Bethany Storro, the Portland woman who claimed that an unknown black woman threw acid in her face, yesterday admitted she'd made up the story...Bethany's story now joins Newsone.com list of five other such incidents where a white person has blamed their misfortune on a fictitious Black person and received momentary sympathy from a credulous media and sympathy from an understanding public, well-versed in the reality of nightly newscasts and the unconscious knowledge of Thugreport.com subject matter.
But why did she tell police her assailant was black?
Klein-Von Reiche says that the fact that she said it was a black woman is "fascinating."
"Of course it could imply racial issues," she says, "But, she says, it might also have been her unconscious way of saying that she did it herself - black could represent the dark side of herself over which she has little control."
petty-to-horrendous Black crime tell a silent tale that few want to hear and even fewer wish to acknowledge. These stories are so common that most non-Black people become numb to crime statistics, aware that the sounds of police sirens in a big city probably signify a reaction to Black malfeasance.
Why do you think a white guy donned a mask in the guise of a Black male to rob banks?
Only Disingenuous White Liberals feign incredulity to the high levels of Black crime, Black poverty and Black failure in the school system. This Hydra of problems poses the greatest threat to Black people, doing much more than the proverbial, shadowy threat of sheets and crosses could ever have accomplished in bringing an entire community to the brink of ruin.
Interesting that these six stories of white people blaming fictional Black rouges serves as a metaphor of Black people blaming their continuous problems on those persistent, pernicious villains known as the legacy of slavery, white privilege and omnipotent racism.
Hmm.. who is it that Black people constantly blame their predicament and lot in life on? Oh, that's right - The Man, i.e. white people. The ghost of slavery is a constant source of angst and misfortune for Black people, a crutch they call upon with increasing frequency to lean on when troubles arise in their community.
Something called white privilege is the culprit of Black people's inability to land good jobs, get into elite colleges or lead successful lives for they lack the proper shade of epidermis to enter this exclusive club frequented by cigar smoking white people.
Look, if you are a competent Black person, the United States of America is currently your oyster. Every college will fight over you, funneling money and scholarships to fund your education. Many college scholarship programs are set up to EXCLUDE white people, one of the many privileges of melanin-deficiency in Black Run America (BRA).
If you are a competent Black person, Fortune 500 companies will fight over you and fast-track your career to becoming CEO/CFO/CMO/CDO before you can even sign your contract.
The point is simply this: to many Black people, the root of their problems can be traced to one source - the Tigris and Euphrates of their global failures - nefarious white people intent on keeping them forever under their boot.
Nothing could be further from the truth, as all white people seek the acceptance of Black people in an all-out effort to repudiate the past sins of colonialism, racism and that avuncular Jim Crow. The collective guilt of perceived and inherent superiority weights heavily on the ancestors of those who actually owned slaves.
DWL's run America - even the evil Republicans follow the rules outlined by their purported political enemies - and it is set-up to be highly advantageous to Black people. Again, the collapse of the United States (global!) economy in 2008 took place largely because of the desire to see more Black people own homes - the elusive American Dream - and their subsequent inability to pay their mortgages once they saw that dream come true!
Sure, I'll apologize when the Duke 88 apologize to the lacrosse team they attempted to have castrated in the rape hoax.
I'll apologize when Tawana Brawley and Al Sharpton put forth a mea culpa for their rape hoax.
I'll apologize when Black people stop blaming their continual failures on white people, when it is white people who put forth the primary effort in uplifting that community.
What other hoaxes have I neglected to consider?
This Blog, upcoming book and changes that will occur on October 10, 2010 - the long awaited debut of SBPDLTV - have a genesis in one thing: the pursuit of truth, however unpleasant it may be.
I stand by everything I have written, until proven incorrect. In the case of Bethany "Two-Face" Storro, one must be big enough to admit to jumping the gun.
Funny, Black people who blame white people for their continued failures are making a monumental mistake, crying wolf when no predator but their own image glares back. At some point, people will stop listening.
Blaming others for problems they face is the route of cowards. I'm reminded of the speech from Rocky Balboa, regarding cowardice and seeking to blame others for their failures:
"When Things got hard, you started looking for something to blame. Like a Big Shadow.Black people believe that big shadow that keeps them perpetually down is courtesy of white people. Nothing could be further from the truth, when you consider who comprises the roster of Teach for America and when the heartwarming story of Michael Oher enters the discussion.
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it...
You've gotta hit as hard as life. It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much can you take and keep moving forward? That's how winning is done.
If you know what you're worth, Go out and Get What Your Worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits. And not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him or her or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that."
No one ever apologized to the citizen's of Jena for the untruths and falsities that originated and spread like a contagion from their town. SBPDL won't hold any breaths awaiting apologizes from the aforementioned denizens of truth.
We'll just get up, dust ourselves off and keep pressing forward. That's how winning is done.