Posted on | March 14, 2015 | 32 Comments
From an article in the Los Angeles Times:
Venice High has long been a microcosm of the diverse community around it, which includes a mix of rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods and areas known as a center of gang violence. In 2006, a 17-year-old Venice High student was fatally shot as he tried to protect his younger brother from gang members.
The school has more than 2,000 students; about two-thirds are Latino.
A “diverse community” with a problem of “gang violence” and a public high school where two-thirds of students are Latino? After starting with the 19th paragraph, let’s go back up to read the top of the story:
14 boys accused of sex crimes at Venice High;
police find photos of sex acts
Los Angeles police descended on Venice High School on Friday, arresting nine students in connection with a series of sex crimes that began more than a year ago and involved at least two female classmates. . . .
As detectives investigated, they discovered at least one photograph showing sex acts, according to law enforcement sources. A photo that appears to show two teenagers engaged in a sex act has been circulated on social media. Allegations involved both consensual sexual acts between minors and coerced acts, which complicates the case, police said. . . .
Authorities provided few details about the allegations and declined to identify the boys who were arrested because they are minors, all between the ages of 14 and 17. Sources in law enforcement and at Venice High said some of the boys are members of the high school’s football and basketball program.
The allegations, they said, involved a group of male students working together to pressure girls into having sex. The boys were accused of making verbal threats and threatening the girls’ reputations, according to one of the sources.
A different version of this story from KTLA-TV made the headlines at Memeorandum, and the liberal blog Raw Story headlined a Reuters article which adds significantly: “The arrests follow a number of high-profile sexual assault cases at U.S. colleges and high schools.” And all the feminists begin to shriek, “rape culture!”
Although we don’t yet know anything about the suspects or the alleged victims in this case, my guess is that feminists will not remain interested in this case for long. The progressive narrative requires that the perpetrator of an infamous crime be what Tom Wolfe in The Bonfire of the Vanities called “The Great White Defendant,” a figure who represents The Establishment, a human symbol of The System that is the eternal focus of liberal grievance. This was why Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely chose the University of Virginia as the target for her fraternity gang-rape story. Erdely told the Washington Post “she wanted to write about sexual assaults at an elite university,” and UVA — “Southern and genteel,” with “super-smart kids” — fit her agenda perfectly. Her sordid (and apparently fictional) tale of a freshman girl’s brutal gang-rape led by the (non-existent) “Haven Monahan” was intended as an indictment of The System. The narrative of this feminist melodrama required a certain type of villain, a young member of the elite — affluent, prestigious and, most of all, white.
The media must have its Great White Defendant to sustain and advance the liberal worldview, which is why American feminists went berserk over the Duke lacrosse team rape hoax, yet can’t be bothered to notice the misogynistic brutality that pervades Islamic culture. Boko Haram kidnaps “wives” by the hundreds, ISIS recruits young Muslim men with sex slave fantasies, and girls from England’s white underclass are systematically “groomed” and whored out by Pakistani rape gangs.
None of this evidence of an Islamic “War on Women,” however, serves to indict The System that American liberalism is organized against. This explains why you’ll never hear a peep from Amanda Marcotte or Jessica Valenti about British sex-trafficking victims like Emma Jackson. Nor for that matter did feminists pay any attention to the case of “Pimpstick Quezzy” or other American sex-traffickers who don’t fit the preferred Great White Defendant profile.
Feminists are always trying to fool us with their Jedi Mind Trick: “This is not the rape culture you’re looking for. Move along.”
The gang-plagued “diverse community” of Venice, California, therefore is ill-suited to become the scene of a feminist rape culture melodrama. How likely is it that football and basketball players at Venice High are a bunch of affluent white boys? Not very, I’d guess.
Facts are facts and guesses are guesses, however. If the facts at Venice High miraculously conform to feminist ideology — preppy Anglo jocks exploiting their white male privilege to coerce young girls into heteronormative victimhood — I’ll be dining on a plate of crow. But with 28 years in the news business, and after many months studying the phenomenon of radical feminism, my guesses are at least educated guesses, and my guess is that the Great White Defendant won’t be found in Venice. Speaking of sex crimes committed by California teenagers, however, two boys were sentenced to prison March 6 for their “sadistic” sexual assault of an 87-year-old woman in Riverside County. Yet we haven’t heard a word from feminists about the crimes of Ruben Jose Melanson and Raymond Michael Miranda.
Feminism is an ideology, a theory of systematic oppression, and only those facts which fit the theory are considered relevant. If the facts don’t confirm their theory, feminists have shown themselves willing to perpetrate hoaxes and manufacture statistics as evidence to “prove” their ideological narrative. As for facts that don’t fit the feminist oppression narrative? Oh, you’ll never hear a word about the Muslim lesbian vampire killers. You’ll never see any feminist contemplating the charges against Gaile Supp, Nichol Phelps, Helen Banks, Whitney Ball, Andrea Cardoso, Leah Eames, Rebecca Diebolt, Nicole Wooten, Sarah Blessing, Linda Wallace, Kelly Ann Garcia, Tonya Drueppel, Jaymee Wallace, Amanda Feenstra, Kelly O’Rourke — click any link in that list and see if you notice a pattern of sex crimes that no feminist can ever be bothered to mention. There has never been, nor will there ever be, a feminist author or scholar willing to study Elizabeth Miklosovic’s secret pagan wedding to her seventh-grade language arts student.
So many facts must be ignored — or buried in the 19th paragraph of a news article — for feminists to maintain their ideology.
Always we must remember: THERE IS NO SPOON.