And thus we are exposed to a heaping helping of Cricketry…It is almost like I would be a racist for asking a random white person on the street to explain to this not white person what the fuck was the reason for the shootout at the Waco Corral….Allright, thanks again to Roy, I have to pause for a moment to process some substantial Derp. This shitload will feature: Kevin Williamson, a colostomy bag of wingnut welfare, and in advance, I wish to apologize for colostomy bags, for the insult.
A Gunfight, Not a Riot: What Happened in Waco
Not exactly sure that I can attribute this to ‘illiamson as it is the title of the piece and might have LoadBerg, or J-Loads prints on it, but lets take a bite or three, while wagering on the thug quotient that is likely to follow…In case you have yet to notice it is kind of my thing to react to this shit as I read it, and then drop the mike when my dErp-meter pegs….
“A gunfight, not a riot…”
An Apple, not an Orange, would be my first reaction, were I not sensitive to a multiplicity of dog-whistles…
Lets see….On the one hand we have a garden variety conflict between competing tribal segments of White folk, just having a good olde tymie SCA-style Cos/Gun play reenactment of High Noon at the OK Corral, and on the other hand we have
Nigger, Nigger, Nigger! Thug! Did I mention Niggers, whose demonstration of power is limited to tearing up a place, and not keeping Mr Williamson out of a Tory neighborhood? I know, fucking bowel evacuating terrifying, the NigNogs exercising the meager-ist of power….Anyhoo, I now have to actually read this shit.
The shootout between members of rival outlaw motorcycle gangs in Waco has brought out a great deal of stupidity on the left — too much stupidity to catalogue, in fact. But let us look at a few lowlights.
Takes one to ken another is something that comes to mind…
Making the comparison with Baltimore, many on the left — Salon’s Jenny Kutner, to take an example — demanded to know why the media did not describe the events in Waco as a “riot.” The answer, obviously enough, is that the event in Waco was not a riot — it did not represent a general state of civil disorder, there were no mobs targeting property for destruction, etc. What happened in Waco was accurately described — in the New York Times, the Waco Tribune, USA Today, and many other outlets — as a gunfight. Also chaos, biker gang shooting, the work of very dangerous, hostile criminal biker gangs, and, in case that is not strong enough for your taste, something akin to a war zone.
In other words, a débutante ball in comparison. let us look at a definition of the word that sticks in this shithead’s craw:
noun: riot; plural noun: riots
a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd.
“riots broke out in the capital”
synonyms: uproar, commotion, upheaval, disturbance, furor, tumult, melee, scuffle, fracas, fray, brawl, free-for-all; More
violence, fighting, vandalism, mayhem, turmoil, lawlessness, anarchy, violent protest
“a riot in the capital”
“the film’s sex scenes caused a riot in Cannes”
an outburst of uncontrolled feelings.
“a riot of emotions raged through Frances”
uncontrolled revelry; rowdy behavior.
an impressively large or varied display of something.
“the garden was a riot of color”
synonyms: mass, sea, splash, show, exhibition
“the garden was a riot of color”
a highly amusing or entertaining person or thing.
“everyone thought she was a riot”
verb: riot; 3rd person present: riots; past tense: rioted; past participle: rioted; gerund or present participle: rioting
take part in a violent public disturbance.
“students rioted in Paris”
synonyms: rampage, go on the rampage, run riot, fight in the streets, run wild, run amok, go berserk;
“the miners rioted”
It would, in fact, seem that the melee in Waco would meet the definition quite nicely, but let’s get back to Kevin’s desire to box riot, rioting, riotous behavior into a thing that only African Americans do. Because if anything, Kevin’s entire oeuvre, is predicated on the “White
ManWashing” of anything that might put a dent in the privilege he so stridently enjoys.
What happened in Baltimore was not a gunfight. (It might have been a gunfight if it had been attempted in or around Waco.) Which is not to say that bikers are never involved in riots: The modern outlaw biker mythology is very much rooted in a riot in Hollister, Calif., known in the history books as — can you guess? — the “Hollister riot,” during which such forerunners of the modern motorcycle gang as the Pissed Off Bastards of Bloomington and the Market Street Commandos treated Hollister as though it were Baltimore.
This guy gets a paycheck for this bullshit, probably by the fucking word…Anyhoo, there is a jackass at Reason that seems to need his snark decoder ring replaced, or so I am told…
This weekend’s deadly brawl and shootout involving more than 170 alleged biker gang members at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, has seemed to capture the left’s imagination, not for the gruesome details of the violence but because of the perceived differences between the way this story was played out, covered and engaged with and, depending on who you ask, either black on black violence or the police reform protest movement.
Totally not a riot. Nope, not one at all, nothing to see here, lets move on to blaming the Niggers for their problems, when of course we are not blaming them for ours…
The emphasis, (mine of course) is just to highlight another example of prose that secures a paycheck…It is possible that the word salad that ends the graph under observation might make a semblance of sense, so shall we?
The comparisons to the police reform protests are the more problematic of the two. The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates seemed to make that comparison in a series of tweets Monday night that emulating right-wing reactions to the police protest movement. One curious tweet asks “Why won’t America’s biker gangs be more like Dr. Martin Luther King?” What is the comparison Coates is trying to draw?
“…curious…?!?!? One opens ones mouth and any doubt that may have remained is destroyed by the begging question…
If If there were violent protesters in Baltimore with legitimate grievances—and they were urged by some to be more peaceful—does Coates believe the bikers, too, had some kind of legitimate grievances at the Twin Peaks restaurant? If he doesn’t believe so, does he believe there are white people out there who believe that? I certainly haven’t heard or read anything about either the bike gangs allegedly involved or anyone in the press trying to ascribe legitimate grievances to the thugs at the restaurant.
Assinine questions aside, I think this graph was simply a means to set-up the opportunity to burnish his equal opportunity street cred with the application of “thugs”…
Would be almost too clever by half if the proceeding queries were not completely witless gibberish.
Coates, like other left-leaning pundits, also glommed on to the distraction of the moment about the supposed racially charged nature of the word “thug,” asking why no one was calling the bikers thugs (except most of his hundred fifty thousand Twitter followers and the rest of the left-wing Twitterverse, as well as a good portion of the right-wing Twitterverse). The argument over thug blew up when some protests in Baltimore turned violent and began to be co-opted by the kind of people who want to riot and loot (like the two Baltimore corrections officers charged last week—what legitimate grievances could willing and paid participants in a system being protested against hold, and how would snacks at a convenience store come into play?). The argument was that thug was simply a code word for nigger. Tonight Show band leader Questlove made the point on Twitter after Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called rioters and looters who appeared in the streets the afternoon and evening after Freddie Gray’s funeral on Monday, April 27, “thugs.”
Honestly did not see that one coming…Must have made several days in certain corners of the ‘trons, this tortured excuse to employ the thing that everybody is thinking, but is to scared to say out loud. Did I mention that this asshole probably got paid for this piece?
One last sentence, because, well, a combination of WTF, and sheer astonishment are elicited by its recitation.
Yeah, this guy wrote that shite
That weekend before, Rawlings-Blake appeared to be trying to keep cops on a hands-off approach to what were largely peaceful protests.
Associate Editor, Reason.com
It is almost certain that due to some heavy grifting, our tax monies are involved in paying for this asshole’s bar tab, and his fucking chronic…