Timely Reminder-a Dark and Constant Rage
A Page written more for the larger audience out there. Most of us long time members here know this stuff all too well.
Yesterdays tragedy in Charlotteville is fresh. But it’s nothing new at all. It was nothing less than the latest act in a long string of terror attacks on our way of like. No less so than ISIS or Al Qaeda. Vehicle attacks are going to be a very hard thing to stop. No bomb needed just a crowd and some speed. Past that we know these people use bombs and guns when they choose to. Oklahoma City. The murder or attempted murder of doctors over abortion.
Perhaps it’s a good time to recall a few events. Another chart from Mother Jones.
And in all it’s detail and references, the ADL report itself.
Read ADL’s comprehensive report, A Dark and Constant Rage: 25 Years of Right-Wing Terrorism in the United States (PDF).
In March 2017, a white supremacist from Maryland, James Harris Jackson, traveled to New York City with the alleged intention of launching a series of violent attacks on black men to discourage white women from having relationships with black men. After several days, Jackson chose his first victim, a 66-year old black homeless man, Timothy Caughman. Jackson later allegedly admitted that he had stabbed Caughman with a small sword he had brought with him, describing the murder as a “practice run.”
However, after the killing, Jackson’s angry energy dissipated and he turned himself over to the authorities. A week later, New York prosecutors announced that they were charging him with second-degree murder as a hate crime and also with a state charge of terrorism
I’m closing this out with some borrowed images from the attack. And one awful quote heard. Did the best I could to include proper credit. Left a few off as prohibited. But as always the photographs show the day better than I can write about it.
‘It’s not terrorism because they’re white y’all!’