We White People Are Regressing

No, we really, really are (boldface mine):

About 50 activists marching from Ferguson to Jefferson City encountered a hostile counter-protest Wednesday in Rosebud.

About 200 people met the marchers as they reached Rosebud around noon, activists said. A display of fried chicken, a melon and a 40-ounce beer bottle had been placed in the street. A Confederate flag flew. Counter-protestors shouted racial epithets.

Rhea Willis of Velda City, Missouri, said she saw a boy she estimated to be 8 years old holding a sign that read, “Go home.”

Somebody shot the window out of the back of one of the buses traveling with the march, dubbed by the NAACP as the Journey for Justice. The outer pane of glass broke. The bullet landed in the windowsill, the driver said….

Doug McQuery of Bland, Missouri, wore a T-shirt stating his support for police officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August. The grand jury’s decision not to indict Wilson sparked protests, both nonviolent and violent across the country.

McQuery said he thought it was fine if activists wanted to burn down their own town, but said he wasn’t going to stand for that elsewhere. He said he didn’t know the NAACP’s march would be peaceful.

At least they didn’t hang any nooses. Also, Mr. McQuery? The fear you irrationally feel toward the NAACP? That’s how many of us, even some white people, feel whenever we think about you owning firearms. Just saying.

Maybe the display was set up by a bunch of 75 year old recidivist segregationists, but I doubt that. Fifty years–two generations–after the Freedom Rides this shit still happens. These immoral beliefs have been passed down, like family heirlooms. It’s safe to say that white people haven’t made enough progress.

Before we make too much fun of the heartland, let’s not forget that somehow a bunch of Staten Islanders decided to not file any charges against the killers of Eric Garner–mind you, not find him guilty, simply decide there was enough evidence for a trial.

Personally, I blame the inter-generational effects of degenerate suburban culture.

Faulkner was right: the past isn’t even past.

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4 Responses to We White People Are Regressing

  1. Your average YouTube comment = quod erat demonstrandum. There seems to be a Robert Jay Mathews resurgence just in time for the holidays.

  2. AndrewD says:

    Your headline should read “We US white people are regressing.”
    Do not tar everyone else with your problems, we have our own problemsbut overt violent racism is a lesser one. You need to get a grip on yourselves before the rest of the world writes you off as a Rogue Nation and starts to impose sanctions.

  3. onkelbob says:

    Before we make too much fun of the heartland, let’s not forget that somehow a bunch of Staten Islanders decided to not file any charges against the killers of Eric Garner–mind you, not find him guilty, simply decide there was enough evidence for a trial.

    The same Staten Island electorate elected an indicted congressman rather than the unindicted candidate…
    (In all fairness even the Daily News endorsed the indicted candidate; with hope he’s convicted and the Island gets a do over.)

  4. Mitchell Young says:

    “HERMANN, Mo. (KMOX) – The Gasconade County Sheriff is questioning media reports of an NAACP bus window being shot out in the small town of Rosebud, Wednesday, during the group’s week long “Journey For Justice” march from Ferguson to the state capitol in Jefferson City.
    “At no time were there any gunshots reported. At no time did anybody report any damage or gunfire. Nothing like that was ever reported to us,” Randy Esphorst told KMOX on Friday.”

    http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/12/06/was-naacp-bus-window-shot-out-in-rosebud-mo/

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