I wouldn’t say Americans are stupid, but I would say they are in a stupor. Ergo, the cultural sham that is the hate crimes narrative. And just when do we refer to crimes as “hate crimes?”
I suspect we can hop aboard our Wellsian time machine and go back a really, really long way to sniff out the first hate crimes of antiquity. We’d find that most crimes were in fact sourced in hatred of some sort. Hate is a function of era and the period’s values. Still, hate is hate, regardless of reason, and murder is murder, regardless of hate. The motivations for murder, due to murder being the ultimate form of destruction, do not matter to the victim or the victim’s loved ones. If you murder someone for money or for love or because they have a funny name, does the dead person care? I think not. Do the dead person’s parents? I doubt it; they’ve lost their loved one and this insurmountable fact will forever alter their lives.
The “why” of the murder sates some cruel distinction that is useful on a darkly informative level, but dead cannot be more. A judicial sentence for homicide should be harsh in and of itself if the murder was not committed in self-defense or accidentally. The calculus for the murder should not trump the magnificent evil of murder. Once we begin embellishing the finality of murder with plug and play social offenses, we trivialize the act.
So when is a hate crime a hate crime?
Is there a date we can officially call it? Perhaps using an arbitrary demarcation in the sociocultural sphere when we became collectively aware that hate is a sin of the modern mind or when we chose to prioritize hate as an aggravating factor (because murder and assault are never enough to the Woke mind).
The murder of Maggie Long on December 1, 2017, was not a hate crime when it occurred. But in 2021, as we retroactively examine all human misdeeds, and witnessed from our newly quantum perspective, it is a hate crime.
Maggie Long’s body was found after officials responded to a house fire in Bailey, Colorado, the FBI said. According to 911 calls, there reportedly were people inside the residence causing damage, the FBI said. The report said at least one male was on the property.
One male on the property? Now that is a crime.
The El Paso County Coroner’s Office ruled Long’s death on December 1, 2017, as a homicide, the FBI said.
The FBI’s Denver office didn’t say which form of bias is being investigated in Long’s case. The agency defines a hate crime as criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by the offender’s bias against a religion, disability, ethnicity/national origin, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity.
And there is this bit of disingenuousness on the part of CNN.
Since Long’s death, anti-Asian hate crimes more than doubled during the pandemic, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.
As if implying that Long’s murder was the rallying call for all anti-Asian acts only in the 4 years since. Because we all heard about Maggie Long’s death, right? You know how journalists work: twist a little editorial license and imbue your narrative with a dose of willful agenda. Sleight of semantic hand, so to speak.
I postulate that Maggie Long’s murder existed in a bizarre “superposition” state for 4 years in which it assumed the theoretical properties of murder and hate crime. The vast array of hate crime qualifications surely can be molded to fit Long’s death from 4 years ago in the spirit of today’s cultural hate crime obsessive climate.
religion, disability, ethnicity/national origin, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity
Oh yeah, we got this in the bag!
Similar to Schrödinger’s cat, Maggie Long’s corpse has been both a murder victim and hate crime victim since December 1, 2017, but never both.
Now that 2020’s Summer of Hate has lifted the lid, we witness Maggie Long’s murder as a hate crime. Opportunistic “victimism” is how we roll in 2021, and Long’s sisters reflect the exploitive nature of the superposition this hate crime perpetrated upon Maggie Long.
CNN affiliate KUSA-TV spoke with the victim’s sisters, Lynna and Connie Long, who said they were initially surprised when they learned the murder was being investigated as a hate crime.
“We just haven’t experienced that type of violence firsthand, but knowing what happened to Maggie and just the nature of the violence, it is something that should be taken into consideration,” Connie Long said. “Her race, her gender, you know, all of those are contributing factors for why these perpetrators thought it was OK to do that to her.”
Wow, that is some egregious solipsism by her sister, Connie. The most dismaying thing about her opportunistic victimism is that I can’t single her out for that kind of aberrational logic. It exists collectively across great swaths of the U.S. In fact, it is the U.S.
Maggie’s other sister, Lynna, ups the idiocy ante by widening the label of “hate crime” to encompass the mere choice to commit a crime against certain aggrieved groups. Period. That’s the only criteria for a hate crime. In other words, hate crimes cannot be committed against white cis males who don’t need wheelchairs.
Lynna Long added: “The crime that was committed against my sister is a crime that was committed against an Asian American woman.”
Well said…? Any other categories we can posthumously shoehorn Maggie into?
Through the fog of hate and murder and modern sensibilities of hurt feelings and victimism, there is one constant, one fixed element that governs and overrides all the bullshit: money.
Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw, whose office is also investigating the murder, said treating the case as a hate crime allows his department to qualify for more funding and resources.
Greed is not quantum.