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“Nothing unusual; its [sic] my jogging routine,” writes a Twitter user.

His sarcastic words are appended to a doctored image of joggers running through a construction site, while Ahmaud Arbery loiters in the background.

The Twitter lampoon is of the young black man, shot to death by Travis McMichael and father Gregory McMichael, in Satilla Shores, a community near Brunswick, Georgia. The incident happened on Feb. 23, 2020.

Prior to the shooting, as surveillance footage suggests, the deceased had wandered onto an open construction site, looked it over, but removed nothing from it.

The image is “funny”—only if you were not killed on your jog (real or not), ostensibly because you took a suspicious detour. Trespass, innocent or suspicious, does not warrant a death sentence.

“He’s been caught on camera a bunch at night. It’s kind of an ongoing thing,” said an anonymous caller to the 9-1-1 dispatcher, minutes before the fatal shooting.

The caller, it now transpires, was referring to surveillance footage dating back to Feb. 11, on which a younger, more slender black male can be seen strolling on the same property.

Fast forward to the 23rd, and the dispatcher is quizzing the caller as to whether a break-in was underway. “I just need to know what he was doing wrong. Was he just on the premises and not supposed to be?” That indeed seemed to be the case.

It so happens that I’m a runner who … stops at open construction sites. My bad. But they’re interesting. Especially those earthquake constraints. It’s not incorrect to state that the guy who lumbers behind me (yes, a possible relative) might have wandered into one or two such structures. He’s an engineer. They—guys in general—love construction sites. It’s a hairy-forearm relic. Anyhoo, given the fuss, I’ll plead the Fifth.

Black and white, Americans peer at each other from behind parapets of suspicion. Hopelessly bifurcated, some condemn Ahmaud Arbery; others have canonized him. So ingrained are these positions, that parties fail to consider Freud’s funny observation.

When quizzed about his incessant cigar smoking, Freud humorously chose to sidestep what was, according to the very theory he had invented, a manifestation of his own oral fixation. He said: “sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”

Arbery was training to become an electrician. Perhaps he was simply curious about the wiring and the finishes, like myself and my, err, alleged spouse?

In interviews with the press, Larry English—he owns the house being built—claim ed that “the structure was not burgled.” He had never filed a police report, alleging stolen property or theft from his properties.

Certainly, any analysis of a criminal case must proceed from the facts of the case, on the day of the shooting. It should not proceed from assumptions about the race of any of the unfortunate participants.

This is accomplished by a video of the shooting that led to the arrest of the McMichaels. It is described quite accurately by Court TV:

“The leaked video shows a black man running at a jogging pace. The truck is stopped in the road ahead of him, with one of the white men standing in the pickup’s bed and the other beside the open driver’s side door. The running man attempts to pass the pickup on the passenger side, moving just beyond the truck, briefly outside the camera’s view. A gunshot sounds, and the video shows the runner grappling with a man over what appears to be a shotgun or rifle. A second shot can be heard, and the runner can be seen punching the man. A third shot is fired at point-blank range. The runner staggers a few feet and falls face down.”

Missing from the visual field is when Ahmaud Arbery tries to pass the pick-up on the right and might have, somehow, been prevented from so doing.

Less convincing is the account given by George E. Barnhill, district attorney of Waycross judicial circuit:

“Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael, and Bryan William were following, in pursuit of a burglary suspect, with solid, first-hand probable cause, in their neighborhood, and asking/telling him to stop. It appears their intent was to stop and hold this criminal suspect until law enforcement arrived. Under Georgia Law this is perfectly legal.”

Notably, the D.A.’s version omits that there was no evidence or report of a crime committed on that day. The call to 9-1-1, aforementioned, underscores that a crime was not in progress and none had been committed, all predicates for a citizen’s arrest, under Georgia Law.

Did the few minutes Arbery spent on the open lot amount to criminal trespass, a misdemeanor? It honestly doesn’t appear so.

Police reports have it that the McMichaels, prompted by calls from a neighbor that a suspect in neighborhood burglaries had been spotted, grabbed a long gun and a .357 magnum handgun and got into their pickup. (I’m shooting a Smith & Wesson 686P .357 4″ in the pic. It’ll drop a bear.)

Police further detail how the men in the truck chased Ahmaud Arbery, and attempted to “cut him off,” while the runner dodged around them and tried to sprint away. Eventually, the McMichaels got ahead of Arbery and positioned their truck to block his path. The deadly confrontation ensued.

At 17 minutes and 41 seconds into one of his interminably long broadcasts, Stefan Molyneux asserts—for he fails to argue this aspect of his case—that Ahmaud Arbery wrestled with his killer “in order to kill Travis and Greg McMichael. That’s why you take people’s guns,” asserted Molyneux.

ORDER IT NOW

Molyneux’s logic is manifestly faulty. Never presume to know what’s in the head of another. There is more than one reason for attempting to remove another’s rifle in a scuffle. Given the detailed police report on the hunter-prey dynamic that might have developed while he was being chased and cornered, Arbery’s lunge for the long gun could have been the consequence of situational panic.

Much more astute about the deadly confluence of events that led to an unnecessary death are my regular Gab readers:

“Ilana, you may count me as one of your biggest fans but you’ve got to know that Arbery was not shot as punishment [for trespassing]. He was shot because he punched a man and tried to take his weapon. Running directly into an armed person made a bad outcome more likely, but I doubt it was intentional … [Nor] does [it look] like the killing was premeditated. It happened so quickly when the paths of these people collided and the struggle ensued.”

“Not premeditated,” but unnecessary, as the evidence suggests.

* When I mentioned to a title-giving editor that my anti-Semitic readers do not consider me white, he replied, “Well, you are at least as white as George Zimmerman, whom media dubbed White-Hispanic.”

Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian column since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed (June, 2016). She’s on Twitter, Facebook & Gab. Latest on YouTube

 
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  1. Do white women jog wearing Cargo shorts and work boots at a distance of 2.5 miles from their neighborhoods?

    • Replies: @Trinity
    , @Michelle
    , @Truth
  2. Anon[378] • Disclaimer says:

    If you ain’t white then what is ya?

  3. KenH says:

    Molyneux’s video was excellent and a critical piece of information that was also reported a few other places was that the younger McMichael had a 9mm stolen out of this unlocked vehicle and since Arbery had been spotted in the neighborhood several times it was assumed he might have taken the gun and had it on his person when they spotted him going into and then out of the house.

    Suddenly ILana and a bunch of social justice conservatives now claim that they, too, regularly stop at the site of unfinished houses and structures while jogging or have at times in the past. Ok, but did they also run away when spotted and if confronted did they bull rush and punch one of the people confronting them? And did they return to the site of an unfinished house sometimes in the dead of night as it appears Arbery did?

    If Arbery is so innocent then rather than running straight towards the truck why didn’t he run to a nearby house and tell them that two whypipo were chasing him and to please call da Po-lees? If the excuse is that he was afraid to ask for help because he was an innocent black man in a “redneck” neighborhood then why in the f*ck was he in that neighborhood to begin with? You don’t jog through or hang around in a neighborhood where you don’t feel safe.

    • Agree: Robert Dolan, Ace
    • Replies: @Truth
  4. Ilana Issacsohn a.k.a. Mercer – ashkenazic Jew in both paternal and maternal lines – is nowhere near as white as George Zimmerman.

    as to the deceased Congoid, what we have here is a whole series of robberies, rapes, face-smashings, and murders that will now not occur.

    • Replies: @Jett Rucker
  5. Trinity says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Actually I used to wear work boots or combat boots while jogging back in the day. Now as far as the Dindu goes? Nah, wearing combat boots or work boots for jogging went out in the late 70’s and early 80’s and was mostly just used by boxers and wrestlers, and not real runners. It does look suspicious no doubt about it. Sorry Ms. Mercer, anyone serious about their “roadwork” doesn’t stop to take a look at construction sites, I take it you don’t take your running seriously. Back to the jogging Dindu. Those two yahoos aren’t probably pillars of the community either. I know their type as well. Some overweight ex-cop and his overweight son who get off on playing sheriff for the day. I mean really, I taint about to claim the Dindu is an innocent angel because he was more than likely up to no good, but couldn’t those two wannabes just tail the “jogger” and give a shout to the cops on their phones. Hell, they could even keep tailing the “jogger” from a safe distance until the cops arrived. One thing is for certain, the Dindu and the two yahoos all are regretting their decision right about now. Hindsight is 20/20 and it looks like those guys will face some stiff charges. No one wins on this one. Poor decision making all way around. Things go down quickly during a physical altercation and it is difficult to say what the right thing to do or what should have been done.

