a reply to: Spider879
I don't know...a couple of things come to mind with videos like this.
- The focus should not be on the actions of the one racist individual, but the fact that the majority of the other Americans abhor and denounce his
racism. If you want to seemingly dismiss the denouncement just because he was part of the group and that leaving him out to dry would be unthinkable,
that's up to you, but I like to think that the attitudes you see against this one racist represents more accurately the "many faces" of America.
- I can't help but think that it is possible
that this is staged by the protestors, or that the interaction was enflamed by something that they
were saying or doing to the guy prior to the beginning of the video. What we have here is a snippet of an interaction between one guy and a group of
people. It is very rare for a single individual to be so outlandishly racist in the middle of a group of people with opposing viewpoints--it lends
itself to either feeling staged or instigated by the group, and that this guy is either an actor or someone who was just pushed too far. For all we
know, the guy behind the camera isn't even a black guy.
I mean, seriously, he hits every talking point and cliché that we are told racist Americans think--protestors are lazy hippies, black people are
chimps/monkeys, he's only seen maybe ten black people ever and that he thinks that they all look alike, etc. Either this guy is so ignorant and stupid
that he believes and lives all of these stupidities, or this is a terrible attempt at trying to combine these stereotypes into a real person and show
that all white guys with camo hats and Walmart clothes live in all-white areas and conform to terrible racist beliefs. To be honest, all that they
left out was him pulling out a pistol and unsafely firing it into the air and yelling "'Merica!" to make the stereotype complete.
Look, I'm not saying that "Tom Jefferson," the apparent photographer and poster of this video, isn't who he says he is and that this incident isn't
factual in every way, but what I am saying is that there are enough red flags in this video to at least consider that these random people on this
random video posted by this random guy might not be what it appears to be. It wouldn't be the first time, and it won't be the last.
But if it is factual, this guy needs some sort of help, for sure.
edit on 30-12-2015 by SlapMonkey because: (no reason given)