Saturday, March 3, 2018

Racist Fireman Attacks Black Child

Racism is a moral sickness. But I feel no pity for those who suffer from it. They are too busy trying to make my life and the lives of those who look like me, hell. I believe that you have the right to think or believe whatever you want. But when those thoughts or beliefs become insults or physical assaults then I also believe that it's incumbent on everyone else to teach you or as some would say "learn you" a sharp lesson of the type Tywin Lannister might impart.

A White firefighter from Kansas recently decided that it was the correct thing to do to shout racial slurs at a lost Black toddler and spit at him.
I think actions like this show that racism isn't going away with the younger generation. It's not based on "economic anxiety". It's based on pure hatred. 

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -
Police say a racial slur was hurled at a child at a Hooters off Metcalf Avenue.
KCTV5 News spoke to a witness who was at the restaurant and he said he was dumbfounded by a statement the firefighter made to police. “He basically said get that little ‘blank’ up off the floor,” the witness recounted. “The n-word started to get thrown around.”

The comment left the witness speechless. He said he was about 5 feet away from the altercation inside Hooters on Monday around 8:15 p.m. He said he saw a child wander away from his family and, when the family member came to retrieve the preschool-aged kid, is when another customer used a racial slur and spat at the child. He thought a physical altercation would follow, but instead police were called to the restaurant.


Although I suppose calling the police was the right thing to do legally I can't possibly imagine not responding with swift violence once someone insulted and assaulted a loved one, particularly a child.This firefighter may get probation. There may be no charges. There may be a fine. In any event I doubt that the assailant learns anything from this incident. There are times when violence is indeed the correct answer. Defending a child falls into that category. There's an excellent chance that this child will remember this incident. It may shape his life. I still have an excellent memory of being driven by my babysitter through Dearborn, Michigan and having three white men in a pickup truck pull up and scream racial slurs. The only to stop that sort of thing is to make sure that the people who are prone to behaving in such a way understand at the very least that they will lose some teeth and/or spend some time in the hospital. There is no other way.
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