“Spare the white man, kill the nigger!”
–Confederate troops at the Battle of the Crater
Every assistant D.A. in the Bronx … shared Captain Ahab’s mania for the Great White Defendant. For a start, it was not pleasant to go through life telling yourself, “What I do for a living is, I pack blacks and Latins off to jail.” It wasn’t that it was morally wrong … It was that it was in bad taste. So it made the boys uneasy, this eternal prosecution of the blacks and Latins.
—Bonfire of the Vanities
“Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit…”
Seeing a quote in a New York Times article from a prosecutor opposed to California’s moratorium on capital punishment–
“Of the 24 or so who are presently eligible for execution, half of them are white men,” she said. “So let’s execute them.”
–I assumed I’d find a minority voice behind it. Off I went to get, as the song says, my fair share of abuse. Alas, the prosecutor is a white girl. A Becky; as such contending with Straight White Male for object of greatest abuse by the burgeoning new order.
Some reward that for years of betrayal of white men. Heartbreaking the reaction of white women in public life to the “Becky” campaign seeking their relegation to second-class status: doubling down on their condemnation of straight white men.
Prosecutors naturally fall to the right on the issue of crime, despite the Soros-funded efforts of recent years to elect progressive district attorneys and lower black incarceration rates yielding such as Kim Foxx and Dallas’ lawfighter DA.
As more of these emerge, it will be interesting to see if they find their own law-and-order conservatism in cases involving whites. They’ve already all but announced their bias in that regard–coming in with the declared mandate to “lower incarceration rates”. Relaxing laws is the first, most obvious means. It allows a minority of white criminals to ride the “reform” out of jail (perhaps–I suspect bureaucratic discretion in reducing sentences is biased against them) despite the reform being intended entirely for the benefit of their black fellow convicts.
But such measures will produce more crime and quickly realize diminishing returns in equalizing incarceration rates before they come up against reality. Something more will have to be done.
I think the experience of school discipline “reform” suggests what that will be. Reportedly one means of equalizing student suspensions between aggressive blacks and placid whites–without the literal blood sacrifice of murdered teachers that would come from complete capitulation–is to stringently enforce even the smallest rules in the case of non-black students, thus “equalizing” the numbers. One white kid suspended for cracking wise equals one black kid suspended for trying to choke the same white boy out, at the level of that statistic.
Progressive prosecutors for whom equality in incarceration is a noble goal are probably already doing this. And they are virtually unopposed. The Megaphone remains on message regarding criminal reform, blaring out all dissent and seducing the callow Trump and leading to his ill-advised First Step Act.
In our perverse order whites have long been their own persecutors–and executioners, enthusing over and acquiescing to their own demise. The spectacle of the California prosecutor’s woke enthusiasm only makes this explicit and direct. We are now literally killing ourselves off to appease them.
Think it’ll work?