Friday, December 14, 2007

Fred hits it on the head

Fred Reed is a curmudgeonly sort of fellow. He used to be a reporter for various newspapers and magazines. Lately he sort of amuses himself by writing books and blogging while living an idyllic life in Mexico.

His latest blog entry touched on a topic that has been of concern to me for some time - violence perpetrated by Minority racists.

The attack was not just a crime, but a particular type of crime. In Mexico, where I live, there is crime, but it is usually economic. If I walked in a bad part of Guadalajara by night with a Rolex on my arm, an enterprising gangster might well demand it at knifepoint. If I peaceably gave him the Rolex, he would likely just leave with it. It’s about money. Yes, crimes of passion occur when men got boozed up and fight over women or which football team is best. These are easily avoided.

But when a group of very young blacks, unprovoked, attack a defenseless white women, with the intention of badly hurting her, break her bones, and then try to drag her off the bus, we see a different sort of crime. The only motive is racial hatred.
The myth that only white people can be racist has got to stop. Racism is rampant in the country in a way it hasn't been seen since perhaps the 1930's - but this time around, it isn't whitey driving the hate wagon. And, lest you think this is some random incident, check out this, this, and this.

This wave of violent attacks can, of course, be chalked up to Political Correctness. No one is allowed to actually think, let alone accuse, young black and Hispanic men of racism. To do so is to be branded a racist oneself. But I guarantee that if PC attitudes aren't overcome, there'll be many more attacks like these.