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  • Violence in Wisconsin

       October 01, 2006

    The Capital Times has done it again. In the face of recent school violence here in Wisconsin, they've printed an unbelievable piece of satire by resident looney lefty Joel McNally.

    This piece is so outrageous that I think there's a good chance it'll be removed from their site, so click for the whole thing in the extended entry. Here are few excerpts:

    Now that three Wisconsin high school students have been charged with planning to bomb the school and shoot their classmates at Green Bay East High School, it's time someone asked the question: How much longer are white people going to fail to take responsibility for the violence and total disregard for human life in the white community?

    From Columbine to Green Bay, we are raising a generation of young, white predators who are totally devoid of conscience. Where is the outrage of white politicians against white-on-white crime?

    Is McNally implying that there was no outrage about Columbine? Really? Yeah, I don't remember anyone getting upset about that. If you want to lie about something, you're really much better off doing so about something people don't remember anymore. Let's move on.

    It's not easy being raised with all of the privileges and advantages white people enjoy in our society, but that does not justify resorting to deadly violence.

    Many of us had to struggle through all the same benefits and entitlements, and we grew up to become outwardly well-adjusted adults with maybe a few dark secrets.

    The Cap Times nicely notes that this column was written before the Weston School shooting on Friday, so perhaps this asshat would like to revise his statement in light of what that "privileged" white kid's life was like:

    n September 2001, five years ago, Shawn Hainstock, Eric's 35-year-old father, was charged with felony child abuse in Sauk County Circuit Court for an incident involving the boy, court records show.

    The elder Hainstock kicked the boy several times in the hip area because he was angry that the boy, who was identified in the records by his initials and date of birth, had not watered some pets, the records indicate.

    Shawn Hainstock also poured hot sauce and hot peppers in the boy's mouth for lying and using foul language, and threatened the boy with juvenile court and foster care, according to court records.

    As part of a deferred prosecution agreement, the elder Hainstock agreed to plead no contest to a lesser charge of battery. Under the agreement, the boy's father was ordered to have no unsupervised contact with Eric, an arrangement that lasted for at least a year and a half.

    And that was the good parent. But oh, I forgot, white people have it so good. Well, according to McNally we only have it good if we have minorities to pick on:

    In recent years, repeatedly in predominantly white communities, alienated students have been caught planning to slaughter the student bodies of their high schools.

    Clearly, one of the problems in these communities is a severe shortage of minorities against whom they can discriminate. If white people don't have any other races to look down upon, they have no choice but to turn on each other.

    I'm not making this up. He really did write this. It gets more outrageous:

    But there's a problem with making firearms and other forms of ordnance freely available in hopes that young blacks will use them to kill each other. Now those weapons are starting to threaten white children as well.

    That's because many white communities are absolutely vehement about filling their homes with racks of deadly weapons and teaching young children how to use them at a very early age.

    The only real difference between young children learning to kill small animals in the woods during hunting season and young serial killers doing the same thing to their pets is that the first one is carried out under adult supervision.

    Wow. I just have no words for this. I realize this is supposed to be satirical, but even satire has to have some basis in reality. Even if I ignore the claim about Whitey wanting black kids to kill each other, I'm still left with his comparison of hunting and animal torture. I think McNally's point is that somehow Wisconsin's hunting culture leads to other kinds of violence. Of course, there's no actual evidence of this. But that doesn't stop people like McNally. Why be thoughtful when you have publishers that will let you be an ass?

    Joel McNally: What's with the violence that attracts white folks?

    By Joel McNally

    Editors note: Joel McNally's column was written before the Weston School principal was shot and killed Friday.

    Now that three Wisconsin high school students have been charged with planning to bomb the school and shoot their classmates at Green Bay East High School, it's time someone asked the question: How much longer are white people going to fail to take responsibility for the violence and total disregard for human life in the white community?

    From Columbine to Green Bay, we are raising a generation of young, white predators who are totally devoid of conscience. Where is the outrage of white politicians against white-on-white crime?

