Crimes That Dare Not Speak Their Name
| August 30, 2001
the Hate Crime Hall of Shame – this list of half-reported or un-reported
crimes of hate against groups officially despised in our society
by the media, the universities and all the "right-thinking"
people – as our inadequate effort to counter some of the wrong
that has been done in the name of "progressive" politics
and "social justice." Every parade of politically selected
hate crimes, such as the one aired on the MTV special that inspired
our list, is a hate crime in itself – inspiring the unwitting
to despise one group of Americans identified as the "oppressor."
Political correctness applied to hate crimes is always implicitly
– and often explicitly -- an indictment of that indispensable
figment of leftwing imaginations: the "white supremacist,"
heterosexist, male ruling caste that allegedly inflicts systematic
injustice on gays, blacks, and other politically designated "oppressed"
groups. Class war is dead. Long live race and gender war.
rights" crowd has become a monotonous chorus of racial indictment
and ethnic and gender hate directed against white America in particular,
but in effect against anyone who does not subscribe to its hysterical
agendas and racial shakedowns. The bogus reparations movement
is a perfect example – indeed something of a summa -- of the entire
duplicitous charade created by the racial charlatans who succeeded
Martin Luther King. In pursuing their indictment of Amerikkka,
the reparations hucksters propose to ignore the thousands of years
of African and Muslim slave kingdoms, whose crimes extend even
into the historical present. Including this evil would impede
the prosecution of the racial enemy – the Europeans and Americans,
who are in fact the freest and most racially tolerant peoples
on earth. Thus the Jesse Jacksons, the Charles Ogeltrees and the
Randall Robinsons jump into their racial pulpits to self-righteously
condemn American "racism," but can’t even muster a gesture
in the direction of African racism or African genocide conducted
as recently as today. Equally maliciously, they strenuously deny
the liberationist role that white Christians and white Europeans
and white Americans historically played in freeing African slaves
and in making African Americans the wealthiest and freest black
people on earth. And, of course, they have nothing to say about
the injustices done to the innocent murdered and abused people
on this list – who are not racially anointed – or about the hundreds
of thousands of crimes of violence committed by black Americans
against non-black Americans every year. Or the murders, arsons,
robberies and other crimes committed on the basis of skin color
in the wave of black race riots that have decimated large swathes
of American cities from Los Angeles to Cincinnati, and have been
shabbily misrepresented by the media as civil rights "protests."
We do not
for a moment suggest that politically correct racial crimes are
exclusively committed by African Americans, or that African Americans
do not suffer racial injustices at the hands of bigoted individuals.
But those who take up the rhetoric of racial fascism, which is
what these group indictments of white people and group claims
on the basis of skin color involve, raise a standard that will
come back to haunt them. Every minority group in America has been
targeted for indoctrination in racial resentment by the "progressive"
intelligentsia and the duplicitous media. Most of the racial tension
in American life now is a product of the reactive matrix created
by this racial assault. Our intention in publishing the Hall of
Shame is only to restore a balanced view of what is happening
in the real world, in the hopes that this will help to restore
a sense of justice blind to special favor and special rights in
this great nation.
to the hundreds and probably thousands of nameless victims of
anti-white, anti-male, anti-Christian, anti-heterosexual violence
who are not included in our list. We apologize for not having
the media reach of MTV and ABC and the New York Times to
counter-balance their efforts to stoke the fires of politically
approved hatreds and to cover up atrocities committed by specially
protected categories of people against others who are not so protected
and who, in fact, are – to them – acceptable targets of hatred
and contempt. We hope the small gesture of this edition of FrontPageMagazine.com
will wake some people from their ideological slumber, and will
launch the necessary effort to restore a single standard to American
journalism and to American justice.