    • Agree: Jett Rucker
    • Replies: @Michelle
    , @animalogic
    , @Sean
    , @Truth
  6. tanabear says:

    It so happens that I’m a runner who … stops at open construction sites. My bad. But they’re interesting. Especially those earthquake constraints.

    If you watch the video you see him walking up to the house. In no instance do you seem him jogging. He then goes into the house for about 4 to 5 minutes. A neighbor comes out and calls 911. You then see Ahmaud Arbery run out of the house and hightail it down the street. The McMichaels see this and chase after him.

    Also it was a neighbor, Diego Perez, who had mentioned that he had some tools stolen, not Larry English. Diego Perez asks Larry English to notify him if someone is captured on the surveillance video in his house. There are texts that show this:

    Text: Diego Perez to Larry English:
    Goodness. If you catch someone on your cameras, let me know right away, I can respond in mere seconds. It’s totally up to you. Our yards connect in the back and I can go either way, through the front or back, with your permission.”

    A notification hit his phone on February 11th.

    Text: Diego Perez to Larry English:
    The police showed up and we all searched for a good while. I think he got spooked and ran after Travis confronted him. Travis says the guy ran into the house. Let me know if he shows up or if they find him.

    So it looks like the police were called back on February 11th looking for this intruder but he got spooked and ran off. So less than two weeks later they see someone hightailing it down their street. The police are called and Travis and Gregory McMichael chase after him so he can’t escape like he did last time.

    “Jogging while black” is the new “Hands up, don’t shoot”; a fake meme for the woke generation.

  7. 1) ** The following is NOT an accurate description. It is a blatant lie by omission on purpose. Arbery did NOT run past the car and then gunshots sounded. That is the false lying media narrative.
    >> The running man attempts to pass the pickup on the passenger side, moving just beyond the truck, briefly outside the camera’s view. A gunshot sounds, and the video shows the runner grappling with a man over what appears to be a shotgun or rifle.
    ** Arbery was back in the camera’s view, before the shots sounded. It can be clearly seen that Arbery had ample space to continue straight, but decided to sharply veer into the front area of the car. .
    The description is blatantly wrong. I am sure, those who wrote it are not stupid, so the omission is on purpose. Because once it is clear that Arbery tried to tackle McMicheals, the entire “lynching” lie falls apart.
    You can check our site, we analyzed one of these newspaper articles, line by line.
    2) a) blonde white women trespassing to the inside of a house under construction are considered less of a threat of rape, assault, robbery or theft.. I know it is not PC, the difference between blonde woman and black men is socially constructed, I forgot.

    2b) If a rare blonde woman commits the crime of trespassing not only inside the yard, but inside the building. I am no racist, I do not justify blonde women’s criminal trespass behavior.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  8. Michelle says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    I don’t see the work boots. I see sneakers and socks. Is this like the blue and gold or black and white dress issue?

    • Agree: ILANA Mercer
    • Replies: @anon
  9. Michelle says:
    @Trinity

    I don’t think he was wearing work boots. I see sneakers and socks. Some people want him to have been wearing work boots, but that don’t make it so. I have no idea what happened, I wasn’t there, but curiosity killed the cat. He might have been casing the building site for tools, copper wire, what have you, but found only tile, sheet rock, etc. Still, it would look pretty weird to be a Black guy running through a white neighborhood, carrying a Black and Decker or Makita saw whilst wearing work boots. But maybe, just maybe, work boots were part of his oh so clever disguise. I don’t know everything, and I wasn’t there.

    • Replies: @anon
  10. Rich says:

    He wasn’t out for a “jog”. Is Ms Mercer really that naive? Or is she trying to get some street cred with the liberals to prove she isn’t “racist”. If a White man went “jogging” in the hood, how far would he get? I really wanted to like this writer, but she’s lost me. I’m sure all the black “conservatives” will keep reading her columns. I’m out.

    • Disagree: Biff
    • Replies: @KenH
    , @Trinity
    , @Truth
  11. KenH says:

    Arbery was training to become an electrician

    And how does Ilana know that Arbery was studying to be an electrician American?

    Ilana is clearly on Arbery’s side but I wonder if this happened in Israel and two orthodox Jews in a truck chased down and shot a Palestinian who they thought was up to no good and who attacked them like Arbery attacked the younger McMichael? Ilana, as with most Jews, would argue that it was a clear cut case of self defense and that is another case proving that Palestinians are subhuman scum.

    Anyone who disagreed would be labeled an incorrigible anti-semite and Israel hater.

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Kerry
  12. KenH says:
    @Rich

    If a White man went “jogging” in the hood, how far would he get?

    He’d be shot or maimed and it would be crickets from the Jewish media since it doesn’t further the narrative. Whitey would just be another statistic.

    • Agree: Trinity
    • Replies: @Michelle
  13. Trinity says:
    @Rich

    Yes siree. I live in a small town in JawJah. Hell, some of my neighbors look just like the two guys who shot the angelic “jogger.” I would guess the town I live in is at least 97% White, and Blacks walk around here, even lone Black females and they don’t have a worry in the world. They don’t even face verbal harassment. Now, lets reverse that. Imagine a White woman or even a White man walking in a Black neighborhood, just walking mind you, and doing nothing but minding their own business. It doesn’t even have to be an Atlanta hood, or any other inner city hood, could be a lower middle class Black neighborhood or even a middle class Black neighborhood here in Georgia. Chances of that White man or White woman not being verbally harassed are next to nil, I can GUARANTEE they will be called racial slurs among other things. The White woman will hear some pretty sexually explicit language if not threats of rape. The White man and White woman would consider themselves lucky to escape with just being verbally attacked, more than likely they would be physically assaulted or worse. I am sure Georgia isn’t the only state where this kind of behavior exists. ANY HONEST PERSON OUT THERE KNOWS THAT AMERICA IS INDEED A RACIST COUNTRY. AMERICA IS FULL OF RACIST JEWS, BLACKS, AND TO A LESSER DEGREE OTHER NONWHITES AND THE LEAST RACIST ARE WHITES OF EUROPEAN ANCESTRY. Is that a bias statement? NOPE. Is that a TRUE statement? YEP. Blacks walk alone in White neighborhoods all the time and nothing happen, the REVERSE scenario often ends up with a White being assaulted, raped, or even murdered. I have seen Blacks literally run smack into Whites at the mall, which is assault, and walk off laughing. Some of the most racist people in America are Blacks that reside in Georgia. ANOTHER FACT.

    • Replies: @Trickster
    , @Michelle
  14. Biff says:

    . (I’m shooting a Smith & Wesson 686P .357 4″ in the pic. It’ll drop a bear.)

    An already dead bear. You shoot that little thing into a good size bear and you’ll only piss it off. In fact, shooting any bear with a hand gun is never advisable. Bear spray is ideal for both bears and black men jogging through your neighborhood. Nevertheless, you look quite hot brandishing that piece…

  15. He was training to be an electrician???? 😉
    You cannot be stupid enough to buy such bullshit,so you’re a liar pig.
    Sticking up for the saintly negro,just like the old days in SA!

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Cowtown Rebel
  16. Sean says:

    A few years ago Arbery ran from multiple police, and continued ignoring orders to stop even while there was a firearm pointed at him by a cop in a car travelling parallel to him. In the incident that led to his being shot dead, Arbery must have knew all he had to do is veer off the road because even if the younger McMichael had tried to follow, in a foot chase through backyards and over fences Arbery would surely have got away.

    What McMichael tried to create by blocking the road was a situation in which Arbery apparently had to stop, because otherwise he could be shot in self defence for coming straight at McMichael, But if McMichael had only taken a moment to think through what he would have to do if Arbery was to actually charge and try to take the shotgun, then none of this would have happened.

