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From CTV News in Winnipeg, Canada on Easter weekend:

Winnipeggers organizing to take stand against hate after anti-Semitic act

Police said emergency crews responded to a call at the restaurant located in the 1800 block of Corydon Avenue around 10:45 p.m.

Beth Macdonell, Reporter

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:26AM CST

Winnipeggers are coming together to take a stand against hate and show solidarity after a River Heights restaurant became the scene of a hate crime investigation.

An interfaith prayer vigil has been organized Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to take place at Westworth United Church.

It will mark one week since BerMax Caffé and Bistro on Corydon Avenue was severely vandalized and a woman working there was assaulted. …

“We are witnessing are sharp and frightening increase in antisemitism worldwide. This shocking incident reflects the importance of us coming together as a city, a province, and a country to stand up against hate,” said Belle Jarniewski with the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada in a press release Saturday.

“There is no room in our city of Winnipeg for hate, terror or violence directed against Jews or any other group of people. We will continue to build bridges of compassion and understanding,“ said Rev. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd.

People of all faith communities within Winnipeg are invited to come together in prayerful support of the victims of anti-Semitic hate crimes.

Prayers and remarks will be offered from different faith traditions for support of the Jewish community and for healing and compassion, the release said. ….

This seems like Our New Religion: the Good People get together to show how much they hate those Evil Haters.

But from CBC News today:

Hate-crime attack on café staged, Winnipeg police say, as 3 charged with mischief

Bartley Kives · CBC News · Posted: Apr 24, 2019 1:33 PM CT

An anti-Semitic attack originally called “the most brazen” the city had seen was staged by the owners of the restaurant that reported it, Winnipeg police say.

All three owners of the restaurant have been arrested and charged with public mischief since the incident was initially reported last week. …

Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth said Wednesday the incident was staged.

“The anti-Semitic graffiti and vandalism were also falsely reported as being done by outside suspects,” Smyth said.

“We found evidence of a crime. It just wasn’t a hate crime,” said Smyth, adding the police expended considerable resources investigating the incident and took it seriously.

Why not?

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  1. Because White Folks aren’t suppose to notice that a GENOCIDAL RACE WAR is being waged against them…..The intent and policy is to normalize violence against Native Born White Americans…..Like Hillary Clinton and Paul Krugman did today……They are now openly calling for a Civil War against Trump’s White Voting Bloc…..

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  2. Hans says:

    You mean like this howler: Herman Rosenblat’s Fairy Tales –

    “It wasn’t a lie. In my imagination it was real”

  3. Did the 360 Christians and other innocents killed in Sri Lanka the same weekend merit a mention in CTV News or did the ‘rise in anti-semitism’ grab the headlines?

    And yes, hate hoaxes should be a hate crime, since they incite racial tensions and violence. Its impossible to quantify or identify any retaliatory attacks on the demographic group of the alleged perpetrators of the fake hate crime, but they surely must take place.

    • Replies: @bored identity
  4. “We found evidence of a crime. It just wasn’t a hate crime,” said Smyth…

    Why not?

    Actually, it’s two hate crimes.

    The hard part is deciding whether the punishment should be doubled, or squared.

  5. Anonymous[347] • Disclaimer says:

    Talking about hoaxes: The Sri Lanka bombings are getting curioser and curiouser. Based on reports, the church bombers seem to fit the profile, but hotel bombers were rich businessmen with families. One of the pregnant wives of a hotel bomber supposedly detonated a suicide vest killing herself, three of her children and three police. This seems weird…the fact that the west has to deal with ISIS widows is that they didn’t generally blow themselves up. Was this a coercive set-up…”we blow your family up unless you blow yourself up”? It would explain the ignored warnings about the attack: that someone was using it as an opportunity to take care of some of their own enemies, or that it was orchestrated by the same people who received the warnings. The deadliness of the blasts would also indicate some expertise in these devices, something not natively missing in Sri Lanka.

    • Replies: @Endgame Napoleon
  6. when “Trust All Women” becomes “Trust All Hoaxers”

    the free shots will continue until morale improves

  7. trelane says:

    It wasn’t a hate crime because victims and victimizers. Ask Marx or better yet Linnaeus since it’s really a matter of classification (or misclassification error). Whites are victimizers; non-whites are victims. Men are victimizers; women are victims. Christians are victimizers; non-Christians are victims. Etc. Etc.

