Selective Outrage Is a Real Outrage

By Derek Hunter

When some monster goes out and kills people it’s a horrible tragedy, no doubt about it. Sadly, it happens all the time and has happened throughout all of human history, starting when Cain killed Abel. In other words, evil exists, always has, and there’s really nothing people can do to squash it. The best we can do is react to it while working to prevent more of its creation. But how we react to it is key, and very telling about some of our species and our politics. 

The evil monster who I won’t name in Jacksonville, Florida, killed three people, quite probably because their skin color was black. The motive doesn’t really matter to the people who lost a loved one, though that’s all the story has been about and why you’ve even heard of it. 

Democrats and the media, but I repeat myself, are pigs in mud with this story. They love anything that empowers them to belch out one of their favorite phrases – The United States is fundamentally racist.
Honestly, that’s the only reason those murders have gotten any national media attention, otherwise it’s a local crime story. 

The first three words in the Reuters story were, “A white man.” Leftists love to stoke outrage…when the victims line up in a way they find appealing. 

There is a food pyramid of victimhood Democrats care about. At the top sits attractive white women. Whether they’re victims or perps doesn’t much matter, teams of reporters will be dispatched to cover the search or manhunt or trial, whatever you got, as long as she’s good enough looking and have some bathing suit shots on her Instagram account. 

If you think I’m being too cynical, you haven’t been paying attention. Remember the horrible murder of Gabby Petito by her dirtbag boyfriend? The disgusting Joy Reid gave a lecture on how the media only covered it because she was white, then proceeded to cover it. She also did a segment on how the media, which is leftist, didn’t cover missing black and native women. Then never talked about it again. She has a TV show, albeit an awful one, but if she wants to address something the only thing stopping her is herself. 
It's almost like all these media people are full of it.

After the “cute white woman” on the outrage pyramid sits the black victim and white perp. There’s a caveat that if the perp is a police officer, even if the cop is also black, they become white the way George Zimmerman became a “white Hispanic” when the media needed him to be. After that, there is nothing. No other crime matters to the left because they can’t be used. Black on black slaughter in major Democrat-controlled cities doesn’t matter and isn’t worth reporting on. MS-13 is more likely to be discussed as a “boogeyman of the right” than a group terrorizing people because Democrats don’t care. 

To further prove this point, and I ask this rhetorically: have you ever heard of Andre Longmore? Probably not, I never had. But thanks to social media, his despicable acts, and those of many others (I can only highlight one, but they’re out there for you to find), circulated in reaction to the media hype of the Jacksonville murders. 
Longmore was a man who, for reasons that remain a mystery to this day, murdered 4 seemingly random people in Georgia on a killing spree because they happened to live near each other. Longmore was black, all his victims were white. You’d be hard-pressed to find a story out of Georgia (the only place it was reported when it happened last month) that mention the race of the victims or the perp. It’s like the very concept doesn’t exist. 

One local TV report declared a motive may never be known, but there was zero speculation in the coverage. The police chief, in a moment that should have caused genuine outrage, declared the victim’s mother a victim too because “She has lost her son.” If ANYONE said this about the monster in Florida, the pitchforks and torches from the media would light the night sky. When the skin color configuration is not helpful to Democrats, even though it was said publicly and on video, it’s a yawn. 

The idea that Democrats care about any of these tragedies is a joke. They dance on graves every chance they get, then cheer people who let criminals off with a slap on the wrist. They demand accountability only from the innocent; people who’ve not broken the law must have their rights curtailed while their crusade against “mass incarceration” frees up criminals to graduate from non-violent to violent crimes without so much as a bump in the road. 

The takeaway here should be tragedy is tragedy, and the configuration of the people involved is irrelevant. (If you are a Democrats who cares deeply about such things, and believes the liberal media, don’t look up the data on victims and perps by race or your mind will be blown.) And anyone who tells you differently is trying to manipulate you. 

Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!) and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses, and host of the weekly “Week in F*cking Review” podcast where the news is spoken about the way it deserves to be. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.
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