“Female Temple University student, 19, is hit in the face with a BRICK by gang of children”
But if you want to hear about such things readily — at least as national news — you need to go to the British Press first. Because here at home, reality is a social construct managed by spin and perception and manipulated by media, which is why we’re to celebrate our first post-racial President, while at the same time limiting our criticism of his policies to avoid charges of racism.
I know, it’s a Gordian knot of surreal recursiveness, but as I’ve been pointing out for years, being an anti-foundationalist means never having to say you’re sorry — and being able always to claim that your opponent is wrong and evil and regressive, regardless of the logical structure and consistency of arguments under consideration.
So. As the post-racial President, whom we’re to celebrate for his historic achievement of half-blackness while holding the office of the presidency, continues to bemoan the racism of Americans (and by that, he means white Americans for the most part), we’re to pretend that the victims of racism — always blacks or Hispanics, in the progressive paradigm — either cannot themselves be racists (based on ontological qualifiers, like “not having institutionalized power,” an ironic dispensation when you have a half black President who’s appointed a black Attorney General and an Hispanic SCOTUS Justice, and has a Civil Rights division run by members of both ethnicities), or are only engaging in activities that appear racially motivated, but are instead the product of income inequality, or some other bullshit excuse that comes built in to a contemporary urban plantation system run by progressive race baiters and identity politics hustlers.
And yet, even so, somehow the facts continue to problematize the “truths” created for us by our government-media alliance. Even the Daily Mail, who reported on the incident, leaves out some key details. See if you can figure out what details those might be:
A female Temple University student is vowing to return to class despite being unable to chew even the softest of foods after a gang of children smashed her in the face with a brick Friday night.
The 19-year-old woman, who has declined to be identified, was walking with her boyfriend just off campus when a group of about 10 children began taunting them – they were followed for a block until the vicious assault that left her with dislocated teeth and a fractured jaw.
‘I’m definitely going to go back to class,’ she told WCAU despite her parents expressing reservations about returning to the North Philadelphia campus. Her boyfriend is also a Temple student.
Her 20-year-old boyfriend, who has also declined to be identified, told the station the destructive delinquents likely ranged in age from eight and 14-years-old.
‘I’m walking by and one of the people from the group screamed at me, really loud and really close to my face,’ she recalled. ‘I kept walking because I don’t want to engage them.’
The group at first only taunted the pair, but things escalated within a matter of minutes.
One girl then punched her in the face, she continued, but that was only the beginning.
‘A couple of them started to grab at her earrings and her hair,’ he said. ‘My instinct was to stop them from hurting us and leave and get away.’
He told the violent juveniles to back off, but they had other ideas – a girl believed to be the oldest of the clique grabbed a large brick and brutally bashed his girlfriend in the face before running away.[…]
Neither the Philadelphia nor the Temple University Police Departments have any solid leads towards tracking down the hooligans – and the school surprisingly did not alert students to the attack.
Colleges and universities have emergency protocols in place that involve alerting students via text or email to any danger present on or near campus, but no alerts went out after the beating, students told Fox 29.
‘If there’s dangerous things happening on campus it would be nice to know about them, even if it’s not directly on campus but in the area,’ said junior Jon Forstater.
‘I would like to be informed of where not to go, a little bit of disappointment,’ Alex Cai added.
The victim’s boyfriend said the danger wasn’t in the size of the attackers, but rather the number of them – something that could have easily been sent out to students since the incident occurred only one block from the school.
‘What scared me most,’ he said, ‘was that there were a lot more of them than us. So even though they were small kids, if they all had bricks, I might not be here talking to you right now.’
Here’s an idea that may help the Philadephia and Temple University Police Departments cultivate some solid leads: release a description of the attackers that includes not just an age range, but what the attackers actually looked like. Described herein as “hooligans” just makes it sound like a marauding band of Manchester United fans got a bit pissed on Boddington’s and went in for a bit of the old ultra violence — giving one the impression that the people around Temple university should be on the lookout for groups of elementary schoolers and teens wearing bowler hats and fake eyelashes, and wearing rugby shirts.
Here’s an uncomfortable truth: the ascension of Obama to President and Holder to Attorney General — to include their open embrace of radicalized leaders of identity politics grievance groups, whom they’ve each installed in important positions — has set racial relations in this country back about 35 years.
Which makes sense, given that, from the perspective of the economy and our foreign policy, we’re right back in the midst of another Carter Presidency.
Make sure you wear a sweater, people. It’ll help you fight the malaise.
And if you happen to be around the Temple U area? It can be used in a pinch as a small cushion against brick attacks, too!