    It's time we quit making excuses for young whites who stockpile homemade bombs, napalm, gas masks, walkie-talkies, semiautomatic weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

    We have to say to whites, in no uncertain terms, massacring your classmates is not OK.

    It's not easy being raised with all of the privileges and advantages white people enjoy in our society, but that does not justify resorting to deadly violence.

    Many of us had to struggle through all the same benefits and entitlements, and we grew up to become outwardly well-adjusted adults with maybe a few dark secrets.

    In recent years, repeatedly in predominantly white communities, alienated students have been caught planning to slaughter the student bodies of their high schools.

    Clearly, one of the problems in these communities is a severe shortage of minorities against whom they can discriminate. If white people don't have any other races to look down upon, they have no choice but to turn on each other.

    Bullies have always existed. Our first encounter is usually on the playground, but as we go through life we see them abusing many other positions of authority as well. Some bullies are attracted to occupations where they are permitted to wear uniforms and use guns and clubs. We may not notice others until they move into high government positions and begin promoting torture and abandoning the Geneva Conventions.

    In school, if bullies have no color-coded students to abuse, they look for other likely victims. Overweight classmates have always been easy targets to spot.

    The growing epidemic of obesity among young people may one day blur this distinction between the in-crowd and the out-crowd, but for now the wide-load young should expect their lives to be a living hell.

    But young whites who find themselves in this unfortunate situation need to realize that committing mass murder will not make them any more popular.

    The trouble with young people is they haven't been around long enough to become old and jaded. As a result, they actually believe everything is important.

    Further complicating the misery many young people feel are all those hormones raging through their bodies. It's a physiological condition that makes their highs so much higher and their lows so much lower.

    Add a little napalm and you have a deadly combination.

    The news that Green Bay high school students were able to stockpile napalm, homemade bombs, and an arsenal of 10 guns will be jumped on immediately by the anti-gun, anti-bomb, anti-napalm crowd. The next thing you know they'll be trying to pass laws to prevent law-abiding citizens from exercising their constitutional right to arm themselves with guns, bombs and incendiary jelly.

    Napalm doesn't defoliate people. People defoliate people.

    Concealed carry advocates have long argued that the problem in our society isn't that there are too many deadly weapons on our streets, but that there aren't enough.

    If criminals thought senior citizens might be packing homemade bombs and canisters of napalm, they'd think twice about snatching those seniors' purses.

    Some African-American leaders actually believe guns and drugs are being intentionally shipped into our inner cities to debilitate and exterminate black people.

    But, across the country, we are now seeing white high school students also falling victim to these tools of social control.

    Whites have usually succeeded in maintaining separate systems to deal with drugs for whites and blacks. Drugs are treated as a health problem in the white community and as a criminal problem in the black community.

    Whites addicted to drugs receive drug treatment, often in expensive, private residential facilities. Blacks addicted to drugs are incarcerated in our state prisons, usually for decades.

    But there's a problem with making firearms and other forms of ordnance freely available in hopes that young blacks will use them to kill each other. Now those weapons are starting to threaten white children as well.

    That's because many white communities are absolutely vehement about filling their homes with racks of deadly weapons and teaching young children how to use them at a very early age.

    The only real difference between young children learning to kill small animals in the woods during hunting season and young serial killers doing the same thing to their pets is that the first one is carried out under adult supervision.

    Joel McNally of Milwaukee writes a weekly column for The Capital Times. E-mail: jmcnally@wi.rr.com
    Published: September 30, 2006


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    #  October 1st, 2006 2:39 PM      themandownthehall
    Good Grief, my cat has buried things in his litter box that have more reasoning capacity than this guy.

    I think he started out as satire to draw people in, but it looks to me that when he got to the paragraph "Bullies have always existed..." I think he switches the satire off and writes what he really thinks. Scarier is that he could actually reproduce and create more stupidity.
     
     
    #  October 7th, 2006 2:40 PM      mbrlr
    I hate to tell y'all, but it ain't satire. Even if it were intended to be that, and I'm not entirely sure it was, it's perilously close to an accurate picture of our times.  
     

     

     


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