    You could call it “victimology” or the study of victims but the term has already been taken for purposes of police work. Who knows what to call it. Wokemon points? The totem of diversity? The race to the bottom? KKKrazy glue? The biggest victim is apparently the winner in this game.

    It’s like the Special Olympics except some of the special olympians are very special indeed.

  8. Smyth said he is disappointed by the allegedly staging and fears it will promote cynicism.

    What? That’s unpossible!

    people might roll their eyes at incidents in the future and think ‘Oh is it true or is it not?’ when in reality we know that the preponderance of incidents that are reported are in fact true

    “And this is true because I say it’s true, Nazis! Are you going to dare to doubt Jews?!?!”

    The church sanctuary will be open Thursday in case anyone who hasn’t heard about the cancellation shows up and needs space to process the news.

    “needs space” to process the news that a vigil for a fake hate crime has been cancelled. Where is that stinkin’ Everest-sized asteroid!? It’s long overdue.

  9. Welcome to BerMax Caffe+Bistro – Where There’s No Room for Black, Huwhite & Yellow Cow Milking Untermensch:

    “…All the food is prepared on site, Maxim explains, with ingredients that are brought in from Toronto and Montreal to insure that they comply with the strictest kashrut standards.

    Even the milk, he says, is “chalav Yisrael”, meaning that only Jews are involved in its manufacture.”

    • Replies: @Moses
    , @Lot
    , @Mr. Anon
    , @HammerJack
  10. When a hate crime is committed it is usually charged at some level of felony, but in this case a hate hoax is “mischief.”

    • Replies: @bored identity
    , @CJ
  11. @Anonymous

    You mean gruesomer and gruesomer. But the profiling of radical Islamic terrorists as young men in their 20s and 30s has not always been correct, with the young, married mother of an infant helping her husband to shoot up an office Christmas party in San Bernadino, CA and the young, female suicide bomber in France whose relative turned her in.

  12. Paul says:

    “Why Aren’t Hate Hoaxes Considered Hate Crimes?”

    That could mean more severe punishment and deter the perpetrators of hate hoaxes. But liberals tend to see alleged hate crimes as politically useful.

  13. Dr. X says:

    “We are witnessing are sharp and frightening increase in antisemitism worldwide. This shocking incident reflects the importance of us coming together as a city, a province, and a country to stand up against hate,” said Belle Jarniewski with the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada in a press release Saturday.

    Hmmm… sounds like Winnipeg is about to get a new Holocaust memorial.

  14. An anti-Semitic attack originally called “the most brazen” the city had seen was staged by the owners of the restaurant that reported it, Winnipeg police say.

    All three owners of the restaurant have been arrested and charged with public mischief since the incident was initially reported last week. …

    “We found evidence of a crime. It just wasn’t a hate crime,” said Smyth, adding the police expended considerable resources investigating the incident and took it seriously.

    Why not?

    Clearly, you are laboring under the misapprehension that this unfortunate misunderstanding was some kind of “hate hoax.” Or, worse yet, that it was a so-called “false flag.”

    If fact, what happened here was clearly the result of internalized systemic anti-semitism, which has permeated so deeply into the psyches of these unlucky individuals that they have been transformed into — dare I say it — self-hating jews.

    The damage to this cafe — and the hatred expressed there — was in no way the result of some sort of deliberate, cynical scheme by these poor MOTs to portray themselves and their tribe as “victims” for fun and profit. No, it was societal oppression that forced them to do it.

    This is precisely why the linked piece persists in referring to the event as an “anti-semitic attack,” rather than a “semitic attack,” of course.

    The solution lies, not in further pointless punishment for these already-afflicted individuals, but in empathy, understanding, and psychological treatment to help them to rebuild their deficient self-esteem… and to restore their lost pride in their ethnic identity.

    And we must redouble our efforts to eliminate the scourge of “anti-semitism” from society, so that the Berents may remain safe from reinfection.

  15. J.Ross says: • Website

    Because for the defamation of gentiles to be a hate crime would require that gentiles have rights and should not be defamed.

