Damsel in Distress?
Chivalry of this kind needs to be dead. It needs to be recognized and exposed for what it has done and what it could still possibly do. A fair maiden “does declare” that her very honor and safety has been violated. Surely such an affront shall not be tolerated and go unpunished for the satisfaction of me lady. Oh, how some harken back to the day when it was not tolerated and quickly admonished to “don’t eyeball me, boy”. Back when America was great, a simple meeting of the eyes, an errant glance could result in a black man’s violent death except if it was his lucky day maybe a severe beating would do just fine.
To not keep bringing up the distant past of America’s foregone crimes against black folks, which were other generation’s original sins, let’s hit the fast-forward button. Why not confine the considerations to the lifetime of people still living who were alive back in the “good old days”? For those who are too young to know or those who are too old to remember, we will have just a brief refresher for the collective, so we are all on the small page as history. Now, if we could all turn our American history books to the year 1955, sixty-five years ago.
The exact date of August 28, 1955, in Money, Mississippi a youth named Emmett Till all of 14 years old was brutally murdered. He was from up north, from Chicago, and surely struck out as being slightly different. Kind of like “You ain’t from these parts are you boy?”. He was accused of flirting with a white damsel, Carolyn Bryant, four days earlier. She lied. Her husband and brother made Emmett, this 14-year-old, carry a 75-pound cotton gin (symbolic?) around his neck and savagely beat him, gouged his eyes out, shot him in the head, and discarded his barbed wire body in the river. For further reference please refer to open casket photos. Now, if we could all turn our American history books to the year 1944, seventy–six years ago.
The exact date of June 16, 1944, in Columbia, South Carolina a 14-year-old 5’1” tall 90-pound black boy from Pinewood, South Carolina was executed by an electric chair for the murder of two white girls ages 7 and 11-year-old. George Junius Stinney Jr is the youngest American EVER to be sentenced to death and executed. Under the color of law or at least the color of an all-white jury, he was convicted in a two-hour trial and less than 10-minute deliberation, just in time for lunch.
Stinney Jr’s attorney did not challenge any witnesses or demand that the handwritten confession made while in custody be produced, the only evidence against him. His attorney did not cross-examine witnesses, call any witnesses, challenge insinuations of rape although no proof existed, and Jim Crow did not allow any black person in the building to witness the trial. His conviction was later vacated as bogus. For further reference please refer to Governor’s Olin Johnston fabrication of events in denying clemency and the description of his execution where the face mask came off because he was too small for it to fit.
Now, if we could all turn our American history books to the year 1965, fifty-five years ago. February 26, 1965, in Selma, Alabama Jimmie Lee Jackson a veteran, civil rights activist, and deacon of the church was viciously beaten and shot by an Alabama state trooper, James b. Fowler. He was marching for voter’s rights and his death sparked what would become the Selma to Montgomery marches organized by the Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC). His murder sparked the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 the same year. His murder sparked the meteoric rise of Dr. Martin Luther King to lead black people. As justice is slow and reactive, it took until 2010 for his murderer to be indicted and pled guilty to misdemeanor manslaughter if there is such a thing. Talking about your justice delayed, 45 years after Jackson’s murder.
Now look at the time, I did not realize that we still have soo much material to cover, let us go back twenty-nine years ago. Hurry time is short, please turn our American history books to the year 1991 March 3rd in Los Angeles, California revealing the Rodney King BEATING. A large group of police personnel surrounding Roney King felt that he was resisting every time he moved from being kicked, stomped, and struck. Why of course, while in fear of their lives. The video was not enough to convince the discerning public that despite being surrounded by police King continued to hit the police feet, fist, and batons with his head and ribs beyond all reason. From the look of his face, he must have hit them in the fist with his face as well. It was the most shocking assault on police ever caught on camera for decades, until now. Police acquittal.
We must skip the last twenty-eight years and that will be our history assignment because many of us are already familiar with these accounts and especially those of the last ten years. There are far too many. Not much time left, so we will skip to and conclude with 2020 and a brief account of the current state of American history.
A white female socialite in New York called the police on a black woman sitting in the park because the socialite was disturbed by the black woman’s presence in a public park in the neighborhood where the black woman lived. The socialite did declare to 911 that “an African American woman was attacking her and her children” while the socialite sat there breathless and shaken. She demanded that the police make her delete the incriminating video and she also had the absolute hands-down without question nerve to demand that the black woman be escorted by her to the police when they arrived. Come turn yourself in and admit your crime of making me display my I’m not a racist side.
The police did nothing but should have arrested the socialite or written her a citation. Nothing being done is a great part of why it keeps happening. Of course, here is another influencer claiming NOT to be racist. Her husband was there and walked away as she destroyed their lives while her children played nearby. She has not admitted to the video contents and said the black card was being played her as if the video was altered. Her initial alibi was that the black woman was smoking weed but she never mentioned that to 911 during repeated calls. I hope her business and livelihood reflects the unacceptability of her behavior despite her fake crocodile tears and whining about the grief her actions caused her. Shall we say former socialite from the Ukraine and co-owner of restaurant Maison ViVienne in the Hamptons, darling?
Phone calls to the police from Scarlet How Dare ya do declaring that an “African American male”, good thing she did not say black man because the police surely would have responded much sooner, was in the public park threatening her and she was in fear for her life. She put that African American man’s life in danger, but just as many people seemed to be upset about her treatment of her dog resulting in the dog receiving a better home.
This bird watching African American male had very little regard for his own life afterward, making an impassioned plea against any public backlash against her when she clearly was threatening his life without regard for his consequences by her actions and intent. When justice is not served, we protest. When just is served we vouch for, plead for, and socially exonerate the culprit under the veil of forgiveness.
