We all know that the president is the national role model. He sets the mood and the tone of the nation. He defines the national attitude and the national character. Even when people do not look up to him they take him—perhaps unconsciously—as a role model.
Many of those who oppose Donald Trump have declared that American can do without his bullying, thuggish demeanor. They thrill to the courtly and genteel man we now have in the White House. It makes sense. Hasn't President Obama has ushered in an era of racial comity? Hasn't his presidency produced a color blind society where the races live in peace and harmony?
Unfortunately, for the white Temple University students who were set upon and beaten up by a band of black teenagers the other night, such is not the case. Presumably, only black lives matter. White students needed to be punished for their white privilege. Sometimes seemingly judicious rhetoric can, in the wrong hands, provoke violent assaults.
The father of one of the victims posted this:
The Daily Mail reports:
Four teenagers have been arrested after mobs of juveniles staged a series of vicious attacks on students around the Temple University campus.
Police said students were surrounded, punched, kicked, robbed and in some cases knocked to the ground in a spate of attacks by groups of teens on Friday night.
Packs of between 20 and 100 young people roved the area near the university campus in northern Philadelphia for nearly two hours from 8pm and picked on people at random.
Six students were injured and a university police officer was hurt when he was knocked over. A 15-year-old boy also punched a police horse in the face.
In a separate incident, a young woman was left covered in bruises after she was held down and stomped on repeatedly before employees from a nearby pizza restaurant intervened, her father said.
Another student, a junior, posted pictures of her black eye after she was beaten.
She says the attackers punched her in the face as she walked back to her apartment with her boyfriend.
It’s not obvious that the current administration is provoking or inciting violence toward whites. And yet, it has skillfully avoided addressing the issue of black crime and especially black-on-black violence. When blacks commit crimes the criminals are most often exonerated-- because it is all blamed on guns and the NRA. The administration has directed the nation’s attention toward violence committed by white police officers. It has blamed the conditions of black communities on white racism.
At the least, you can feel confident that you will not be reading about this story in the mainstream media.