  16. “We found evidence of a crime. It just wasn’t a hate crime,”

    “Hate crime” is usually defined by reference to the subjective — but potentially unexpressed — motive of picking a victim due to membership in a protected group.

    But this focus on subjective intent is actually inconsistent with the actual justification for the legislation, which is supposedly necessary to avoid the special psychological harm to individuals and groups that results from their knowing or believing that they may be targeted. For example:

    A manual issued by the Attorney-General of the Province of Ontario in Canada lists the following consequences:[14]

    Impact on the individual victim
    psychological and affective disturbances; repercussions on the victim’s identity and self-esteem; both reinforced by a specific hate crime’s degree of violence, which is usually stronger than that of a common crime.
    Effect on the targeted group
    generalized terror in the group to which the victim belongs, inspiring feelings of vulnerability among its other members, who could be the next hate crime victims.
    Effect on other vulnerable groups
    ominous effects on minority groups or on groups that identify themselves with the targeted group, especially when the referred hate is based on an ideology or a doctrine that preaches simultaneously against several groups.
    Effect on the community as a whole
    divisions and factionalism arising in response to hate crimes are particularly damaging to multicultural societies.

    You’ll notice that regardless of the actual subject motive none of the cited evils would result from a crime where the victim doesn’t know, or has no reason to believe, that he was chosen for his identity. (In other words, the criminal keeps his hate to himself).

    On the other hand, all of these evils will result from a crime which is concocted to look like a hate crime. In fact, a whole additional level of hate is introduced into society because the staged hate crime not only terrorizes the target group but defames the alleged perpetrating group.

    So “hate crime” really should be defined as any crime intended to perpetrate fear within a group, or hate toward another group. This would easily cover hoax hate crimes.

    I predict this interpretation will start to get some traction eventually — but only when it is some white guy who gets caught staging a fake hate crime perpetrated by minorities.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
  17. Alexa, how do we sign for Extreme Makeover: House of Pokemon Cards Edition, so we can make our haplessly uneventful Jewish Heritage Warehouse Outlet of Western Canada to look more like The Poverty Palace?

  18. Ben H says:

    I guess staging a hate hoax saves them the trouble of burning down the building…

    Hey maybe hate hoaxes got started and promoted by fire insurance companies?

  19. @Buffalo Joe

    Police say the entire restaurant was “severely vandalized” and spray-painted with anti-Semitic graffiti. Police are investigating whether a robbery also took place.

    The inside of the restaurant was almost entirely destroyed, with plates and glasses smashed to pieces, tables and chairs flipped over and other items scattered across the floor.

    The same restaurant has been targeted with similar crimes four times in the past five months, Const. Rob Carver told reporters at a news conference Friday.

    “I just can’t fathom how or why people would want to do such a terrible act,” said Elaine Goldstein, chief executive officer of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg. “We are horrified and saddended.”

    Goldstein said previous incidents were limited to anti-Semitic graffiti. “This [violent attack] has taken things to the next level,” she said.

    She noted that Friday night marks Passover, a major Jewish holiday.

    With five Jewish Stormtrooping Lightnings in five months, this guy was probably quite unhappy for being forced to bleed money like a goy:

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  20. For Berent Family, doing everything first class – including their hate crime gambit – is the only way to operate:

    “…opening a fully kosher restaurant is something that not many people might have suggested is a prudent business move, but for the Berent family, doing everything first class – as is their style in their design business, is the only way to operate.

    Their assumption in opening Bermax Caffé and Bistro was that non-Jews and Jews who don’t keep kosher would find it just as attractive a destination as observant Jews.

    What an interesting gambit – and one that is very likely to prove that, when done right, kosher food can find a much larger following than merely among kosher-keeping Jews.”

    The Baby Berant, Papa Berant (both pictured here spreading the light with Mayor of Winnipag), and Mama Berant are all charged with public mischief:

    That will teach them the lesson to start charging $185 per plate – like all the other well-chosen dinning establishments.

    • Replies: @Danindc
  21. Speaking of possible hate hoaxes, the The Z Blog account has been suspended. At least it says so when you click on it. Maybe he just didn’t pay his provider’s fee.

  22. Well, crap! Nevermind apparently.

  23. Moses says:
    @bored identity

    Even the milk, he says, is “chalav Yisrael”, meaning that only Jews are involved in its manufacture.”