    To the rule about never pointing a loaded gun at anything you are not fully prepared to destroy, there should be one against brandishing a gun without stopping to consider that it gives the object of the attempted intimidation a choice.

  17. anon[138] • Disclaimer says:
    @Michelle

    Here’s the sequence of events:
    Plumbers and Electricians run copper pipe and plastic covered copper wire through the wall frames and ceilings to the outlets.
    Once that is done, the sheeters can come in and screw Drywall to the frames.
    The idea is to discover when the pipes and wiring have gone in so the gang can go over that night and rip it out. Takes about 10 minutes for a few hundred dollars of scrap copper. Once the sheetrock is screwed to the walls, you can forget it.
    Construction had hit a bit of a lull, that’s why ‘Maud kept returning to site to check progress.
    Of course, once ‘Maud has thieved the all copper it takes considerably more than a few hundred bucks to replace what he took.
    That’s if he doesn’t set fire to the house for his trouble.

    • Replies: @Biff
    , @Michelle
  18. anon[138] • Disclaimer says:
    @Michelle

    When ‘Maud walked into Larry English’s house, he was wearing sneakers and socks.
    10 minutes later, when he charged Travis, he was wearing work boots.
    That’s why you only see 4 seconds of the 4 minutes he was in the house.
    At the 17 second mark of the final video you see the hammer he took out of the house for his jog laying on the road..
    He had just thrown it at the pickup as it went past.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  19. @Trinity

    “but couldn’t those two wannabes just tail the “jogger” and give a shout to the cops on their phones. Hell, they could even keep tailing the “jogger” from a safe distance until the cops arrived.”
    Hell, couldn’t they just mind their own business?
    Ringing the police when you are not directly affected by behaviour or when behaviour is not dangerous is a dog’s trick. It’s low.
    It’s lower still to go after someone, fully armed, on grounds barely above the trivial.
    And please spare me the good citizens’ crap — good citizens in the USSR maybe.

    • Agree: Michelle
  20. Quebecer says:

    M.Malkin’s piece starts with a conclusion ( surely he had it coming) and tries to fit whatever she can scrounge up into this conclusion.

    I.Mercer simply states the obvious, or rather what should be the obvious. A man is dead because some people took the law, what little they understood of it, in their own hands.

    Her position is right, and it is a courageous one.

    Hey, just imagine she’s not Jewish, that she is ‘White’ (white as Malkin, maybe ?) and read her post again. Somehow it makes more sense, doesn’t it ?

  21. Sean says:
    @Trinity

    The elder McMichael was not allowed to make arrests because he failed to attend Use of Force training. After a point blank shotgun blast to the upper chest that exited through his shoulder blade, Arbery used his remaining good arm to punch McMichael. The police would have controlled the options for Arbery, so he could not go out in a blaze of glory.

  22. Realist says:

    Great job Ilana…now why don’t you justify the purposeful and horrendous slaughter of Paul and Lidia Marino by a black in Delaware…while they were visiting their son’s grave?

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  23. So if I was to put on work boots and cargo shorts and go for a jog in a ghetto neighborhood, miles from my home, and start looking in windows, what would happen next?

    I would be confronted, beaten to a pulp, knifed and/or shot. The MSN and Democrats (but I repeat myself) would claim that I had it coming. And they would certainly not condone armed white militia members “patroling” the neighborhood in which the assault occured as a response.

  24. Realist says:
    @Father O'Hara

    Sticking up for the saintly negro,just like the old days in SA!

    Great point…her and pops seem to have a propensity for this.

  25. BuelahMan says:

    Well, at least the newly identified jewish woman who has beat the Pandemic horse to a bloody pulp for Unz, has finally written something else.

    Why do I not believe her when she says she visits construction sites?

    I like the jew videos that sing, “I’m not white, I’m jewish”.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  26. Biff says:
    @anon

    Takes about 10 minutes for a few hundred dollars of scrap copper.

    Not even close, but keep trying.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  27. @Realist

    They weren’t jogging. Duh.

  28. Trinity says:
    @BuelahMan

    Yeah, that is a STRAIGHT UP LIE. What the hell is so interesting about a construction site? The Dindu went there looking for something to steal like tools left behind,etc. As I mentioned earlier, no one who is out for a run is going to stop their run and go look around a construction site.

  29. Trinity says:

    Since my earlier comment on AMERICA BEING A RACIST COUNTRY GARNERED NO RESPONSES. I WANT TO HAVE A TRUE DISCUSSION ON RACE IN AMERICA LIKE ERIC HOLDER TALKED ABOUT.

    MY TAKE IS AMERICA IS A RACIST COUNTRY AND THE BIGGEST RACISTS OUT THERE ARE JEWS AND BLACKS.

    Black on White violence is out of control in America and abroad and is more often than not NEVER REPORTED ON BY THE RACIST ANTI-WHITE JEWISH RUN AND CONTROLLED MSM. Jewish run social media with the exception of the Unz site, ( great site by Mr. Unz) like Jewgle, FaceBerg, and others censor any sort of pro-White speech or anyone who seeks to expose Jewish racism and Jewish control of the media.

    I believe Black and Jew racists are the ones who are too cowardly to have a true discussion on race in America. We all see how in Europe you can’t even debate the Holocaust without going to prison, in America they seek to prohibit any speech criticizing Israel or Jewish power and influence in our government, media, banking institutions, academia, religious institutions, etc. Meanwhile some scraggly, crackhead Black Panther can stand on a Philadelphia street corner and talk about killing White babies. AMERICA IS AN ANTI-WHITE COUNTRY FILLED WITH RACIST JEWS, BLACKS AND OTHER NONWHITES. Are there racist Whites? Sure. But we don’t have a problem with Whites attacking nonwhites every single day in this country while Black on White violence does indeed happen every day, often multiple times a day throughout America. And we aren’t talking about some Black person shoving a White person and calling them a racial slur, we are talking about felonious assaults with serious bodily harm, rape, and murders.

  30. @Father O'Hara

    Now, now, don’t be so quick to dismiss Arbery’s knowledge of construction and wiring. Why get a job doing those things, when you can master all of the skills necessary just by surveying construction sites and making a mental note of everything you see? That will give you all of the training that you need to buy a piece of land and build your own house, thereby saving you a lot of money on construction costs. Besides, he was planning to be a contractor, not a journeyman. So, why should he get his hands dirty?

    He appears to have been carrying a hammer just before he was accosted on his jog. I think that was so he could look for defects and correct them before an accident happened. Having satisfied himself that there were no hazardous conditions at that site, he continued on his run. That was also part of his training to be a contractor. If your workers get hurt, or the construction is shoddy, you can get sued. He certainly didn’t want his future company to be liable for any damages, so he used those opportunities to hone his ability to spot small problems and remedy them before they became major headaches.

    Don’t tell me that you doubt the Gentle Giant, Michael Brown, was “Going to College” to become an H.V.A.C. technician?

  31. Arbery was from Brunswick. He was not jogging “in his neighborhood”.

    Look at a map of Brunswick and Satilla Shores (where he was shot). They are separated by an impassible body of water and swampy coastal shoreline.

    We still don’t know how he got to Satilla Shores. If he jogged from his front door, he would have been doing well over ten miles that day. Was he carrying a wallet, keys, or phone in those cargo shorts? A bottle of water? Was he drenched in sweat? Why was he strolling up to the house? In order to have more time to assess whether anyone was around?

    Any experienced runner would find the circumstances more than a little suspicious.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  32. Anon[318] • Disclaimer says:

    “The running man attempts to pass the pickup on the passenger side, moving just beyond the truck, briefly outside the camera’s view. [ He fails to pass the pickup he attempted to pass because he decides to charge at the man with the shotgun instead.] A gunshot sounds, and the video shows the runner [now on the driver’s side of the pickup,] grappling with a man over what appears to be a shotgun or rifle.”

    You inadvertently omitted some very important parts. I fixed it for you.

