Lashawn Martin, an African American, age 40, received a sentence of 25 years in jail for punching Jeffery Babbit in the face. Babbit was a white male, 65, who was innocently and unsuspectingly entering the subway at Union Square in New York City. Babbit was hit with such force, he collapsed, slammed his head, and died a few days later. Martin then hit a few more white people, who came to help Babbit.
Martin had a long history of hitting innocent white people, including a couple of cops. The longest sentence he ever spent was 30 days. He had a history of schizophrenia and of going on and off his medication. He had been living in a homeless shelter and played chess for money at Union Square.
Martin claimed he was off his medication and was angry at white people. Someone speculated that perhaps a white person had just beat him at chess.
Many themes pop up with this all-too-occurring incident.
First, Black Lives Matter doesn’t want to hear it. Black lives matter, not innocent white lives.
Secondly, Martin was angry at white people. And what healthy, full blooded, black man is not angry at white people. Look at how whites have treated him for the last 300 years, including discrimination every day. Forget that whites have paid for his support for 40 years, they housed and fed him. Forget that white doctors treated his schizophrenia for perhaps 20 years, being in and out of hospitals, including all his other medical bills. Forget how the justice system let him off with only 30 days in jail for all his assaults. Forget how he hasn’t had to work a day in his life. (Note: this idea has the assumption that whites pay over 90% of the taxes that paid for these services.)
Martin may have believed that without white discrimination he would the President of the United States, or at least the black Bill Gates. So why shouldn’t he be angry?
Martin’s cold-cocking an innocent white person recalls the periodic game that some black youth’s play: see if they can knock out an unsuspecting white person with one punch. About a year ago there was as rash of such incidents. A couple of whites were killed and about a dozen injured. Of course, the press didn’t report this as a racial issue: black youths cold-cocking unsuspecting white adults, but rather, “youths punching adults.”
Pointing out the reality that some black youths were assaulting whites, without cause, could result in some whites being careful around black youths. This would be committing the great sin in America: racial discrimination, or more specifically, racial profiling. The antithesis to this practice is that not reporting it as a racial trend made innocent white persons more vulnerable to black assaults: they were less careful about having black youths behind them. But who cares? White lives don’t matter.
Another theme of the Martin incident is the eternal excuse. Any crime that a black individual commits can be analyzed by a progressive con or a black con as being caused by social inequalities, white racism or, in this case, mental illness. An antithesis to the eternal excuse is that everyone, with rare exceptions, has equal ethical and legal responsibilities.
This antithesis has been agreed upon by our justice system. The courts have decided that even a person with a serious mental illness has the capacity to decide whether to punch an innocent person or to refrain from punching him (regardless of what his voices may be telling him to do).
And thus, Martin got 25 years. So, let’s celebrate. Wait………maybe we shouldn’t celebrate. With the costs of jail being around $30,000 a year, this means that the white sucker will be out $750,000. Let me think, who got punished in this incident?
See also “The Black Con and the White Sucker”