    That doesn’t sound very inclusive. Don’t they know it’s The Current Year?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  24. @Hypnotoad666

    “Hate crime” shouldn’t be defined at all.

    • Agree: bc
  25. Lot says:
    @bored identity

    The hoaxer appears to be an Irish convert, possibly a leprechaun. Doesn’t count!!!!

  26. J.Ross says: • Website

    Israel has historically labeled European-bound Palestinian produce as “from Israel” but presumably they don’t try to BS in-house.

  27. CJ says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Canada doesn’t have felonies and misdemeanors, but rather indictable offences and summary offences. Criminal mischief involves an act that endangers life and has a maximum sentence of ten years. This hoax didn’t endanger life, so it is almost certainly being charged as a summary offence. The maximum jail term is six months and the maximum fine is $5,000.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  28. Mr. Anon says:

    He looks kinda like Seth Rogan. Is he Irish too?

    • Replies: @Lot
  29. Mr. Anon says:
    @bored identity

    Even the milk, he says, is “chalav Yisrael”, meaning that only Jews are involved in its manufacture.”

    Admirable devotion to “Reinheit”. Just swap the word “Jews” for “Aryans” and I’m sure that Himmler would have approved.

    One must not allow the Goyim to sap and impurify one’s precious bodily fluids.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Brutusale
  30. Mr. Anon says:
    @bored identity

    With five Jewish Stormtrooping Lightnings in five months, this guy was probably quite unhappy for being forced to bleed money like a goy:


  31. @The King is a Fink

    Did the 360 Christians and other innocents killed in Sri Lanka the same weekend merit a mention in CTV News or did the ‘rise in anti-semitism’ grab the headlines?

    Let’s see what Mayor Bowman* thinks of Death Coming to Sri Lankan Easter Worshipers:

    And learn how to fight Snow Swastikas before the Springtime for Hitler ruins it for everyone:

    Mayor Bowman*, As Seen On TV:

    Mayor Bowman and Max Berent:

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  32. @Lot

    According to bored identity’s Physiognomy Manual and Ruler of Thumb, Maxim BerMax Berent ( mom’s name Oxana ) is inarguably a stocky specimen of Uki-Khazarian haplo stock.

    Now, if Lot be so kind to aim his DNA decoder towards that ZZ Top Monty character on the right:

    What the reading says?

    • Replies: @Lot
  33. Ibound1 says:

    This was like setting a fire. Not a hate crime. A greed crime. We have a name for when they use fire: Arson (and insurance fraud). Sounds really bad. This should be given a new latin name. Fictus. It was a clear case of fictus and insurance fraud. Sounds bad.

  34. Lot says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Rogen afaik isn’t an embarrassing criminal so he’s in the circle, though I don’t care for his movies.

  35. Lot says:
    @bored identity

    Not 100% sure, but I’m going to go ahead and guess Jew.

    • Replies: @bored identity
  36. Why not? Because only haters can commit hate crimes, and like racists, haters can only be members of one particular group, ipso facto.

  37. @bored identity

    Even the milk, he says, is “chalav Yisrael”, meaning that only Jews are involved in its manufacture.”


    • Replies: @J.Ross
  38. @Mr. Anon

    Apparently no cows were involved anyway.

  39. “divisions and factionalism arising in response to hate crimes are particularly damaging to multicultural societies.”

    How can “divisions and factionalism” be “particularly damaging to multicultural societies” when they are the very essence, the very definition of multicultural societies? When you say “multicultural society”, you are positing division and factions.

    This is a good instance of the delusional liberal mind. Where merely explicating the definition of a term they have invented, they believe that they are describing a process that is unfolding in the world out there.

    • Agree: Liza, Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @HammerJack
  40. TheJester says:

    Hate crime hoaxes are not hate crimes because of “Who … Whom”. Marxist-driven identity politics has already determined that hate hoaxes perpetrated against white people by POC and other favored minorities in an intersectional universe can be dismissed. This is because POC and minorities are “good” and white people are “bad”. It doesn’t matter what one does or why one does it. All that matters is, who acted against whom.

    POC have already adopted the “Who … Whom” paradigm for the evolving legal systems in the cities they run. In some communities, this includes ceasing to prosecute property crimes committed by blacks against whites to cut down the number of blacks in prison. The Jessie Sommelet case in Chicago is a paradigm case for POC consciously deciding to suspend the previously hollowed principle of equal justice under law for “Who … Whom”-driven justice.

