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The Twisted Mainstream Media’s Narratives on Race

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A few months ago, a black man, with a history of creating hateful content against white people online, plowed through a Christmas parade without ever attempting to slow down his vehicle or avoid his victims. On what was supposed to be a cheerful day, Darrell Brooks killed 6 people with his vehicle, including an 8-year-old boy, and up to 60 people were injured.

Brooks was a violent 39-year-old criminal who had just been released from prison a few days prior to the attack on a $1,000 bail set by liberal Milwaukee County prosecutors. Screenshots of his Facebook page showed that he had anger toward white people and had called for violence against them.

“So when we start bakk knokkin white people TF out ion wanna hear it…the old white ppl 2, KNOKK DEM TF OUT!! PERIOD,” he wrote under his rap name, MathBoi Fly, along with a middle-finger emoji.

Brooks’ intentions, however, were shielded by most mainstream media. The story was either swept under the rug, or merely mentioned by saying that “a car” or an “SUV” had driven through a crowd. But Brooks was not on a self-driving vehicle like a Tesla, he was driving it himself.

Cindi Dushow, a Waukesha resident and state Representative told the New York Post: “We’ve got six people dead and teenagers so badly injured they will have to learn to walk again — at Christmas,” she continues “Because this was a black guy who did it, the media doesn’t want to cover it. They were all over the Rittenhouse case because that kid was white. Race doesn’t matter to us here, but the media makes everything about race.”

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Duchow may be correct that the media makes everything about race, but only to point the finger in one direction. If it is a white man who commits an interracial crime, it is immediately deemed a hate crime and a result of white supremacy; if a black man commits an interracial crime, most of the mainstream media deems it a result of white supremacy, or they sweep it under the rug.

Now we have another incident on our hands. This time, the perpetrator Peyton Gedron is white, and of course, as expected, the media is happily using it to fuel their narrative. 

The Rolling Stone‘s Talia Lavin in an op-ed piece says: “The Buffalo Shooter isn’t a ‘Lone Wolf.’ He’s a Mainstream Republican.” Lavin argues that the shooter was fueled by the “Great Replacement Theory,” or the idea that ethnic European people in the U.S. and Europe are being systematically replaced, and that there is a global push to make sure white people become a minority in their own nations. She, of course, mentions Donald Trump and that his election was a form of “white panic.”

The strange thing about Lavin’s attempt to place the blame on “mainstream Republican” ideology, is that, according to the shooter’s manifesto, he expressed hatred for Fox News, and said that he considers himself left-leaning. Does that sound like a mainstream Republican?

Not only did he express hatred for Fox News; according to conservative commentator Mike Cernovich, the shooter also voiced hatred against Christianity. Another report shares a section of his 180-page Manifesto where he writes “When I was 12 I was deep into communist ideology, talk to anyone from my old high school and ask about me and you will hear that. From age 15 to 18 however, I consistently moved farther to the right. On the political compass I fall in the mild-moderate authoritarian left category, and I would prefer to be called a populist.”

We are supposed to believe a man who says is left-leaning, hates Fox News, and rejects Christianity is part of mainstream conservative politics? If the Rolling Stone writer sincerely believes that that constitutes a “mainstream Republican” then they must have never met a Republican in their life. 

Even if we accept the attack was racially motivated, despite the fact that there were white victims as well, we should be careful to think that systemic “white supremacy” is indeed the culprit of his crimes. In fact, his manifesto points to the exact opposite given his belief that the system is against white people. The mainstream was quick to use his crimes as another way to fuel the flames of racial hatred, specifically against white people.

There are other odd things about the attack; in his livestream, the first person he shoots after he gets out of the car is a white woman who was simply walking by the supermarket; he also doubles down on shooting another white woman already laying down on the floor by the entrance of the store. Allegedly, Gudran had previous contact with the police, after he had threatened to carry out a shooting at Susquehanna Valley High School in Conklin around graduation time. If the authorities knew this person had manifested these dangerous views, why did they not monitor him?

New York is one of several states that have enacted “red flag” laws to try to prevent mass shootings and to identify people who show signs that they might be a threat to themselves and other. Peyton showed signs, why was he not stopped? One can only speculate as to the reason law enforcement may have allowed this to happen, giving way to a national story about white supremacy that once again fills the nation’s TV screens, but don’t expect it to be deemed a “hate crime” when the opposite happens, as we have seen. 

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