Posted on November 14, 2023

A Lynching in Las Vegas

Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, November 13, 2023

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Jonathan Lewis’s last action was noble. The 17-year-old saw a smaller friend robbed and then attacked by a group of 15 people. They threw him into a trash can. Lewis tried to defend the boy, and they turned on him. They beat him to death.

Local news wrote a restrained article: “A teenage boy has died days after he was found severely beaten by more than a dozen people near a Las Vegas high school.” The attack was near Rancho High School. The school is over 93 percent non-white, mostly Hispanic, but in the video, all attackers appear to be black.

Newsweek said the story was about “bullying,” though it added that “authorities have not yet indicated that race was a factor in the killing.” Left-wing influencer Brian Krassenstein said the incident was “horrible” but called it a “fight” that had “no indication, that I am aware of, of having anything to do with race.” The Daily Mail published a story in which officials blamed “out of control” schools. It didn’t explain why the school is out of control. Police are still investigating and have made arrests.

The boy’s heartbroken father says, “I think there’s just a failure in all of humanity to recognize that we need to be teaching our youth how to coexist.” “Violence just begets more violence and these children don’t even know what they’re doing all the time.”

The family has set up a charity to explore the supposed causes of violence and encourage people to “choose love,” have “conflict and trauma resolution training,” and teach “love, healing, and unity.” A GoFundme has raised more than $55,000. It says that “we denounce violence as a means to resolve sociological conflict, we believe community members can coexist peacefully.” All we need now is the obligatory denial that this had anything to do with race.

The attackers seem to have thought it was funny to beat up some people. Saying anything else could cause more public outrage than the murder itself, so we shouldn’t expect too much from grieving parents.

One popular X account, “Raw Egg Nationalist,” suggested that parents in these cases may follow a “script.” The Department of Justice does have a “Community Relations Service” that “works with jurisdictions across the nation to mediate disputes, facilitate dialogue, and build local capacity through training and consultation.” It calls itself “America’s Peacemaker.” In a country of warring tribes, maybe there has to be a body like that to prevent low-scale civil war. Police killings of criminal blacks justify activism; blacks killing innocent whites has no political consequences.

Most parents are too mired in grief to begin a political crusade, let alone start questioning fundamental assumptions. Until white parents organize as whites, such crimes will continue, and perps will probably not face serious punishment.

The group murder of the young man was essentially a lynching. It was worse, because Lewis was not a criminal awaiting trial (unlike most lynching victims) but someone who appeared to be entirely innocent. According to the “Emmett Till Antilynching Act of 2022,” “Whoever conspires to commit any offense under paragraph (1), (2), or (3) shall, if death or serious bodily injury (as defined in section 2246 of this title) results from the offense, be imprisoned for not more than 30 years, fined in accordance with this title, or both.” If police found that the blacks in this case were partially motivated by race, they could face decades in prison. Presumably, the motivation for the crime is part of the police investigation. If you expect hate-crime prosecutions, you are kidding yourself. The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights department has reportedly refused comment.

“Hate crime” laws can be used only if politically powerful groups insist they be used. The main concern of those in power will be to settle this quickly, with few disturbances, especially from blacks.

X is full of people complaining about the double standard, pointing out that if the victim were black and the mob white, it would be the biggest story in the world. We don’t have to live this way, but that would mean radical change, and those who benefit from the system (or want to be thought of as having high status) will fight that. Black crime or black radicalism can — at least for a while — be bought off with more money for programs and welfare. From Malcolm X to Keith Ellison, so-called black nationalism ends with begging whitey for more handouts.

Nothing will change until white identity is taken for granted. Power surrenders only to power. If we continue to operate this way, we will keep getting what we have always gotten. We can’t “educate” our way out of this unless it’s to educate our own people finally to take their own side.