  33. Trinity says:
    @Beavertales

    Well I have been running off and on since the 1970’s and lived in South Georgia ( western part of the state in Albany, the town with the (((coronavirus))) outbreak. Lived there for about 9 years and it is one hot and humid place.) Even in late February, a 10 mile jog in South Georgia would be a sweaty task. And I can tell by looking at that guy, he isn’t in shape to jog 10 miles. I was thinking the same thing about his appearance. I can run 3 miles in cool weather and still have a shirt pasted to my back from sweat. Now that you have disclosed that this guy was 10 miles from his house makes this “jogging” bullshit even more ridiculous. I will have to watch the video again to check out his footwear. IF he was wearing work boots like someone had said earlier, his little 10 mile “jog” would be even more laborious and certainly produce a sweat drenched shirt that would be plastered to his skin.

  34. @Quebecer

    Oh, yes, that would make her every bit as right about everything as Elizabeth Warren is. Oh wait, I’m sorry, I forgot, Warren is an Indian. Hillary Clinton is always right though, and, last time I checked, she’s White. Yes, that is the only thing that we “White Supremacists” consider when deciding whether or not to believe someone. Because, as we all know, White Women are the most vocal people in the World when it comes to defending their own race.

    Which are you, Doug or Bob McKenzie?

    Doug: “Coo roo coo coo coo coo.” Bob: “Today,… our show is about jogging, eh.” Doug: “A man is… dead, eh…” Bob: “Hey, pass me some of that bacon, you hoser.” Doug: “You’re a hoser… a man is… dead, eh,… and… all you care about is bacon, eh… Pass me a beer you hoser.” Bob: “Well, that’s our show for today.”

  35. Realist says:
    @Quebecer

    Somehow it makes more sense, doesn’t it ?

    No.

  36. Anon[375] • Disclaimer says:

    I go jogging all the time, and there is tons of construction in my city, and I don’t recall ever wandering into a construction site. I mean, why would you break your rhythm? Usually you have a specific path you want to follow, a specific course.

    In fact, most construction sites in my city are completely fenced off, hermetically sealed. Maybe they don’t want people to come in and steal things?

    • Replies: @ILANA Mercer
    , @ogunsiron
  37. Suspected of copper mining. So what? You fucking greedy, grasping, money-grubbing-and-nothing-else cyphers of so-called human beings.

    In civilized countries, you don’t get executed for copper mining.

    I hope they shoot you next time you do something suspicious. Like laying in bed crying. That’s what made the cops murder one white guy.

    No, really, I hope they shoot you.

  38. aristotle says:

    The evidence looks pretty clear actually. There had been a series of thefts in the area with the unfinished house (not an open construction site) with a “no trespassing” sign outside being a target. Several neighbours saw someone in the house and asked the person what he was doing. The person then started running and the neighbours followed to make a citizens arrest. Running past the pursuers he changed course and attacked one of the neighbours who stood his ground. A struggle over the gun ensued which led to the fatal shots.
    Stefan Molyneux

    Brandon Tatum

  39. @anon

    10 minutes later, when he charged Travis, he was wearing work boots.

    I’ve a hunch that the inexplicably short clip of him in the house that day is to delay evidence for tactics. Whose tactics though? Maybe they appease the horde now, and in a lull before trial, release the bit showing him a thief/vandal. Or the video shows nothing beyond trespass, and it’s withheld to arouse suspicion, with the vid’s full release much later then deemed full exculpation (wrongly).

    Still, a bit odd that it can’t be established beyond doubt what shoes he was wearing. Couple of frames as he passed the pickup truck look like work boots, but supposedly the coroner reported Nikes. Nike boots?

    Also, the “hammer” should’ve been cleared up by now, including fingerprinting. The whole thing stinks almost as much as this farcical article.

  40. It’s not a matter of being “anti-Semitic” (necessarily), it is a matter of FACT, of TRUTH, Mrs (Ms?) Mercer.
    If, for instance, a quadroon is not White, why would an Ashkenazi be? One, in his right mind, wouldn’t consider a full-blooded Turk, or Armenian, or Tartar an European – so why should the Ashkenazim be treated differently?

    Side-note: I do understand that Jews are genetically closer to Europeans than, say, Zulus. Indeed, if a person is 90% European and 10% Zulu, well, that person is (probably) White; likewise, if a person is 40% (or, perhaps, 30%, 20%… anyway… exactness is not crucial right now) Ashkenazi and 60%, say, Norwegian, then that person surely is (I’d say so, at least) White. (‘White’, that is, European, I mean BIOLOGICALLY – one can still be a Jew culturally, Halakha-wise…)

    In any case, White, Ashkenazi, Nubian, Eskimo or Cherokee… it is all jolly fine!

  41. @SINCERITY.net

    Thanks for your reply. I was going to link to your site. What is important to note, is that the gun was pointed downward until the jogger grabbed the gun.

  42. So this Thug, who had been caught before running and never stopping for police and throwing things during his run (a gun, a hammer) is your hero?

    After all when he ran before at the high school, though repeatedly told to stop? I guess no one should pay attention to any authority in your view?

    In short, what are you talking about you, explainer in chief?

    If you are confronted by men with guns? Stop running.

    Simple as that.

    This was the guy’s MO: run and run and run from your crimes and never stop and never stop.

    That’s what he did. Until he also decided to not run from a gun but instead to rush a gun.

    How did that work out for him? How would work out for you, Ms. Explainer in Chief?

    Maybe you could enlighten us with more stories about all of the construction sites you prowl around while pretending to jog. You could add all of the times you rushed a gun pointed at you and started to beat the crap out of the person holding the gun.

    You would probably have to tell us these stories as a ghost since anyone who rushes a gun will be shot dead.

    Run, jogger, run. Into the Hell to which you deserve to be condemned to by your thug actions.

    Are you a thug, ma’am? If not when why you defending thugs? It just doesn’t make sense.

    What is wrong with you?

  43. Ace says:

    ** Arbery tries to pass the pick-up on the right and might have, somehow, been prevented from so doing **

    Then again he might not have, somehow, been prevented from so doing.

  44. Kerry says:
    @KenH

    Have you not read her body of work? If an Israeli did something unjust she would condemn it, if a Palestinian did something praise worthy, she would be praise it.

    Does every issue need to be brought back to Israel?

    • Agree: ILANA Mercer
  45. Stealth says:

    LOL. You’re a lot “whiter” than George Zimmerman.

  46. @Quebecer

    There is no courage in doing zero research into the facts. Parroting the always anti white lying MSM is the intellectual equivalence of a drive thru window for lunch. Arbery is Freddie Gray is Eric Garner is Trayvon Martin is Michael Brown is Rodney King etc. etc. The 80 IQ ancestors of the Pyramid Builders are and have always been their own worst enemy period.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  47. Anonymous[208] • Disclaimer says:

    The reason anyone with a brain does not consider you white is because you do not consider yourself white. You call yourself white while doing the “us white people are evil and need to be erased for poor oppressed PoCs” routine. You then turn “I’m not white I’m jewish” when one of those poor oppressed PoCs wants you included in the white genocide. But hey, anti-semitism is a good guess too. I mean, jewish behavior has never played a role in people’s response to jews right? Everyone everywhere for the last 3000 years has just co-incidentally had a completely irrational hatred of jews.

    This “jogger”‘s death was certainly avoidable. But that was entirely in his hands. If someone stops you with a gun and says wait here for the police to arrive, maybe you should just wait for the police to arrive instead of attacking the man with the gun.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @anon
  48. Realist says:
    @Anonymous

    Everyone everywhere for the last 3000 years has just co-incidentally had a completely irrational hatred of jews.

    Excellent point.

  49. @Hood Oracle

    “The 80 IQ ancestors of the Pyramid Builders are and have always been their own worst enemy period.”

    I believe dat be descendants and not ancestors.

    • LOL: Truth
    • Replies: @Truth
  50. Realist says:
    @obwandiyag

    In civilized countries, you don’t get executed for copper mining.

    In civilized countries, you don’t copper mine.

    FIFY…dumbass.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  51. Trinity says:

    New videos show the Dindu walking into an occupied house in that neighborhood or the garage of the dwelling and emerging. The video shows the deceased Dindu WALKING in the neighborhood, looking around, before the altercation took place. Perfectly legal to STAND YOUR GROUND under Georgia law and perfectly legal to make a citizen’s arrest if you witness a felony being committed in the state of Georgia. These guys at most can get accused of manslaughter, but seeing as how it looks like the Dindu attacked the younger guy, BY LAW, both of the white dudes should WALK. Looks like we have another Saint Trayvon He Dindu Nuffin case AGAIN.

