On Monday, a black man named Jordan Neely died as the result of a choke hold applied to him by a white passenger aboard an NYC subway.
America instantly split into two camps:
Neely was lynched because America is evil and racist.
The passenger who choked Neely was a hero for defending people from a violent crazy person.
One of the stranger arguments made by the former camp is that crazy people on the subway are normal. Just one of those quirky, local favor things about living in NYC.
A homeless man yelling on the NYC subway is normal. We see that all the time. What's not normal is for a Marine to sneak up behind him, put him in a chokehold, and unalive him. That's not justified. The Marine could've just done nothing. He should be charged.
— Touré (@Toure) May 3, 2023
This is the video going around of Neely. This is what they want you to believe crazy homeless people on the subway are like.
Neely was homeless at the time he was killed – just before, a witness said Neely shouted at other passengers that he had no food, that he was tired and that he didn’t care he if went to jail. pic.twitter.com/TSkXJhk3GP
— Tori Bedford (@Tori_Bedford) May 3, 2023
They are harmless entertainment.
Other videos show what crazy homeless on the subway are really like.
NEW YORK—Will you ever ride the subway again, if defending yourself isn’t an option?
— Bree A Dail (@breeadail) May 5, 2023
WARNING, DISTURBING: Police are searching for a man who attacked an elderly woman on a subway train in the Bronx. Video shows the man kick the woman in the face. Witnesses could be heard reacting, but no one helped. Every single witness is a pos coward and are just as guilty. pic.twitter.com/uNBUtdD28q
— The Tank (@RickTheTank) March 22, 2019
Over the coming days we’ll see more and more video of the mentally ill man who died in the NYC subway. Arrested dozens of times and released his death was foreseeable. The Democrats who blame the Good Samaritan who restrained him are to blame. pic.twitter.com/7ARjC307GZ
— @amuse (@amuse) May 5, 2023
Neely has 42 prior arrests for various violent crimes.
It’s not quirky local flavor to be tormented and assaulted on public transportation.
That’s not how life should be in a functional civil society.
The people who are trying to convince you that it is are pushing anarchotyranny. They are trying to convince you that you have no right to expect a quality of life despite all you pay in taxes and fees.
2 thoughts on “Gaslighting the danger”
I used to work with someone who thought that having his car window broken and his stuff stolen was just part of living in San Francisco. In that conversation, he sort of blamed himself for leaving anything in view.
I suspect lots of blue city dwellers in fact do view this sort of thing as just a normal part of life. As Mrs B puts it, in their case the water has all boiled away and the frog is now on fire, but they still can’t see it.
And we are so happy to be out of California now, I can’t even tell ya! 🙂
But it’s “bourgeoise” to expect not to be attacked while commuting to your job! Embrace the violence and welcome the pain with revolutionary fervor!
I wonder how the people who expect us to tolerate this would react if they faced this in their neighborhoods?
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