I admit, I am fired up about this story. It strikes a nerve on so many levels – paternal, cultural, political – that a review of the intentional, race-motivated, and horrific murder could do no less.
Though one need not be a parent to emotionally connect to the murder of 14-year-old Ryan Rogers, as a father I can’t help but have the idea reinforced that there are much better and stronger individuals than myself. I am not sure how any parent could restrain themselves against the monster that repeatedly stabbed my child in the face and head with a knife until their life was mutilated out of them.
For the many readers likely ignorant of the story, the Post Millennial ran a recap the other day. In short, the young Ryan Rogers, who is white, was riding on his bicycle when the accused, an older black man by the name of Semmie Lee Williams, attacked him for no reason with a knife, and in the words of the Post Millennial, “allegedly stabbed Ryan Rogers multiple times in the face and head near an I-95 overpass.” It is beyond sickening to mentally replay the experience.
My heart aches for the survivors of this young person. There will never be closure, and the family will doubtless relive their son’s agonizing final moments in their heads forever. How could you not? I am at once beyond heavyhearted and livid. Imagine how they feel.
I sat on this story for several days before writing about it. Again, regardless of politics, a family lost their son in a senseless act of inhumanity. Sometimes nothing else needs or should be said. Let the family grieve. Not everything needs to be made into a response to culture and politics.
That being said, I am fired up. I needed to respond. The wholly tragic, preventable, and buried story of the Ryan Rogers’ anti-white murder strikes a different nerve because very few people will ever know about it. That’s an entirely different tragedy. I can’t help but draw parallels to the case of Ahmaud Abery.
From the onset of the story, it was widely publicized and sensationalized, the smiling Arbery in his tuxedo framed against the mugshots of the utterly hillbilly-looking Daniels family. You would never have known that Arbery spent his adult life thugging or that both the elder and younger Daniels have a legacy of service to their country. Though he didn’t deserve to die, it isn’t like Arbery was an innocent victim. He lived a gangster life and died in a grotesque and predictable way. In so doing, he took down three white men because, well, we live in a post-George Floyd world.
As bad as the Arbery case was, it does not hold the proverbial candle to the case of Ryan Rogers.
As I stated earlier, Arbery was a young black man (who was captured smiling on camera once) and killed by three buffoonish-looking white hillbillies. That was the portrayal, at least, and as far as the media was concerned it doesn’t get better than that. To give an idea of the media’ orgiastic glee, Jeffrey Toobin was called back early from his spank-induced suspension. I had countless friends run 2.23 miles and post to their social media accounts that they were running for Ahmaud. After all, he was just out for a jog!
Rogers, on the other hand, is a white kid who was killed by a repeat-offending, worthless vagrant black man. Not a criminal, not even an adult, just a sweet, innocent kid. What boxes of the media narrative does this story check? Despite black-white violent crime generally occurring at a stratospheric 80-90% percent clip against whites (an astounding one-sided factoid), God forbid the media present the truth. They could never have us believe or know that white Americans are at much greater risk to violent and deadly assault at the hands of the minority population of black Americans.
The corrupt and immoral media personalities that choose not to cover this story even more a second are guilty of heinous brainwashing and reality creation. Can you imagine the coverage if Ryan Rogers were black and Semmie Lee Williams were white? My same idiot friends would ride for Ryan or something stupid like that.
Between Ryan Rogers and the victims in Waukesha, it leaves me wondering how much longer we can hold out until there is a vicious backlash or race war. There is no coming together at this point, so at best we learn to live with one another. But can the other side? Do we even want to? How many more dancing grannies or child victims must America endure at the hands of race-baiting elites who sic their mind-numbed pawns on decent people?
I fear the answers to all of those questions.