  52. Christo says:

    Drop dead Mercer, you have a prayer on that. Only what the Red Menace deserves

  53. @Realist

    Yes they do you fucking idiot fuck you.

    • Replies: @Realist
  54. Truth says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    That is the question of the day…

    • Agree: Quebecer
  55. Truth says:
    @KenH

    the younger McMichael had a 9mm stolen out of this unlocked vehicle

    I can think of a pretty fair way to prevent that from happening again…

    If Arbery is so innocent then rather than running straight towards the truck why didn’t he run to a nearby house and tell them that two whypipo were chasing him and to please call da Po-lees?

    Not always the best course of action…

  56. Truth says:
    @Trinity

    Actually I used to wear work boots or combat boots while jogging back in the day.

    OK, so the thread author used to tresspass on construction sites, and one of the commenters used to run in combat boots, and I’m only on post #5?

    You know, you people need a little practice on doing Al(Abaster) Sharpton.

  57. Truth says:
    @Rich

    If a White man went “jogging” in the hood, how far would he get?

    Well Richie, I mean in order to answer this question I’m going to need a little more information on his motivation…

  58. Truth says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Why is it that the moron always comes out when someone is implying someone else is stupid? It’s uncanny, It’s almost like God is moderating the threads here sometimes.

  59. ruralguy says:

    Arbery was no angel. He had three felony charges against him in the past, including taking a gun into a high-school event. His brother is in prison serving time for a felony. His other family members also had felony convictions. Yet, all you hear about in our media is this nice young man studying to be an electrician was out jogging. Really? He had no job or history of working. Only criminal history. There was a rash of burglaries in the neighborhood where this incident occurred. McMichaels, a former law enforcement officer, knew of Arbery’s history of felonies and knew from the police that his description matched the burglaries taking place in the neighborhood. To charge the two McMichaels with murder, requires showing malice. If they intended on shooting Arbery, why did they call 911 to report the trespass (a misdemeanor?), before pursuing Arbery? Why did they tell Arbery that they wanted to just talk with him? Yes, they had guns, a right in Georgia. Yes, they pursued him, but they had probable cause that he had committed a misdemeanor and other burglaries in the neighborhood (felonies). They had a right and probable cause to detain him, by making a citizens arrest. Arbery could have waited for 911, but instead of running past the truck, he turned toward the younger McMichael and assaulted him, while struggling to take the gun away. Where is the malice? Where is the aggravated assault that the GBI falsely charged the McMichaels with, in claiming he pointed the gun with an intent to do harm. It was a struggle for the gun. The GBI is pandering to a media that wants to slander whites as evil. They are not doing their job in prosecuting the law, according to evidence and criminal procedures.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  60. ogunsiron says:
    @obwandiyag

    Arbery was not shot as punishment [for trespassing]. He was shot because he punched a man and tried to take his weapon

    The punishment for trespassing itself isn’t the death penalty. Most of us would agree.
    I don’t even think that the punishment for trespassing into someone’s home should by itself be the death penalty. But if when you find yourself involved in a trespassing situation, you need to understand that things can start going very wrong, very fast.

    Why can’t men like Arbery, Trayvon and so many others just avoid escalating such situations?

  61. Realist says:
    @obwandiyag

    It’s against the law to steal copper…or anything else.

    You must be black and can’t comprehend that.

    • Replies: @ruralguy
    , @ogunsiron
  62. ruralguy says:
    @Realist

    Exactly. The McMichaels had a right to defend their neighborhood against burglaries. This Arbery’s description matched the description of a burglar in their neighborhood. McMichaels was aware Arbery had been charged with multiple felonies, and Arbery had no history of working, and his family had a history of crime. Character is material and probative in court, if it shows Arbery had the opportunity to burglarize (he had shown a past intent and was trespassing) and the intent to use a gun (he had the intent to use a gun in a high-school event). That, and the trespass gave the McMichaels probable cause to arrest him through a citizen’s arrest. There was no malice in this case, just good citizens defending the neighborhood against crime.

    It’s odd that so many people sympathize with worthless individuals like this Arbery. He has never worked and was charged with three felonies. I guess you must be black and a lefty to not understand the law nor to see the difference between right and wrong, and the difference between people who contribute and those who don’t.

  63. anon[396] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    If someone stops you with a gun and says wait here for the police to arrive, maybe you should just wait for the police to arrive instead of attacking the man with the gun.

    Except Travis and Greg weren’t ”stopping him with a gun”.
    They were Open Carrying, a good idea when confronted with an angry man who is very likely to be
    carrying a concealed weapon.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  64. Trinity says:

    The recent videos of the Dindu walking around in the neighborhood and approaching an occupied residence are pretty damning. No certainty of a felony being committed but it shines a new light on this “jogging” bullshit. I was always taught that if you lie about one thing than you will lie about another. I’m guessing this Dindu wasn’t going around “jogging” or selling Girl Scout cookies. No way these two yahoos get a murder charge, manslaughter at the most, IF THAT. Watch how fast the (((media))) drops this story now. Looks like those who parroted the Jogging While Black story will wind up with egg on their face. Then again, you can’t embarrass racist anti-White trash, they will look for another lie to pursue that paints all Whites as “wayciss.”

  65. ogunsiron says:
    @Realist

    It is true though that the penalty for stealing copper itself is not death. It’s just that situations like burglaries easily go way off track and a criminal may find himself dead because someone else got legitimately scared during the escalation of the situation.

    It wouldn’t be justifiable to “execute” someone if you found out many days later that they stole your copper. But the thief may possibly end up dead if you catch the thief in the act and a fight ensues etc..

    • Replies: @Realist
  66. RodW says:

    A cigar really is just a cigar when some Jew says so.

  67. @ruralguy

    Where is the malice?

    They did it to a child. No, I don’t mean a young man.

    To understand any anti-white wagon-circling after an aborted chimpout, register that the loudest voices are those that most recognize the tilted balance—not of justice, but of ability to live in harmony with others. They cover this inescapable knowledge by treating the departed for what they usually are: Inferior. Incapable. Childlike in the worst way.

    Ted Kaczynski explains it in the first 23 paragraphs of Industrial Society and Its Future, an extremely worthwhile read.

    • Replies: @ruralguy
  68. @Anon

    So many assumptions, as is typical of this un-moderated thread on my columns.

    To yours:

    1. Running is done in the suburb in which I live, not the city. Very safe.
    2. It is done up the mountain, on which I live. Unfortunately, running 20 degrees up means I MUST stop on occasion, these days. Stopping is timed to occur near the homes being built.
    3. Sites are not initially closed off. (In any case, “hermetically” is the wrong adjective, when even fences mostly abut the street, not along the length of the sides.) However, I would not disobey a “No Trespassing” sign.
    4. So, I do stop my rhythm by necessity. The spouse certainly stops. But we won’t any longer. Asinine assumptions aside, you are right. It’s wrong, even if there is no sign. Another lady (not from this thread, from where ladies and gents are absent) wrote to tell me she does the same on her run and regrets it. Resolved.

    Ilana
    http://www.ilanamercer.com/cannibals-pot/

  69. By-tor says:

    In the obviously edited and circulated video, the black ‘jogger’ runs around the truck and back towards it- rather than away from it- and then violently engages the driver of the truck in a fight for control of the shotgun that is pointed down at the ground at the moment the struggle begins. The situation suddenly became a fight to the death that the black deservedly lost.

  70. @obwandiyag

    In civilized countries, you don’t get executed for anything anymore.

    And that’s the problem. The only executioners are the criminal scum that inhabit the inner cities and turn them into hell on earth. So I would fully support execution for copper thieves, and muggers, and pimps, and any number of other categories. America had beautiful and prosperous cities until the ’60s, when the Marxists took over the courts and decided to stop prosecuting criminals. Now criminals murder with impunity, and anyone who does anything about it is one of the few “criminals” who get punished. Most people just leave, creating an ever expanding mess of dead cities and temporary pop-up suburbs.

    So you’re barking up the wrong tree if you’re looking for sympathy here. If you want a “civilized” world where aspiring jogger electricians can steal transformer oil for frying chicken in peace, there’s a whole continent awaiting that you and yours can go back to.