    Same for the “Me Too” movement and other identity-based Cultural Marxist intersectionalities that are destroying the principles upon which Western Civilization is founded.

    It never ends … it seems.

    California May Ban Schools From Suspending Students For ‘Willful Defiance’

    California already bans school systems from expelling students for misbehaviors. The California Senate just passed a measure forbidding school systems from suspending students for defying teachers. Both measures are designed to cut down the comparatively large number of black students expelled and suspended from school. “Who … Whom!”

    Our takeaway should be that affirmative action, disparate impacts, feminism, the LGBTxyz movement, and other initiatives that started with the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s are all “Who … Whom” Cultural Marxist paradigms based on identity politics. People should have been paying attention; they weren’t. Hence, we should not be surprised to see the corruption slowly perverting our justice system at all levels.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  41. Danindc says:
    @bored identity

    Weird. They look very trustworthy…

  42. Brutusale says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Please. Jews, well, the guys anyway, LIVE to have their bodily fluids sapped and purified by particular goyim.

  43. @Lot

    Mizrahi Ghurka-Ghurka, maybe?

  44. @CJ

    CJ, Thank you for the information. “Mischief” seemed pretty lame for the desription of this crime.

  45. No, I don’t think a hate hoax should be a “hate crime” for a simple reason: there should be no such thing as a “hate crime.”

    This business of the law taking official notice of one’s Bad Feelz is just hideously unjust and dangerous. Today, an ordinary crime is somehow amplified by wrongthink; tomorrow, the wrongthink is a crime all by itself.

    Assault, murder, arson: already criminal offenses. Leave it at that (along with false reporting, criminal mischief, and so on).

    • Agree: turtle, Prodigal son
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @bored identity
  46. @Lot

    The green sheep of the family.

  47. anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m am very proud to have fought tooth and nail against the Matthew Shepherd Federal Hate Crime Bill that finally had to be snuck through as an attachment to the Defense Department authorization.

    How F#*$&@ is that?

    My group was Bikers4Freedom and I just noted that it was already against the Law in all 50 states to assault or try to murder someone based on a motive of disliking someones race, ethnicity, religious group, sexual orientation.

    I was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago where we’ve averaged over 500 murders every year for the last 50 years.

    I asked the question that if the motivation for attempted murder or 1st degree murder wasn’t a motivation of a White racist disliking/hating some other race/ethnic group/Jews/Muslims than if it wasn’t a “Hate Crime” then just what was it:

    “A Love Crime”.

    The worst ever kidnapping, rape, torture and murder of White victims by the worst Blacks are never classified as “hate crimes” and these perps are never executed and often get let off:

    (The Central Park wilding, gang rapists and near murder of the Central Park Jogger were let off by the work of Al Sharpton and DA Morganthal – yeah that Morgenthau).

    My advice is to start networking with Hispanics who can contest the streets with the worst Black criminal gangs. Black African American gangs are pretty much history in Southern California and they are now being broken up and put down in Brazil.

  48. Anonymous[105] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve you’ve been asked on many occasions to include a hate hoax hashtag in stories like this, in order to make them easier to reference.

  49. @Lot

    The hoaxer appears to be an Irish convert, possibly a leprechaun. Doesn’t count!!!!

    Naw, he’s just ethnofluid.

    Note also that in his failed attempt at pilpul-based distraction, Lot is employing the exact inverse of the classic semitic canard “Just a religion, goy!” — otherwise known as “He’s not a jew! He’s an atheist!

  50. @bored identity

    Mayor Brian Bowman

    Deeply saddened to learn of the attacks on Easter worshippers and tourists

    Mayor Brian Bowman

    Hate affects us all. And so we stand in solidarity w/ our Jewish community.

    Mayor Brian Bowman
    Winnipeggers stand w/ members of our Jewish community today & always, as we combat “racism” & “antisemitism”

    Huh. Odd that he didn’t say “We stand in solidarity with Talmud worshippers and restaurateurs” in that last one. I wonder why?

