The views expressed by Charles Manson, prophet of “Helter Skelter,” are not your garden-variety racism. In fact, when one ponders the vagaries of his turbulent 60’s race-war dream, the only reasonable conclusion one can come away with is that he holds all mankind in contempt; black, white, and presumably other ethnicities, though he’s said little about them.
Briefly, the convicted mass-murderer’s ideas on race go something like this:
The white American establishment is comprised of “pigs.” Both inhuman and inhumane, a tyrannical ruling class who anti-establishment types like Manson loathe beyond all else. Ironically, Manson’s aspiration for himself and his family was to be the new Bourgeoisie and any remnants of the post racial-apocalypse outside of his circle – which he numbered at 144,000 as suggested to him by the Bible (Revelation 14:1) – would be the new social outcasts, subservient to their despotic reign.
As crimelibrary.com explains it:
“The core of this philosophy was a kind of Armageddon. Charlie preached that the black man was going to rise up and start killing the whites and turn the cities into an inferno of racial revenge. The black man would win this war, but wouldn’t be able to hang onto the power he seized because of innate inferiority. Afterwards, when the black man failed at keeping power, Charlie’s Family, which they estimated would have multiplied to 144,000 by that time, would then take over from the black man and rule the cities.”
As an interesting aside, Manson’s views on black people are consistent with the Darwinian thesis that “blacks and aboriginals are on the same evolutionary plane, consigning them to the status of ‘anthropomorphic apes,’” essentially, “ape-men.”
As convoluted and diabolic as Manson’s views, and the actions he took to instigate this race-war are, at least one can grant that he spoke exactly as he believes. Today’s race-baiters are much more subtle. They use terms like “social justice, equality, freedom,” and other positive sounding euphemisms to masquerade their own deep-seated racially divisive agenda.
Aided and abetted as always by the obsequious liberal media, it has become abundantly clear that to many, “hate-crime,” that is crime born solely out of contempt for people of other races, can ONLY be committed by Caucasians. When the offense is committed by a black person against a white person, it is simply considered a crime, the word “hate” is nowhere to be found.
As a black woman named Nandy (last name withheld) once opined within a withershins sort of justification tirade to this Examiner, in the comments of another article:
“As a person who is absolutely Not racist, I can tell you exactly why in a FEW incidents or crimes (very few) that blacks are not scrutinize (sic) as the whites. The bottom line is...we can NEVER catch up to the level of cruelty that whites made blacks go through centuries ago and even now. Go back and find as many documentaries as you can on slavery, selling our fathers, mothers, children, raping them as their partners watch, laughing, pointing, killing, spitting, children never knowing their parents and soooooo much more. The level of cruelty that we blacks will never catch up with the whites. It’s that simple and still the laws are geared toward getting as much young blacks in jail as possible. Slavery, slavery, slavery. Blacks on the other hand have the right to be racist towards whites because they are still p*ssed.”
The closing comment of this diatribe is particularly disquieting. “Blacks… have the right to be racist towards whites…” Although it would be a stretch, and eminently unfair stereotyping to conclude that this line of thinking applies to the majority of black people, the realization that ANY hold this view is indicative of the fact that the flames of hatred are routinely being bellowed by the usual suspects: Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Jeremiah Wright, Oprah Winfrey, et al.
As for the scrutiny of interracial crime, it is risible to conclude that any past misdeeds of whites against blacks warrants glossing over black-on-white atrocities while headlining the story any time a black is injured or killed by a non-black; Trayvon Martin being the most obvious case and point.
Meantime how many networks carried the video recording of the recent savage beating of a white teenage boy Alec, (last name withheld) aboard a Parkway Academy school bus in Delaware, by a group of black students? The youth managed to escape his tormentors and flee to the safety of the Magnolia, DE. fire station.
To sorely aggravate the matter, the bus driver – rumored to be a relative of one of the perpetrators – neither took any action to stop the assault or report it thereafter. Instead the driver stated that Alec had “left the bus for no reason.”
Had the racial roles been reversed in this situation can there be the slightest doubt that every sycophantic journalist in the country would be inbound to the First State and that Jackson and Sharpton would be organizing another or their tawdry “kumbaya, woe be to us poor victims rally?”
To borrow a simile, the racial strife in this country appears at times to be about ready to blow, “like a frog on a hotplate.” As long as the racists and race-baiters (six of one, half-dozen of another) continue to spew their venom unchecked, that is exactly the direction the country is headed in.