A sickening news story is blowing up on social media and the mainstream media is sluggishly beginning to report on it.
A special needs man was kidnapped and held hostage for 24-48 hours. He was cut, beaten, and made to drink from a dirty toilet, while being live streamed on Facebook:
The suspects — two men and two women — allegedly assaulted the victim and then broadcast it “for the entire world to see,” said Johnson.
Video of the violent assault shows a white man with his mouth taped shut as his captors repeatedly torture him. Someone is heard yelling, “F—- white people.”
At one point, the victim was threatened with a knife and told to curse President-elect Donald Trump.
“Say f— Donald Trump,” someone is heard saying.
“F— Donald Trump,” the victim says.
The suspects, three of whom are Chicago residents, are expected to be charged in the next 24 hours, Cmdr. Duffin said. Police will determine whether kidnapping or hate crime charges will be given to the suspects, who he described as “young adults.” They have all given video statements.
When I first heard this story on social media last night, I tried finding it on major news networks because I thought it might be a hoax. There have been several fake hate crimes reported since the election of Donald Trump, but this one seems to be the real thing.
Last night I was able to find a story on CBS but other mainstream news channels have begun to report on it this morning.
I think it should definitely be classified as a hate crime. It was racially and politically motivated and they have video evidence of the attackers yelling racial and political slurs.
The reason why I’ve written so much about ideologies lately on this blog is because of identity politics and how dangerous I believe it to be. I think this is another direct result of that.
We put people into racial and gender categories instead of treating them like individuals and then we teach some of those categories that other groups are oppressing them. We even teach people that some groups are incapable of being racist, when that (power + prejudice = racism) clearly isn’t true.
I think these types of events will continue to escalate as long as we go down the insidious path of identity politics.
We need to stop playing identity politics now.
Edit: Hate crime charges have been laid.
My video below.