I would like to make a personal statement about the terrible killings in Charleston.
I’m deeply saddened by this terrible, cowardly act of mass murder against innocent Black Americans in a Christian church in South Carolina. The suspect Dylann Roof has been captured and I hope that the South Carolina justice system conducts a fair, swift trial and finds the appropriate punishment. The evidence is overwhelmingly against Dylann Roof and if convicted, I strongly support the swift implementation of the death penalty – after all, this is South Carolina – a once very solid, conservative state where evil criminals are punished, not my state of Illinois where various types of vile rapists, murderers and even cannibals usually escape justice.
These terrible, cowardly killings in South Carolina are to the best of my knowledge the first incident of White racist motivated murder in a Black Christian church since 1963 in Birmingham, AL. That’s 52 years without such a similar, terrible crime. The cursed Lib-Leftist, anti-Southern, anti-White, anti-Christian media is now on a false morality jihad against all things Southern and Confederate, even claiming that some conservative, neo-Confederate blogs are to blame for turning the young suspect into an evil racist killer! I know that this is not true. Individual murderers are responsible for their own terrible actions, and it’s a lying cop out to suggest that some parts of “society” are to blame for creating “climates of hate” and “violence.”
That said, I also believe that the cursed anti-Southern, anti-White, anti-Christian media only lie 95% of the time. There is unfortunately about a 5% kernel of truth in their biased coverage of crime, race relations, immigration, etc. In this case, we do have a real problem of promoting negativity, doom and gloom, and a drumbeat of carnage on too many race realist, Alternative Right blogs and websites.
By promoting a constant negative soundtrack of terrible black-on-White rapes, murders, and atrocity stories, and then moaning that “no one is really doing anything about these crimes,” this creates an atmosphere of extreme negativity that attracts some unhealthy, mentally imbalanced loners. These losers, who almost never join or make any effort to make a positive contribution in their area, who just want to rant and “sound off” about all that is wrong with America, can and do spread further negativity by committing terrible crimes which are then said to reflect on the whole movement.
Here at Occidental Dissent, we try very hard to present a more balanced view of life where everything is not always doom and gloom or a traffic accident. There are so many good, positive events, people, and groups in the world and we can and must spread true messages of hope and inspiration in our troubled times.
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Once again, I am deeply saddened by the killings in Charleston. Once in every 50 years or so, the Mainstream Media does actually tell the truth and this does appear to be a terrible instance of a White racist criminal killing innocent African Americans in a Christian church. Given enough time, almost any crime will happen.
All decent people, especially proud Southerners and those of us who support the Southern cause deplore this terrible, cowardly and counterproductive act of mass murder. The best punishment for these terrible crimes is the death penalty.