Has anyone been paying attention to the news lately?
Last week, a man in Florida kills his family, ignites a fire using firecracker, then kills himself. Link: http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/09/justice/florida-blake-mansion-deaths/index.html?iref=allsearch
Barely a week after this incident, a man shoots a cop after the officer responded to a domestic situation at his home, then his house blows up in Brentwood, New Hampshire. Link: http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/12/justice/new-hampshire-shooting-explosion/index.html?iref=allsearch
Let us not forget the angry old white man who shot and killed another younger white man for texting during a movie. And these are middle class men.
The above is a book that is out highlighting all of the reasons why white men are angry–and when white men get angry–they want to blame somebody; then kill something.
However, it’s the fault of minorities why many white men can’t cope with the mess their grandfathers created.
You made me kill, Nigger!
Isn’t this the typical response?
They destroyed the economy in 2008. Bernard Maydoff scammed thousands of people for millions. These were middle/upper middle class men, and Black men in particular, are out of work?
There have been over 20 mass shootings during the Obama administratioon.
Nope. America is not their great granddaddy’s country any longer.
White women are leaving them for men of color and they just aren’t cool any longer.
I couldn’t help but to catch a part of the bio for the book above: Kimmel locates this increase in anger in the seismic economic, social and political shifts that have so transformed the American landscape. Downward mobility, increased racial and gender equality, and a tenacious clinging to an anachronistic ideology of masculinity has left many men feeling betrayed and bewildered. Raised to expect unparalleled social and economic privilege, white men are suffering today from what Kimmel calls “aggrieved entitlement”: a sense that those benefits that white men believed were their due have been snatched away from them.
Ain’t it funny how white folks always have an excuse for what they do?
They were mad when Obama wanted to get tough on gun laws; the NRA wage a full scale media war, which many believe fueled much of the behavior that we’ve been seeing of late.
Yet, a young Black boy (Travon Martin/Jason Davis) can’t walk to the store or chill out with their friends without being racially profiled as thugs.
I sometimes wonder if these shooters had been Black, what would the response be.
This is nothing more than what the author labeled as “aggrieved entitlement”. The belief that inherently, America is THEIR country and simply by being born a white male, they were guaranteed a job that would allow them to take care of a family and enjoy the accouterments of their hard labor.
This is one book that I’m actually challenging Black people to read.
There will be no hand-outs given to white males from me. Not any.
This country is changing and the basic fact here is that the behavior of white males over the course of history of this country and world has been horrible. They have committed the most vile acts against people of color bar none.
White men are learning first hand what Natural Selection means. They kill their own families. How many white women have been murdered by crazed husbands? And the children. Remember the man who blew himself up with his two boys a few years ago. http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/05/us/washington-powell-explosion/ That was a sad case but indicative of the behavior of white males over centuries of history. It’s karma. Hate turns on itself and now white men are turning into the very thing they feared most: powerless men.
I don’t feel any pity for them.
I spit on them–and I am enjoying seeing them implode from their innate arrogance.
It is what it is, people….
We reap what we sew.
Black folks: Pray, Observe your surroundings, and STRAP UP!