Sunday, June 04, 2017

Quite Possibly The Very Dumbest PC / SJ Thing I Have Ever Seen: Give Your Money To The Women Who Were Frightened, Not The Men Who Died Defending them

Well, I don't have to tell you that the word 'hero' has been thrown around fairly loosely for the past 15 years or so. But I expect that you won't disagree that the two men who were killed for defending two women from a racist rant on a Portland commuter train count. Their names were Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, who was only 23.
   Their admirable actions have brought credit to them far above our poor power to add or detract.

   The third stabbing victim--who also tried to stop the psycho, and who is also a hero--has said some rather dumb things, however, and so, as usual, I want to grumble. Specifically, he urged people not to send money to the families of Meche and Best.
   In a six-minute long emotional video, Fletcher accused the city of Portland of having a “white savior complex” for giving more money to him and the families of the two men who died, rather than the two women, who were not injured in the altercation. Crowdfunding pages set up for the families of Fletcher, Rick Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche received a combined total of $800,000.
   Fletcher insists that the real victims are the women, who he says must be traumatized from being targets of hate, and from the deaths of the two men who tried to intervene.
‘We in Portland have this weird tendency to continue patterns that we’ve done forever and one of them is this same old, just to put it bluntly, white savior complex,” said Fletcher. “I think it’s immensely, immensely morally wrong and irresponsible how much money we have gotten as opposed to how much support, money, love, kindness that has been given to that little girl.”
   “These people need to be reminded that this is about them, that they are the real victims here,” he added, and shared a link to crowdfunding page for the two women, which has since received $116,000 in donations.
That, of course, is bullshit. Being killed at 23 is much, much, much worse than being frightened at 16. Being stabbed to death by a psycho and never seeing your family again is immeasurably worse than being frightened. Best leaves behind three teenage sons and a 12-year-old daughter, incidentally.
   Furthermore, since when is a 16-year-old "a little girl"? Imagine the outrage if, say, Paul Ryan called some random 16-year-old "a little girl." The left likes to have it both ways on such issues: men and women are perfectly equal in all ways...except when it benefits women not to be. We're perfectly equal...though violence by men against women is horrific; violence by women against men is not. Threatening two women is worse than murdering two men. The women, you see, are "the real victims."
   And for the love of God, "white savior complex"??? The white guys were the saviors in this case. If they hadn't done it, no one else would have. And this guy was one of them! And still he has to find something to grovel about. We are so evil for being white and saviors... This is just flat-out madness. Two guys are killed and one is almost killed and the one who survives feels compelled to grovel about his own horribleness for the impertinence of saving non-white girls/women from death at the hands of a psycho...and takes it upon himself to tell people not to send money to the four surviving children of one of the murdered men...but, rather, to the girls who had a scare. Who in hell authorized this person--who is still alive and kicking--to speak on behalf of the dead men? And when--cripes, somebody tell me when--was the left infected with this stark, raving madness?

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