This is exactly the kind of horrific story that would have provoked a public lynching or a race riot in the Jim Crow South.
The purpose of lynching (a Scots-Irish custom that was never exclusively racial) was to deter African-American rapists from even thinking about laying their hands on White women in Scots-Irish communities. The South was a much poorer place in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century and didn’t have the technology or the wealth at its disposal to deter and contain the Black Undertow through more refined methods like suburbanization, the home security industry, the drug war, and the modern prison system.
Let us revisit the prophetic words of Sen. Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi, the author of Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongrelization, who filibustered the Costigan-Walker anti-lynching bill in 1938:
“If you succeed in the passage of this bill, you will open the floodgates of hell in the South. Raping, mobbing, lynching, race riots, and crime will be increased a thousandfold; and upon your garments and the garments of those who are responsible for the passage of the measure will be the blood of the raped and outraged daughters of Dixie, as well as the blood of the perpetrators of these crimes that the red-blooded Anglo-Saxon White Southern men will not tolerate.”
– Sen. Theodore Bilbo
Those “floodgates of hell” have been thrown open by Northern liberals like Brooks D. Simpson and “the blood of the raped and outraged daughters of Dixie” (and those of Illinois too for good measure) are on their delicate little hands:
“The video shows the final minutes of Hope Melton’s life, when she made that fateful stop at a Chesterfield County gas station.
In the video, Melton walks within inches of the man investigators say kidnapped, raped and beat her to death.
The video captures the last images anyone will ever see of Hope Melton alive.
It came Monday as Melton stopped at Jack’s convenience store in Jefferson.
The footage shows accused killer Nickolas Miller walk in and head to the beer cooler.
The clerk rings him up, at the same time Hope Melton pulls up to the gas pumps outside.
As Melton walks in the store to pay, Miller walks out the door, standing only inches away from her. Then he watches her walk in.
Melton pays the clerk, then walks back to her car as Miller parks his red Chevy off to the side.
As Melton’s white Chevy pulls away, Miller pulls out behind her.
“She had no idea that she was in danger at that point,” said Hope Melton’s brother-in law Frankie Melton.
Frankie says Hope tried to call her grandmother several miles away from the store, after she realized someone was following her.
“He got right up on her back bumper and she, at that point, called her grandmother and said that someone was following her and it was a black man from the store, that she had seen at the store,” said Frankie.”Her grandmother told her not to stop for anything and come straight on to her house and don’t stop for anything and that’s the last they heard from her.”
Kershaw County investigators say Nickolas Miller ran Melton off the road and kidnapped her.
Miller tried to rape her several times, according to deputies and drove her around in his car for more than an hour.
“The details are absolutely incomprehensible; this was not a crime of passion in a moment,” said Frankie. “This guy had a long time to think about this. He followed her for miles. He drove her around in his car for several miles”
One of the attempts happened only yards away from Miller’s home, where deputies set up a crime scene Monday.
OD readers are strongly encouraged to watch the video below and reflect upon the meaning of this heinous crime. In Martin Luther King, Jr’s America, no one is really safe from the Black Undertow.
In hindsight, “Let Freedom Ring” was a terrible idea: as John C. Calhoun famously said, it is worse than a crime to extend “liberty” to an inferior race which lacks the capacity to maintain civilization. It doesn’t matter whether you are talking about Haiti, the Belgian Congo, the West Indies, Detroit, New Orleans, Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Macon County, AL, Clayton County, GA or Chesterfield County, SC.
Freedom failed … the Black Undertow has been unleashed into our communities, and White people everywhere, North and South, are still paying the bloody price for Lincoln’s mistake.
Note: In 2005, the Black Undertow was responsible for 59 percent of rape in South Carolina where African-Americans are 29.7 percent of the population. South Carolina mysteriously stopped publicizing these statistics in an annual crime reports in 2006.
Nationwide, 37,460 White women were sexually assaulted by African-Americans in 2005. According to Tuskegee University, there were 3,446 lynchings of African Americans and 1,297 lynchings of Whites between 1882 and 1968.