    • Agree: schnellandine, ruralguy
  71. @ILANA Mercer

    However, I would not disobey a “No Trespassing” sign.

    Since the headline implied premise of this article (or whatever you call it) is that you do also that for which Aubery’s criticized regarding construction property, you naturally researched whether “No Trespassing” sign(s) there. Article doesn’t mention that finding.

    If it turns out there was a sign meeting a notification requirement, what’s the point of the article, other than signaling you aren’t a bad asterisk-white? According to you, in that case, you would not have done as he did.

    GA law:

    [MORE]

    § 16-7-21. Criminal trespass
    Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-7-21 (2018)
    […]
    (b) A person commits the offense of criminal trespass when he or she knowingly and without authority:
    […]
    (2) Enters upon the land or premises of another person or into any part of any vehicle, railroad car, aircraft, or watercraft of another person after receiving, prior to such entry, notice from the owner, rightful occupant, or, upon proper identification, an authorized representative of the owner or rightful occupant that such entry is forbidden; or
    (3) Remains upon the land or premises of another person or within the vehicle, railroad car, aircraft, or watercraft of another person after receiving notice from the owner, rightful occupant, or, upon proper identification, an authorized representative of the owner or rightful occupant to depart.

    That’s GA code, against which you state:

    Did the few minutes Arbery spent on the open lot amount to criminal trespass, a misdemeanor? It honestly doesn’t appear so.

    Based on what? It’s unequivocally criminal trespass if notice given upon entry. Was notice given? You wrote an article the point of which rests on whether notice was given, so tell us.

    More perplexing, your linked source for Georgia law is more restrictive in the extreme, muddling without explanation trespass and criminal trespass. And with that as reference you wrote, “Did the few minutes Arbery spent on the open lot amount to criminal trespass, a misdemeanor? It honestly doesn’t appear so.”

    Direct your readers to the time-limit section of GA criminal trespass law please. Then prove Aubery didn’t exit when he did because he overheard the neighbor talking about him. He walked to the house, and ran from it.

    The call to 9-1-1, aforementioned, underscores that a crime was not in progress

    “I just need to know what he was doing wrong. Was he just on the premises and not supposed to be?” That indeed seemed to be the case.

    Otherwise known as Criminal Trespassing under GA law. Not surprised you disdain absent “moderation” of comments on your Twitter-level stuff.

  72. RodW says:

    I go into houses under construction out of curiosity and also into abandoned homes to photography the sad decay inside. If somebody asked me what the hell I was doing, I’d explain and if necessary, apologize. But I come from a high-trust race and I live in a high-trust society. So ain’t nobody going to get shot.

    Now we have this Pollyannaish nonsense;

    Another lady (not from this thread, from where ladies and gents are absent) wrote to tell me she does the same on her run and regrets it. Resolved.

    Chris Rock explained in detail how we can’t have nice things because of niggaz.

    It’s ridiculous that harmless ladies shouldn’t be able to do nice, high-trust things because of niggaz.

    Your lady friend could go back to her innocent little trespasses if she and everybody else would just acknowledge the obvious — that Dindu Nuffin was a criminal and too dumb to live — and took steps to keep his kind fenced out of our society.

    I used to enjoy Mercer’s writing and I was fooled into thinking she was a person of integrity. But now she shamelessly lying on behalf of criminal blacks to hurt white people, while setting her Jewish self up as some sort of arbiter of morality. Kevin McDonald advises us that however hard Jews might try to be normal people, most ultimately revert to type.

    We know what Freud’s cigar sucking was all about, and we know that the McMichaels are innocent.

    • Replies: @ogunsiron
  73. Anonymous[208] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    He didn’t stop him with a gun? He just had a gun, and stopped him. Completely different right? You know if you have access to this website you almost certainly have access to a dictionary as well.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  74. ogunsiron says:
    @Anon

    Constructions sites also don’t want people getting injured on the premises.
    There are liability issues involved.

  75. ogunsiron says:
    @RodW

    If somebody asked me what the hell I was doing, I’d explain and if necessary, apologize. But I come from a high-trust race and I live in a high-trust society. So ain’t nobody going to get shot

    .

    In other words, you try your best to de-escalate such situations that don’t have to turn tragic but may possibly turn tragic. The Trayvons and Ahmauds feel they don’t have to do that.

    • Agree: Cowtown Rebel
  76. Trinity says:
    @ILANA Mercer

    Twenty degrees is a relatively steep incline if done for a distance, however, if you are just jogging ( not running) up a rather short hill, there shouldn’t be that many stops or any stopping for that matter unless you are in poor condition. Sprinting or sprints are a different matter. What would you find so interesting about a construction site or a home being built. That isn’t a “man thing” I can assure you, it has to be a woman thing. My ex used to watch those stupid shows where they renovate homes and I can’t imagine anything more boring on television. Sorry, but I would bet you a steak dinner that if you were to take a survey of 100 serious runners or lets just be fair and say recreational joggers, and asked them if they would stop their run/jog to check out a home under construction, you would be lucky to find 5 that would say yes. I mean maybe if the home was some HUGE mansion that might be being built for some celebritard or famous athlete, but just a run of the mill home? Not buying it.

  77. @Biff

    Takes about 10 minutes for a few hundred dollars of scrap copper.

    Not even close, but keep trying.

    A Georgian pensioner– that other Georgia– shut down Armenia’s Internet access for a day by stripping copper. However trivial the gain to the thief, damage to the victim can run high.

    It doesn’t matter whether a burglar’s calculations are accurate, as long as he believes them. They’re not the sharpest tools in the briefcase.

    (NB: I said nothing about this particular case.)

    https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/604025/hayastan-shakarian-georgia-internet-europe-spade-hacker

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-12985082

  78. Jett Rucker says: • Website
    @Haxo Angmark

    Predicted crimes of the deceased: rather reminds me of recent COVID-19 predictions.

    Yes, dire predictions are indeed easy to make …

  79. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @ILANA Mercer

    It took 36 hours to rake up this pile of mealymouthed dissembling?

    The fact of the matter is that no one who wasn’t there at the time knows whether the shooting was justified. You wanted for some reason(s) to publicly take a side, and jumped in — you weren’t pushed into the pool.

    Instead of snipping about the “un-moderated thread,” you should own up and either defend, retract, or amend what you chose to submit for publication.

  80. Realist says:
    @ogunsiron

    It is true though that the penalty for stealing copper itself is not death.

    But that was not obwandiyag’s comment.

  81. ruralguy says:
    @schnellandine

    I took your advise and re-read “Industrial Society and Its Future.” Like Nietzsche, he has ability to intensely focus on what’s profound. That ability showed in his mathematical papers. The field of mathematics has a huge breadth, with thousands of fascinating theorems, but its easy to get lost in the breadth, without focusing on the profound theorems and fields. His natural proclivities and math background gave him a deeply profound insight into society.

    He should have stuck with mathematics, though, because there is much satisfaction in probing into the deep structure of its fields, whereas society is just rife with problems. There really is very little that is profound in our society.

    • Thanks: schnellandine
  82. Realist says:
    @ILANA Mercer

    When you had an excellent opportunity to answer a meaningful, if facetious, question…mine Why don’t you justify the purposeful and horrendous slaughter of Paul and Lidia Marino by a black in Delaware…while they were visiting their son’s grave? …you chose to reply to a question on jogging, which has no relevance to the tremendous disparity of the two incidences.

  83. ruralguy says:
    @ILANA Mercer

    A 20 degree slope is a tough jog. I can see why you stop. I live atop a high bluff with a 40-45 degree slope down to a river. I have a trail that runs down to it, with many switchbacks and steps. It’s a long trek. In the early spring, I can barely walk it, having to stop frequently. But, by fall, I can hike it without a stop. I have a tram that runs parallel to this path. When the tram was built, there were many tradesmen who could repair it. But, as these older guys retired, they couldn’t find any younger people to take over their business. So, today, I must repair the electronics and mechanics, myself, often spending 1/2 of the summer doing this.

