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A TALE OF TWO TRAGEDIES: DYLAN ROOF AND BRYCE WILLIAMS

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At some future point in the history of the United States of America, citizens will look back on the 21st Century and wonder, deeply, how the nation survived. I am simply a humble demon journalist; I make no claim of being an oracle. Scholars in that far future time I suspect will be less blinded by partisan political ideology, race and gender and will run a true rule over what took place in the first fifteen years of the century in which you currently live.

Having said that, and not as mere preface, I can say with certainty that there is only the most superficial differences in the hate crimes perpetrated this summer in South Carolina and the most recent one in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dylan Roof was angry and mentally ill; Bryce Williams was also angry and mentally ill. Dylan Roof slaughtered people in a place where such violence was never expected; Bryce Williams did the same and used the technology of the day to document his slaughter.

There are times in history when events make it possible for the Truth to become something that is determined simply by perspective. A true metaphysician would understand that this is fallacy, but when people are bound, tribally, by how they feel they are perceived by those that are different from them, the “other” who has alien ways and whose appearance is markedly different, the possibilities of what is “true” become infinite. Nothing is more True than that above statement as it relates to the United States of America today.

To simply point out the obvious is not enough. As Editor-in-Chief of this newspaper in its digital form for one day short of ten years now I have striven to impress upon those who work here that simply reporting the news is not enough. Journalism, like life, should be more than the a quotidian rehashing of what happened and to whom. What is documented for history must lead to some hope, must show a forward looking vision of courage in the face of many obstacles– it must inspire people to do more than sit in their living rooms, go to their jobs and mate. The written words of my staff here in Hell were meant to inspire to anger, to joy– to do something to make the lives of those outside your family, your community your tribe, –better.

And so I come back to Dylan Roof and Bryce Williams and their murder. I was asked last night over dinner by a friend who I thought was the more evil of the two. Without hesitation and being a member of the Hellac Bar I said, “Williams,” without missing a beat. My friend, who is a Human Being, implored that this could not be the case. Roof, he explained killed nine while Williams killed only two. I replied, after sipping at my glass of warm spicy broth, “Williams committed suicide and did not allow himself to judged by man. Therefore his crime against his own Soul makes him more selfish than Roof.” I could see that my friend of many decades was growing angry so I calmed him in the only rational way I know how. “John,” I said, “I am speaking from my own prejudicial point of view here in the Afterlife as a demon. I cannot know what the life of human is like or what emotions pour through their nerves or pound in their hearts. About these things I can only observe and surmise. From what I have observed the damage done by Roof and Williams have touched many Souls and done great harm. Here in Hell they will be dealt with according to our laws. This is all I know.”

In closing, I feel I need to share a second conversation that I had after a planning meeting to celebrate our tenth anniversary of this blog which commences tomorrow. Our Majordomo, Pain and I met in my office in the early evening and talked about the events of the day, the waning season and the years all of us have been engaged at this attempt to shed some light on what the Afterlife offers for those who slip the bonds of your dimension to join ours. Midway through the conversation, as the topic turned to race relations in America, Pain intoned, “African-Americans who have not had the full benefit of consumer capitalism must make a choice between what they perceive as culture and Moral Success. By Moral Success, We, Ourselves, of The Collective, mean the ascension to a state where a person has by their actions, daily, must be respected. This is a person who excels at their work no matter what field that work is in. This is a person who is compassionate to those who needs help. This is a person who respects the law. This is a person who seeks this same level of success in the First Life for all those she or he knows. This is a person who respects people and their property. This is a person who craves knowledge above all and loves themselves. African-Americans can continue on the road they are on and the playing field in the American economy and society will never be leveled. Or, they can strive to become a Moral Success by ceasing to deal drugs, having a disdain for their Creator-given intellect and believing they are the victim descendants of horrors that were perpetrated against their enslaved ancestors. The chains of one physical type of slavery were broken in the 1860s, the social slavery of Jim Crown was broken by the 1970s; and now in the 2010s, African-Americans must break the last chain that binds them–that of a culture that makes incarceration more important than matriculation, felonies more important than fatherhood and ignorance of the wider world in the name of tribalism more important than the rabid pursuit of intellectual stimulation. They must do these things in the poorest neighborhoods where they live because– black lives do matter.”

Over the next few days, this newspaper will be publishing articles celebrating the diversity of our staff, highlights of the major stories we have covered in the last ten Terran standard years and, hopefully, making you think.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Cavalor Epþiþ, Esquire, O.B.R.E., CS, O.D.A.J.[1er], O.Q.H.[Journ.], D.S.V.J., J.F.
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GAZA IN THE MIDWEST

Posted in MICHAEL BROWN MURDER, POLICE BRUTALITY with tags , , , , on 14/08/2014 by Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.

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The rights of American citizens are being ripped to shreds in Ferguson, Missouri.

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© David Carson St Louis Post Dispatch 2014

It didn’t take too many future predictive powers to figure out that St Louis County would eventually devolve, or escalate, into the situation that was seen on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri last night. The frustrated citizenry barricaded into their communities by an iron ring of police officers firing tear gas and rubber bullets struck back with anger that took many forms. Some of the people threw bottles and Molotov cocktails. Others stood in peaceful protest until the gas and rubber bullets drove them from the streets. A few actually fired weapons but no one was struck by bullets mercifully.

However, the most powerful weapon the citizens of Ferguson, who simply want answers to the question that is being lost, “What were the circumstances of Mike Brown’s death?”, have was the primary target of the police last night–the media. Two journalists, Ryan J Reilly and Wesley Lowery were arrested at a local McDonald’s restaurant and an alderman who has chronicled the chaos each night in the hope of protecting citizens from police brutality, Antonio French was arrested nearly 12 hours ago. The charges against French have not been made public. As if these unconstitutional acts were not enough, tear gas was shot at the Al Jazeera US crew who were setting up on a public sidewalk last night. After the reporters and cameraman fled the scene, police officers dismantled their lights and tripods.

Citizen injured by rubber bullet

The officers engaged in this action against American citizens have called the protesters and residents “animals” and are indeed treating them as such. After one night of looting and vandalism, the police in St Louis County have made it clear that they will not tolerate that sort of action again. Their tactics and silence on the issue of the Michael Brown shooting creating a brownshirted wall between the people and the police who are sworn to protect and serve does nothing but escalate the anger of people who are unheard, unserved and now no longer seen as Human Beings in Ferguson, Missouri. The only difference between what is happening in Gaza and what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri is the level of force being applied.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.
Editorial Page Editor
The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork
50 Ashtaq 3 AS

BREAKING NEWS: POLICE USE TEAR GAS RUBBER BULLETS AGAINST UNARMED CIVILIANS IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI; POLICE CONVERGING ON DELLWOOD MARKET ON CHAMBERS ROAD

Posted in FERGUSON MISSOURI, MICHAEL BROWN MURDER, POLICE BRUTALITY with tags , , , on 11/08/2014 by Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.

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Reports from Twitter and from police scanner calls confirm that the police are using brute force to clear the streets of Ferguson, Missouri tonight. A call three minutes ago from police noted that they “we’re afraid they would lose the area” at 1620 Chambers Road which is the location of Dellwood Market. Antonio French posted on Twitter over an hour ago that police were firing tear gas into the street as traffic moved in the direction of Florissant. Also the police are firing rubber bullets into the protesters and journalists.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.
Editorial Page Editor
The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork
47 Ashtaq 3 AS

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