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Tuesday, September 25, 2007
(11:00 AM) | Stephen:
It's A Hard To Be A Bigot

It must be frustrating to be a white supremacist. Take Richard Barrett as an example. He's the leader of the Nationalist Movement, a bunch of bigoted freaks operating out of Mississippi, of course. Barrett went down to Jena, Louisiana and interviewed the town's Mayor and Justin Barker, the white teenager that was attacked by black students.

In the interview Jena's Mayor thanked Barnett "for what [he's] trying to do," and for his "moral support." The victim* Justin Barker said that whites needed to "realize what is going on, speak up and speak their mind."

This after multiple assaults and fights which found white teenagers charged with misdemeanors, if at all, and the Jena 6 initially charged with attempted murder. But it's the whites who need to realize what's going on.

The frustrating part for Barrett comes when interviews like this are made public and, like the cockroaches they are, bigots such as Mayor McMillin and Justin Barker scurry away from the attention with lame excuses about not knowing who Barrett is or what he believes before granting an interview with him and inviting him to stay in their home like the Barkers did.

I don't have much to add to the larger Jena situation. In fact, I'm not sure what commentary really is needed. In a backwater, racist town, black students had to ask permission to sit under a tree. This was granted, to the dismay of white students who felt the tree was their own property. So they hung some nooses on the tree, which was dismissed as a "prank" by the school district.

Tensions ran high, fights broke out, the District Attorney threatened all the kids in town by saying that with a "stroke of his pen" he could make their "lives disappear." When a white student was beaten up, he tried to make good on his promise by charging the black students who beat him up with attempted murder.

Typical of the type of bullshit that goes on every day all over the American south.

*I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that if I knew Justin Barker, I'd want to beat the hell out of him as well. Violence doesn't solve things and blah blah blah, but you can bet the only thing Barker was a "victim" of was seeing his violence met with violence.

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