  51. They coulda saved everyone a lot of hassle and just phoned in a fake bomb threat from over in Israel.

  52. Hans says:

    A GoFundMe page had been set up to support the café after a previous incident last month. Robbie Kfir Mulder-Kiesman, who set up the fundraiser, said in a statement that fundraising efforts have been suspended until more information is available.” (

    ^^^ Important tactical advice for entrepreneurs in burgeoning “Blame Whitey” Hoax Space.

    I do wonder if there will be lawsuits at some point as the Blacks and LGBTQers continue to muscle in on a traditionally kosher racket.

  53. Do many Neo-Conservatives hate all Europeans?

    Do many Jews hate all Europeans?

    Why doesn’t the corporate media discuss the fact that Ham Sandwich Saban and Shelly Adelson control the Israel First foreign policy of the Republican Party ruling class and the Democrat Party ruling class?

    Why does Trump behave like a common whore for Jews such as Shelly Adelson and Jared Kushner?

    Tweet from 2015:

  54. Muggles says:

    Both this and the recent Smollet incident are “hate” hoaxes based on greed. Smollet is half Jewish but I wouldn’t blame being Jewish in either case. But once you have “victim” status the sky’s the limit. Smollet had three Victim Merit Badges so he was golden for his hoax. Now if he only wasn’t so stupid…

    They don’t say how they caught the Winnipeg hoaxers. Forensic evidence? My guess is hidden police cameras. Smollet was aware of cameras and thought they would help his hoax; he failed to notice which direction they were pointed. But the fact that he knew exactly where they were made detectives very suspicious.

    In tabulations of Official Hate Crimes (meaning, no straight white male victims) you sometimes in the right places encounter lists of Hate Hoaxes in the original “crime” reporting. I wonder what the actual percentage of hoax vs. real is? And you’d have to add a thick percentage for suspected but unproven hoaxes. I say close to 50%.

    Another problem with this is that most of these “crimes” are mere impolite personal interactions. Of the tons of graffiti on inner city walls, how do you identify the “hate” ones. They don’t even include regular graffiti in crime stats. Other supposed crimes are merely rude words or gestures or silly drawings in school bathrooms by bored teen males. Guess what? The stormtroopers ain’t marching anytime soon…

  55. Tim says:

    Isn’t this like the Jewish guy setting his warehouse on fire.

    It’s just the ole Jewish Lightning.

  56. If they reported the property damage to the insurance company will they face insurance fraud charges ?

  57. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Reactionary Utopian

    Totally agree, but Steve’s argument points up the illegitimacy, intellectual bankruptcy, and necessary bias of “hate crimes.” Obviously if a press were unearthed for converting babies to matzoh, and then it was established that the press had been built by a known anti-Semite with the clear goal of defaming Jews, the authorities would lose no time in charging hate crime. But that’s exactly what gentile-hating Jew supremacists do every day with their spray paint. This comparison should be brought up every time until we either get rid of hate crimes or they actually apply to Jews (at which point such laws will promptly go away).

  58. J.Ross says: • Website

    Excellent point, I didn’t catch that. Ie for the unenlightened, cows and goats cannot receive the Mosaic covenant.
    A possible new Ghostbusters movie is being discussed. The characters, a cautious walkback from Feig’s catastrophe, are lightly sketched out, and are half male amd half female. The male lead is described, apart from flirting with and eventually getting the female lead, as “passionate about auto mechanics.” I’m pretty sure they meant to say “he’s into cars.”

    • Replies: @Job’s brother
  59. I wondered this after the Smollett case. Turns out it’s not possible under the legal definition—in Illinois at least. Canada for its part doesn’t actually define “hate crime” in law, just “hate speech”.

    This is the text from the Illinois law:

    “(720 ILCS 5/12-7.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-7.1)
    Sec. 12-7.1. Hate crime.
    (a) A person commits hate crime when, by reason of the actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, [… etc.] he or she commits assault, battery, aggravated assault, intimidation, stalking, cyberstalking, misdemeanor theft, criminal trespass to residence, misdemeanor criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to vehicle, criminal trespass to real property, mob action, disorderly conduct, transmission of obscene messages, harassment by telephone, or harassment through electronic communications”

  60. @J.Ross

    “Passionate about auto mechanics”

    Means he’s gay for men who fix cars. 😆

  61. @Reactionary Utopian

    Today, an ordinary crime is somehow amplified by wrongthink; tomorrow, the wrongthink is a crime all by itself.

