Thursday, December 27, 2018

‘Tis the Season for... Hate Crime Hoaxes!

By Jerry PDX
Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5:48:00 P.M. EST

‘Tis the season for... hate crime hoaxes! Black Santa is slashed by vandals in the Portland suburb of Bethany. the black home owners think they were targeted because white Santas in the neighborhood were not slashed. No mention of how many other houses even had Santas. Generally, in a typical neighborhood you only see a few anyways, so this may just be a case of random vandalism. Our local “news”paper covered this story with the assumption it’s legit but there are no witnesses, and I’d be willing to bet that if it’s not random vandalism, then it’s the homeowners themselves or some local vandal “of color” trying to stage a hate hoax. The neighbors, community, and comments in The Oregonian are all jumping on the virtue-signaling bandwagon. I left a couple of comments dissenting from popular opinion and will no doubt be excoriated, assuming the censors don't delete them.

Follow-Up by Jerry PDX
Monday, December 17, 2018 at 11:11:00 P.M. EST

This is in addition to my previous comment about the so-called hate crime in Bethany, Oregon. There is a photo of the black Santa that was supposedly slashed. If you look at it carefully you can see the “slash” is partly along the seam of the arm, and there are some fold marks along where it extends along the body of the Santa, then below there is a wire that holds the Santa in place, pulling on the above seam. The Santa is clearly a cheap one made out of thin material. There is only one “slash” and it looks like it could be a tear where the material could have given out after being overfilled with air. There is also a tree branch in the picture. Did the Santa get blown into a tree branch and get ripped by a branch?

I have to wonder if the cops who “investigated” were caught up in the need to see this as a “hate crime,” and just went along with the charade. One would also think that if this were an act of anger and “hate,” there would be multiple slashes designed to send a message.

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 11:24:00 A.M. EST

There are a lot of assumptions being made. If this was done in the dark, it’s possible the vandal couldn't see it was a black Santa. Even if it was racially motivated, the reaction is the usual one—media gets called, media assumes it’s a racist story, media reports OTHER whites will put up black Santas in solidarity with blacks (just to show you other whites how to think. “Support Your Local Blackie,” [chuckle]).

But the bottom line is, everyone knows there’s no such thing as a “black Santa.” Just as there's no such thing as a white Harlem Globetrotter.


Anonymous said...

jerry pdx
One thing I forgot to mention is that this region was hit by a moderate windstorm during the time of the "slashing incident", there were branches from trees and debris scattered all over the streets and yards, I noticed Christmas decorations, garbage cans and various other items in disarray from the wind and rain. A windstorm could easily do damage to a flimsy blow up Santa but that prosaic explanation wouldn't satisfy the fraudsters.

Anonymous said...

Cheap material. Fabric fatigue. Made in China.