Why is it when something is done to black people, we always want to forgive it which essentially makes it okay? Perhaps it is larger than your specific incident, and your continued acceptance by your social group pales in comparison to the many others who have and will pay the price for this kind of behavior with their life. She put your life at risk, just refer to Till and Stinney Jr’s accusers. Why is it often the African American victim feels compelled to validate this racism negating any justice that may be gained by excusing racist behavior making it okay by revealing his own low level of self-esteem and accepted inferiority? Why would things change if you don’t have the fortitude to let her take her medicine proper like she was willing to give you yours claiming she was under attack? There are instances and times in history when you would have been killed on the spot. Forgive her?
Street justice was not so forgiving and swiftly the court of public opinion dished out by her employer and business associates led to her dismissal and disassociation. The police, once again N.Y., took no action against her because she actually did commit at least one crime. If not of hate by assault of his constitutional rights, false or improper use of 911, not having her dog leased, or just plain old stupidity that can only come from a place of privilege. This bird watcher is such a fine example of what undermines us all, maybe he can beg for her job back next or if jail time is imposed insist upon doing it for her.
Stockholm syndrome must be at play where the self-proclaimed I am NOT a racist damsel in distress compelled the victim to cape up to save the day was because I guess once the police showed up she would have surely done the same for him confessing she lied. Quit making excuses for people who purposely reveal their character. She should have been arrested plain and simple.
The next damsel in distress is an abnormality in many ways defying most conventional logic but maybe she is the most dangerous kind in desperate need of saving. A city in Connecticut, Stamford, with a population of roughly 127,000 people with an 86.4 percent non-black population, 36 years old median age, 53 percent marriage over age 18, and a median household income of roughly $77,000 a year held a rally supporting the protest of George Floyd’s murder and denouncing racism.
This is significant because it was a great gesture and that one from their own bosom has made some provocative statements as opposed to the reason for their rallying support. This obviously wise beyond her 31 years damsel can hit from both sides of the plate, changing her mind on political affiliations, police brutality, systemic racism, and even the Resident. She has stated that black people are at fault for unhealthy diets, bet she has never been hungry or lived in an economically depressed food desert where the quality of food is often substandard.
She has sworn on the hill that white nationalism and white supremacy are not a problem in black America, maybe not the black America of Stamford but that is not what she use to say when she had a problem. Systematic racism is now a black myth according to her. Just as she claims no member of the NRA has ever committed mass murder, I would submit former NRA president Oliver North and the Iran Contra Affair he was a principal part of which caused the crack epidemic resulting in damages still being calculated in lives lost and potential destroyed on a mass and generational scale qualify. Brenton Tarrant in New Zealand killed 51 people and wounded 40 others a year ago in a church, indicated how he was inspired by you.
She has sworn on the hill that white nationalism and white supremacy are not a problem in black America, maybe not the black America of Stamford but that is not what she use to say when she had a problem. Systematic racism is now a black myth according to her. Just as she claims no member of the NRA has ever committed mass murder, I would submit former NRA president Oliver North and the Iran Contra Affair he was a principal part of which caused the crack epidemic resulting in damages still being calculated in lives lost and potential destroyed on a mass and generational scale qualify. Brenton Tarrant in New Zealand killed 51 people and wounded 40 others a year ago in a church, indicated how he was inspired by you. You shrugged off your rhetoric as not contributing despite your LOL sentiment.
Now, this damsel has every right to speak her truth, but others have every right to hold her accountable for the words that come out of her mouth. I wonder if her participation in the Vice Resident’s sit down was due to her affiliation with the Resident’s family and their participation in her “royal” wedding or just an exploitation of her which she was glad to be of help. The reason I wonder this is why could they find the time and the inclination to talk to her but not speak to anyone else with a majority opposing view or the whole country for that matter if it was not to cover their racist agenda by using them as paper-thin concealment.
She and her husband are of like minds, which is wonderful until they have biracial children and can no longer deny the racism that their children will undoubtedly face. The existence of which they are in denial. LOL, but do not for one minute think that the “royal” status of being a Farmer does not come with racist disapproval and the noblest of disdain behind the scenes. So Can–Dance, when you reap what you have planted and it becomes harvest time, I just hope that these will be the kind of “not a good person” that you CAN have empathy for. You seem to think that Mr. Floyd’s challenges make him no hero, but that is not what the world is saying or what history will record, just look and listen. The only question is what will history say about you?
Moral of the story < Chivalry which is misguided like above needs immediate elimination, the more extreme the more urgent the need for eradication. You can not defend that which is indefensible by claiming that murder or the resulting outrage and protest should be mitigated because of the person’s past or character. Mr. Floyd “not a good person” by your account still had a right to live and the police I imagine by you and the Resident’s standard are good people who had the right to determine when his life should end. I wonder when the murderer had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck did that factor in heavily that he was “not a good person” or was it because he shared the same skin color as you, Can-Dance.
By your standard Dylann Roof must have been a good person because those who don’t approve of you or your marriage are the ones who you unwittingly support by how they parade you around. They would place the knee on your neck or your biracial children’s neck when born, but not your husband, he’s safe. You are still black by appearance, on sight, if in no other way.
All these damsels lying, bogus railroaded justice, flat out beatings, and murders are always justified by some deficit on the victim to bring it on themselves but really just being black and alive is enough. There are those like you who live in a bubble and the only reality is theirs with no allowance that life might be different outside your bubble. The limits of the circumference of your understanding, compassion, and experiences can no longer be pacified. Maybe “you people” are simply unredeemable and hate yourself more than you hate others. You might want to avoid mirrors for a while they have a tendency to have accurate reflections.
Thurston K. Atlas
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