    The same is happening with other jobs that I must do on my property. I built a large barn, contracting the work out to different crews. They were all staffed by older men past the age of 60. When the concrete was poured, there were four guys, all in their 60s and 70s. It was a hot day, in the 80s, yet they had no qualms about working all day. I asked why they didn’t hire young people to do this backbreaking work. They looked at each other and and laughed. The foreman said that no matter what pay they offered, they couldn’t get the young people to do it. They said that even when they got a young person to work, they would either not show up on time or not show up at all. They were completely unreliable. I liked these guys, so I donned a pair of boots and joined in. All of the other crews/trades were all older guys, except the electrician. I was surprised that he was only in his 30s. When I mentioned this, he told me that he owns the company, but also can’t get young people to join. He was willing to start them at $65,000 per year, the first year with frequent raises to $120,000 per year when they become journeymen electricians, but none would take the job. He traveled to area high schools, pleading with any students to work for him. No takers. I’ve had to learn plumbing, electrical work, and even septic system work, because I’m having a tough time finding people who can do the work.

    This Arbery visit to that construction site reminds me of what I’m seeing in young people — indolent and worthless.

    • Agree: ILANA Mercer
    • Replies: @Trickster
  84. @Anonymous

    He didn’t stop him with a gun? He just had a gun, and stopped him. Completely different right?

    When you change direction to run into a guy carrying a gun—a guy who’s on video hustling backward from you—he didn’t stop you. Oh, he did stop the psycho from killing him with his own guy… barely. That what you meant?

    Language of the deluded was also essential to the Kendrick Johnson death. One phrase difference marked fantasist from realist:
    – His body was rolled up in a gym mat
    – His body was in a rolled up gym mat

    Yes, it matters.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  85. Anonymous[208] • Disclaimer says:
    @schnellandine

    You are allowing your bizarre emotional problem prevent you from reading what you reply to. They pulled up in front of him, and told him to stop and wait for the police to arrive. This is not difficult to understand, you are just desperately looking for an excuse to be offended.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  86. @Anonymous

    They pulled up in front of him, and told him to stop and wait for the police to arrive.

    Now it’s become they told him to stop. Keep going, doc.

    Remember, it’s “jogger“, not driver. He wasn’t blocked.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  87. Kerry says:

    As a relatively young man, always in search of mentors, I’ve learned a lot from Ilana Mercer’s Unz comments section. It is this:

    “JEW. Jew. Jew Jew Jew Jew … Jew Jew. Israel. Flat-Earth. Jew. Jew Jew. Zionist! Jew JEW JEW! Zionism Jew. Jew Jew. Jewish Jew … “

    • Replies: @RodW
  88. Anonymous[349] • Disclaimer says:

    Mrs. Mercer,

    are you aware of how many Ashkenazi Jews don’t consider themselves “white” (and tend to be annoyed by being called “whites”, or just find it nonsensical)?

    If there are no races, then there are no races. If there are races, than there are Jews (some groups of them actually), and Whites (some groups of them actually), and this has nothing to do with anti-Semitism, rather with calling people and groups of people what they are.

    I can concede that a majority of commenters who may find the need to point it out that you are “not white” may have inclinations unfavourable to Jews, but we don’t have to judge statements by who makes them, and frankly I don’t know what, of that claim, annoys you.

  89. Anonymous[208] • Disclaimer says:
    @schnellandine

    Learn to read, dumbass.

  90. RodW says:
    @Kerry

    I wouldn’t have known she was Jewish if she hadn’t announced the fact and started writing in a recognisably Jewish manner — that is, dishonestly and anti white.

    By their doings shall ye know them.

    • Agree: Trinity
  91. Anonymous[381] • Disclaimer says:

    I make nothing of the stop at the contruction site. Might well have done it myself, just to “look around”.

  92. Trickster says:
    @Trinity

    I agree with you.I rather live in an area like yours and not have to grow a pair of eyes in my ass. It was race hustler Jesse Jackson himself who said when he is walking down the street and hears footsteps behind him he is relieved when he sees a white person. These blacks push the envellope and for some of them they tangle with the wrong person and get what they deserve. I have NO sympathy for them whatsoever and none for Avery. All in all though, they murder their own at a faster rate than anything else. Their behaviour is not characteristic solely to the US but every other part of the world. Then they wonder why people dont fucking like them.

  93. Trickster says:
    @ruralguy

    Amen. A friend of mine is the CEO pf a large corporation and himself now in his 70’s. He will not hire anyone younger than 55 regardless of their qualifications. He considers them arrogant, self centered, entitled. When I was in the Corporate world some of these dudes with MBA’s would last a week before security escorted them out the door. The problem was 2 fold. They had good marks vomiting up what they studied in the text book at exam time, and totally useless when it came to business. So we find these weasels not only in the trades but in every other profession .Everything you say is absolutely true. A sad state of affairs indeed.

  94. anarchyst says:

    “Jogger” Arbery was not being chased, could have walked in any direction he chose, and could have avoided the white men and the situation entirely.

    Arbery has that one fatal “flaw” that is present in all black DNA, the shame of being “disrespected” (even if no “disrespect” occurred) and the need to immediately “do something about it” (instant gratification).

    Arbery attacked a man with a firearm, never a “good idea”. His actions resulted in his demise.

    Arbery get a well-deserved “dirt nap” and will not be casing houses or furthering his criminal enterprise anymore.

    Advice to Arbery and Trayvon types:

    “Play stupid games, win stupid prizes”.

    Kudos to the two white men who “took out the garbage”.

  95. Michelle says:
    @anon

    You have no proof that the deceased stole any copper wire. In fact, the evidence shows that he stole nothing at all. Anyway, is the penalty for stealing copper wire, death? Remember when the British used to hang little girls for stealing clothes,?

    • Agree: ILANA Mercer
    • Replies: @schnellandine
  96. anon[104] • Disclaimer says:

    Remember when the British used to hang little girls for stealing clothes,?

    No, I don’t remember that.
    If you came home and found pre Dirt Nap Ahmaud Arbery in your lounge room, what’s the first thing that would enter your mind?
    Apart from the injustice of hanging little girls?

    • Replies: @Michelle
  97. I id respond to this before comments were closed on Mrs Maulkin’s article. But lest you think, I am avoiding your comments I will respond here.

    “Jogger” Arbery was not being chased, could have walked in any direction he chose, and could have avoided the white men and the situation entirely.”

    Except the facts/evidence contradicts you in every way. They were in act according to posted prosecutor’s report involved in a”hot pursuit”:

    https://definitions.uslegal.com/h/hot-pursuit/

    These gentlemen were not law enforcement, they were not authorized to effect an arrest, having not witnessed a felony or even having knowledge of a felony in progress — nothing warranted their attempt to effectuate a citizen’s arrest. Their actions: stalking, harassing and terrorizing this young man were unwarranted and illegal as was their attempt to make an arrest. Given those events, the young man in question had every cause to defend himself and that self defense was entirely appropriate and warranted.

    “Arbery has that one fatal “flaw” that is present in all black DNA, the shame of being “disrespected” (even if no “disrespect” occurred) and the need to immediately “do something about it” (instant gratification).”

    This game is an old game. The issue of respect is one of the central concepts of identity in relationship to others. This is probably experienced more acutely among men than women of any color. And despite your suggestion — In responding to indignities, the only group of men who have been subjected perhaps to more than blacks may be the native populations of the US. But there is plenty of room to question that. But on no group has had to tolerate mass and individual disrespect more than black citizens and no group has responded to those indignities with as much verve, patience and national loyalty as black citizens to the extent that they ave even sacrificed people pf the same or similar hue to be in every way seen as fruitful citizens of the US. Despite those indignities — expectation violations of person — insults to self respect, they have by and large flourished as all others, save for the reward of their citizenship.

    They fought on both side of every conflict up to the civil war and then as members of the US fought in the Spanish American conflict, WWI and and II, Korea and did so in the full knowledge that they were targets of derision. And entire division of African American troops were abandoned to by the very Gen who had trained them and they were further denied honors for acts of that service as official policy. I could dismantle your comment with ease — on its face it lacks any real credibility given the fist fights, gun fights, wars begun by whites over supposed incidents of disrespect. The unknown men who have been hung, shot or beaten to death because they failed to demonstrate te appropriate deference to some white sensibility.

