless of whether it is committed by an allegedly victimized black person or an allegedly privileged white person – and that anyone can be a victim of criminal violence, including even those who make a living out of excusing it.