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George W. Bush was right. You can fool some of the people all of the time.
It's especially easy to do with groups of people who have been conditioned since childhood to always blame white people when a conflict occurs between whites and non-whites. Libertarians and normiecon Republicans are almost as susceptible to it as blacks and Democrats are -- sometimes moreso.
That's certainly the case with the death of AVID JOGGER and RUNNING BOOT ENTHUSIAST Ahmaud Arbery, who was named for his passion in life. It doesn't matter how much evidence emerges that he was burglarizing houses or that he attacked and tried to steal a gun from his pursuers, pathological altruists can't bring themselves to see past their indoctrination or their dopamine addiction. In fact, they lash out at anyone who furnishes said evidence as though they're a coke addict who just had their stash flushed.
Meanwhile, even though protests are banned as "non-essential" throughout the country, more than a dozen armed "protesters" with black rifles and a Getty camera crew posted up outside the McMichael home while sending out threats on social media. Curiously, the media didn't harangue them for violating shelter-in-place or putting the community at risk of increased COVID infection. Not one word was published about the lack of masks or social distancing, let alone the implied threats of violence.
In fact, Facebook allowed their threats to go viral. Really makes you want to put your thumb and your forefinger on your chin and consider how it might have gone if the races were reversed.
We'll also be talking about a recent, unanimous SCOTUS ruling AGAINST illegal immigration. You read that correctly.
This is EPISODE 428 of So to Speak w/ Jared Howe!