    Laugh. There’s an entire ethos of white men hiding behind the protection of their virtuous women — though we now know white womanhood and true is not all its cracked up to be any more than white male virtue — i remain tempted to read the diary of Mrs Mary Chestnut about all about southern virtue. No group of people other than whites have made coddling to their dignity a matter of law as whites. And I think what is part and parcel here is just that. A black man who refused to obey the instructions of white men. I could be wrong, but as blacks by and large cater to white sensibilities as a matter of simple survival, I think they were caught off guard that even with weapons a black man dared to say

    “No.”

    Now this is only supposition on my part but deep in this drama is that engrained 200 plus year expectation that blacks obey whites of any status, shade, gender, income as a matter of respect for white skin. That’s how you get an attorney general dashing across a quad to explain to a black attorney that he had better watch out or mind how he talks to white women. That is why the police tactic of stopping blacks on the pretense of protecting white female virtue as par for policing. That’s how you get the ‘first black” executive obeying his went subordinates on everything from foriegn policy, to whether he can display being angry just as white executives in the same office have. And a press corp watching his every facial tick to ensure he wasn’t “uppity”.

    Uppity which we now know means — any black man who says,

    “No” or questions the demands of whites that exceed expectation of common norms. Such as being intimidated by those with weapons. How stupid, crazy . . . the adhoms are numerous. As are the instances in which the cloak of self defense is used to justify the ill end of the same. An no one has more internal dissonance than white law enforcement on this matter — well maybe white women. North south , east and west — white women hold the cards —— heaven forbid that ‘darkies’ don’t cater to their every whim . . . or some manager or executive dispense the uppity justice motif. They engage it even on the suppose free speech forums. here TAC, and others. Laughing. Mo one has a better handle in the indignity card than whites — and they will make that matter known . . . and below is the perfect example,

    ‘Arbery attacked a man with a firearm, never a “good idea”. His actions resulted in his demise.

    Two young men who chose to defend themselves in the best tradition of the founders against inappropriate and illegal conduct by their lighter skinned fellow citizens. In which both cases the lighter citizens were yielding weapons, stalking , harrassing, creating a threatening environment and neither was engaged in anything illegal at the time warranting the stalking they were subject standing on the ground of self defense absolutely legitimate to the environment and scene creating by the behavior of their would be threats — are in essence the criminals. When all of the evidence suggests otherwise.

    Note: I do not condone trespass — but that was not warrant to what followed – not even close.

    But defending oneself against a “creepy guy” following you around a dimly lit apartment complex — absolutely reasonable — unless of course the expectation is that young or black men continue to cater to the sensibilities of white demands by default.

    —————————————

    “If you came home and found pre Dirt Nap Ahmaud Arbery in your lounge room, what’s the first thing that would enter your mind?
    Apart from the injustice of hanging little girls?”

    This response might make sense save that the young man in question was not in the homes of his attackers.

  98. @Michelle

    You have no proof that the deceased stole any copper wire. In fact, the evidence shows that he stole nothing at all.

    Never mind that the comment to which you replied didn’t even imply that he had. Wonder which is worse—intentionally ignoring that, or missing it through obtuseness.

    Anyway, is the penalty for stealing copper wire, death?

    Appears that the penalty for grabbing a guy’s shotgun with hostile intent is.

    Remember when the British used to hang little girls for stealing clothes,?

    No, and neither do you. Wait, were you hanged? The pieces are starting to come together. D’yer do a bi’ o’ th’ ol’ sof’ then, Judy?

    • Replies: @Michelle
  99. Michelle says:
    @anon

    You are too ridiculous. There are multiple videos of people of other races going in to look at that house in progress. Maybe Aubry wanted to see how it was going and nothing more. Anyway, where would he hide the loot? Is that a screw diver in your pocket, Mr Aubry, or are you just glad to see me?

  100. Michelle says:
    @schnellandine

    The comment was all about the copper wire.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  101. Michelle says:
    @Trinity

    What you wrote is true, I have experienced the same, all my life in Oakland, but has nothing to do with what happened. I harbor plenty of resentment myself. I have been violently mugged and sexually assaulted by Black teenagers, but I don’t see a connection to the stupid, and near suicidal behavior of the 2 rednecks. It could easily have gone the other way. They were on a “Negro” hunt is all, and they bagged them one, for an extremely petty reason. I hope they are happy with themselves. In any case, there are a lot of bad, scummy, stupid rednecks who live next to nice law abiding white people and make their lives hell, just as much as blacks do. I am bordered by white meth heads on both ends of my block and they steal and 3 weeks ago, one of them tried to break into my neighbors cottage. Lucky for him, my neighbor is a SJW and does not own a weapon. Had he tried to break into my cottage, he’d be toast and I’d be in jail.

  102. Michelle says:
    @KenH

    Didn’t your mama ever tell you, “Two wrongs don’t make a right”?

  103. @Michelle

    The comment was all about the copper wire.

    False. It was primarily an allegation that Arbery was checking site status for a future theft of copper wire and pipe. Your rebuttal: There’s no proof he stole anything that day. Child’s talk, 100% irrelevant to the comment to which you replied. Pointless—the fallacy of irrelevant conclusion writ billboard-size.

    [MORE]

    Apologists for Arbery—and that is what you and Mercer are—have a further common compound ailment: readiness to pronounce unknowns known, truths unknown/inverted; and a certainty that your ignorance of criteria and conditions is proof of Arbery’s innocence:

    – You assume there’s no proof Arbery stole something that day. This is unknown.

    – You assume Arbery should be treated as any other person, as though his background were unknown. This is false. He was a known thief on parole—known to the arresting party as such. Prior behavior may be deemed irrelevant and prejudicial at trial; is it the same when assessing “reasonable and probable grounds of suspicion”?*/** You don’t know, and it appears you and others don’t have the acumen to have even considered the incident in light of GA code.

    – You assume Arbery didn’t commit criminal trespass according to GA code. This is apparently unknown to the public, as explained to Mercer above and entirely ignored in her article and comments, though it’s of prime relevance.

    – You assume the arresting party wasn’t operating correctly under GA code for private arrest.* It’s unknown.

    – You assume that a theft is required for an action to be classified as felony burglary under GA code.** This is false. I repeat: Theft is not required in order for a defendant to be accurately convicted of felony burglary under GA code.

    – You assume Arbery didn’t intend to steal something that very day. This is unknown. There’s reasonable indication that he left before he intended, given that the 911 caller was apparently within earshot, and Arbery walked to the house, but ran out of it.

    Facing unknowns, a sound person intent on analyzing must consider possibilities, not argue backward from an untenable conclusion (Arbery good boi).

    Oh, and repeal the nineteenth.


    * 17-4-60:

    A private person may arrest an offender if the offense is committed in his presence or within his immediate knowledge. If the offense is a felony and the offender is escaping or attempting to escape, a private person may arrest him upon reasonable and probable grounds of suspicion.

    ** 16-7-1

    […]
    (c) A person commits the offense of burglary in the second degree when, without authority and with the intent to commit a felony or theft therein, he or she enters or remains within an occupied, unoccupied, or vacant building, structure, railroad car, watercraft, or aircraft. A person who commits the offense of burglary in the second degree shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.

  104. “– You assume there’s no proof Arbery stole something that day. This is unknown.”

    I take you are reporting in to the nearest police station because you might break the law by speeding. There’s no poof you will. But by golly gee — you might and therefore to protect your fellow drivers — please turn yourself in.

    You are nonsensical from start to finish. We don’t act on what people might do and we certainly don’t want to operate a society in which we chase them down for unknown possible maybe crimes —

    No on is defending law breaking. Well, you are as its obvious based on the initial report and investigation the men who attempted a citizens arrests were well outside the bounds of the law,

    good grief — there;s not much hidden here that doesn’t make the case against them and that s sad.

  105. “I pray that . . . EliteCommie, . . . of you Self Appointed Criminal Defenders fall victim to The Black Plague very soon.”

    Oyyyy!

    EliteCommInc. has absolutely nothing to do with communism —— my record here is pretty clear capitalist traditional to the meaning — so as to be annoying.

    But it is interesting to note that at the end of the day your only response to the arguments — is to would ill future. That has got to be symbolic of a high IQ. I was under the understanding that only blacks engaged in such emotional outbursts. I see I was incorrect.

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