    If only Trump had a power to protect the last vestiges of free speech by introducing another executive order that could enforce , maybe unconstitutional, but quite bold, new legal concept with some resonating name, like – The First Amandment, or something…

  62. @ThreeCranes

    That is a brilliant observation.

  63. @TheJester

    Pretty much all peoples on the face of the earth — with the signal exception of N/W Europeans and their descendants — practice tribalism to the exclusion of virtually everything else.

    The relatively egalitarian, democratic, advanced societies Europeans created wherever they settled can not and will not survive in the face of a massive influx of tribalistic third world invaders.

    It’s not for nothing that we call what’s going on The Suicide of the West.

    • Replies: @TheJester
  64. “It just wasn’t a hate crime.”

    Why not?

    As I’m sure you know, the answer is another iSteve-ism: Who-Whom?

    As most Hate Hoaxes are by Good Guys (Jews, blacks, homos) and against Bad Guys (gentiles, whites, straights) they won’t be prosecuted as the hate crimes they are because “hate crime” laws were created as a stealth bill of attainder to corrupt the blood of heritage America. So if they start getting used in an equitable fashion, that will defeat the whole purpose.

    Still, the question is, so what, how can get them used equitably anyway? Well, asking the quesiton is a good first step. Maybe the next step is a few private suits of mandamus to compel some prosecutors to do their frickin’ jobs and quit letting the real hate criminals slide.

  65. JimDandy says:

    Also, who is Isaiah J. Peoples and why did this black man deliberately drive his car into a bunch of people? Just curious.

  66. TheJester says:

    Agree. In short, white people are playing by the “rules” … while POC, other Third World immigrants, feminists, and the “gender-benders” are not. Or, in contrapose, everyone else is playing tribal politics at the expense of the body politic and we are not.

    This is a prescription for perpetual civil war, not only with minorities and feminists against white males and the dominant Christian culture, but with POC, immigrants, feminists, and “gender benders” perpetually at each other’s throats. This lays bare the disingenuous lies behind the slogan that “Diversity is Strength” … or that a “Coalition of the Fringes” is viable and sustainable.

    This is also occurring in Western Europe at an accelerated rate. Western Europe used to be our preferred destination for vacations. Of late, we cannot stomach what we see. Great Britain is already a “cold corpse” of identify-based multiculturalism, with Sharia Law now embedded within the culture and legal system. France will have to act quickly to avoid becoming a Muslim country in the near future based on relative birth rates. The article below is dated but relevant. Read and weep!

    Is France on the way to becoming an Islamic state?

    Milo Yiannopoulos’ new book, “Diabolical: How Pope Francis Has Betrayed Clerical Abuse Victims Like Me—and Why He Has To Go,” is a good read on how the Catholic Church has been taken over by a “Lavender Mafia”. The Mafia is committed to the worst of Postmodernism in acting to “modernism” European cultural and sexual mores to be consistent with the post-Christian, gender-fluid ideologies of the feminist and LGBTxyz movements.

    This is indeed the Suicide of the West … within an observable process of cultural, religious, moral, and political disintegration. Due to the infections of economic globalism, the imposition of identity-based Cultural Marxism on political processes, and the acceptance of Postmodern moral relativism (a euphemism for post-Christian moral perspectives), the West seems paralyzed to act in its own defense.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
  67. Anonymous[313] • Disclaimer says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    Like Hillary Clinton and Paul Krugman did today…

    Citations please?

  68. MEH 0910 says:

    Hate Crime Hoax | Glenn Loury & Wilfred Reilly [The Glenn Show]

    Published on May 16, 2019
    00:05 Wilfred’s new book, “Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War”
    06:44 The real statistics on racial hate crimes
    19:04 How the “continuing oppression narrative” hurts race relations in the US
    26:40 Wilfred: Being a conservative at a historically black college isn’t so bad
    30:39 When Trump’s message resonates with black voters
    40:29 Does social media magnify racism?
    45:59 Wilfred explains what the race/IQ debate gets wrong
    53:37 Wilfred’s research assessing privilege along all axes of identity
    1:01:50 Settling the matter: Is Trump really a racist

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