Norfolk, NE And Wichita, KS – Non-Hate Massacres?

If it`s a "hate crime" you`re
looking for, the New York Times seems to have
found a few in West Hollywood, California.

There, the paper reported last
week, a homosexual was attacked and beaten by two men
who wielded a baseball bat and a metal pipe. Two other
homosexuals were attacked earlier in the same way.
"The police say they believe the motivation for the
beating was homophobia."
So does almost

everyone else in the area

That may well be the motivation for
the attacks, but how does anyone know? The assailants
apparently said nothing to indicate their motivations.

The Times, the local police
and the local community are quick to identify "hate" as
the motive when the

are homosexuals. But when the victims are
just plain white and the

attackers aren`t
, nobody ever

seems to know
what the motivation is.

Two days after the Times
carried the story about the supposed "hate crime" in
California, it carried another story about a

brutal bank robbery
and mass murder in Norfolk,
Nebraska. In that crime, the robber-killers opened fire
during their botched attack on a local bank and
slaughtered five people. The Times

the names of three suspects arrested later.
It never reported that all four suspects are Hispanics,
nor that all but one of the victims are white.

Of course there`s no evidence it
was a hate crime.

How could the Nebraska Massacre be
a "hate crime"? After all, according to the

Justice Department
, hate crimes committed by
Hispanics are classified as having been committed by
whites, thus inflating the number of white perpetrators.
Moreover, as the Census Bureau likes to remind us
constantly, "Hispanic" is not a racial category; a
"Hispanic" can be of any race (except when they commit
"hate crimes," in which case they are whites).

But while it never occurs to the
or the bureaucrats whose
racial pigeon-holing
habits it follows that racial
motivations just might have had something to do with the
Nebraska Massacre, it clearly occurred to the local

"To the white community, please
accept our profound condolences and sorrows,"
one local Hispanic during a "healing service" held after
the shootings, according to the

Washington Post
. Apparently this gentleman
understands racial realities better than most people.
He`s not alone.

No sooner had news of the massacre
hit the headlines than the head of the state

"Mexican-American Commission"
popped up in town
"to show support for the Hispanic community,
" as the
Omaha Herald

. She "cautioned that last week`s tragedy
may be a setback for relations between Anglos and
and "instructed Hispanics to contact the
commission if hateful or racial incidents spring from
this tragedy."
: The head of the Nebraska Mexican-American
Commission is Cecilia Olivarez Huerta –
send her email

That`s swell. Four Hispanics shoot
down several whites in cold blood, and it`s the
Hispanics for whom

needs to be shown and the whites who are
under suspicion for "hateful or racial incidents."

As for the other notorious recent
anti-white racial crime, the

Wichita Massacre

December 2000
, in which four whites were kidnapped,

women raped and all murdered
by two blacks, the
has never to this day bothered to carry one
single story about it.

I know because I checked its
computer archive. For the Times, as for many
whites, anti-white hatred doesn`t really exist because
race doesn`t exist.

For non-whites (in the Nebraska
case, Hispanics), the common assumption seems to be that
Hispanics will be blamed for the crime, because they
think in terms of race. For them race is a living
reality; for whites, it`s not.

In neither the Wichita nor the
Nebraska crimes is there direct evidence of racial or
ethnic "hate"—nor is there in the West Hollywood attacks
any clear evidence of hatred of homosexuals. Usually in
crimes the police designate as "hate crimes," the
criminals have to say something like a racial, sexual,
or religious slur that indicates motivation.

But obviously, not all criminals
are always so obliging, and for many of the kinds of
creatures that commit these crimes, the motives aren`t
always clear anyway. Hate, greed, lust, and anger, among
other passions, all hang together in their psyches.

What needs to be done, aside from a
good deal more honesty and consistency on the part of
newspapers like the New York Times, is to

stop trying to lump "hate crimes"
together as some
kind of meaningful category and start collecting data on
simple "racial and ethnic attacks," in which
perpetrators of one race commit violence against victims
of another, regardless of motive.

That kind of statistic is much
simpler to collect and avoids the swamp of

identifying motives
. And it might also tell us
something important about who is really committing more
violence against other races.


October 03, 2002