Thank you, Jeremy, for this excellent report.
“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country..”
- Nathan Hale
“I offer neither pay nor quarters nor provisions: I offer hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country in his heart and not his lips only follow me.”
- Guiseppe Garibaldi
"I am confident that my death will do more to smash the British Empire than my release."
-Terence James MacSwiney, 1879-1920, Lord Mayor of Cork, Irish Patriot (died in British prison from a hunger strike).
"Life is tough; it's tougher when you're stupid."
– John Wayne as Sergeant Stryker, “The Sands of Iwo Jima” (1949)
This a sad case in which some foolish and childish white people acted out and ruined their lives for no purpose. For all the white nationalists out there, the case of the State of Georgia versus Jose Torres, et al, is NOT the hill you want to die on. It is so foolish it is not something you can make a cause celebre out of, even if you do point out the obvious injustice of how white people are typically punished more harshly than blacks are for the very same offenses these days.
“Prosecutors have said that the cases against Torres, Norton and other defendants are not based on their right to fly a Confederate flag, but on threats against the victims.” (NYDN)
The facts bearing on the case: Indeed, Jose Torres et al were convicted and sentenced to prison NOT for holding an impromptu “Respect the Flag” truck parade and displaying the star and bars in a black neighborhood, but because they were video-taped brandishing weapons, pointing shotguns at people and making terroristic threats toward people at a child’s birthday party. What appears to have happened is when the parade passed by the birthday party one or more of the party attendees threw something at the truck parade, provoking Jose Torres, Kayla Rae Norton and others into over-reacting by uttering threats and displaying weapons in the presence of women and children.
Clearly the video made a powerful and extremely negative impression on the 15 person grand jury that indicted the defendants, the 12 person petit jury that convicted them and the judge who sentenced them. Not unexpected since people are much more influenced when they see the pictures than when they just hear the story, as in the case of football player Ray Rice when he coldcocked his wife. Keep in mind that even in southern states like Georgia juries will usually be majority white since most blacks will disqualify themselves. Obviously then even whites were unsympathetic to the defendants. Georgia apparently has a very strict law prohibiting terroristic “street gang” threat displays, so the judge employed this to impose long prison sentences on the defendants.
“Monday morning, a judge sentenced Torres to 20 years in prison, with 13 to serve. Norton was sentenced to 15 years in prison, with six to serve.”
A couple of points here:
1.Yes, the sentences are unusually harsh for this type of offense. Yes, had blacks committed the same offense they would have been treated much more leniently. Blacks probably would have received probation and/or public service in a similar circumstance. So from that standpoint the sentencing is unjust. Racist. Keep in mind whites are always held to a higher standard in our society. In any interaction with blacks, whites will be expected to be the responsible “adult” and not escalate the situation. Blacks on the other hand will always be treated by the authorities as if they are all special needs children suffering from some kind of mental disorder and therefore ought to be treated with greater understanding and forgiveness. Blacks are regarded as if they all suffer from Tourette’s syndrome and can’t control what they say, so any threats they utter can’t possibly be taken seriously, not like threats made by a white man, naturally. But none of this should be any surprise to anybody after all these years of Political Correctness. Whites are under attack from many sides; they are being betrayed by their own political and social leadership. It’s naïveté to the point of imbecility to expect fair play from the Left. The Left believes that utopia can be coerced into existence so no lie they have to tell and no atrocity they have to commit will be beyond them in pursuit of their “noble” goal.
2. I take it Torres and his companions were attempting to make some kind of political statement, unfortunately whatever it was got lost in the execution and they ended up looking like a bunch of hateful bullies for picking on a children’s birthday party. Just like Dylan Root doesn’t look like any kind of hero for murdering the unarmed and peaceful members of a Christian Bible study group. Then on top of everything else Torres and Norton break down in court and cry like naughty school kids who got caught doing something they knew was wrong and are now begging for mercy. Hey, if you’re going to be a revolutionary you’ve got to be tougher that that. Like Mao ze Dong said, revolution isn’t a garden party. If you're captured you ought to go into court proud, defiant and self-righteous. After all as a revolutionary, a guerilla fighter, you are a social reformer, you are fighting against injustice and oppression. This is YOUR chance to put the Establishment on trial, to spread the true word to the People of the Establishment’s perfidy and malfeasance. J’ accuse! - I accuse! I accuse you all of complicity in the destruction of our proud country! If you go to prison it’s an opportunity to write your manifesto: “My Struggle – Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice! – Revelations of a White Protectionist”. Remember Communist revolutionary Nelson Mandela spent all those years in prison because he wanted to. The South African government offered to release him early if he would renounce the revolution. He refused, and in the end it was the government that capitulated.
3. Let’s keep in mind who the main enemy is here . The Leftist ruling elite, the Deep State Communists, the Globalists, “the Woman” (it ain’t the 'Man’ anymore) is the Great Satan. The black thugs preying on us are the Lesser Satan. They wouldn’t be able operate like they do if they weren’t being protected and allowed to run loose by the ruling elite. Naturally it’s this excessive and inappropriate forgiveness of black crime and violence on the part of the Establishment that is outraging white people. The white nationalists in particular, such that they’d like to be to able hit back. But it is the Leftist establishment that is enabling blacks to attack whites. It is the Establishment that denies whites equal protection under the law, deprives them of the means to protect themselves and is destroying their ability to make a living, not blacks. Change the Establishment and all of that will change. In the meantime harassing children’s birthday parties is just going to give the Leftist Establishment the excuse to further harass and restrict all whites. I’ll bet the Leftie powers-that-be were just hoping and waiting for someone like Torres and Norton to come along to reinforce their narrative that racist whites are picking on blacks and the government needs to do something about it. White nationalists need to become better at developing strategies and tactics for thwarting the Left and just stop wasting time and mental energy complaining about the unfairness of it all. If they wish to succeed and prevail that is. For starters do not fight at the place of your enemy’s choosing. Like this.
-Amen, Jeremy. I have nothing to add.