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A well written look at Dylan Roof and his heinous murders

By marcus follow marcus   2019 Aug 5, 6:50pm 509 views   4 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://www.gq.com/story/dylann-roof-making-of-an-american-terrorist

This excerpt is a theory shared with the author by the man who had been principal of Dylan Roofs elementary school.


“To understand Dylann, you need to read The Hidden Injuries of Class,” Wachter said. What that book revealed was “how white working-class people in Boston, in South Boston, the more you interviewed them, what came out, especially after a few beers, is how inferior they felt to all the Harvard, Cambridge, bright, educated people.” In Wachter's mind, Dylann wasn't stupid, but he felt displaced. It was a case of class resentment. “And here's the funny thing: If I had a dinner party right here with just white Ph.D.'s, it would not be socially acceptable for me to make any slur to an African-American person or a Hispanic person or a Muslim, but if I refer to poor whites as rednecks—”

“Or crackers or white trash,” I interjected, saying the words he didn't want to say.

He grimaced but acknowledged them.

“That would almost be socially acceptable to say those things. It just shows you how alienated they are. And these poor white working-class guys, they must realize this. See? So maybe Dylann's family is a good example of downward social mobility. And Trump showed us this, that we underestimated how vulnerable and precarious self-esteem is for white, working-class people in this society. They not only see the white elites, but then they see…”

“They see us, black people, coming from behind, eclipsing them.”

Leaning forward in that tall chair, Wachter pointed at me for getting the answer right, and then he shrugged with his long arms out and asked the question he knew neither of us had an answer for.

“And, they say, ‘What are these people doing up there? What has happened to me?’ ”
1   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2019 Aug 6, 7:05am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

A well written framed narrative, now you all go on and think like Marcus told ya! Go on now, amiable harder!
2   CBOEtrader   ignore (6)   2019 Aug 6, 8:17am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

It's not wrong. Shaming and judging an entire group while setting up systems which favor every group but them and at the same time oppressing that group's basic rights to free speech will absolutely lead to resentment and eventually violence.

Im glad we agree identity politics and PC culture need to end.

Does this mean Marcus may vote Trump? Since, ya know, he's the best weapon we've found against this ills of society?
3   krc   ignore (0)   2019 Aug 6, 8:25am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Until the we stop advantaging/disadvantaging people by race we will get nowhere. Everyone feels resentment because they are worried someone else is getting advantages they don't have. Whites feel that affirmative action, preferred employment for minorities in state contracting, etc... is unfair, while minorities continue to feel that society is not allowing them to have the opportunities they deserve. As we promote programs for "this race", "this gender", etc... it is hard to see where one can see any fairness in that system, and so it is about "working it".
4   HEYYOU   ignore (50)   2019 Aug 6, 8:49am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

",what came out, especially after a few beers, is how inferior they felt to all the Harvard, Cambridge, bright, educated people.”
Snowflake losers!

All the educated rich need to know is that their high IQ is 2nd Amendment Solution Trumped by:
“God Created Men and Sam Colt Made Them Equal!”

Mass shootings are a sign of a booming economy or that someone is pissed-off.

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