Looking At Two Lynchings

Submitted by Dixiecrat

Can we put the current mood in a few sentences? “America is a racist place full of racists who think consciously and unconsciously racist thoughts all of the time. Some advanced race studies academics are looking at it from a bio-medical point of view. It is a virus whites are born with. It is ingrained and akin to a blood debt for whites.” I do not know how blacks & their elite handlers will apply this to Hispanics and Asians, but that growing 24% of the American population will be attacked eventually. One common number thrown around to prove this horrible racist environment is the number of lynchings from days of yore. This imagery of rough justice is used as racial injustice and to guilt whites further.

Oh Lord, pundits will tremble as they type how the lynchings were so evil and horrible. Modern protestors even use rope imagery to draw some type of parallel to deaths at the hands of cops. Nooses are everywhere and always frightening blacks. Are we talking about thousands a year? No, it is more like 3000 over multiple decades. Some conservatives like to point out the number of whites lynched during the same time frame, giving into all the left’s assumptions. Anyone ever talked about a lynching besides the Emmitt Till historical touchstone? Today is your lucky day. Let us take a look at two such stories.

It is amazing what one can find if one scrolls microfilm of old New York Times. Similar to spotlighting random murders in flyover country today, the New York Times in the early Twentieth Century made mention of some lynchings in the south. There was an anti-lynching movement across America that Teddy Roosevelt felt awkward handling, and his relative Franklin Roosevelt clammed up about to make sure he retained the Solid South. Democracy in action! If only the Solid South knew what was coming a generation later.

In one specific entry from roughly one hundred years ago, the Times reports on men who were lynched by “unknown parties”. Why would this matter? This is the same game the 2020 New York Times does selecting random deaths in Minnesota or Georgia to spark national unrest. The unknown men, sometimes masked, would swarm a jail and take the accused criminal away. Oftentimes, they would assault a cop on duty or threaten the cop’s life as well. In his biography of Teddy Roosevelt, Edmund Morris describes one such event in Maryland. The progressives forever want clear cut good guys and bad guys, but reality does not comply.

The two lynchings the Times cite are of men accused of murder. One such man was being held by the sheriff, and the sheriff was threatened as well. The crowd charged the jail, took the man away and he was lynched. Would this become a best selling novel? Probably not if you notice in the Times’ details that the man was accused of killing another man over a game of dice, and his wife was willing to testify that he did it. This appears to be a group of men taking justice into their hands and not allowing the legal system to handle it. Maybe the crowd was worried that a man might get off like the other lynched fellow in the second news blurb in the Times. This was another case where a man was involved with a crime, except this time the legal system acted a bit odd. The locals did not stand for it. He met his Creator.

I would much rather the legal system handle all prosecutions. A court of law with full evidence in the old English tradition is a powerful process. Sadly, the world sporadically operates within the boundaries of Anglo-Saxon traditions. Tribalism is ingrained in people far deeper than the English legal system, if a legal code is ingrained at all. We see echoes of this fever for justice even in our jury system when guilty verdicts take less than an hour. Progressives cry over Zimmerman verdict or the Officer Wilson no bill. Mobs demand arrests within days for crimes that need to be investigated. They fail to see that either you live in a system with those mechanisms or you revert to tribal law and lynchings.

Do not cry about modern verdicts not delivering justice when the evil predators of the past acted on the same feelings of injustice. These progressives would do well to study up on the number of men lynched. While a court of law proving doubt beyond reason is preferable, a little research might make that tear inducing number of lynchings look a little different. I just stumbled on two, how many more are out there.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Davey says:

    “ Anyone ever talked about a lynching besides the Emmitt Till historical touchstone?”

    Wouldn’t Saint Emmitt’s death be categorized as a murder, rather than a lynching?


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